Meet Blue, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Otherwise known as your new favorite gentle giant.

Photo credit: Kathryn B.

Photo credit: Kathryn B.

Up this week, we’ve got a gentle giant of a pup named Blue, who has quickly won over all the Monster Milers hearts in the short week he’s spent getting his run on with them. Learn more about him below. 

Name: Blue

Age: 1 to 2 years

Size: 65 pounds

Background: Blue was found as a stray. He’s currently available for adoption through PAWS.

Running style: Blue has been running with the Milers for less than a week and has already proved to be a steady runner. He sits and waits patiently to have his running gear put on, and then he’s a little excited out of the door but settles in very quickly and keeps pace next to you. Since it’s been hot out, he’s been going on walk/runs, but he’s been happy walking or jogging at any speed.

Why Blue is awesome: Blue’s ears must be ringing non-stop because he has quickly turned into a Miler favorite and they can’t stop talking about great he is. He’s been described as the guy with the big head, the bigger tongue, and the biggest heart! He’s sweet and mellow and has good manners. Case in point, Blue was the guinea pig for a new Miler orientation last weekend and happily waited as new Milers practiced putting a martingale over his adorably giant head. He plays nicely with other dogs and kids (he’s not a fan of cats) and will make an awesome companion whether you’re going on a run or just lounging around.

You can find out more about Blue (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting him, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Blue’s animal ID is A27781179And for more awww-worthy photos, check out our previous adoptable running dogs here.


We work with The Monster Milers each and every week to profile local running dogs waiting to be adopted. The Monster Milers are a group of runners who help shelter dogs burn off  energy and get much-needed exercise by taking them on runs around the city, and they also just launched their first-of-it’s-kind Adopt a Running Buddy foster program. If you’re not in the market for a pup right now, but would still love to help out homeless dogs, you can always become a Monster Miler volunteer or foster parent. Find out more about how to get started with those processes here

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