Meet Legs, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

This tiny guy has legs for days.

This week’s adoptable running dog is named Legs — can you think of a better name for a running dog? — and, while he’s small, he loves to pound the pavement. Find out more about him below.

Name: Legs

Age: 3 years

Breed: Chihuahua mix

Size: 11 pounds

Running style: Legs has run up to three miles with Monster Milers at a slow to moderate pace. Even in the heat, he will initiate the run on his own as soon as he gets out of the shelter. He likes to take water and sniff breaks every couple of blocks, but willingly continues runnings afterwards. The Milers have had to be careful with their dog friends lately due to the heat and humidity, so they haven’t really tested his limits yet, but so far, he seems like a natural runner.

Why Legs is awesome: We didn’t believe it either when Street Tails told us that a Chihuahua could run up to three miles, but it’s true! Legs must be part deer, because his long legs are more like Bambi’s than your typical Chihuahua. They’re made for running, taking flying leaps into your arms for hugs and, let’s face it, they’re a little comical too. And not only does this little guy have great legs, but he’s super soft, loves to cuddle and has the cutest ears. He would make a great companion for anyone, but especially for those living in a small city space; he takes up about as much space as a cat but has the personality of a bigger dog.


If you’re interested in adopting Legs, you can fill out an application at or contact Street Tails Animal Rescue by phone at 267-761-9434 email them at And 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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