Meet Summer, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Your (very fast) ticket to keep summer going all year long.

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Your ticket to keep summer going all year long? This pup named Summer, duh. She’s sweet, cute and oh-so-fast. Learn more about her below.

Name: Summer

Age: 2 to 4 years

Breed: Pit Bull mix

Size: 34 pounds

Background: Summer was found as a stray.

Running style: Summer may be a petite lady, but she’s strong! She’s bouncy and enthusiastic and would probably love to run with you to burn off some energy. Depending on how fast you run, this may turn into a speed session, but come on — could you have a cuter tempo run partner? From snuggles on Race Street Pier to jaunts up and down cobblestoned streets, Summer could very well be your perfect Uptown Girl!

Why Summer is awesome: Summer is bright and enthusiastic, and loves to stay close to her human friends. Summer was overlooked at the city’s intake shelter for some time before being rescued by PAWS, and no one is sure why, because she’s as sweet and friendly as can be. She’s a former mama who’s very friendly with other dogs her size and with kids. She’d be a great addition for an active family looking for a pet to go everywhere with them.

You can find out more about Summer (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting her, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Summer’s animal ID is A29558016And 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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