Meet Oswald, This Week’s Adoptable Dog

He's not our typical running dog, but he sure is cute!

oswald leadFor this week’s adoptable pup, we give you the adorable Oswald. He’s a very popular boy (he even has his own Facebook page) who was born with disfigured front paws that he will be getting fixed through surgery next week, so he’s not our typical adoptable running dog. But the good news is: Once he recovers from surgery and gets used to the prosthetic he’ll be wearing, he should be able to get around just fine!

You can learn more about Oswald and how you can hang out with him (Pope Francis would be so proud of you upping your community service hours) below.

Name: Oswald Cobblepot

Age: 1 Year

Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull mix

Size: 55 pounds

Background: Oswald was rescued from ACCT

Oswald’s running style: Oswald is an energetic puppy who has birth defects in his front legs that do not allow him to run around with his Monster Miler friends. One leg needs to be straightened and one has a flipper paw. Luckily for Oswald, the wonderful people of Street Tails Animal Rescue (who have made a name for themselves by rescuing disabled dogs) took him in and started raising funds for his surgical procedures, physical therapy and prosthetic paw. Thanks to some very generous donors, they have raised enough money for his surgery, happening next Tuesday, but continue to raise funds for his physical therapy and prosthetic.

Why Oswald is awesome: For now, he is enjoying the fall weather with short strolls around Liberty Walk in Northern Liberties and sunning himself on the laps of volunteers outside of the rescue. Oswald is a happy guy despite his disability and is living by the motto “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” And once he recovers from surgery and gets used to his prosthetic, he should be able to get around just fine. He’s got tons of love to give and will one day make some family very happy!

If you’re interested in learning more about Oswald, you can find him at Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties. You can fill out an adoption application here, or contact them by phone (267-761-9434) or email. 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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