Meet John, This Week’s Adoptable (Celebrity!) Running Dog


John with 6abc's Matt O'Donnell | Photo courtesy Monster Milers

John with 6abc’s Matt O’Donnell | Photo by Caitlyn of the Monster Milers

John, the terrier mix you see above who’s also our featured running dog of the week, is bit of a local celebrity. See, a couple of weeks ago, he appeared on 6abc with Action News morning anchor Matt O’Donnell in a promo spot for the Monster Milers’s Rescue Run 5K. And let me just say, John killed it on camera.

This spunky little celeb is looking for a forever home and a running buddy who will take him along on training runs. Could it be you? John is available for adoption through the Monster Milers. Read more about him below.  



Name: John

Age: About three years old

Breed: Terrier mix

Size: 36 pounds

Running style: John hasn’t been able to run yet because he’s been under the weather with a doggy cold since he arrived in foster care. Based on his energy level, we predict that he’ll enjoy throwing down some miles with you no matter how far or fast you feel like going.

Why John is awesome: He’s such a socialite! He loves people and really loves playing with other dogs. But he knows when to chill out and loves to snuggle on the couch with you. He’d be a perfect arm rest or cuddle buddy for a Game of Thrones marathon. John is a small guy with the most amazing ears. He’s also house-trained, crate-trained, and pretty darn smart to boot.

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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