Meet Phoenix, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Phoenix | Photo courtesy Caitlin C.

Phoenix | Photo courtesy Caitlin C.

This week’s adoptable running dog, Phoenix, is darn near perfect: good with kids, good with cats, good with humans, and good on the running trails. What more could you ask for? She’s currently being fostered through the Monster Milers’ foster program, but she’s on the hunt for a forever home. You can learn more about her below.

Name: Phoenix

Age: 1 to 2 years old

Weight: 45 pounds

Breed: Terrier mix

Running style: Phoenix is an energetic girl and has enjoyed going on shorter runs with her foster mom so far. She’d probably love to have a consistent running schedule to help her burn off some of that young dog energy. She’s an overall great listener and can be easily redirected even if she finds something interesting while trotting by your side.

Why Phoenix is awesome: Phoenix has SO many good qualities! She’s dog- and cat-friendly; she’s house-broken and crate-trained; and in her short time in foster care, she’s learned sit, lay, and touch. She’s good in noisy, busy situations (like The Rescue Run 5K or at local festivals) but also knows how to chill out on the couch and relax or sit quietly at her foster mom’s office. Plus, she is happy and wiggly around everyone she meets, including kids and babies.

You can learn more about Phoenix here. If you are interested in meeting Phoenix, contact the Monster Milers here. 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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