Meet Jake, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo by Rebecca Baranowski

Photo by Rebecca Baranowski

This week’s adoptable running dog Jake, currently waiting for his forever home at PAWS, is an energetic Lab-Terrier puppy who is just too freakin’ cute for words. So, I’ll let the pictures below do the talking.

Name:  Jake

Age: 6 to 12 months

Weight: 40 pounds

Breed: Lab-Terrier mix

Size: 40 pounds

Background: Jake was dropped off at the city’s animal control shelter by a member of the public, then rescued by PAWS.

Photo by Rebecca Baranowski

Photo by Rebecca Baranowski

Running style: Jake is very much a puppy, so he does fast sprints and makes lots of stops to investigate the sights and sounds of the city. Since he is a puppy, he hasn’t worked up to long, hard runs quite yet.

Why Jake is awesome: Jake loves meeting people. He greets everyone enthusiastically, so he’ll need to learn better manners. He is smart and knows several commands and he also seems to be house-trained. He is interested in other dogs and might be able to live with cats. If you’re looking for a buddy, Jake would ensure that you’re happy all day, every day.

Photo by Rebecca Baranowski

Photo by Rebecca Baranowski

You can find out more about Jake and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting him, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Jake’s animal ID is A30239369And 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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