Meet Gabe and Gavin, This Week’s Adoptable Running (or Walking) Dogs

Say hello to your new favorite walking buddies.

Photo courtesy Monster Milers

Photo courtesy Monster Milers

This week’s adoptable dogs are different than our usual weekly adoptable running dog in more than one way: First off, they aren’t really into running. That said, they’d make fabulous company for anyone who loves a good walk. Secondly, as you’ve probably figured out by now, there are two of them. Learn more about this pint-size pair below. 

Names: Gabe and Gavin

Ages: Gabe (tan) is 4 to 6 years old; Gavin (black) is 2 to 4 years old

Breed: Chihuahua mix

Background: These two pups were surrendered to ACCT because their owner had too many pets and could no longer care for them.



Running style: They’re chihuahuas, so they don’t exactly run. Their little legs move pretty fast on walks though, though.

Why Gabe and Gavin are awesome: These are spunky little guys who want what every dog wants: a nice lap, good company, and regular meals. On walks, they trot along side by side, occasionally nudging each other out of the way to get a closer sniff of an exciting tree or lamppost. They also get along with other dogs and cats. Although they have been living together, they can be adopted separately — but honestly, how could you choose just one?

You can find out more about Gabe and Gavin (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting them, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Their animal IDs are A29488122 and A29488012. 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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