Meet Bolt, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog 

He's pretty speedy, if you hadn't already guessed.

Photo via PAWS.

Photo via PAWS.

This week’s adoptable running dog, Bolt, gets his name from his speedy nature. If you want to bolt out the door to meet him (see what I did there?), you can find hims at the PAWS adoption center at 2nd and Arch Street. Learn more about this cute guy below.

Name: Bolt

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Pit bull-terrier mix

Weight: 45 pounds

Background: Bolt was found as a stray.

Running style: Bolt is an energetic young dog and loves to run. His name fits, because he’s pretty speedy.

Why Bolt is awesome: Bolt would do well in just about any home — unless you happen to have a cat. He’s a smart, playful boy who knows “sit” and has good leash behavior. When he’s done running, Bolt is happy to sit in your lap for cuddles and petting. Plus, his cute mug is pretty easy on the eyes, don’t you think?

You can find out more about Bolt (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. His animal ID is A30286421. 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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