Meet Chorizo, This Week’s (Giant) Adoptable Running Dog

Photo via Monster Milers

Photo via Monster Milers

Up this week, we’ve got Chorizo, the gentlest of gentle giants. Seriously, he’s 70 pounds of pure puppy love. Learn more about him below.

Name: Chorizo

Age: 10 months

Breed: American Bulldog Mix

Size: 70 pounds

Background: Chorizo was surrendered by his owner, who could no longer care for him.

Running style: Chorizo is a large-breed puppy, so he is still a bit too young to rack up much mileage, but he should be a great short-distance runner in the near future. Being out on a leash and exploring is very new to his big guy, and he tends to get scared really easily. However, he is improving daily and, with some consistency, has the potential to become a great partner.

Chorizo being a giant cuddle bug.

Chorizo being a giant cuddle bug.

Why Chorizo is awesome: Chorizo is the definition of gentle giant! Human affection is new for him, but he’s been calmly enjoying the love from all the wonderful volunteers at Street Tails. For such a large puppy, we are surprised by how easy it is to cuddle and play with him. He is the gentlest kisser and treat taker we’ve had in a long time. Watching this big baby boy learn about the world around him is truly a precious experience.

If you’re interested in adopting Chorizo, you can fill out an application at or contact Street Tails Animal Rescue by phone at 267-761-9434 email them at 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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