Meet Sweetie, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

She’s just as sweet as her name suggests.

Photo credit: Jill B.

Photo credit: Jill B.

This week’s adoptable running dog, Sweetie, comes by way of PAWS — and yes, she’s just as sweet as her name suggests. Plus, she’s a great runner, who seems happy no matter how fast or slow you pound the pavement. Learn more about her (and see her in many-a cute dog vest) below.

Name: Sweetie

Age: 6 years old

Breed: Pit bull/terrier mix

Size: 33 pounds

Photo credit: Mike A.

Photo credit: Mike A.

Background: Sweetie was adopted as a young pup and lived in a home for most of her life. She was recently returned when her owners had to move and could not take her with them.

Running style: Sweetie has the potential to be a perfect running sidekick for anyone. She runs nicely by your side no matter what your pace, but given the opportunity, she’ll open it right up and sprint for a while. She’d be a great interval-training partner or distance-running partner (she’s run up to four miles with Milers and still had plenty of energy to go farther!). Training for a spring half marathon or marathon? Sweetie would love to be by your side!

Photo credit

Photo credit: Mike A.

Why Sweetie is awesome: Sweetie lives up to her name: She’s a really sweet dog and makes friends with everyone she meets. She’s also obedient — she sits nicely by your side if you stop mid-run to talk to people. She has amazing ears that flop over when she’s curious about something and she clearly rocks doggie vests like a boss. Sweetie isn’t a fan of other pets and wants to be the only canine running partner in your life, and you couldn’t ask for a sweeter companion to have by your side.

You can find out more about Sweetie (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting her, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Her animal ID is A09828141. 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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