Meet Rex, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog 

rex leadMeet Rex, this week’s adoptable running dog and winner of the Best Ears on Planet Earth award. He’s a puppy, so he isn’t actually doing a whole lot of running yet. But let’s be honest: Who really has time to run when you have this guy to cuddle with? Learn more about him below.

Name: Rex

Age: Seven months

Breed: Terrier mix

Size: 20 pounds.

Background: Rex was surrendered by his previous owners.

Running style: Rex is still a bit young to do any real running. He gets plenty of exercise just being a puppy!

Why Rex is awesome: If you have a thing for dogs with big ears, Rex is your guy. He is friendly with other dogs and cats and could live with children. He is super social and is happiest when he gets to cuddle in your lap. He has quite the appetite and seems to have grown in the short time he has been at PAWS.

You can find out more about Rex (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 A30810827. 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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