Meet Tygra, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

If you're looking for a training partner to help you PR, you've found her.

This week’s adoptable running dog, Tygra is a one-year-old pup currently at ACCT after being surrendered by her owner due to landlord issues. She’s house-trained, which is great, and she’s a super-fast runner, too. In other words, she’s just the partner you need if you’re looking to PR at your next race. Learn more about her below.

 Name: Tygra

Age: 1 year

Weight: 56 pounds

Breed: Cane Corso/Terrier mix

Running style: Tygra would make a great training partner. She recently did some sprints with a Miler who also happens to be a sub-three-hour marathoner — and she was initially faster than him! Of course, some of that might be pent-up energy from being in a kennel all day. Once she gets some energy out, Tygra is a consistent runner and the Milers are confident she has the potential to build up to longer-distance running.

Why Tygra is awesome: Tygra has the zest for life of a puppy but the manners of a well-trained dog. She had a home and lived with another dog but both were surrendered when their owner had some landlord issues. She’s already house-trained, dog-friendly, kid-friendly, and knows some commands like “sit” and “down.” Tygra is a smart girl who would love to find a family who will give her some mental and physical stimulation. In return, you’ll probably PR at your next race!

If you’re interested in adopting Tygra, stop by the ACCT at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue and ask about adopting. Tygra’s record number is A31117581. For more information about the adoption process, visit their website. 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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