Meet Duke, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Duke | Photo by Anastasia M.

Duke | Photo by Anastasia M.

This week’s adoptable running dog Duke is an energetic two-year-old who can’t wait to get sprung from ACCT. He’s a great runner partner no matter your pace, and he has a hilarious dog eyebrow that would make him an unparalleled selfie partner. Learn more about him below.

Name: Duke

Age: 2 years old

Weight: About 60 pounds

Breed: Pit bull-terrier mix

Running style: Duke is like clay — he’s just waiting to be made into a great runner! He already has the basics down: He keeps a consistent pace (even for a recent Miler he ran with who is coming back from an injury) and seems to have good stamina. He is easily corrected if he gets distracted; a quick call of his name will have him refocused on you. He would make a great half-marathon or marathon training partner!

Why Duke is awesome: Duke has it all: he’s smart, handsome, athletic, and sweet. He loves to give kisses and hugs to his human friends. We think that in a home, he’d be a great snuggler. He’s also polite and knows some commands, takes treats nicely, and will return a ball to you when playing fetch. Duke is smart, too, and would probably do great on an agility course! He’d best be matched with an active family that is willing to provide mental stimulation and lots of exercise.

If you’re interested in adopting Duke, stop by the ACCT, open 365 days at year, at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue and ask about adopting. Duke’s record number is A25164861. 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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