Meet Officer, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog


Officer, on the left, sad because no one’s sprung him from ACCT yet. (Do it!) | Photo by Ashley R.

This week’s adoptable running dog, currently hanging out at ACCT, gets his name from the folks who found him: The police, of course. He’s a gentle pup who enjoys running shorter distances, and loves walking. Learn more about him below.


Age: 3 to 5 years

Weight: 60 pounds

Breed: Pit bull-terrier mix

Running style: Officer is a really nice and gentle runner. Despite his size, he is very easy to handle and doesn’t pull. He seems to be a slower runner (or at least he was very good about keeping pace for slow Monster Milers runner — how polite!). As a novice athlete, he’ll have to work his way up to longer distances, but he really gets a lot of joy out of running. He’d be a great running companion for the occasional runner or someone who is working up to a 5K or 10K.

Why Officer is awesome: Officer has one of those faces you just want to keep squishing! And since he loves people and is loyal to his friends, he’ll probably let you. He’s a gentle boy and bonus: He seems super house-trained. Officer walks really nicely on his leash and enjoys long walks as well as shorter runs. We think he’ll bring a lot of joy to someone who enjoys taking in the sights when out and about in their neighborhood. He’ll remind you to live in the present and to take joy in the little things in life!

If you’re interested in adopting Officer, stop by the ACCT, open 365 days at year, at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue and ask about adopting. Officer’s record number is A31281942. 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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