Meet Ronin, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

He loves running — and he'll make you want to get off the couch and go for a run, too!

Photo by Guillermo T.B.

Photo by Guillermo T.B.

This week’s adoptable running dog, Ronin, is a big fan of pounding the pavement, and his enthusiasm will turn you into a fan too (if you aren’t already). The Milers think he’d make a great training partner, so if you’re on the hunt for a partner to tackle your weekly miles with, head on over to ACCT to scoop him up! But first, learn more about him below.

Name: Ronin

Age: 3 to 4 years

Weight: 40 pounds

Breed: Pit bull-terrier mix

Running style: Ronin is an energetic guy. Like many of us, he feels much better after a run. He is a steady runner and doesn’t zig-zag. On a recent Monster Miler group run, he got many compliments of “He’s a good runner!” He does pull a little at first, but running up a few flights of stairs tires him out so that he stays right by your side. He has the potential to be a great half-marathon training partner.

Photo by Caroline M.

Photo by Caroline M.

Why Ronin is awesome: Ronin is a super-friendly guy! He can be your wingman when meeting new people or dogs since he loves both. After a good run, he loves to cuddle with anyone and everyone. He’d be a great motivational partner since he has an exuberance about him that makes you want to get out for a run, hike, or walk instead of skipping your workout to play Candy Crush on the couch. He also has the best ears!

If you’re interested in adopting Ronin, stop by the ACCT, open 365 days at year, at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue and ask about adopting. Ronin’s record number is A30864290. 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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