Meet Bella, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

This energetic pup is sure to keep you movin'.

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This week’s adoptable running Dog Bella is a pretty (hence the name, duh), energetic gal who is looking for someone to get out and move with her. If you’re looking for a reason to put the Netflix down and pick up your running shoes, it seems you guys would make the perfect match. Learn more about her below.

Name: Bella

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Pit Bull mix

Size: 45 pounds

Background: Bella was returned to the Philadelphia Animal Control and Care Team because her previous owner had unrealistic expectations about dog ownership.


Running style: Bella is an energetic lady with a lot of pep in her step, but is willing to match your pace if you’re not up for a sprint workout. Her exuberance and curiosity sometimes lead her on a less-than-direct course, but a little practice and more regular outings should help her straighten out.

Why Bella is awesome: Bella is a lover and wants to spread that love. If you’re looking for happy, sloppy kisses then you’ve come to the right place. She knows “sit” and responds to verbal cues and hand gestures, so she will probably be a quick study with a little work on basic manners and commands. Bella could live with kids and other dogs the same size, but we think she is too energetic for cats.

You can find out more about Bella (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting her, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Her animal ID is A31589291. 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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