Meet Slim Jim, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Cutest running buddy ever? Yes.

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This week’s adoptable running dog Slim Jim is a curious and playful guy who would love to hit the streets with you on foot this summer. Learn more about this super-cute creature below.

Name: Slim Jim

Age: 3 years

Breed: Bloodhound/Boxer mix

Size: 45 pounds but will be around 60 when he’s fully healthy

Background: Slim Jim was removed from his home due to the fact that there were too many animals living there.

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Running style: Slim Jim thoroughly enjoyed his first group run this week, and made a great impression on his fellow human runners, both on the run and at the beer garden. For a big dog, he has pretty short legs, so he would likely make a good short- to middle-distance running buddy.

Why Slim Jim is awesome: Slim Jim is a goofy, lovable guy, who is eager to get out and explore the world around him. He leads his outings with his nose, in true Bloodhound style, but is very happy to stop tracking when it’s time to run or check out other dogs passing by.  He loves other dogs and desperately wants to make friends. Slim Jim is also incredibly smart and playful; when you get back to his kennel he instantly wants to play and plays tricks on you by stealing things. He’s the type of dog that can make anyone laugh and smile, and makes a great active companion!

If you’re interested in adopting Slim Jim, you can fill out an application at www.streettails.org or contact Street Tails Animal Rescue by phone at 267-761-9434 email them at adoption@streettails.org. And for more awww-worthy photos, check out our previous adoptable running dogs here.

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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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