Meet Jackie, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

She'll bike with you, too! (Well, run alongside your bike, that is.)

jackie leadI’m going to go ahead and call this week’s adoptable running dog Jackie the Beyoncé of running dogs. Why’s that you ask? Well, for one, she has a GREAT smile (evidence to the left), and two, she can kind of do it all: She can match your pace while running, run alongside you as you bike, and cheer you up with kisses when you feel like you’re going to keel over mid-run. Learn more about this sweet gal below.

Name: Jackie

Age: 1 to 2 years

Breed: Pit Bull mix

Size: 51 pounds

Background: Jackie was found as a stray.

Running style: Jackie is a young, energetic girl who can match your pace. She is thrilled to get out and explore, but sometimes the smells are too exciting and she will slam on the brakes to check them out. After a few minutes she gets down to business and settles into the run. And for the cross-trainers out there, she’s even learning to run alongside a bike (cutest video EVER here).

Why Jackie is awesome: Jackie is an active, happy girl who wants to be your bestie. She loves playing ball, but the return part of “fetch” is still a work in progress. She’s much better at “sit,” although, in the end, she’d rather be giving kisses. She is too rambunctious to live with cats. If you’re looking for a beautiful redhead who’s as much fun at home as on the road, Jackie may be your girl.

You can find out more about Jackie (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 A31525728 . 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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