Meet Brooklyn, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Whether you're looking to pound the pavement or snuggle the day away, this pup is up for it.

Brooklyn | Photo courtesy Monster Milers

Brooklyn | Photo courtesy Monster Milers

Don’t let the name fool you: This week’s adoptable running dog, Brooklyn, is a Philly girl through and through. Learn more about this avid snuggle (and runner) below.

Name: Brooklyn

Age: 2 to 4 years

Breed: Pit Bull mix

Size: 52 pounds

Background: Brooklyn was surrendered by her family because she did not get along with the other dog in the house.

Running style: Brooklyn is a solid, steady runner who isn’t looking to set any speed records but will match your pace. She’s great on the leash — no pulling or unexpected braking. The recent heat has slowed her down a bit, just like the rest of us, but she is happy to be by your side. If you want to run, jog, stroll, lope, meander, or walk — or maybe just flop down and hang out — then Brooklyn will accommodate you.

Why Brooklyn could be the right dog for you: Don’t let the name fool you. Brooklyn isn’t some too-cool-for-school New York hipster chick. She’s a happy, easygoing, affectionate girl with good manners and a big heart. She is housebroken, but can be excitable and energetic and would do best in a single-pet home. Brooklyn wants to be your activity buddy and your snuggle partner.

You can find out more about Brooklyn (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 IDs is A23479281. 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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