Meet Puma, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Say hello to Puma, the perfect cuddling partner to hang out with during a heat wave.

This week’s adoptable running dog comes by way of Northern Liberties’ Street Tails Animal Rescue. She’s a sweet gal whose running experience with the Monster Milers is limited. But don’t worry: She boasts plenty of cuddling experience and the Milers are confident she could make for a great short-distance running partner once this heat passes.

You can learn more about Puma below.

Name: Puma

Age: 6 1/2 years

Breed: Collie Mix

Size: 45 pounds

Background: Puma was surrendered by her owners, who could no longer care for her.

Running style: Puma came to Street Tails in the middle of July and since then the heat has been far too dangerous to run dogs during the day. However, Puma seems to have a good amount of energy even in the heat, and we’re quite sure that she could easily handle 5K training when the weather cools down. And she’s the perfect size for running, so there’s a good chance she could extend her miles beyond a 5K.

Why Puma could be the right dog for you: Dogs Puma’s age shouldn’t be overlooked, as adopting a middle-aged dog has the potential to give you the best of both worlds: Puma is still young enough to be active with her family, yet mature enough to have nice mellow behavior around the house. When you meet Puma, she will greet you lots of cuddling and kisses; she loves all people the instant she meets them and wants to constantly be in the company of her human friends. It’s impossible not to fall in love with her the instant you meet her.  Puma does well with other dogs that match her temperament: sweet and friendly, but with a clm demeanor. She would be a wonderful addition to almost any home.

If you’re interested in adopting Puma, you can find her at Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties. You can fill out an adoption application here, or contact them by phone (267-761-9434) or email. 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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