Meet Torro, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

This guy will have you lacing up your running shoes even when it's the last thing you want to do.

Torro | Photo by Natalie M.

Torro | Photo by Natalie M.

This week’s adoptable running dog is a serious running lover, so if you’re looking for someone to help you stick to your running routine as the weather cools down, Torro’s your man. Learn more about him below.

Name: Torro

Age: 3 years

Breed: Pit bull terrier mix

Size: 69 pounds

Background: Torro was originally found as a stray.

Running style: Torro is pretty much the perfect running buddy. He has great endurance and keeps pace with his running partner. He stays straight and by your side, and he never gets distracted during a run. Torro has been running with his volunteer friends at least four times a week and is having a blast! He loves it so much that he’ll convince you to lace up your running shoes even if you’re low on motivation.

Why Torro is awesome: Besides being an amazing athlete, Torro is a smart guy. He’s already learned a bunch of commands at the shelter. He’s also a sweet dog and loves to snuggle up next to people (he’s an oversized lap dog). Torro is dog-friendly (though he does better with larger dogs) and is a really happy guy.

If you’re interested in adopting Torro, stop by the ACCT, open 365 days at year, at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue and ask about adopting. Torro’s record number is A32045564. For more information about the adoption process, visit their website. 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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