Meet Belly, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog


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You can give up now: This week’s adoptable dog officially wins at being the cutest creature on planet earth. Learn more about Belly below.

Name: Belly

Age: 6 months to 1 year

Breed: Pit Mix

Size: 53 pounds

Background: Belly ended up in the shelter because her family was moving and couldn’t take her with them.

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Running style: Belly is a young and energetic lady with potential to evolve into an excellent running companion. She has energy to burn and with consistency she could likely work up to being a 5K or 10K training partner.

Why Belly is awesome: Belly (yes, her name really is Belly) is a big puppy full of love. She’s a gorgeous and super affectionate sweetheart who loves being loved so much that her whole body wiggles with excitement. She has been in a home before, so she is great with kids and dogs. She is still getting use to the sounds of the city and is a little scared of loud noises, but is really interested in everything and everyone around her. She is friendly with everyone she meets on her outings and has even tried to drink a construction worker’s coffee and stopped to enjoyed some AC/DC on a portable radio we walked past. She also stopped to listen to a sports talk station on a different radio, so maybe she’ll hang and watch the games with you? A run followed by some football on the couch sounds like a pretty great Sunday to us!

You can find out more about Belly (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting her, you can email PAWS at dogs@phillypaws.org, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. Her animal ID is A33431254. 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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