Meet Nia, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Looking for a cuddle buddy? Look no further.

I went to the Beyoncé concert and stood in pouring rain for like four hours straight last night and now I’m pretty sure I have pneumonia (before you ask, it was totally worth it). My point: I could really use a cuddly buddy right now. If you too could use a cuddle buddy, meet Nia, this week’s adoptable running dog who happens to be a cuddling pro. You can more about her below.

Name: Nia

Age: 4 to 6 years

Breed: Pit bull mix

Size: 46 pounds

Background: Nia was found as a stray.

Running style: Sweet Nia does not seem to have had much exposure to the outside world, so Monster Miler volunteers have been taking it slow with her. With every outing she goes on, she gets more and more comfortable being out and about. With continued exposure she can easily become someone’s walking,hiking, or 5K buddy!

Why Nia could be the right dog for you: Tummy rubs, please! Nia is a wonderful lady who has had too many puppies, but those days are now behind her and it’s her turn to be someone’s baby. Now that she has been spayed, she can finally relax and enjoy all the attention for herself. She’s very loving and when she sees that you are going to pet her, she flops right down so you can rub her belly. She loves the attention so much! Nia could live with other dogs and children, and she would make a great cuddle buddy

You can find out more about Nia (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 A33421439. 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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