Meet Licorice, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Looking for someone to tackle Fairmount Park's trails with all winter long? Meet Licorice.

This week’s adoptable running dog Licorice comes by way of ACCT after being found as a stray in West Fairmount Park. She loves to move — so if you’re looking for a reliable buddy to tackle the trails of Fairmount Park with you through winter, look no further. You can learn more about her below.

Name: Licorice

Age: 3 to 5 years

Sex: Female

Size: 70 pounds

Breed/type: Cane Corso or Labrador Retriever mix (this is ACCT’s best guess)

Background: Licorice was found as a stray near West Fairmount Park.

Running style: Licorice, ACCT Philly’s finest running-buddy-in-waiting, is a long-legged lovely lady with a bouncing stride and a big smile. Large dogs aren’t known to be distance runners, but this lady loves to move and could easily find a place in your training regime.

Why Licorice is awesome: Her situation before her stay at ACCT Philly is unknown, and her future is uncertain, but she’s not letting that get her down. Licorice settles nicely in her kennel, tolerates being leashed for a walk. She appears to be housebroken and shows interest in other dogs —without getting too excited about them — from a distance!

If you’re interested in adopting Licorice, stop by the ACCT, open 365 days at year, at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue and ask about adopting. 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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