Meet Sunshine, This Week’s Adoptable Walking Dog

Naturally, she loves to bask in the sun.

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Sunshine basking in the sunshine.

Looking for someone to keep you on your walking game throughout the colder months? Meet Sunshine, a 10-pound pup who loves to walk — even when the temps drop. One could even say she brings the sunshine to a blustery winter day. (See what we did there?) Learn more about her below.

Name: Sunshine

Age: 4-6 years

Breed: Chihuahua mix

Size: 10 pounds

Background: Sunshine was found as a stray.

Running style: Running? Not this chubby girl. Sunshine does enjoy walking though, even in the colder weather.

Why Sunshine is awesome: No one wants to be on a diet during the holidays, but Sunshine would make a great fitness buddy! She could stand to lose a pound or so but enjoys walking, even in the colder weather. (If you adopt her, you must commit to helping her lose the extra weight.) Sunshine is happy to sit on your lap and bathe in the sunlight. She is not fond of pushy cats, but we think she could live with a mellow, independent cat who will give her plenty of space. She gets along with other dogs and older children.

You can find out more about Sunshine (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 A33995312. 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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