Meet Buddy, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

What better name for your new favorite running buddy?

This week’s adoptable running dog is a small bundle of run-loving energy. And his name is — drumroll, please — Buddy. What better name for your new favorite running buddy, eh? Learn more about him below.

Name: Buddy

Age: 4-6 years

Breed: Corgi/Beagle mix

Size: 21 pounds

Background: Buddy was returned to PAWS when his owner was unprepared for an energetic dog


Running style: Buddy is an energetic little guy who likes to run. His tiny legs mean he covers less ground with each stride, so even though he’s moving fast, it takes him a little longer to get there. He may not be able to keep up with Usain Bolt, but he can handle most everyday runners. He likes to stop and sniff everything, but will keep going if you do. Of course, if you need a break he’ll help with that too.

Why Buddy could be the right dog for you: Buddy is a fun little guy, and also a good conversationalist. If you talk to him, he will talk back. The Beagle in him likes to express an opinion, and would probably enjoy a country estate where he can chase varmints and bay at the moon. He’s good with cats and older kids, but can be choosy about his dog friends. He can also probably help your TV reception with those antenna ears.

You can find out more about Buddy (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting him, you can email PAWS at, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. His animal ID is A33438629. 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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