Meet Sugar Plum, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog 

Be warned: You’re about to shake your head at humanity for a minute. This week’s adoptable running dog, a one-year-old pup by the name of Sugar Plum, was kept outside for most of her life before being surrendered to ACCT, sick and underweight. (Shaking your head at humanity? I told you.) But a rough first year of life doesn’t stop her from being as sweet as can be, once she warms up to you. And the Monster Milers think that, once she’s back in tip-top shape, she’ll make a great running partner. Learn more about her below.

Name: Sugar Plum

Age: 1 year

Breed: Pit bull mix

Size: 18 pounds (but needs to gain weight)

Background: Sugar Plum was found as a very young puppy by a family who decided to keep her outside 24/7 for the seven months that they had her. She was recently surrendered to ACCT emaciated and suffering from Giardia. Street Tails Animal Rescue took her in and is currently nursing her back to health.

Running style: Sugar Plum’s health keeps her from running at this point, but once she gets up to a proper weight, she’ll have the potential to become a great running partner. We can envision this timid little puppy having great energy one day, and hitting up the local running paths for a fun 5K.

Why Sugar Plum could be the right dog for you: Due to the horrible living situation that Sugar Plum came from, she is very shy and timid at this point. It takes considerable time to get her to trust someone, but once she does she’s as cuddly and gentle as can be. Even when she’s scared or meeting a new person for the first time she doesn’t show any signs of aggression. Sugar Plum is just now learning about the world and those in it; whomever adopts her will get the pleasure of teaching and showing her all the wonderful things life has to offer.

If you’re interested in adopting Sugar Plum, you can find out more about her from Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties. You can fill out an adoption application here, or contact them by phone (267-761-9434) or email. 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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