Meet Elroy, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

He's ACCT's longest-term resident.

Elroy | Photo credit: Dee C.

The Monster Milers tell us this week’s adoptable running dog Elroy is ACCT’s (that’s Philly’s open-intake shelter) longest-term resident. Let’s change that, shall we, Philly runners? But first, learn more about him below.

Meet Elroy, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Name: Elroy

Breed: Best guess is terrier/lab mix

Age: 3-5 years old

Weight: 50 pounds

Running style: Elroy has been called an “excellent” runner by pretty much of all of his volunteer running friends. He’s easygoing and will match your pace and doesn’t pull on his leash or zig-zag. Elroy has already worked up to a couple of miles with his volunteer friends. Because he’s such a good runner, he’s been training newer Monster Milers volunteers as well as running with more experienced runners. Elroy has consistently been a solid running partner, and a bonus is that you can see his adorable ears flopping up and down while he trots next to you.

Why Elroy is awesome: Elroy is a really happy dog! He’s also a goofy klutz and will make you laugh with some of his antics. He sometimes runs into things like trash cans and then looks at you like, “Hey, where did that come from?” Don’t let his clumsiness fool you, though — Elroy is really smart and has already learned “sit,” “down,” and “touch.” He’s treat-motivated which makes him eager to learn more commands.

If you’re interested in adopting Elroy, stop by ACCT, open 365 days at year, at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue and ask about adopting. His animal ID is A35064869. 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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