Meet Fox, This Week’s Adoptable (and Adorable!) Running Puppy

This week’s adoptable running dog Fox is the Liam Hemsworth of puppies: So. Freakin’. Cute. It. Hurts. If you’d like to be his Miley — come on, you know you want to — you can find him hanging out at PAWS until some lucky human takes him off the market.

Name: Fox

Age: 6 months to 1 year

Breed: Pit bull mix

Size: 38 pounds (could grow to about 50 pounds)

Background: Fox was found as a stray.

Running style: Fox only does short runs for now, while his bones and joints are still growing. He should eventually be a great running buddy, though, especially if you are willing to take breaks so he can make friends with everyone on the street.

Why Fox could be the right dog for you: Fox is a bouncy puppy who loves meeting people and getting belly rubs (evidence above). He will need some training to help him become a well-mannered dog, but he shows promise: He has just about mastered sitting at corners during walks. Fox is a little too energetic for cats and small children, so he would be best in a house without them.

You can find out more about Fox (and other adoptable animals) here. If you are interested in adopting him, you can email PAWS at dogs@phillypaws.org, call them at 215-298-9680, ext. 16 or fill out an application here. His animal ID is A35461522. 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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