Meet Bowser, This Week’s Adoptable Running Puppy

This eight-month-old guy is all about the fartleks.

Oh, Fridays. They are the best for a multitude of reasons (HEYYYYY, weekend), one of which is our adoptable running dog of the week. And man, is this week’s a gem. His name is Bowser, he’s eight months old, and the Monster Milers say he loves everyone he meets. Learn more about him below!

Name: Bowser

Age: 8 months

Breed: American Bulldog Mix

Size: 70 pounds

Background: Bowser was surrendered to Women’s Humane Society when his owner was deployed overseas.

Running style: Bowser is his name and fartlek is his game! He is still very much a curious puppy, and likes time to explore his surroundings in between short sprints. He still has to grow a bit before he can do long distances anyway, so this method works for now. When Bowser matures, the Monster Milers think he’ll make a great regular running buddy.

Why Bowser could be the right dog for you: If you like a big, goofy type of dog, then Bowser is your man! He is strong yet sweet, slobbery yet cuddly. If you meet him straight from his kennel he can seem quite excitable, but that’s all just pent-up puppy energy; after just a short bit of exercise, his excitement level improves and he is very easy to teach. Bowser has a real zest for life, and seems to loves everyone he meets. We think he’d do great in a home with a fur brother or sister.

If you’re interested in adopting KB, you can find her at 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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