Meet Joey, This Week’s Adoptable Walking Dog 

If one of your 2017 goals is to move more, this guy will certainly help you get going.

Joey | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

While our Friday pup feature is usually a running dog, fact is, not everyone is a runner — and walking is great exercise, too! In fact, a recent study found that dog owners walk 22 more minutes per day than folks who don’t own dogs. And all that walking adds up! So this week, we have the very cute Joey, a pup who is not so much a runner but would love to trot alongside while you get those 22 minutes in each day. Learn more about him below.

Name: Joey

Age: 4 to 6 years

Breed:  Jack Russell Terrier mix

Size:  14 pounds

Background: Joey’s previous owner had a family emergency and could no longer care for him.

Running style: Joey, as you might guess, is more of a lapdog than a runner. That said, he trots enthusiastically and confidently through Old City on his walks with volunteers, investigating the sights and sounds and he has stellar leash behavior.

Why Joey could be the right dog for you: Joey is a happy, friendly pup, who has the cutest underbite! He loves all people and could live with children and some other small dogs, but no cats, please.

You can find out more about Joey (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 A35450483. 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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