This Adorable Dog is a Great Running Buddy — And He’s Looking for a Good Home

This is what your life has been missing.

Photograph courtesy ACCT Philly Pen Pal Program.

My friends, say hello to Levi, this week’s very good boy. He’s part terrier, part pit bull, part lab — and fully adorable. He’s an athletic one or two-year-old pup, but even though he’s young, he’s gotten great training as a running buddy. As a part of the ACCT Philly Pen Pal Program, he’s gone out on runs with two volunteers who have trained him to jog in a straight line.

Levi’s previous owners ran into an issue with housing restrictions and had to give Levi to ACCT Philly, where he’s been waiting for his forever home. He’s been just dying to meet you, so get to know him a little better below, then reach out to ACCT Philly if you’ve room in your heart for this cutie.

Photograph courtesy ACCT Philly Pen Pal Program.

Name:  Levi

Age: About One Year Old

Breed: Terrier, Pit Bull/Lab Mix

How to adopt:  Levi is currently housed at Philadelphia’s Animal Control Shelter, ACCT Philly. You can visit ACCT Philly at 111 West Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia anytime during adoption hours. They are open on weekdays from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can reach their adoption staff by email at or by phone at 267-385-3800.

Size: Large Breed Dog  

Reason for surrender to shelter: Levi’s previous owners surrendered him to the shelter due to housing restrictions.

Running style: Levi is a great long distance runner and has excellent running buddy manners. He runs in a straight line at a consistent speed. He is ready to go when you are, and willing to stop when you are ready. He will follow your cues and keep you motivated! Levi learned the rules of the run fast, and will likely continue to improve over time.

Photograph courtesy ACCT Philly Pen Pal Program.


We work with The Monster Milers 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.