This Sweet, Adoptable Puppy is SO Over Shelter Life

Adoptable dog Snorlax is SO ready to find his forever home.

Photo courtesy of Street Tails Animal Rescue.

Who has pretty eyes, a big heart, and a wiggly butt? That would be this guy. Everyone, I’d like you to meet Snorlax, this week’s adoptable running buddy. Snorlax is currently residing in Northern Liberties at Street Tails Animal Rescue, which took him in in early February. Despite the sweet digs at Street Tails, we would love to see this dude find a forever home.

If you’re wondering why “Snorlax” sounds familiar, it’s because the Snorlax is a species of Pokemon known to be fat and sleepy creatures, which couldn’t be more opposite of our pal Snorlax the dog. It’s heart breaking to hear that this sweet guy is not even one year old yet and has already wound up in the doggie system. Snorlax is a goofy, social, and fun little dude, and he’s still got a good bit of his puppy innocence and charm — just imagine the cuddles when his sleepiness gets the best of him.

Aside from being adorable in every single way, Snorlax has also proven to be a top-notch runner. According to the Monster Milers, he’s currently clocking in at slightly over a 10-minute mile — which is not too bad for a guy who likes to say hi to everyone and everything along the way. That said, this sweet and enthusiastic guy is ready to be your running buddy, no matter the distance. With a little bit of training, this good boy could be hitting the trails with you in no time or, perhaps, you could train together for a little extra bonding. Read on for more information to help you decide if Snorlax is the pup for you.

Photo courtesy of Street Tails Animal Rescue.

Name: Snorlax

Age: Just under 1 year

Breed: Pitt Bull Mix

Size: Medium

Background: Snorlax was surrendered to a Philadelphia-area shelter because his owners where moving and unable to take him with them to their new residence. Street Tails Animal Rescue met him and couldn’t resist him, so he has been in their care and residing at their adoption facility in Northern Liberties since February 9.

Running style: Since Snorlax is basically a puppy, he’s a little new to running, yet has already done a few two-mile runs with Monster Miler Volunteers since his stay at Street Tails began in early February. He averages about a 10.5-minute mile, which is not too shabby for a puppy with many things to learn — like no, you don’t have to stop and say hello to everyone you pass! — about the sport. Our volunteers will continue to work on his endurance, but haven’t pushed him past the two miles recently because he is getting over kennel cough. Since he is young and enthusiastic, we do think he could be good at longer distances run at a steady pace.

Why Snorlax should become your new running buddy: Don’t let this young, friendly, and wonderfully silly guy pass you by! If you are looking to adopt, you should absolutely visit Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties to meet him. Snorlax is an 11-month old Pittie mix with stunning eyes and a wiggly butt. He is SUPER social, not like some of those other Pokemons that are so hard to catch. Nope, our buddy Snorlax will come right up to you. He is good with other dogs, kids, and even cats. Our favorite thing about Snorlax has to be his goofiness and pure puppy innocence (awhhh). He is super silly and fun — definitely still channeling that puppy personality that we all know and love. The shelter staff that work with Snorlax regularly like to say he is “maxing and Snorlaxing” when he is in his zone. If you are interested in “catching” Snorlax, fill out an application at His animal ID is: 37812552.

How to adopt: Please email for an application or any questions you have about Snorlax. You can also reach the Street Tails Animal Rescue adoption staff by phone at 267-761-9434. Open hours, additional adoption information, and the location for Street Tails can be found on their website at


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.


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