This Adoptable Dog Is a Great Running Companion — And She’s Looking for a Good Home

Wila is down to clock miles with you and encourage you with puppy smiles — doesn't she sound like the best trainer ever?


Wila | Photo courtesy of The Monster Milers

As summer settles in, so does the puppy fever — I mean, wouldn’t all your outdoor strolls be so much better with a dog? A prime candidate for your inevitable dog search is this pretty young thing, Wila, who is so ready to ditch the shelter life and spend the rest of her summers with you.

Wila is not only a friendly face, but a friendly soul too. She’s down to hang with other dogs and people, though no guarantees she won’t plant a surprise kiss on you at any given moment. While Wila is totally down to chill, she also makes a fantastic running partner — clocking in at a casual 10-minute mile, though she’s equally cool with you setting the pace.

This friendly young lass may have been found as a stray, but she surely has a lot of love in her heart for a new family and the next chapter of her life. Read on to find out more about Wila and to see if she’s the dogg-o for you.

Wila | Photo courtesy of The Monster Milers

Name: Wila

Age: Approximately 1 year old

Size: Medium

Breed: Pit Mix

Background: Wila was originally found as a stray and brought to The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly). Wila waited out her stray hold but no family came forward, therefore she was made available for adoption. Wila quickly became a volunteer favorite because of her friendliness towards humans and other dogs, and a running buddy for both The Monster Milers and the volunteer runners at ACCT Philly. Soon, Street Tails Animal Rescue visited, saw what great gal she is, and brought her to their rescue facility in Northern Liberties where she now continues to wait for a family!

How to Adopt: To adopt Wila, email [email protected] for an application. If you have questions, send an email to this address or contact the Street Tails Animal Rescue adoption staff at 267-761-9434. Open hours and location for Street Tails can be found on their website at www.streettails.org. Animal ID #: 38709303

Running style: Wila is a great running companion! She runs at a steady pace, and more or less lets you set it. She can speed up if you’d like, but she casually runs at about a ten-minute mile. We think she would make an excellent training buddy. She is friendly to all passersby, and is not easily distracted, making her a “go anywhere” kind of girl.

Why Wila could be the right dog for you: She is easy as a Sunday morning! Wila can likely adapt to your family structure and has had successful dog meets thus far, but of course would require a meet with your resident dog(s) before adoption. She is loving and has a great disposition, just watch out for those “sneak attack” kisses!

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