Adopt a running buddy

Emerson gets ready for a run with the Monster MilersAdoptable PAWS dogs get much-needed exercise, love, and fun all thanks to the Monster Milers! The Monster Milers connect Philadelphia runners with adoptable dogs as jogging companions. In the process, they give PAWS dogs the workout they need to stay calm and happy in the shelter while they await adoption.

“Rain or shine, winter or summer, you’ll see runners blasting through Philadelphia’s Old City area, escorted by happy PAWS dogs wearing “adopt me” vests.”

2/22/11: USA Today published this wonderful article about how the Monster Milers bring runners and shelter dogs together.

“Fish got to swim, birds got to fly, and dogs got to run!”

1/27/11: WHYY talked to PAWS and the Monster Milers about the incredible benefits of the program to shelter dogs. Click here to listen to the interview, and click here to read a transcript.


The Monster Milers run dogs from both PAWS locations, in Old City and Grays Ferry. Click here to learn how you can join the fun!

Share this: