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Mission Statement

We are a 501c3, foster-based rescue and volunteer organization.  Our primary mission is to connect Philadelphia runners with homeless dogs as running companions.  We provide ongoing support for various shelter facilities in Philly through sponsored adoption events and daily running adventures for the homeless dogs as they wait for their forever homes.  We rescue dogs directly from Philadelphia’s intake shelter, place them in Miler foster homes, and eventually find forever homes for them.

Donate

The Monster Milers is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Your generous donations helps us expand our reach and rescue more dogs to safety.   We’re powered by our volunteers’ legs, the hospitality of our foster homes, the generosity of our donors & sponsors!  Donations and financial support is needed for everything from veterinary care for our fosters to liability insurance for our volunteer runners.   We’re doing great things in Philadelphia, but we can’t do it without your help.

Become a Volunteer

Are you ready to become a Miler?  Great!  We are partnered with three convenient shelter locations that you can run from in Center City Philadelphia!   Volunteering at our partner shelters is at the core of what we do.  We have over 400 “Milers” who take dogs out for regular runs.  This not only helps with the dog’s demeanor and wellbeing while in the shelter, but it also allows the dogs to meet lots of people in the neighborhoods surrounding the shelters (and hopefully they’ll meet an adopter).  Our runners are rescue advocates!

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Champ is for Adoption

If Champ had his own candy heart saying, it would be “Sweet Pea”. He has...

Success Story:  PR Pip

Our volunteers and followers often find themselves connecting with dogs that they see in...

Adopted!  Penny

Update:  After three weeks in foster care with one of our amazing foster families, Penny...

Cy is for Adoption

If there was a Dr. Seuss poem about Cy it would be this:   One ear up.One ear...

Clara is for Adoption

Hello world!  Meet Clara, our latest rescue.  She was rescued from ACCT on January...

Adopted!  Pascal (formerly Clovis)

UPDATE:  Great news!  Clovis was adopted!  Clovis is now “Pascal” and...

Success Story:  Patrick

A quick Q&A with Erin, one of our our adopters about her experience adopting...

Late Summer / Early Fall Events 2014

We were so busy in the Summer / Fall with launching the foster program and the Rescue Run...

ADOPTED!  Keeva (Our First Rescue)

Update:  Keeva was adopted by her foster family a few weeks after we rescued her.  She...

Team Miler at The Oddyssey Half Marathon

Post brought to you by Julia Nawrocki At last month’s Love Run, a rainy, windy,...