"Join us for the 2nd Annual Rescue Run 5K on 9/28/14. For more information see: www.rescuerun5k.com"

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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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Keeva – Our First Rescue

A little over four years ago I started a running club. I thought it would be small, maybe...

Team Miler at The Oddyssey Half Marathon

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

Success Story: Parker Posey

An interview with Leslie D, a volunteer Miler who ended up adopting a dog from one of...

Announcing Online Fundraising for The Love Run!

We’re really excited to announce that runners registered on “Team...

Adopt a Running Buddy at The Ugly Sweater Run (Philly)

Man, that was one ugly event!  We’ve never seen so much ugliness at an adoption...

The Love Run Half Marathon – Join Team Miler!

Yo Philly! A new half marathon, The Love Run, is in town and we have a team!   The race...

Dutch – A Monster Miler Success Story

Volunteer Miler Jaime B. shares about her life with Dutch a PAWS/Miler alumni. What first...

Get Involved behind-the-scenes!

Do you want to get more involved with The Monster Milers behind-the-scenes?  These three...

Summer 2013 Adopt a Running Buddy Events

We had a great Summer season, kicked off by the ODDyssey Half Marathon Adopt a Running...

First Annual Rescue Run 5k

A few years back we had this crazy idea that lead to the formation of The Monster...