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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.
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.
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!