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Mission Statement


The Monster Milers is a 501c3 volunteer and foster based rescue organization. Our primary mission is to connect volunteer runners with shelter dogs.  We provide ongoing support for shelter facilities in Philly by organizing adoption events and running adventures for homeless dogs.   Our Lifesaving efforts save lives directly as we rescue dogs from Philadelphia’s intake shelter and place them in loving homes via our foster and adoption programs.


Our Goals


  • Save lives directly via our fostering and adoption programs

  • Introduce hundreds of runners each year to adoptable dogs via our group runs

  • Attend annual running events and races to find loving homes for shelter dogs

  • Encourage runners to adopt dogs for safety, friendship, and motivation.

  • Recruit more volunteers for Philadelphia’s shelters, not only for running purposes

  • Increase public awareness about the plight of the 30,000+ homeless pets that enter Philadelphia’s animal shelters each year.


How you can help!

  • Foster or Adopt one of our dogs

  • Donate to our cause

  • Come out to a group run and meet an adoptable dog!

  • Register for or sponsor The Rescue Run 5k (our massive, annual fundraiser)

  • Spread the word!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share for our adoptable friends.

  • Want to stay in the loop about upcoming events, volunteer opportunites and adoption news?  Join our newsletter!

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