Run With US


Ready to become a Miler?  Here's how. 


There are lots of ways to get involved with our organization! 

  • Volunteer Orientation: We train runners to run with adoptable dogs from our partner shelter locations. Check the Facebook Events Calendar for more information about when the next Volunteer Orientation is at your preferred shelter location! All runners who want to go through Volunteer orientation must FIRST go on a Shelter Group Run from the shelter they want to run from.​​ (See below)


  • Shelter Group Runs: These are runs from our partner shelters. We will bring an adoptable running buddy out for an all-paces-friendly 3 mile run. To go through Volunteer Orientation, runners must first complete a Shelter Group Run. Shelter Group Runs are open to anyone and everyone who wants to meet an adoptable dog and go for a run with us. Not sure if you're ready (or have the time) to volunteer solo? No worries! Not all of our supporters are "volunteers."  At Shelter Group Runs you can meet some dog-loving runners and an adoptable dog without the pressure of volunteering by yourself. (And if you like the experience, you can then decide to go through Volunteer Orientation at a later date.) Check the Events Calendar for upcoming runs. (Often, volunteer orientations follow the group runs so you can go out for a Group Run and if you like it, stay for formal training!)


  • Fun Runs: Check the Events Calendar for Fun Runs or other social gatherings. We hold monthly Fun Runs at our supporting businesses like Philadelphia Runner and Good Dog Bar. Everyone is invited to these runs! We will sometimes bring an adoptable dog, and sometimes we just go for a run with a pack of awesome humans. Come on out and get social!

  • Sign up for The Rescue Run 5K.  This award winning race is a beloved race on the Philadelphia race calendar and the only race of it's kind in the City! *RESUCE RUN IS RETURNING THIS YEAR!* 


  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and join our newsletter list.  People who are following us will be the FIRST to know about upcoming events.


Lace up and leash up with us!