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Hope is a wonderful dog at Street Tails Animal Rescue awaiting a home since her owner passed away. Hope would be the perfect companion for someone who is looking to get back to being active outdoors as she could stand a bit of fitness herself, and nothing is more motivating then an exercise partner right?! Right now she is running - then walking - then going back to running; a great routine for a a new or lapsed runner! Check out her full bio in Philadelphia Magazine here! Or, read on for more information on this sweet lady!


Above, Hope runs with Monster Miler Volunteers at a Recent Group Run.

Name: Hope

Age: Approximately 5 years old

Breed: Retriever/Lab Mix History and how to adopt: Hope is a 5 year old Lab mix who found herself at Street Tails Animal Rescue in mid July after her owner passed away. She is a gentle giant, weighing in at 86lbs of pure love. Hope previously lived with children and gets along with other dogs. Since she is an experienced family dog, she is already potty trained (although refreshers in new homes are always advised after time in the shelter). She is learning to run on leash and has room for improvement but already has no problem walking on a loose leash. To adopt Hope, email for an application. If you have questions, send an email to this address or contact the Street Tails Animal Rescue adoption staff at 267-761-9434. Open hours and location for Street Tails can be found on their website at

Animal ID #: 39124186

Running style: To put it simply and in running terms, Hope utilizes the Galloway method. For those who might not be familiar with this technique we are referring to the walk-run-walk style of exercise. Hope likes to put forth energy in bursts and run a block or two, then slow down to a walk, and then return to a run with another burst when reenergized. Could she be trained to keep a more consistent speed if her owner liked? Most likely, but she does seem to enjoy this style or simply walking in general. Because of her use of the Galloway method, we think Hope would be absolutely PERFECT for someone trying to get back into shape. She doesn’t pull much on the leash, and although will acknowledge other dogs in passing keeps her composure and can pass by without a big stink. Hope could stand to loose a few pounds (I mean, couldn’t most of us?), so continuing this exercise routine in a new home would be ideal for her health and well-being. Why Hope could be the right dog for you: Hope is accustomed to family life and ready to return to it. We think she could transition into a new home quite nicely as she has experience with other dogs and even children. We would love to see Hope adopted by an active owner that will get her back to her ideal weight, and we think she would be PERFECT for a human reintroducing running into their routine; you can set goals together!

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