California High School Students Find a Fun Way to Exercise Shelter Dogs

Posted by TF Oren
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Everything is better with a friend, especially working out.

Fortunately for some adoptable shelter dogs at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, the students on the St. Joseph High School Cross-Country Team decided they could use some extra team members.

So, this past Thursday, each of the students on the team was paired with an adoptable shelter dog before a long run.

running with shelter dogs
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Coach Luis Escobar wrote, "I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun...the dogs or the kids. Either way, it was a great time and I am sure we will do it again sometime soon."

By all accounts, the experiment was a huge success. The runners got their workout in, and the shelter dogs got a fun outing. It was win-win for everyone involved.

Check out the group run action:

There are plenty of shelter dogs who could use some exercise and companionship. Hopefully these creative high schoolers will inspire other teams to follow suit.

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