High School Cross-Country Team Invites Shelter Dogs To Join In On Morning Run

Adoptable shelter dogs were taken on a run by a local cross-country team, and everyone involved enjoyed the collaboration.


Credit: Luis Escobar / Facebook

Dogs are energetic, social creatures that need to receive human attention and exercise to thrive. Thankfully, canines at a shelter in California received just that when students on the St. Joseph High School Cross-Country team invited them out for a good ol’ morning run.

The Dodo reports that last Thursday, a dozen or so adoptable dogs from the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter were treated to a splendid time outdoors when members of the local cross-country team ran with them for a morning workout.

As you can view (below) for yourself, it was a downright adorable collaboration.

Team coach Luis Escobar wrote online:

“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.”

All involved had a blast – even little Freddy who became tuckered out.


Credit: Luis Escobar / Facebook

The students and coach are eager to invite the adoptable dogs out on a run again in the future. Imagine if other schools adopted similar initiatives!

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