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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.

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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.

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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!

This morning me and the St. Joseph High School Cross Country Team conducted our workout at the County Animal Shelter in Santa Maria. With the help of Stacy Silva we successfully completed the first ever team Dog Run! Each team member was assigned a dog and we went out for a couple miles around the shelter. 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. Thanks Stacy Silva and Geoff Clinton

Posted by Luis Escobar on Thursday, August 4, 2016

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