Kids need to run, so do dogs. One high school from California came with the brilliant idea to invite shelter dogs to run with their cross country team during their morning practices.
St. Joseph High School’s cross country team went to the County Animal Shelter in Santa Maria for their first ever “Dog Run.” Coach Luis Escobar posted on Facebook:
“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.”
The idea seemed a perfect win-win situation. Kids were so excited and motivated to run as they’re spending time with the lovely doggies. On the other hand, the dogs were out from the shelter, playing and obviously having so much fun, each one of them receiving special attention.