Shelter Dogs Were Cooped Up Inside, Until This Cross-Country Team Found A Way To Change ThatAshley Maisano
Life for shelter dogs can be very stressful. Being in an enclosure all day can really give dogs a lot of anxiety. Of course staff at shelters always try to get the dogs out as much as possible, but sometimes there are just too many of them. These high-schoolers from St. Joseph High School, in California, are doing something awesome to help these pups get some fresh air.
The students are on their school’s cross-country team, and have decided to invite the shelter dogs along on their daily workout. Each student was paired with a pup from the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, and then they go out for their miles-long run together.
“I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun…the dogs or the kids,” team coach Luis Escobar wrote on Facebook. “Either way, it was a great time and I am sure we will do it again sometime soon.” This is such an amazing idea and hopefully this inspires other schools to do the same!