Shelter Dogs Were Cooped Up Inside, Until This Cross-Country Team Found A Way To Change That

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.

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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.

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“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!

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