The cross country team at St. Joseph High School have the kindest hearts!
During one of their routine morning runs, they came up with amazing idea to add dogs to their run. Instead of using their own dogs, they decided to take dogs from the local shelter on their runs!
Shelter dogs spend majority of their time in cages, so this would be the perfect opportunity to help give them some exercise, while the athletes do as well! It's a win-win!
They hope to inspire other school's cross country teams across the country to replicate running shelter dogs in their runs!
Coach Luis Escobar posted this on Facebook:
"This morning me and the St. Joseph High School Cross Country Team conducted our workout at Country Animal Shelter in Santa Maria. With the help of Stacy Silvia was successfully completed the first ever tea 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"
Such a selfless way of helping the shelter dogs and giving them a chance to stretch their legs!
Isn't this such a great incentive and idea?!