On Thursday, the dozen or so adoptable dogs from the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter were treated to the best morning ever.
Students from St. Joseph High School Cross-Country Team, in California, decided it would be nice to invite them along on their daily workout. So, each was paired with a dog partner before heading out for a miles-long run as one great big happy group.
It was downright adorable.
“I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun … the dogs or the kids,” team coach Luis Escobar wrote online. “Either way, it was a great time and I am sure we will do it again sometime soon.”
Indeed, everyone involved clearly had a blast — even little Fred who tuckered out early.
We hope this becomes a regular thing, and that it inspires other schools to try it out, too.
And remember — adopt, don’t shop.
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