High School Track Team Teams Up With Shelter Dogs


These shelter dogs get to go on a run with the local high school track team five days a week. They spend about an hour together everyday, running, resting, and sprinting.

Bob Ennis, the track coach, had the idea pitched to him from an athlete’s mom, who read about something similar happening in California. He then reached out to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, who were very enthusiastic about the opportunity.

This is great for both the runners and the dogs, as the runners have more fun and the rescue dogs can get out and exercise and enjoy the love and attention.

The first ever dog to run with the team, named Jasper, was even adopted by two graduated track captains who sometimes join the team to exercise! This is a great idea, and hopefully it spreads to other high schools across the country!