Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Run with the dogs! Help the Washington Humane Society's dogs get exercise (and get some yourself!)

This is pretty awesome -- there's a group called the People and Animal Cardio Klub (PACK) which works with the Washington Humane Society: you join the club and then run with the dogs, so they get some needed exercise, and you do too! 

You pay just $10 to join, fill out the form, and after some orientation and an interview, you can help out. 

It sounds like a great idea, and helps a great organization find homes for dogs. Rock Creek Park seems like a great spot for it too.

Here's more from their website:

By jogging alongside other dogs and people, adoptable dogs gain:
  • Exploration of new scenery and fresh air
  • A positive outlet to channel tension and energy
  • An opportunity to stretch muscles, improve cardio health, & strengthen bones
  • Stability and socialization that a pack (human & canine) provides
  • An additional opportunity to be seen by potential adopters
  • Training that may continue to develop with a new family
PACK volunteers gain:
  • New friendships
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • A volunteer opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of DC animals
H/T to Active Life DC for the heads-up

Photos from Pack's Facebook page.

1 comment:

IsmeSon said...

Sounds like a win/win - mutually benefiting both canines and human jogging companions. Thanks for sharing!