Have a get fit resolution for 2010? Learn how your healthy goals could lead to a new home for some shelter dogs; CityStream premieres Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m.
SEATTLE — Some Seattle area runners have dedicated workout partners who simply won’t take any excuses to miss a run. They are the dogs of the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Get Fit with Fido program. And come rain or shine, they are ready to play.
Kara Main-Hester of the Seattle Animal Shelter says the one of a kind program has healthy benefits for both the runners and the dogs. “It’s a great way to stay fit and a great way to help your community,” Hester adds. And the volunteers agree. “When I run by myself sometimes I’m a little sluggish, but with these guys we really get a good run, its fun,” said Peggy Papsdorf.
The Fit with Fido program allows the higher energy dogs a chance to get a longer exercise period. It also gives them a little more exposure as people out for a walk or a jog often stop the volunteer runners to ask about the shelter dogs.
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And don’t miss the rest of the show with host Kim Holcomb at the Seattle Animal Shelter. We’ll introduce you to more adorable animals looking for a new home. Plus, an obesity study in Seattle may help shed some light on why some people gain weight. And, three young chefs recently received national recognition for their eco-friendly, culinary creations. All of that and more are coming up on this episode of CityStream, Thursday night at 7 p.m., SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21 or watch it online at www.seattlechannel.org