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Building Calm, Confident and Caring Kids

An innovative PreK-12 social and emotional learning curriculum that highlights the unique characteristics of shelter pets to teach essential skills for academic and life success
What is the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum?

Guided by the research on resiliency, social and emotional learning, and human-animal interaction, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum includes lesson plans and strategies to actively engage students and promote social and emotional competence, academic achievement, and awareness of the needs of shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees. LEARN MORE

What's New
Comfort Dog Program

The exciting new Comfort Dog Program, launched in collaboration with the New York City Dept. of Education, was featured in The New York Times!

The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is one of the leading SEL programs

The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is one of the leading SEL programs used in afterschool programs in elementary schools.

The Spring 2017 Mutt-i-grees in the News is out!

The Spring 2017 Mutt-i-grees in the News is out!

Downloadable Emotion Cards

NEW! Downloadable emotion cards depicting dogs feeling happy, excited, angry, silly, frustrated and more. Use them as posters, or in conjunction with various lessons.

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“I have always loved my work and have had amazing students that do great things each year, but this has been such a great year with distinct positive differences now that I am implementing the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum.”
- Lisa Mongiello, Animal Science Teacher
Bellport, NY