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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
We have been selected for hundrED 2017

HundrEd selected us to be among the most inspiring innovations in K-12 education!

Afraid of dogs? Here is how one educator repurposed her fear of dogs into a succ

Afraid of dogs? Here is how one educator repurposed her fear of dogs into a successful educational program. 

2016/17 National Mutt-i-grees® Student Ambassadors Year-End Update

2016/17 National Mutt-i-grees® Student Ambassadors Year-End Update

Our Formidable Fourteen advances the Mutt-i-grees message in their communities and helps hundreds of homeless pets find responsible, loving homes.

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!

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“My students were very interested in talking about their experiences with dogs. I especially liked how easy it was to relate human body language with how dogs communicate non-verbally.”
- Teacher, grades 6-8

The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum has been chosen to be a part of hundrED's inspiring innovations in education 2017. HundrED is an initiative to find innovative, impactful and scalable practices in education from around the world.