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Heroes, Human and Furry

As we mark the 17th anniversary of the tragic attack on our nation, we would like to commemorate all victims and heroes who were affected on September 11th as well as their family and friends. On that day, countless heroes, civilian and professional, stepped up to help those in need and comforted those whom - Read more

By: Muttigress Team | Categories: Blog, News

Inside an Animal Shelter

It's always busy inside an animal shelter. At North Shore Animal League America, their trainers, rescue associates and adoption counselors are hard at work everyday making sure that the pets are receiving the necessary attention and care until they are matched with the right family for adoption.

By: Muttigress Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action

Mutt-i-grees Curriculum & Purina: Changing Lives in St. Louis

Purina proudly calls St. Louis, Missouri home, and takes supporting their communities very seriously. Since many St. Louis youth face academic challenges tied to poverty, Purina set out to find a program to reach at-risk kids that linked social and emotional learning with their core mission of providing supplies to people - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: News

Teaching Empathy and Compassion in Afterschool Programs

When you think of a Mutt-i-gree, an adorable rescue dog or cat probably comes to mind. But have you ever considered that a stuffed animal could be an adequate substitute for teaching empathy and compassion?While increasing numbers of schools are adopting school dogs as part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, one school district is making a - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Idea Exchange

Beat the “Summer Slide” with Mutt-i-grees

Each year, many children — particularly those from low-income backgrounds — lose as much as three months of reading skills during the summer. Known as the “summer slide,” this learning loss is cumulative and can leave some children up to three years behind their peers by the end of fifth grade. In Arkansas, educators - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Idea Exchange

This Pup Is Hungry for Reading!

The clever children’s librarians at the West Haven Public Library, in Connecticit, decided that Fido needs feeding, and the best way to do it is with a bit of juicy reading. The Children’s Librarian came up with the idea to paint a super-size dog face on a cardboard box — about half the size - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Mutt-i-grees in Action