The following are some activities you can do to make a difference in the lives of Mutt-i-grees. Remember to ask for your parent or guardian’s permission (and assistance, if needed). Make cat toys from brightly colored yarn, and donate them to your local shelter or rescue group (check out our Pinterest page for ideas). Use - Read more
Writing letters to Mutt-i-grees® is a creative way to apply lessons on empathy and feelings in your classroom. Encourage students to think about life from the perspective of a Mutt-i-gree® awaiting adoption at a shelter: How might s/he feel? How can you help? Are there any lessons you can learn from Mutt-i-grees®? Jeter’s Tail - Read more
Students in Shannon Coulter’s classroom at Fenton Avenue Charter School in Lake View Terrace, California inspired this activity sheet expressing the importance of making choices. You can download it here or create your own, using this example as inspiration. Download the "It's Your Choice Worksheet"
Cinderella Libow, affectionately called Cindy, is a very special Mutt-i-gree dog. Cindy is a 6 year old trained therapy dog. Cindy is a shelter dog that we adopted from North Shore Animal League America.I often bring her to my ESL classroom to help the students learn many things – including (but not limited to) letters, - Read more
Memphis, the Mutt-i-grees Library Assistant, was rescued from North Shore Animal League America in 2008. She loves to sit in the sun and read a good book with her best friend, Kay Hammerson, Mutt-i-grees Program Manager and Mutt-i-grees Librarian. Some of her favorites include the following: • Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance by Dorothy - Read more
Victoria, a puppy mill dog rescued by North Shore Animal League America, has become an important part of the Mutt-i-grees Movement. She participates in Mutt-i-grees assemblies with hundreds of children at Mutt-i-grees schools and loves making classroom and library visits. She has also represented the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum at conferences in Connecticut and New York with her best friend, Lauraine Merlini, Senior Volunteer Manager at North Shore Animal League America.
Lady spends her time co-teaching Mutt-i-grees lessons with second grade teacher Delois Byrd. Ms. Boyd teaches Mutt-i-grees once a week and she says her students love it. Learning about and helping animals has had a tremendous impact on her students, she says. “I think it has helped them see compassion in action…I like that [the - Read more
Meet Simba and Turtle, two puppy mill rescues who love making a difference in the lives of students and educators at Mutt-i-grees schools in New York. As part of the Mutt-i-grees outreach team, they co-present at assemblies and school visits with their best human friend, Jayne Vitale, Mutt-i-grees Outreach & Youth Development Program Manager. - Read more
Home/Blog/ May 2017 A Harvard University research study, Navigating SEL from the Inside Out: Looking Inside & Across 25 Leading SEL Programs, found The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to be one of the most impactful programs teaching social and emotional skills. The report is designed to help schools and out-of-school-time programs better - Read more
A Connecticut children’s museum has discovered that, thanks to the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, a visit to the museum can teach kids a lot about shelter pets, while encouraging them to become activists and advocates for rescue.