In January 2010, our launch of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum welcomed 40 educators from Fenton Charter schools in Los Angeles California that participated in the 1st Mutt-i-grees training in New York. During the visit to North Shore Animal League America’s Rescue and Adoption Center, guidance counselor Toni Frear fell in love with one of our - Read more
World Read Aloud Day: Cultivating Compassion Through Stories
What’s better than settling in with a good book? How about reading one with your classmates and kids in classrooms across the nation? Better yet, with a rescue pup! This is exactly what we did on World Read Aloud Day! Though we were in the Bronx with our friends at The Walton and Lucero - Read more
Mutt-i-grees Family Social Night
We are so excited to announce one of our new programs: Mutt-i-grees Family Social. We launched this event with our dear friends at the West Babylon Library in West Babylon, NY. We are happy to announce the event sold out as soon as it was posted! Based on the five themes of the curriculum: Achieving Awareness, Finding Feelings, Encouraging Empathy, Cultivating Cooperation and Dealing With Decisions our fabulous Creative Team produced interactive activities to engage families.
Student Grooming Event for Rescue Dogs
From a commercial breeder mill to school classroom star! It was a long journey to safety for the fifty older dogs we rescued from an inhumane commercial breeder in the Midwest. When they finally made it to the safety of our campus, their lives were forever changed from a life of isolation and neglect - Read more
School Cats Are Cool Cats
Thanks to the ingenuity from our North Country Initiative Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center (NCI), we are excited to announce a new part of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum that will help us save more lives — the Mutt-i-grees School Cat Foster Program. Deborah Oligny, NCI Director, has not only been busy rescuing cats and kittens, - Read more
Do Something Nice Day
Lesson 1.3 in our Grade 4 & 5 curriculum, Give A Compliment, Take A Compliment, is the perfect one for National Do Something Nice Day. In this lesson, children will identify personal traits and characteristics that they like in themselves and others to enhance self-acceptance, awareness of strengths, and confidence in their own skills - Read more
Apply to be a 2022/23 Student Ambassador
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2022/23 The Mutt-i-grees® Global Student Ambassador Program. A service learning, leadership opportunity.
Human-Animal Bond Transcends Physical Challenges
The Helen Keller National Center in Port Washington, NY (HKNC) provides training and support for independent living while having practical, real world applications. The philosophy of HKNC is to prepare for a great job, where you pursue your passion and devote yourself to a cause. At North Shore Animal League America, our staff does - Read more
Mutt-i-grees Ambassadors Raise Awareness for Shelter Pets
Mutt-i-grees Student Ambassadors have done fantastic work raising awareness for shelter pets this year! The amount of compassion shown by the students is truly moving and we are very proud to be working with these students and teachers to help rescue animals. This is the first year we went global with - Read more
How Does a Pet Benefit Your Mental Health?
If you own a pet, you may have noticed that they make you feel better. Perhaps you settle in with your dog after a long day, or find feeding your cat to be rewarding. What you may not know is that science backs up what many people have experienced. Owning a pet provides mental - Read more