“Mutt-i-grees is a natural fit for public libraries. We are all about having fun, educating, and teaching empathy. Mutt-i-grees is also an opportunity to offer creative programming on a shoestring budget.” When Robin Sofge started as a full-time Youth Services Librarian at Bull Run Regional Library this past December, she - Read more
If you stop by Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA on a given day, you might run into two very special visitors: Dascha and Jack, the library’s two dedicated reading therapy dogs. Along with their handlers, these loyal pups participate in the library’s Ruff’s Pack Readers program, which promotes literacy and a lifelong love - Read more
Students from the Connecticut Friends School completed a project as part of their school’s partnership with the Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Norwalk, CT. The students began using the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum earlier in the trimester, and teachers wanted to be sure they made a service learning connection with their use of it. In - Read more
“The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum teaches essential life skills and promotes good citizenship. And our entire community benefits from it!” Students from Boyd County Middle School and Catlettsburg Elementary in Boyd County, KY participated in the school district’s first ever Mutt-i-grees retreat. The goal? To encourage community engagement by offering students a unique - Read more
We love seeing Mutt-i-gree Puppet in action! He had a blast helping students in Mrs. Kayla Moore's class at Sallie Cone Preschool Center in Conway, AR create "D" dog art while discussing decision-making as part of lessons from the Dealing with Decisions theme in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum.
"I can do as much as I like during each unit, adding in my own ideas and materials and tailoring it to my student’s needs. It doesn’t feel like extra work and the students really look forward it. I’m loving the positive changes and outcomes I’m seeing this year as a result of what - Read more
Adam E., School Intervention Specialist at Van Buren County School Based Mental Health in Arkansas uses the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to teach students social and emotional skills that will help them succeed in school. He has incorporated as many of the readings, resources, and activities from the Curriculum as he can, which helps keep the - Read more
Roxie is a 7 year old dog owned by Susan Picking, a Physical Therapist with the Meriden, CT Public Schools. Susan writes: "I have had Roxie since she was a puppy. Two years ago Roxie and I completed training and were certified as a pet partner team. I have also taken cl asses to allow - Read more
We are proud to introduce our latest pack of 13 dedicated Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassadors determined to make a difference in their communities through projects that raise awareness and resources for animals in need. They have lots of fresh ideas, and are committed to using their energy to spread the Mutt-i-grees messages of kindness, - Read more
Students and teachers across the country have integrated song and dance into their Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Here are a few examples, feel free to adopt these songs for your students. Or, perhaps they will inspire you to write your own?