Every year this program engages and recognizes students who want to advocate for shelter animals. We are thrilled to announce 41 National Mutt-i-grees Student Ambassadors will lead the way across the nation in raising awareness. Spanning the country from New York to California from nine to twenty-three years of age, these students will take action to engage - Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Miguel Cardona on being President Biden’s pick for Secretary of Education. Here’s what Dr. Cardona said about our program for an article that was published in The Bark: Read the full article here. Congratulations to Miguel Cardona!
I teach at a small coal region school district in Pennsylvania. I have been an 8th grade English teacher there for 36 years. Six years ago I started a pilot program at my school with the life skills kids and emotional support kids with your program. I added my therapy certified German Shepherd to - Read more
During this challenging time we must still support our students in new reimagined ways. We are happy that we can engage them through our virtual internship to learn about the care and wellbeing of animals, career opportunities while cultivating empathy and teaching resiliency via rescue pets. We are excited to launch our first Virtual - Read more
We were so excited by the invitation from Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, CT to be part of their first-ever KC 2020 virtual kid convention in October 2020. This was a global event to teach children how to become active, engaged members of their community, which has never been more important. From the challenges posed - Read more
The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum RescuEd Video Series is a resource for educators that shows a behind the scenes look at North Shore Animal League's rescue, adoption, training and education efforts. The below segments can be used in conjunction with the curriculum and is appropriate for all ages. - Read more
Started as an international day of observation in 1998, November 13th marks World Kindness Day. It is a day that recognizes small acts of generosity to large scale efforts and our Mutt-i-grees program can drive acts of kindness. Encouraging students across the globe, to cultivate kindness and compassion will bolster their confidence and show - Read more
October is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month. Even if you cannot bring a new dog or cat into your home, there are lots of ways you can help shelter pets. Shelters are always in need of toys for their rescued animals. Especially, our beloved mischievous felines who’s curiosity drives them to bat, toss - Read more
APPLICATIONS for the 2020/21 are closed. The Mutt-i-grees® National Student Ambassador Program. A service learning, leadership opportunity.
In honor of National Dog Day on August 26, teach students how to raise awareness for the voiceless and most vulnerable beginning with shelter pets. Students will learn why it’s important to adopt a pet from your local shelter and not purchase a pet from a pet store. They will begin to understand the - Read more