How It Works

/How It Works/

The transformative power of the dog cultivates a calm, confident and empathetic school community. Through the lens of the rescue pet, while bridging social emotional learning with humane education, students learn compassion and what it is to have resiliency – they learn coping skills. The journey of the rescue pet is not lost on them. Both have a vulnerability to suffering and kindness. Dogs - whether they come to school every day or every once in a while, or are represented in stories , photos, or videos - are unique to the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. They nurture students’ imagination. Contribute to happiness and kindness. Provide opportunity for service learning, and the cultivation of empathy, and compassion. These are some of the outcomes. 5000+ educators are using this program and seeing first hand its impact.

Meet the 2020/21 Student Ambassadors

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

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Student Ambassadors

Miguel Cardona: Biden’s Pick for Secretary of Education

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!

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

Dakota’s Story

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

By: Kim Laird | Categories: Blog, Mutt-i-grees in Action

Abraham Lincoln High School Virtual Internship

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

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

Virtual Kid Convention With Stepping Stones

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

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

RescuEDTM Video Series

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

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Video Gallery

4 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13

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

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Holiday and Seasonal Themes, Idea Exchange

Help Shelter Pets!

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

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Holiday and Seasonal Themes