Happy Halloween from the Mutt-i-grees team! Remember that not all pets like being dressed up for the holiday, so respect what makes your pet partner comfortable! Check out Lesson 4.5, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, from the grade 4 and 5 curriculum for more ways you can teach trust and respect in your classroom! Lessons in this theme - Read more
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.
About Me / About You
Did you know black cats are harder to find homes for due to the stigma that they are bad luck? We want to end this stereotype! We are all different and Lesson 1.2, About Me/About You in the Grade 6 curriculum, discusses how the best way to get to know someone is to spend - Read more
Stop Bullying Day
In Lesson 1.3, Pawsitive Thinking, from the 7-8 curriculum, Students will learn about positive and negative thinking, how one’s mindset can influence outcomes, and how to consciously focus and encourage themselves through positive self-talk. It is the perfect activity to build self-confidence for Stop Bullying Day or any day. Try it yourself with this - 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
Ambassador Program: A Global Perspective
The Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassador Program was established in 2014 to identify and cultivate students who have the desire and passion to advocate for and help raise awareness of Mutt-i-grees: animals that are waiting to be rescued or that are residing in shelters. Students participate from schools, libraries, youth organizations and clubs. The Ambassadors - Read more
Meet the 2021/22 Student Ambassadors
Every year this program engages and recognizes students who want to advocate for shelter animals. They will demonstrate the significance of the human animal bond to cultivate empathy and resiliency. We are inspired by these students who will take action to educate their community on the importance of rescue and what it means not - Read more