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Members of the Mutt-i-grees Canine Corps are redefining the term ‘working dog.’ The teaching Mutt-i-grees featured below are now in many schools for most of the week. They help promote a positive school climate, lend an ear to students practicing reading skills, join counselors working with children emotional difficulties, mediate behavior problems, and help developmentally disabled students. When they are not working, members of the Mutt-i-grees Canine Corps are busy greeting parents, getting hugs from students, and hanging out in the school library or media room. Some even accompany staff on speaking engagements promoting the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Their teacher handlers are reporting that by day’s end, these dogs are exhausted!

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

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Meet Ruby: A Rare Gem in North Carolina

Give a warm welcome to Ruby! An adorable 4-month old Mutt-i-gree, Ruby has a love for kids and an eagerness to work hard. She has made a big splash at the Harris Middle School in North Carolina. Every morning, Ruby greets the students and each afternoon, helps to dismiss students who wear a big grin - Read more

By: Principal Michael Tountasakis | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree

Meet Roxie: Dog as Physical Therapist

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

By: Susan Picking | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree

Meet Cinderella: No Ordinary Princess Pup

Cinderella Libow, affectionately called Cindy, is a very special Mutt-i-gree dog. Cindy is a 6 year old trained therapy dog. Cindy is a shelter dog that we adopted from North Shore Animal League America.I often bring her to my ESL classroom to help the students learn many things – including (but not limited to) letters, - Read more

By: Robin Libow | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree

Meet Memphis, the Mutt-i-grees Library Assistant

Memphis, the Mutt-i-grees Library Assistant, was rescued from North Shore Animal League America in 2008. She loves to sit in the sun and read a good book with her best friend, Kay Hammerson, Mutt-i-grees Program Manager and Mutt-i-grees Librarian. Some of her favorites include the following: • Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance by Dorothy - Read more

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Meet Victoria, a Puppy Mill Survivor

Victoria, a puppy mill dog rescued by North Shore Animal League America, has become an important part of the Mutt-i-grees Movement. She participates in Mutt-i-grees assemblies with hundreds of children at Mutt-i-grees schools and loves making classroom and library visits. She has also represented the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum at conferences in Connecticut and New York with her best friend, Lauraine Merlini, Senior Volunteer Manager at North Shore Animal League America.

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Meet Lady: Puppy in the Classroom

Lady spends her time co-teaching Mutt-i-grees lessons with second grade teacher Delois Byrd. Ms. Boyd teaches Mutt-i-grees once a week and she says her students love it. Learning about and helping animals has had a tremendous impact on her students, she says. “I think it has helped them see compassion in action…I like that [the - Read more

By: Delois Byrd | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree

Meet Simba and Turtle, Two Puppy Mill Rescues

Meet Simba and Turtle, two puppy mill rescues who love making a difference in the lives of students and educators at Mutt-i-grees schools in New York. As part of the Mutt-i-grees outreach team, they co-present at assemblies and school visits with their best human friend, Jayne Vitale, Mutt-i-grees Outreach & Youth Development Program Manager. - Read more

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Meet Dixie: The New Therapy Dog on Campus

Home/Blog/ Dixie might be the most popular teacher in the South Side Bee Branch School District, but she’s not your typical educator. As the school district’s newest therapy dog, she is helping co-teach lessons from the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum to students in preschool through twelfth grade. But that’s - Read more

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