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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!

Puerto Rico School Cats and Dogs

The Academia Cristo Rey Middle School in Ponce, Puerto Rico has set a bar that is a tough act to follow. From rescue to nurture to adopt and educate they have our mission covered. Cristo Rey not only has a Mutt-i-grees School Dog (Anakin) but is part of our Mutt-i-grees School Cat Foster Program which continues to rescue and transport the kittens to the safety of our campus. The leadership for the programs is executed by our Global Student Ambassadors who named themselves the Cristo Rey Pawsitive Minds. These students are an inspiration to their fellow students, their teachers and us at North Shore Animal League America.

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

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree

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.

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree
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