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!
Shelby was the first Mutt-i-grees School Dog in New York City and was the absolute original in so many ways. There is so much to say about the joy she brought and the lessons she taught all of us. To tell it best- let’s go back to the beginning. In 2014 the Mutt-i-grees Team - Read more