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Meet a Mutt-i-gree

//Meet a Mutt-i-gree

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!

Meet Lainey: A Dog Who Loves to Listen

Since she was young, Lainey has been dedicated to making people feel better. She loves giving kisses and has even helped a few people get over their fear of dogs. When her owners adopted another Mutt-i-gree from North Shore Animal League America, she worked hard to help her new sibling get over her anxiety - Read more

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

Meet Kayla: 10-year-old Canine in the Classroom

Kayla, a 10-year-old Cockapoo, whose elderly owners could no longer care for her, had been rescued and brought to Meriden Humane Society, where Cynthia’s daughter is a volunteer. Last month, word spread to Cynthia, who fell in love with and adopted Kayla, her first dog ever. The pair couldn’t be happier. Since then, Cynthia has been busily making arrangements to bring Kayla to school every day, where the new canine instructor will be available to provide “paws-on” demonstrations for Mutt-i-grees lessons.

By: Cynthia Niedbala | Categories: Meet a Mutt-i-gree