Since we launched it in 2010, the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum has prompted teachers, counselors, and librarians across the country to adopt shelter pets and make them lovable, calming members of their educational communities. Every day, students from Pre-K through high school are learning lessons in empathy, compassion, and self-confidence through this remarkable program. In Oklahoma, for - Read more
Similar and Different is one of the profound topics within the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum as it relates to recognition and appreciation of diversity. Observing and discussing similarities and differences in animals and in people always resonates with students. The National Student Ambassadors, who participated in a recent rescue, epitomize the concept. Their - Read more
It's always busy inside an animal shelter. At North Shore Animal League America, their trainers, rescue associates and adoption counselors are hard at work everyday making sure that the pets are receiving the necessary attention and care until they are matched with the right family for adoption.
For loving and fun, all kids will agree, There’s nothing as sweet as a sweet Mutt-i-gree! A canine? A feline? Don’t bother to fuss — They all need what we need — they’re really like us! Clearly these lines are not up to Dr. Seuss’s imaginative standards, but chances are the man who wrote - Read more
Watch and see the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum in Action.
The clever children’s librarians at the West Haven Public Library, in Connecticit, decided that Fido needs feeding, and the best way to do it is with a bit of juicy reading. The Children’s Librarian came up with the idea to paint a super-size dog face on a cardboard box — about half the size - Read more
“There are great lesson plan ideas and I feel that it teaches children important lessons in life!” Each week, Lorie H., Children’s Program Coordinator for the Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA teaches a program called Discover, in which the library offers classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age five. - Read more
“It makes me proud knowing that we are just one more establishment promoting shelter animal awareness. Mutt-i-grees has also allowed us to create bonds with various organizations throughout the township.” Lauren Longbottom has been the children’s librarian at Ridley Township Public Library for six years and is also a volunteer for - Read more
“Mutt-i-grees is a natural fit for public libraries. We are all about having fun, educating, and teaching empathy. Mutt-i-grees is also an opportunity to offer creative programming on a shoestring budget.” When Robin Sofge started as a full-time Youth Services Librarian at Bull Run Regional Library this past December, she - Read more
If you stop by Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA on a given day, you might run into two very special visitors: Dascha and Jack, the library’s two dedicated reading therapy dogs. Along with their handlers, these loyal pups participate in the library’s Ruff’s Pack Readers program, which promotes literacy and a lifelong love - Read more