Guided by research on social-emotional learning and human-animal interaction, Mutt-i-grees in the Library is tailored to the needs and interests of librarians and their communities. Currently implemented in libraries across the county and in Canada, this application emphasizes literacy and vocabulary while encouraging empathy and compassion with lessons and activities that benefit children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical health. It features ideas for contests, service-learning for kids and teens, clubs, summer reading challenges, and special events that raise awareness of shelter animals. It also provides suggestions for hands-on activities, including crafts and yoga, as well as an extensive bibliography of material about shelter animals. Live animals are not necessary for successful implementation.