The Mutt-i-grees School Dog Program

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The Mutt-i-grees School Dog Program

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Thinking of adding a Mutt-i-grees school dog to your school? This online course provides an overview of
  • identifying the right kind of dog for you and your school
  • the adoption process
  • the role of your Mutt-i-grees school dog and its benefits
  • integration of your school dog
The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
New York educators may receive CTLE hours upon completing the course.
Developed with funding from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation.
This course is intended to be viewed on tablet or desktop.


Developed in partnership with North Shore Animal League America and Yale University, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is designed to teach to the whole child. Enhancing students’ social and emotional competence, they learn critical skills that are the foundation of academic and life-long success. Viewing life through the lens of rescue pets’ students develop empathy, learn what it is to have resiliency and make ethical decisions. These skills help students to move beyond themselves and care about others, animals, the environment – the world. With service learning at its base, it teaches students that no matter your age, you have the power to make positive change happen.

The school dog program is part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. While it is not required to have a live animal to use the curriculum, many schools have integrated this aspect into their program. Read some of their success stories.
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