Featured Animal 2020 Promising Practices


Hodge Elementary School, MO

The Character Council at Hodge worked together
to raise money for the Open Door Animal Shelter
in Jefferson County. The students also collected
pet supplies to donate to the shelter as part of their
Service Learning Project. 


Ridgewood Avenue School, NJ

                                                                                            A cut pug who belongs to one of Ridgewood's
special education teachers, Ozzy has earned his
dog therapy certification. Every morning Ozzy
goes to the Resource Room where students have
the opportunity to take care of him and gain a
deeper understanding for animals and pets (and
responsibility too).

Lakeside Elementary School, KS

Working collaboratively with high school
and college students, the 5th graders at
Lakeside designed and built life-size dog
houses that they then auctioned off. All
proceeds went to the local Humane Society.