Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Dr. Amy Johnson, Executive Director
Main Address

Hunt Club (Mailing Address Only)
Shelby Township, MI 48316
United States

Program Location: Macomb
11350 22 Mile Road
Utica, MI 48317
United States

Program Location: Oakland
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI 48341
United States

What We Do
The most unique aspect about Teacher’s Pet is that the programming is both human and canine centric; building relationships for future successes. The unfortunate reality is that our dogs and kids usually have similar backgrounds that include trauma and/or neglect. You would be surprised at how many ways they can mirror each other. By pairing them together, they help each other heal in ways that can be challenging in other training or clinical settings. They simply get each other and understand their needs. That is when the magic happens. Teacher’s Pet facilitates several programs throughout the Metro Detroit area; including students from Neil Reid, Children's Village, and Crossroads for Youth.
Interesting Info
  • Since our inception, we have worked with 2400 youth and 3400 dogs
  • Our goal is to open up a facility that has dogs kennels and a learning space where we could incorporate vocational, educational, and therapeutic components.
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