Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Dr. Amy Johnson, Executive Director
Main Address:
Hunt Club (Mailing Address Only)
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Program Location: Macomb
11350 22 Mile Road
Utica, MI 48317
Program Location: Oakland
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI 48341

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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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer and Be a Hero
Repeats every day until Sat Jan 01 2022.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
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Upcoming Events

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