About

OUR MISSION:  To save the lives of animals, while changing the lives of children.

WHAT WE DO:  Tails That Teach is a non-profit organization that educates young children about kindness, compassion, and empathy by bridging the connection between people and animals through our captivating books, Love Me Gently and Gray Whiskers. Through fundraising and generous sponsors, we gratefully donate the books to animal organizations to enhance humane education and community outreach efforts. They are also provided to elementary schools to supplement character education and promote literacy.

WHY WE DO IT: To empower the next generation to make good choices and to respectfully care for pets and people. When young children are taught to be kind to animals, the ripple effects are boundless and children are less likely to abuse a pet or bully a classmate. Teaching kids to properly care for pets helps them grow up to be compassionate adults and responsible pet owners. By fostering the human-animal bond, children learn caring connections toward all living beings making a better future for animals and people. Our motto is simple…Be a Nice Human!

PARTNERSHIPS:  In addition to countless elementary schools across the country, Tails That Teach partners with a growing list of animal organizations across the country. Check out our tremendous impact on our Where We Are page.

NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY: Tails That Teach is also the proud founder of National Rescue Dog Day observed annually on May 20 to recognize the amazing ways rescue dogs impact human lives and brings awareness to the countless number of dogs waiting in shelters for their forever home. 

CONTACT: info@tailsthatteach.org

Tails That Teach is a non-profit organization, fiscally sponsored by OneOc.


Saving the lives of animals, while changing the lives of children

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