October 22nd

TurfMutt Foundation

The TurfMutt Foundation directs the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program, which teaches that nature starts at your backdoor and taking care of our managed green spaces is good for our families and communities, pets, wildlife and the planet.

TurfMutt in a cape

The program’s first “spokesdog” was Lucky, a rescue dog adopted by Kris Kiser. A tablecloth was draped around Lucky’s neck and a superhero was born. He loved it!

Now, Mutt Mulligan has taken on superhero duties to continue the TurfMutt program’s message: save the planet one yard at a time. These rescue dogs are “pawing it forward” because who knows the power of a yard or park more than a dog?

Here are 5 ways the TurfMutt Foundation supports its mission of “Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time.”

  • Showcases the environmental super powers of green spaces we encounter every day – yards, school yards, parks, golf courses, sports fields and other managed green spaces.
  • Offers stay-at-home, STEM lesson plans, available for free download, for K-8 educators through Scholastic and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Global Learning Lab.
  • Sponsored Wildlife Habitat Council webinars and participated in its annual calendar.
  • Has appeared on two national television shows: Lucky Dog and Ready, Set, Pet.
  • Produces Lucky’s Mutt Madness, a dog adoption event with the Kentucky Humane Society, in tandem with the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition, GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.


To learn more, go to TurfMutt.com.