Classroom Pet, Anyone?

Karla Andrew

This article, entitled Classroom Pet, Anyone? comes from Karla Andrew and partner site Tech Ed 4 Kids

Check out A Teacher's Guide to Pets in the Classroom for more information if you would like a pet for your classroom. (Currently, the offer isn't valid for homeschool.)

PetSmart is offering grants intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance.

Grants are available in the following categories through your local PetSmart store:

  • Hamster

  • Guinea Pig

  • Fish

  • Bearded Dragon (a small fee applies)

  • Leopard Gecko

  • Fancy Rat

  • Snake

"The goal of Pets in the Classroom grants is to support pets or an aquarium in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. These grants are offered to Pre-K through 8th Grade classes in both public and private schools only. Home school settings do not qualify for grants at this time.

Grants are available through your local PetSmart store.

Not sure which type of animal is best for your classroom? Review this additional information to help you decide: www.mypetsmart.com/care-guides."



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