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Pets in the Classroom

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Pets in the classroom

Petco makes it easy to get a pet in your classroom!

Classroom pets are wonderful resources for teachers to make learning fun in all subjects! Petco and the Pet Care Trust have teamed up to create the Pets in the Classroom program, which supplies products and funding for classroom critters at low cost to schools, with no out of pocket supply cost.

If you're a teacher, funding & supplies are available.

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Here's what the teachers have to say:

Thank you for this amazing opportunity to bring frogs into my classroom! I bought 3 fire bellied toads and all their "equipment" with the grant money. The students are very excited about the new addition... and feeding them live crickets!
- Ms. Clark, Bolivia Elementry School

Beginning second quarter, I will be allowing the students to take the guinea pigs home for the week. This will be a family project... thank you so much.
- Ms. Garlie, Kalaheo Elementry School

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Pets in the Classroom Program - Classroom Pets for Pre-K through 8th Grade Classes

Get some educational pets in the classroom at your school! Classroom pets are incredible resources for both students and teachers. They can make engaging with any subject more fun than ever. The Pets in the Classroom program, brought to you by Petco and the Pet Care Trust, helps classrooms get everything they need to take care of a pet at little cost to the school and without any out of pocket expenses. Read More

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