PetSmart(R) Helps Teachers Bring Pets Back to School – MarketWatch

Having a pet in school just got easier thanks to PetSmart and The Pet Care Trust. Eligible teachers can get a “Pets in the Classroom” grant from the Pet Care Trust, which includes a discount at their local PetSmart store on a classroom pet and the essentials needed to care for that pet, from habitat to accessories and food.

The online grant application process can be accessed at and is open to all U.S. pre-kindergarten to 6th-grade teachers, encouraging supervised interaction for children with the pets in the classroom. By caring for a pet, teachers can help children learn responsibility, hygiene and the importance of schedules.

Once approved, the teacher can consult with a PetSmart pet care associate to determine which one of the following pets will best fit into their individual classroom setting:

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