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 www.petsmart.com/teachers 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: