Kids! Get active with your pet! There are countless ways to focus learning around your pet in the classroom. From in-class assignments to take-home projects and from coloring pages to crafts, here are some great ideas to enhance your connection to, and understanding of, your pet. Enjoy the great things to do on our pages!Kids
We’re cutting out the red tape! Just fill out the application and tell us about yourself, your students and your classroom. Email it to us, and we’ll get back to you with a decision within 3-4 weeks. If you qualify, we’ll send a certificate or coupons (depending on grant type) directly to you for the support of your classroom pets within 4-6 weeks from the date of approval. That’s all there is to it.Teachers
Kids and pets – it’s just natural –Kids benefit from exposure to pets in the classroom in ways that help to shape their lives for years to come. Our goal is to establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in elementary and middle school.Community
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a notice attributing an outbreak of human Salmonella infections to contact with pet bearded dragons. You can read the complete CDC notice at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/cotham-04-14/index.html.
Some of our retail partners have temporarily suspended sales of bearded dragons during the CDC's investigation. If you are applying for a bearded dragon grant, please contact your local pet retailer in advance to see if they currently have the animals available.
Please note that anyone in contact with reptiles of any kind should take precautions against Salmonella transmission. This is especially true for children. The CDC has published recommendations for those in contact with pet reptiles on how to safely handle the animals to minimize the risk of disease transmission: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/cotham-04-14/advice-pet-owners.html.