Having a classroom pet teaches students to be caring and responsible. Applicants who meet all of the qualifications outlined WILL RECEIVE A GRANT by The Pet Care Trust. Pre-K through 9thgrade public and private school teachers in the US or Canada are welcome to apply up until 6/1/19. Grantees will have the choice of small mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and arachnids. Educators are encouraged to include students from the beginning by allowing them to vote which classroom pet they would like. Be sure to check with your school district’s regulations as to which pets are allowed in the classroom prior to applying. A classroom pet is something students will remember for the rest of their lives!