An educational grants program to support school teachers to have aquarium fish or small pets in the classroom. One Grant per teacher, per school year (August 3, 2015- June 30, 2016) is permitted.

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Petco Grant 2012-2013

Aug 01, 2012 1:00am - Jul 01, 2013 11:59pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Grant
Category: Educational Grant


Pets in the Classroom Grant Program


By completing this grant form you affirm that you and your principal agree to all terms.

Pets in the Classroom grants are offered to Pre-K through 8th Grade classes in both public and private schools only.  Home school settings do not qualify for grants at this time

These grants are intended to support pets or aquarium in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly.  The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance.  These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind.

Grants are available in the following categories through your local Petco store:

Hamster                                                                   Gerbil

Guinea Pig                                                               Corn Snake

Fish                                                                          Ball Python 

Bearded Dragon                                                      Fire Belly Toad

Leopard Gecko                                                       Tree Frog

Crested Gecko                                                        Tarantula

Mouse                                                                      Scorpion

Not sure which type of animal is best for your classroom?  Review this useful information to help you decide:


If you are seeking a classroom pet in another category not listed as one of the grants above, you may apply for a Pets in the Classroom Rebate Grant, redeemable at any pet store.


Upon approval for the grant, teachers will receive a "Pets in the Classroom" starter kit in the US mail, which includes lesson plans and coupons for a free habitat and supply starter kit specially designed for the Pets in the Classroom program, redeemable at your local Petco store. There are no product substitutions.  As part of the kit, teachers will also receive a coupon valued at 50% off the everyday retail price of the live animal;  teacher will be required to cover the remaining portion of the animal. 

All grants are administered through the Pet Care Trust.  Only one Pets in the Classroom Grant per teacher, per school year is permitted.

Grants certificates are not transferable.

Grant approval is at the sole discretion of the Pet Care Trust.

Grants approved through the Petco Pets in the Classroom program are redeemable only at your local Petco store.  Find a Store

Please be advised that this grant is intended to help teachers get set up with a classroom pet, and is not intended to cover costs over the lifetime of the pet. When considering adding a pet to your classroom, consider your ability to pay out-of-pocket expenses over the pet's lifetime.


Petco Pets in the Classroom Grant Request Timeline:

1.     Grant Application is submitted online, and recipient is immediately sent a confirmation email.


2.     Grant Applicant is notified of approval in writing within 2 weeks after submitting application. 

3.     Upon approval, grant Applicant will receive a "Pets in the Classroom Kit" consisting of a Coupon Sheet for a free habitat and supply starter kit, and a 50% coupon to purchase the live animal within 2 weeks of submitting application.

4.     Teacher redeems coupons at local Petco store to set up pet habitat

5.     Teacher uses 50% off coupon to purchase live animal from their local Petco store.


Once you have read and agreed to the terms above, click on "Log In" at top of page to set up an online profile. 



Early registration ends on Jul 31, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Aug 01, 2012 and ends on Jun 14, 2013.
Late registration starts on Jun 15, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


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