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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PIC Petco Program Jan-June 2013

Jan 01, 2013 1:00am - Jun 30, 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:

Freshwater Fish                                                Mouse

Bearded Dragon                                               Gerbil

Crested Gecko                                                  Hamster

Leopard Gecko                                                 Guinea Pig 

Corn Snake                                                       Fire Belly Toad 

Ball Python                                                       White's Tree Frogs

Scorpion                                                           Tarantula

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.  You must choose ONE pet from the list above.

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 Dec 31, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Jan 01, 2013 and ends on Jun 29, 2013.
Late registration starts on Jun 30, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


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