1. cat
  2. cat food
  3. cat mate
  4. cat md
  5. cat sip
  6. cat stop
  7. catit
  8. catmouse
  9. catnip & grass
  10. catswell

Teacher's Guide to Classroom Pets

You may be eligible for a grant!

Classroom pets offer so many valuable learning opportunities. That’s why PetSmart partners with the Pets in the Classroom Program to offer grants for teachers.

A grant from Pets in the Classroom can help you get one of these pets at minimal cost:

  • Fish
  • Hamster, Guinea Pig
  • Bearded Dragon, Leopard Gecko, Turtle

Grants are available to public and private school teachers in pre-K through 8th grade classes.

Apply for grant

Select A Pet That's Best For You

Small Pets

Guinea Pigs may jump up and down quickly, in behavior known as "popcorning"

Guinea Pigs are very sensitive to loud noises, so keeping your voice low when you're with them is a good idea

Guinea Pigs need food and supplements with vitamin C, because they don't have this vitamin naturally

Learn more about Small Pets

Freshwater Fish

Goldfish can't close their eyes but can sleep with their eyes open

Goldfish have been kept as pets for more than 1,000 years, dating back to ancient China

Goldfish can see ultraviolet and infrared light

Learn more about Fish


Bearded Dragons come from Australia originally

Male Beardies bob their head quickly to show other dragons that they're dominant

If a Beardie waves his or her arms, it means "I don't want to fight you"

Learn more about Reptiles