College of Veterinary Medicine

The People-Pet Partnership

Pet Education Partnership (PEP)


Children taught to extend compassion and kindness towards animals act in this manner as adults. PEP encourages this through its curriculum.

Specifically, this is accomplished by showing children the benefits of interaction with companion animals and teaching them how to be responsible pet owners.


Furthermore, PEP educates students about their responsibilities toward all animals and their environment as a whole

  Child with Black Lab Dog
Teaching children about responsible pet care and the human-animal bond is an important part of developing caring adults. However, many educators do not have the time to develop a curriculum on their own. Therefore, PPP has produced an innovative pet care curriculum, Learning and Living Together: Building the Human-Animal Bond. The lessons emphasize responsibility and empathy through relationships with companion animals.

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Last Edited: Feb 04, 2009 3:33 PM   

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