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Welcome to People-Pet Partnership's Learning and Living Together: Building the Human-Animal Bond educational web site.

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Animals are fascinating. Humans like to be around animals and observe their appearance and behavior. Having companion animals around us makes our lives more interesting and more fun. In order to fully benefit from these relationships, one must take good care of their pets. This web site was designed to help you become responsible and caring pet owner. This web site is composed of four sections. 

Development of the programs for Grades 1 -3 was sponsored by The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.

The development of the grade four curriculum was sponsored in part by the Banfield Charitable Trust .
 
"Getting Acquainted with Pets"
"Getting Acquainted with Pets"
The first section is designed for kindergarten and 1st grade children (even if you are older you might want to take a look at it; you may even learn a thing or two!). In it, you will learn the difference between a pet, a farm animal, and a wild animal. You will also learn about a lot of different facts about all kinds of interesting pets.
"Little Critters as Pets"

"Little Critters as Pets"

The second section of the curriculum is for 2nd graders. This section is about a special kind of pets: little critters. How many different types of little critters do you know? Do you know that little critters have special needs and have to be handled very carefully? If you want to learn more about little critters, this section is for you.
"Cats as Companion Animals"

"Cats as Companion Animals"

The third section of the curriculum is for 3rd graders and is all about cats! In this section you will learn about what cats need to be happy and healthy. You will also learn about their history, and their behavior. How many wild relatives do cats have? Find out in this section!
"Dogs as Companion Animals"

"Dogs as Companion Animals"

This section is designed for 4th grade students. You will learn about what dogs need to be happy and healthy. You will also learn about their history, their behavior and about many of the ways that dogs and people interact.

 

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