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Did you know that many states have curriculum requirements for humane and character education? This education involves teaching children to understand, care about, and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, and responsibility for self and others.

Teaching kindness to animals is a natural component of these efforts. Developing empathy towards animals can be a key step in developing empathy for and rejecting violence against all beings, including humans. With bullying and youth violence rampant in schools today, it is essential to teach compassion and encourage kindness in your students.



Charlie's Acres' Virtual Class Pet Program includes:

- An adoption certificate, photos, and information about your new class pet.

- Four 30 minute video calls with an animal caregiver and your class pet. These can be scheduled throughout the year, semester, or shorter unit, depending on your class’s needs. These calls will focus on humane education lessons that help students put themselves in an animal’s “shoes” and consider their feelings.

View our Virtual Class Pet Program curriculum.

This program is available to teachers at no cost. Donations are always greatly appreciated, when able, in order to continue offering this program.

Note from the Charlie's Acres Education Team (2/15/22):

Our Virtual Class Pet Program has been so popular that we've had to temporarily close new registrations for the current semester. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we're accepting new classroom registrations in September 2022!

If your class is already enrolled in our Virtual Class Pet program and you're having trouble scheduling your next video call, please contact for assistance.

If you missed out the Virtual Class Pet program this year, you can still book a one-time virtual field trip for your classroom at the link below.


You can help us make this program available to even more classrooms with a Pay-It-Forward donation.