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PETLAND NOVI talks about -Back to School: The benefits of pets in the classroom. Summer has ended and children across the nation are back in school. Many may be surprised to find a new classmate, a classroom pet. Petland Novi will visit local schools
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Sept. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- Petland Novi talks about -Back to School: The benefits of pets in the classroom. The lazy days of summer have ended and children across the nation are back in school. Many may be surprised to find a new classmate, a classroom pet.

Petland Novi will visit local schools!

“Many teachers welcome their students with the addition of a classroom pet,” said  Petland, Inc. and Petland Novi couldn't agree more. “The benefits of being exposed to pets as children are plenty”.

The child-pet bond has been studied in recent years and applauded for the positive findings. There is little doubt that many kids suffer anxiety in school settings. According to the Delta Society, an organization committed to understanding and promoting the human-animal bond, pets help decrease feelings of loneliness, lower blood pressure and also serve as preventive and therapeutic measures against everyday stress and anxiety.

But what advantages do the classroom pets add to the curriculum? It is important early on in a child’s education that they get excited about learning. All it takes is finding that one thing that they can become passionate about and it will set them on the right track for the future. Additionally, the pet can teach the children responsibility and empathy. Have a schedule to set who is to care for the classroom pet that morning or afternoon. Be sure that you always supervise student interaction with the pet to ensure the safety of both the student and the animal.

Despite the various benefits of classroom pets, there are things to think about before adding a pet to your environment.

Allergies – Before choosing a pet for your classroom, be sure to check with your students and parents for allergies. If allergies are a problem, look at adding a fish instead of a furry friend.

Size and Temperament – Popular options for classroom pets include rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, birds and fish. However, hamsters, birds and gerbils can bite if handled roughly. Consider the ages of the children in your classroom as well as the physical constraints of your room before deciding which pet is the right fit for you.

Who will care for the pet? It is not wise to send a pet home with a different child each weekend or holiday. The change in environment can stress the animal and cause illness. Additionally, it should not be left over the weekend alone. Before deciding to purchase a classroom pet, be sure that you can commit to being the primary guardian of that animal.

Kids benefit from exposure to pets in the classroom in ways that help to shape their lives for years to come. Our goal is to establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible of pet care in the classroom.]
Petland Novi is a leader in the area of animal care with a number of on-going community service programs. Part of Petland's community service outreach program involves children making visits to the Petland store for tours, hands-on interactions with puppies and the opportunity to learn about a pet’s four basic needs – maintenance, behavioral, nutritional and environmental. Petland Novi also welcomes making visits with Petland Novi pets to local school classrooms, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

The staff at Petland Novi believes an appreciation for pets and their care should begin at a young age. Our Mission at Petland is to enhance people's knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. We are willing to work with all teachers and students, and have found our animal care presentations work particularly well with elementary students. Our Petland Pet Counselors are open to working in-store or classroom pet presentations around any curriculum.

Petland Novi also offers a "Teacher Discount Program," with 20 percent savings on the purchase of future classroom pets and pet supplies.
At Petland, we believe in the lifelong therapeutic benefits of pets. Studies have shown that pets are good for people, lowering stress and blood pressure in some cases. Pets also are an important source of touching, talking and intimate dialogue, especially for the elderly.
We realize many senior citizens have fond memories of the pets they had in more youthful days. We also realize that pets give unconditional love and are open to the caressing touch of a person’s hand.

If you would be interested in having students visit Petland Novi or having Petland Pet Counselors and pets visit your classroom or care facility, please do not hesitate to contact us at 248-449-7340 or Activity directors interested in having an on-site pet for interaction with care facility residents should inquire as well.
The staff at Petland Novi looks forward to hearing from you!

About Petland Novi

Petland Novi is a family owned and operated business

They have been at the twelve oaks mall in Novi Michigan for over 17 years and have found homes for over 22,000 puppies and kittens since they opened.

Mission statement:

Our pet counselors are dedicated to matching the right pet with the right customer and meeting the needs of both.
To our customers who already have pets we are dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human animal bond.

All of their puppies come with and or include the following:


Includes AKC registration or AKC canine partners listing

60 days of AKC pet insurance

Professional u.s.d.a. Approved breeders & professional hobbyists

Puppy has been examined by up to 3 veterinarians before he or she goes home

Up to date vaccinations

Initial de-worming’s & ear mite treatment

Michigan vet health certificate

Exclusive Petland 14 day viral warranty

Well socialized Petland puppy

Four generation pedigree on selected puppies

3 free vet exams at VCA

Extended 60 day health warranty at VCA

$100 discount on spay/neuter at VCA

Dual registerability on selected breeds

Petland breed knowledge

Petland animal care

Microchipped for lifetime identification and a pet id card

Complimentary training DVD

Lifetime training assistance

Free snuggle puppy ($50) value

Hotline to Petland

Clean & well groomed

Basic training already started

To see their puppies visit for details

They always carry the following breeds

Siberian husky's
Shih Tzu’s
Yorkshire terrier's
Cavalier king Charles spaniels
German shepherds
English bulldogs
Labrador retrievers
Boston terriers
Golden retrievers
Teddy bears
Bichon frise's
Miniature schnauzers
Miniature bulldogs
And much much more

Normally they have 80 to 100 puppies available to choose from!

At Petland Novi they carry the largest selection of puppies and kittens in Michigan.
The best selection of dog supplies at competitive prices. Their boutique has everything you will ever need to pamper your best friend. Come in and see the difference!
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