Classroom Resources

Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories

  •  This resource is about dogs and First Nations. It explains how dogs have always been part of the life of First Nations People and how relationships with dogs is changing. Students will meet Elders and others who share their stories about dogs and about caring for dogs.

Finding Fido

  • This site will help you figure out if you’re ready for a dog, how to pick the right one for you and how to avoid supporting the cruel puppy mill industry. (A program of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies).

How to Love your Dog

  • This comprehensive site calls itself a Kid’s Guide to Dog Care. It has plenty of information about choosing, caring for and training a dog. Lots of instructional videos, gift guides and teacher resources are included.

Being a Responsible Pet Owner

  • This site offers short one minute animated videos aimed towards children educating on the responsibilities that come with owning a pet.

B 4 U get a pet: Future pet parent guide

  • Thinking about getting a pet? This website has lots of information for future pet parents including practical considerations before getting a pet, cost of pet ownership, how to introduce your new pet into a household with other pets or children and much more!

RSPCA Interactive

  • This site from the Royal SPCA in Great Britain has lots of quizzes, drag and drop activities, videos, interactive stories and more. Different sections cover animals’ needs, pet care, finding the right home for animals, and other topics – all presented in a colourful and fun manner.

Cats and Birds

  • This website encourages cat owners to keep cats indoors not only for their sake, but for the sake of wild birds.

Worms & Germs

  • This educational blog promotes safe pet ownership by offering information related to zoonotic diseases.

Purina Animal Hall of Fame

  • Each year Purina honours those cats and dogs that have proven themselves to be true pet heroes by recognizing them in their Animal Hall of Fame, one of the longest running pet programs in Canada. Read their stories or share your own – if you have or know of a pet that has helped save a life, send in your pet hero story. That special animal my be inducted to the Hall of Fame!

Free Kibbles

  • This site was created by a 12 year who old wanted to help feed the hungry animals at her local animal shelter. It has a free, fun trivia game that earns food for shelter animals every day you play. It’s fast, easy, fun and educational! It may even inspire your students to create something similar here in Canada

Stop the 77

  • According to this site, 77% of dog bites come from the family dog or a friend’s dog. Some very useful resources for avoiding dog bites, including a powerful video, a poster and good information for reading dog body language.

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