Toddlers at received a special surprise July 11 when the Oakland Pet Adoption Center brought Longbottom, a hound mix, and two grey kittens, Steve and Steveo, to their classroom.
The Center staff shared the value of caring for pets and the key to being a good pet owner. Topics included supplying food, water, shelter, veterinary care, exercise and love. Students also learned about the importance of keeping pets licensed and having some form of identification on your pet, in case they get lost.
Longbottom is a stray that has been up for adoption since May.
“He was really great with the young children,” said Anjilla Young, Schoolhouse Montessori communications coordinator. “The children were screaming out of excitement, and he remained calm the whole time. You could tell he was very happy to be there, with his tail constantly wagging and licking the children when they came up to him. He would make an awesome companion animal for a family.”
The Oakland Pet Adoption Center has been providing shelter and care while trying to find animals new, loving homes since 1980. To adopt an animal or for more information, call 248-391-4100.
Families interested in learning more about Schoolhouse Montessori Academy summer programs for ages six weeks to six years may visit schoolhousemontessori.com or call 248-539-3378.
--Schoolhouse Montessori Academy press release