At Coastal Pet, people are the source of our strength. We believe that our success is achieved by people who share our values. This is why we choose to invest in organizations that share our value of having a passion for pets, people and progress.
Founded by three Detroit-area Lions club members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or Deaf-Blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight.
Leader Dog programs are crafted to address individual situations and adapt to our clients’ changing needs at any point in their lives. From youth camp to orientation and mobility cane training through guide dog training and GPS technology integration, Leader Dog’s programs give clients the confidence and skills they need to live independent lives.
The mission of Morris Animal Foundation is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals.
Morris Animal Foundation improves and protects the health of animals through scientific innovation, education and inspiration. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, they continue to be a science-driven organization, funding critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. 20,000+ species benefit from their research.
Diseases often aren’t species specific. When they help one animal, the new knowledge gained can have a ripple effect to help related species or entire ecosystems.
Pets in the Classroom
Pets in the Classroom is a grant program that provides funding toward a small animal and pet supplies to pre-kindergarten through 9th grade teachers in both private and public schools. While classroom pets are a valuable teaching tool, they understand that many teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals. Through the program, teachers can get an initial grant to help with the cost of purchasing a small animal pet and its supplies, and then a sustaining grant each school year after to help with the continued cost of feeding and caring for the pet.
Through these programs, teachers can enhance their students’ educational and personal development through interaction with pets. According to studies and teacher feedback, interacting with a classroom pet can:
Teach empathy and compassion.
Facilitate student responsibility.
Increase student engagement.
Improve attendance due to their classroom pet.
Develop social skills.
Improve students’ self-esteem.
Decrease necessary disciplinary measures.
Improve test/academic performance.
Be a best friend.
Animal Behavior College
Founded in 1998 by US military veteran, Steven Appelbaum, Animal Behavior College is a school where animal lovers pursue animal careers. Appelbaum was previously the owner and President of Animal Behavior and Training Associates, Inc., the largest independent dog training company in the United States at the time.
Animal Behavior College (ABC) has been helping animal lovers pursue animal careers for over 20 years. With over 24,000 graduates across the United States and Canada, and 166,000 volunteer hours donated at animal shelters, Animal Behavior College is a reputable private vocational school. They are proud to be approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
At Animal Behavior College, they care about our students’ success and future careers within the pet industry. They know every student experience is different, which is why they are committed to providing you the best possible education during your time with ABC.
Certification programs include:
- Dog Trainer
- Cat Trainer
- Veterinary Assistant
- Pet Groomer
- Aquarium Maintenance
- Zookeeper Assistant