Should pets be allowed at school?

Should we allow pets in schools? What do you think?

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Dogs would be a good mate to play with at break time, but nasty pupils may harm it. It's not as good for class periods because it could distract other pupils, and if he or she barked during an exam it would have to go outside. Some sensitive pupils could be allergic to the animal.In my opinion I would love to have a dog or any classroom pet. by Adam Webb

Adam W (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 19 December 2009 @ 13:20

yes they should

Adam W (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 19 December 2009 @ 13:50

yes they should

Adam W (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 19 December 2009 @ 13:51

i think they should because its making pupils breaks better because if your alone then you've got someone to play with and also for pupils who are upset hug her or he and get happier although for bullies maybe harm it and if exams go of and it play ups or barks it will distract them and they get bed education but i think its a good idea

Amy C wrote on Saturday, 19 December 2009 @ 20:42

no thay shount becaus some people re scered of animals

Bethany H (Age 17) wrote on Sunday, 20 December 2009 @ 15:03

I think pets should be aloud at school if teachers firstly check if anybody is alergic to them ,if nobody is they can keep them if somone is then they will have to send the pet to another school.

Ellen M (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 21 December 2009 @ 15:54

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes whos with me? ps goddler loves dogs!!!!

Adam W (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 21 December 2009 @ 17:04

yes yes yes yes yes they should who is with me!! ps goddler loves dogs!!

Adam W (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 21 December 2009 @ 17:26

no i dont think pets should be allowed at school because they would distract your learning and they could get injured or scared.

Rebecca S wrote on Tuesday, 22 December 2009 @ 09:42

Yes but maybe one pupil a week should be allowed otherwise it cold get very confusing and should be kept away from the classroom during lessons

Lucy G wrote on Friday, 1 January 2010 @ 16:23

Yes but maybe one pupil a week should be allowed otherwise it cold get very confusing and should be kept away from the classroom during lessons

Lucy G wrote on Friday, 1 January 2010 @ 16:24

no because people are allergic or scared

Lucy B (Age 17) wrote on Saturday, 9 January 2010 @ 16:51

yes because id love to bring my dog

Ewan M (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 @ 14:59

they shouldn't bcuz sum ppl r scared of them or allergic

Rachel B wrote on Friday, 15 January 2010 @ 15:57

In some ways it is good but someways bad. It would be fun to have a dog in school but people might go a bit crazy and harm it by accident or diliberatly. Or people might be scared of it or allergic. But my opinion would be yes, if the dog (and sometomes the children) are under control around eachother

Rhiannon P wrote on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 @ 17:49

i think that we should be aloud to take pets to school

Luke A (Age 17) wrote on Thursday, 28 January 2010 @ 20:50

In my school we have fish and gerbils in my form and they don't harm anyone.

Elizabeth J (Age 17) wrote on Wednesday, 1 September 2010 @ 12:13

Dogs are cool and if the

Millie G (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 @ 20:08

Dogs are

Millie G (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 @ 20:09

I definatley think that pets should be allowed at schoool. It would be so much fun and if you got upset or something then you could just go and hug your pet.

Molly F (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 7 October 2010 @ 20:39

I think that there should be certain days where you can bring in pets, not eery day

Milly S wrote on Monday, 1 November 2010 @ 13:34


Zara R (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 7 November 2010 @ 13:46

On some ocassions they should

Jennifer G (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 24 December 2010 @ 13:39

I think pets can only come on non-uniform day and toy day and your own birthday those are the best three days

Hajra A (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 2 January 2011 @ 13:35

Pets are not allowed in our school anymore,b ut your lucky you have a dog!Even if we were allowed on we would not be able to have a dog maby a Fish but not a Dog.Thank PinkPiggy

Ellie S (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 3 February 2011 @ 19:22

i think they shud but i also think they shudnt the reason why i sed yes was because some are cute and soft and fuffly and freinsdly and the reson i sed no coz im scared of dogs,some dogs r vicious and someppl are scared of other things so i wudnt no

Demi B (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 7 February 2011 @ 20:06

It could not do harm any1 and i agree with godler for anything x great answer!

Rhianna G (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 @ 18:19

I agree with rhianna9

Sneha M (Age 17) wrote on Friday, 18 February 2011 @ 22:12

Yeah the should

Eleanor G (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 10 April 2011 @ 08:52

they can bring in a pet but not a messy one

Hajra A (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 14 April 2011 @ 13:09

It gets the kids used to looking after animals they should keep it

Mia T (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 18 April 2011 @ 18:59

Yes and no. People may have an alergic reaction however it is said that animals can help being relaxed and can help work in tests.

Gillian P wrote on Friday, 3 June 2011 @ 22:46

Yes but there should be a pet free zone for people that are allergic to animals

Bryce B (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 @ 19:23

i no it sounds weaired but i dont think they should be because they might get hurt or they might need food

Megan M (Age 17) wrote on Monday, 4 July 2011 @ 20:42

i disagre with rhianna9, because a dog could bite or scratch someone. if my school let a dog wonder round i would move schools

Lucy B (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 @ 18:10

YES! they are awesome

Eden H (Age 17) wrote on Saturday, 27 August 2011 @ 18:45

I agree with misty. There should be a an animal free zone for people who are allergic.

Cerian R (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 @ 10:01

No - people can have allergies and some may have phobias or fears of animals (they're different things). Guide dogs, yes. Others, no, even though I am a real fan of animals! :)

Katie D wrote on Monday, 5 September 2011 @ 19:57


Ella F (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 @ 17:15

yes because i love my dog but no cos it might not enjoy it and be uncomftable And anyone who likes harry potter go them!!!!!!!!!!1

Honor B (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 @ 19:44

Yes and no. No because people may have allergies and yes because SOME are friendly and some are a bit vicious.

Taffy M (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 @ 20:04

I think it would be agood idea because it would give some pupils more confidence and if you don't have any friends then it would be nice to have someone to talk to and play with.

Madsie R (Age 17) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 20:10

now that i would love it would be fantastic

Anna F (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 20 January 2012 @ 20:19

Pets should be aloud to school but their owner will have to look after them to make sure it doesn't harm anyone. Also if pets were aloud to come to school but there should be different dates like wednesday for cats and fridays for dogs etc. Because cats and dogs fight.

Amelia M (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 21 January 2012 @ 16:36

Cool, My class are getting some fish but i wish we got a dog,cat or chickens instead!

Josie W (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 @ 19:42

I struggle a lot at school, especially with my maths, and when I get all worked up and stressed after the lesson the only thing I want is my dog. I try thinking about him but it doesn't really help. Therefore I think students who want to bring their pets in should have to arrange it with the school, be responsible for any damages it does and make sure it doesn't distract any of the pupils.

Leah H (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 17 March 2012 @ 14:48

If it helps you recover from saddness. And anyway you are stuck in school all day why not have it. aslong as it does not diseb in lessojns. And teachers clean up the muck why not keep it.

Madeline S (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 19 March 2012 @ 16:49

Even though a dog is a mans best friend. It could still affect your education

Jack W (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 @ 18:36

Well, at my bro's school they have two guinea pigs and one of my cats wonders round the school and the neighbour school because we live close. At my school someone who goes there's cat (Bullet is the cats name) wonders around and lets pupils stroke him so Bullet is like the school owns him (like my one). I think they should make sure none of the pupils/teachers are allergic to dogs and make sure no one is scared of the dog first or it should only be in the head-teachers office.

Bea W (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 12 April 2012 @ 08:17

I think occasionally this would be a good idea but of children who are allergic to pets are unfortunate. At my old school we used to be able to bring our pets at home-time which I thought was a good idea

Erena D (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 15 April 2012 @ 16:15

I'd love to bring my dog into school! All the kids there love her!

Ellen D (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 @ 18:35

yes but the animals might fight

Alys D (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 @ 21:27


Jessica C (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 29 June 2012 @ 18:09


James C (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 @ 19:48

No, where would you keep it, there would be trouble if they escaped/flew away, you'd never know if the pet would bite. You go to school to learn not to play with pets and you'd get distracted in lessons worrying if your pet was alright. The pet would get confused thinking 'Who are all these people?' It's not a good idea. What if you or someone else got hurt by a pet? Some dogs are lethal and bite all the time whereas others don't. It wouldn't be fair, for example your friend was allowed to take her pet to school and you weren't because your dog always barked or something. In lessons your dog could get unhappy and start barking disupting the whole school. Where would you get the space to keep the pets? And it would be a lot of money and time to sort out somewhere the dogs could stay. It's not worth the hassle, you are going to be seeing your pets when you get home after school anyway, aren't you? At play-time you would have to take your dog for a walk because they need to be exercised regularly so that may mean other dogs barking/biting your dog and the adults in your playground are reponsible for us not dogs, so who would stop the dogs from fighting without getting bit/hurt? Exercising your dogs regularly would probally mean you getting bored because you have to do it about 3 times a day depending on the size of the dog. To stop the dogs from fighting each other, the dogs would have to wear a muzzle, which would make the dogs stressed. People would complain saying if dogs are allowed why can't cats and small animals such as hamsters and budgies (In a cage)be allowed, but then that would mean dogs chasing cats, the cats getting stuck up a tree and it would cause loads of trouble. Cats eating the birds. What about the children that don't have a pet or don't want to bring there pet in? Will they just have to play on there own? They might get upset because their friends are playing with their pets and they have nobody to play/chat with. There's no point even trying it.

Emily P (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 31 August 2012 @ 15:42

If we were allowed to take our own pets to school, my dog would love it! He's so friendly and love kids! He would probably sleep through the lessons and be all ready to play at breaks! I'd love to have classroom pets in our school. They'd be a welcomed improvement. In fact, this article has given me an idea for school council. The secretary can now say an idea - classroom pets!

Gemma W (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 22 September 2012 @ 13:48

I think for some students who doesn't have pets would be sad. So I kinda disagree.

Jemma J (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 1 October 2012 @ 04:42

I think we should have pets at school as a kinda responsibility thing as long as they don't distract people during class...

Isabella P (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 @ 22:36

Pets will definitely fight with each other and someone's pet will end up injured.

Hamza A wrote on Monday, 18 February 2013 @ 17:15

No because one day a dog a wee Scotty dog was walking but the children were chasing it and it got tired but it got back to his owner

Curtis C (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 @ 20:55

No way....there might be a kid who is absolutely petrified of animals....then what wud happen

Ayida K (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 7 April 2013 @ 21:27