Pet 4-H Project Area
The 4-H Pet project area consists of three project manuals. Each manual covers
three years of activities. There are 4-H project areas for Dog, Cat, and Rabbit, if you have an interest with those types of pets.
- Pets Pals (Pets 1) explores pet selection, body part identification, pet art, pet communication, handling, housing and daily needs.
- In Scurrying Ahead (Pets 2), you will develop planning and decision-making skills as you debate pet topics, create a story, observe pet behavior, promote a product, exhibit a pet, and feed and care for pets.
- Scaling the Heights (Pets 3) covers genetics, pet issues, reproduction, caring for newborns, starting a business and careers.
If a member completes the 9 years of project manuals, they can work with their county Extension professionals to determine their learning opportunities for their remaining 4-H years.
Each year, 4-H members should complete 7 activities in the project manual as well as the planning pages at the beginning of the manual.
There are not separate documents with the scoresheets for pet project series. Scoresheets
can be located inside the Record Guides on page 13.
Youth who has selected a Pet 4-H project typically are raising an animal
as part of their project work. A project record guide is part of the animal science
Paper Record Guides
Electronic Record Guides
Pet-less Pet Project
If you enroll in this project area without an animal, check with your local Extension professional for approval and guidelines.
Many youth in this project area will exhibit an animal at a 4-H pet show.
Poster, Story, and/or Model on one of the following topics:
- Pet 1 - pet selection, body part identification, pet art, pet communication, handling, housing and daily needs.
- Pet 2 - pet behavior, promote a pet product, exhibit a pet, and feed and care for pets.
- Pet 3 - genetics, pet issues, reproduction, caring for newborns, starting a business and careers.
- Examples of Blue Ribbon Exhibits
How Do I Sign Up?
- RECORD GUIDE - PET / YEAR 1 - PET PALS
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WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
The bachelor of science program in Animal and Nutritional Sciences, is
designed to provide students with the academic requirements for entry
into professional schools or colleges of veterinary medicine.
- Medical Doctor
- Medical research