Caring for a pet is a serious commitment but one the most rewarding! The Animals Friends Project will get you ready for life as a pet parent and help you tackle the responsibility with confidence. We’ll cover pets like dogs, cats, rodents, rabbits, fish, horses and more!

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • The basic care requirements for a wide variety of pets
  • Specific guidance on a pet of your choosing
  • Key info on pet food and nutrition
  • Grooming, handling and training techniques
  • First aid and other pet health tips

4-H Leader’s Guide

4-H Participant’s Guide

Animal Care Guide


4-H Project Disclaimer 

4-H Ontario is pleased to be able to provide 4-H project resources for use by volunteers in 4-H clubs. With so many topics to choose from, 4-H volunteers are trusted to use these resources to provide safe, respectful and quality programming while using their judgement to assess the appropriateness of activities for their particular group of youth. 

By downloading any 4-H resource you agree not to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such resources (in whole or in part) for any purpose other than delivering the 4-H program. You also agree to give credit to the original creators. Your provincial or national 4-H organization may have restrictions on the types of 4-H projects or activities which can be completed in your area. 

4-H Ontario grants permission to 4-H volunteers to photocopy these 4-H project resources for use in their local 4-H program. 

All information presented in these project resources was accurate and appropriate at the time of development. 

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