National Pet Day and Pet Care Merit Badge


Today is National Pet Day. During my life, I have had a wide array of pets: cats, dogs, fish, gerbil and hermit crabs.  Currently we have a dog – Poppy. She was a rescue dog we adopted about 3 years ago. She has been the best pet. She is part Chihuahua part Terrier, or so we think.

Pet Care

In recognition of National Pet Day, I thought today would be the perfect day to share AHG Pet Care merit badge requirement #5. An important part of owning a pet is taking responsibility for its needs. The Tenderheart age girls are required to keep a chart showing how they take care of their pet for two weeks. When my daughter worked on this badge I made her a little chart. In the file below you will find three different sheets to reflect different pets (page one for dog owners, page two for cat owners and page three is a generic chart).

Pet Care - dog Pet Care - cat pet care

Pet Care #5 printable chart

NOTE: The requirements have been greatly simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements


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