MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Young Cultivator Merit Badges

Out There Kids

6. How Much is that Doggy in the Window?

Beginner Level

  • Learn about what makes a good pet for you and your family. Ask around, read books, study. Remember, take allergies into consideration, as well as your space, environment, and time commitment.

Intermediate Level

  • Offer pet-sitting, dog-walking, animal-grooming, or pooper-scooper services.
  • Make fliers or posters to advertise your services.

Expert Level

  • Once you've had a minimum of five jobs with animals under your belt, journal (or talk) about what you've learned.
  • Has the pet you've always dreamed of been overshadowed by one you'd never thought of before? Learn everything you can about your new favorite four-legged friend.
  • Now's the time to talk to Mom and Dad. Present a case for why you would like a pet. Remember, if they are not agreeable to your suggestions, you have newfound skills to be around pets whenever you can, with your pet sitting skills and abilities.

January, 2018 Edition