MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges


13. Pampered Pets


  • Make a commitment to your pets and livestock to find a veterinarian in your area that practices holistic and natural veterinary care.
  • Check out the labels and ingredients of your pet foods. How much is GMO corn, soy, animal products, and wheat-based? Consider changing, especially if your pooch or kitty has joint problems.


  • Stop using toxic pet-care products and find natural alternatives, such as DIY dog shampoo, organic food, homemade tick and flea repellants, and sustainable toys and bedding. Share your favorite finds with your pet-loving friends.
  • Always keep your pets spayed and neutered, or breed responsibly.


  • Volunteer at your local humane shelter, equine therapy ranch, or other animal care facility. Spend 10 hours volunteering.

  • OR

  • Complete Canine Good Citizen training with your dog, and consider continuing his training to be a therapy dog.

April, 2024 Edition