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Washington State University Extension

4-H Self-Determined Animal and Pets

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H and Youth Empowerment Coordinator
(360) 912-2062 •

Members must be enrolled in the Self-Determined Animal Science, Pets, or Exploring the World of Small Animals project by June 1st.

Small Animal Projects are open to all age divisions including Cloverbuds. Members must be age 8 by October 1st to exhibit any large animals.

Project animals must be under the management and care of the 4-H member 45 days prior to fair.

This is for animals that do not have their own project. Animals may be purebred or crossbred.

Animals will be vet. checked prior to the enter in fair and must be free of parasites and diseases. No specific vaccinations are required.

Examples of animals for the project include: Mice, Rats, Gerbils, Hedgehogs, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Snakes, Turtles, or Fish.

2023 Small Animal and Pets Project Info Page

Curriculum and resources are available for check out at the Clallam County 4-H Extension Office.

See links below for State 4-H Information and Resources:

WSU 4-H Projects

WSU 4-H Publications

Clallam County Fair Information:

Clallam County Fair

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.


Clubs with Self-Determined Small Animal and Pets project:


Sequim/Agnew Area:

Rascals 4-H Club

East Port Angeles /Sequim Area:



Forks Area:

Happy Tails