Companion Animal

Companion Animals
Companion AnimalAnimal Science Extension

Welcome to UNL Animal Science
Companion Animals Extension!

The primary goal of the companion animal extension program is to improve the quality of life of companion animals.

Companion animals are diverse group of animals that includes dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and many more. There are currently more than 1.1 billion companion animals worldwide. In fact, there are more companion animals than people in the US.

Proper care of companion animals is one of our highest priorities. Programs are being developed to teach 4-H members how the best methods to care for and show their companion animals. Look for more information about companion animal care here.

For more information about companion animals or programs at UNL, contact:

Companion Animal Programs and Care Information

Nebraska 4-H Dog Program

Nebraska 4-H State Fair Information:

Nebraska State Fair – 2016 Dog Show – August 28, 2016 – Grand Island
  • 2016 Nebraska 4-H Dog Show Exhibitor Letter – (vaccination papers, exhibitor pass, unloading & parking, map information, show timeframe, volunteers, agility information, tips, what to bring, etc...) (click here for more information) PDF (470 kb)
  • 2016 Nebraska 4-H Dog Show Schedule (Dog Showmanship, Obedience, Agility - class start times (click here for more information) Excel (32 kb)

2015 Nebraska Dog Skillathon Information (terrier dog group photos, topics, etc.)

Vaccination form for Dogs

Scoresheets for Dog Showmanship, Obedience, and Agility

How to read pet food labels

Upcoming Events

Faculty members at Animal Science will be glad to help you with any questions you might have.

The Companion Animals Extension Faculty

Photo Lisa Karr
Lisa Karr
- Companion Animal Specialist