Student with dog on a leash
  • Small Animal Care and Handling


    Students are involved with the daily operations of Lollypop Farm which includes processing donations, cleaning and sanitizing animal cages and food bowls, and laundering blankets and towels. Teamwork and foundational work skills are emphasized through socialization with dogs, cats and small animals. Additionally, students learn how to safely handle animals and learn the responsibility of pet ownership.

  • AM Units of Study

    • Sanitation and safety in the workplace
    • Humane education
    • Responsible pet ownership
    • Companion animal care, cleaning, and handling
    • History and domestication of dogs and cats
    • Introduction to basic dog obedience
    • Identification of common dog and cat breeds
    • Recognition of animal health vs. disease
    • Zoonosis (diseases transferable between animals and humans)
    • Cat/Dog behavior through body language
    • How to properly leash and walk a dog
    • Professional skills
    • Pet First Aide
  • PM Units of Study

    • Sanitation and safety in the workplace
    • Humane education
    • Responsible pet ownership
    • Companion animal care, cleaning, and handling
    • History and domestication of dogs and cats
    • Introduction to basic dog obedience/Assessments
    • Identification of common dog and cat breeds/Assessments
    • Recognition of animal health vs. disease
    • Zoonosis
    • Cat/Dog behavior through body language
    • How to properly leash and walk a dog
    • Professional skills/Leadership extension
    • Pet first aid/practical application
    • How to properly approach and brush a horse, muck stalls and help prepare for equine events



  • Students will:

    • Get dirty
    • Follow all safety procedures and practice safe work habits at all times
    • Utilize reference materials
    • Wear weather and safety appropriate clothing
    • Manipulate tools
    • Are able and willing to be outdoors on a regular basis in any weather conditions