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The Chaffee County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Animal Housing and Care Resources:

  • Colorado 4-H Animal Care and Form – If you are NOT housing your animals at your home, you need to complete this form.  OR if you do not complete this section on 4HOnline, you will need to fill out the hard copy form even if your animals do reside at your home residence.
  • 4-H Lease Contract – Needed for Horses and Breeding Animals

Animal Identification on 4HOnline:

All 4-H Dog, Horse, Cat, and Companion Rabbit Project members are required to upload an animal ID in 4HOnline. This is done in The deadline for completing the Colorado 4-H Dog & Cat Identification is May 1.

Directions to add an animal ID:

  • Log-in to using your family email.
  • Click View next to members name
  • Select animals on the left side navigation.
  • Click on the “add New Animal” blue button toward the top.
  • Under Add an Animal, choose an Animal Type.
  • Click “Add Animal”.
  • Fill out the information (note the red required sections).
  • Add attachments (Horse – photos of right side, left side and front; Dog – one photo, copy of vet records). (NOT all have a  requirement for “county use form”, but some do. Please check your species listed on this page)
  • Click on “Submit”.

4HOnline Step-By-Step Directions for Each Animal Project:

A printed copy of your online Colorado 4-H Dog & Cat ID is required for your e-record

Showmanship Resources

Showing your animal at the County Fair is an exciting time! Learning how to show an animal is an important part of the 4-H experience. Check out the resources below for insights on how to show your animal!