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The Children’s Museum of Memphis teaches kids how to safely handle dogs

MEMHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – It was all puppy love at the Children’s Museum of Memphis Saturday. The museum brought puppies in to educate kids...
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MEMHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – It was all puppy love at the Children’s Museum of Memphis Saturday. The museum brought puppies in to educate kids.

The event featured all types of dogs including ones that rescue people like the Memphis police hound, rescue dogs, and therapy dogs.

The museum says it’s all to teach kids how to safely interact with animals.

“We’re teaching children that you don’t just approach a dog with your hand out, or put your face towards their mouth. You ask the owner if it’s okay to approach their dog, because we want our children to be as safe as possible and to develop a love for animals and to respect, a healthy respect for the animals that they may encounter.” says the Director of Education at the Children’s Museum of Memphis, Avis Robinson.

Families at the event were able to spend some quality time with the shelter dogs and adopt them if a good fit was found.