If you like dogs and you also like art, you should go to this museum sometime, because you will probably like it. The location of the museum is in St. Louis, which is not close to everybody, but at least it is in the middle of the country, so maybe if you are someday going on a trip across the country, you can stop in St. Louis to see the museum.
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by Roy Anderson
Lots of companies that make dog food and other things for dogs gave money for the museum, and that's how a lot of the artwork got purchased. Plus people also donated artwork, or they left it to the museum in their wills. So the number of pieces in the museum grew until there wasn't enough room anymore at the AKC offices. After that, five cities asked the museum's board to think about moving the museum to their town, and the five were: Denver; Los Angeles; Pebble Hill, GA; Orlando; and St. Louis). So the board looked at these places, and in 1986 they voted to move to St. Louis.
Bronze by Louise Peterson
If you go to the Museum of the Dog, you can see all the artwork, and you can also go in the gift shop and buy things. Or you can use the library to do research on dogs. And another thing you can do is rent space for a business meeting or for your dog club event. Oh, and guess what! Dogs are allowed in the museum, too, along with their humans.
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