Waco, Texas — World’s Largest Collectible Dog Museum

Posted by Meghan in Field Trip | 4 Comments

While in Texas we spent three days in Dallas. On Friday and Saturday I made plans to try and hit some yard sales, or at the very least some thrift stores. Both days we had drank a little too much the night before and just couldn’t get going in the morning. In fact on Saturday we didn’t leave the house until noon. So, is Dallas a bust? I have no friggin’ idea.

On the three hour drive back to Austin we talked about trying to stop in Waco, but we thought it might be too bible-thumper. Then we saw the sign: Antique Mall and Free Dog Collectibles Museum.

Free dog collectibles museum

The antique mall itself was all right, but when you are faced with bringing items home in your suitcase that is already bulging … I didn’t buy a single item.

Dog museum entrance

The dog museum was pretty cool with over 7000 items — many of them I would have loved to own.

Shelf of dogs

Cabinet of dogs

Dog stuff

Happy dog

4 Responses to Waco, Texas — World’s Largest Collectible Dog Museum

  1. erinberry says:

    I have several of those ’50s “spaghetti” poodles – My favorite it a turquoise one with black cat’s-eye glasses 🙂

    And I love the two Irish Setter pics!

  2. VaxGirl says:

    I love the poodle section too. I have to wonder though, now that you’ve seen America’s largest, won’t any other Dog Collectible Museums be a disapointment?

  3. Maiasaura says:

    Thanks for this– I wondered if this place still exisited. Their web site seems to be gone, so I was glad you put up pictures! I have a dog collectible site.

  4. Carol says:

    Wow I just saw your link to the dog museum, looks a little like my collection actually only it’s Irish Setters and Irish Red & White setters only. I’d really enjoy a trip to this museum, perhaps one day after I retire.