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Tell Me More: Kids and Dogs

Family Health: Kids and Dogs

Caring Canines is one local group that participates in activities that introduce children to dogs. Check their website for further information:

Tips for safe interaction with dogs:


1) Do not reach through a fence to pet a dog.

2) Do not disturb a dog that is eating or sleeping.

3) Do not allow a child to play with a dog unless supervised by an adult.

4) Do not allow a child with food to approach a dog.

5) Be cautious around a mother dog with her puppies.

Margaret Thompson never thought she’d be a business owner (or a mom for that matter!), but after realizing a need for a high quality, content-focused magazine for Richmond area families, she dove in! With twenty years of marketing and project management under her belt, she pulls all of the pieces together each month to get RFM out to our eager readers. Mom of two teen boys, Margaret and her husband Chris live in Hanover County.
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