The Dog Chapel
When you visit the Dog Chapel, you are completely enveloped with messages of love. It is a very moving experience- sad certainly, but also uplifting- to see how much everyone cherishes his or her dog. Grieving for a lost dog is one aspect of the Dog Chapel, but equally important is celebrating the joy of living and the bond between dogs and their owners. Stephen Huneck wanted people and dogs to have the most fun they possibly could. To this end, he cleared hiking trails, and made ponds for dogs to swim in. In the winter, folks come and snowshoe with their dogs, always enjoying the pristine surroundings and spectacular views.
Many times a year, the Stephen Huneck Gallery on Dog Mountain hosts unforgettable Dog Parties. Hundreds of people with hundreds of dogs attend these festivities. Owners are asked to take their dogs off their leashes so they are free to play, swim, greet on another, and of course sit by the food tables and ask for food (which we provide in abundance with a BBQ for the dogs and their people). Everyone has a ball!
The property on Dog Mountain is always open to the public, even after gallery and Dog Chapel hours of operation. It's great to hear from tourists and local residents who live in the surrounding towns who bring their dogs up to Dog Mountain to run them around because of the lack of yard they have. It means a lot to us that we can accommodate our guests. Each and every purchase makes Dog Mountain possible, free and open to the public and our dog-loving community.