Every dog parent out there will definitely agree that our pups are angels that were sent from the heavens to make us happy. We know it sounds super cheesy, but it doesn’t make it any less true. We love our doggos so much, so why not have a place to honor them?
Well, there’s already one existing in Vermont, and it’s called Dog Mountain Resort. The 150-acre haven for pups was created by artist Stephen Huneck with the help of his wife, Gwen. They created the resort with the love for dogs in mind. That is why t has become a Mecca for dog lovers in the U.S.A.
The place has got a canine art gallery, a pond where doggos can swim, and an agility course where pups can stretch out their legs. But the centerpiece of Dog Mountain Resort is the chapel. It’s not affiliated with any religion, but rather it’s a chapel dedicated to dogs who have passed away.
Stephen was quoted as saying this is the best place for dog lovers to be sad. When you approach the chapel, you will see a sign saying: The chapel welcomes all breeds, all creeds, and no dogmas allowed. When you step inside it, the first thing you will notice is the thousands of photos and letters on the wall.
These are left by dog parents who came to honor their dogs who have passed away. This way, they somehow connect with their dogs in the afterlife and show the world how much they love their pups. After Stephen and Gwen passed away, the couple’s friends and family created the non-profit, Friends of Dog Mountain.
They operate the resort in honor of the couple who loved dogs so much that they were able to create this place. Stephen’s artwork can be bought at the resort, and the proceeds are used for its upkeep. Dog lovers who live nearby are thrilled to have a place like this, especially with the pandemic going on, they can have socially-distance fun with their doggos at the resort.
Credits: Journeys and Jaunts