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The Dog Chapel

Address: 143 Parks Road, Dog Mountain, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone Number: 800-449-2580
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Type: Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Built by renowned artist and founder of Dog Mountain, Stephen Huneck, this unique chapel, welcoming...
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Type: Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Built by renowned artist and founder of Dog Mountain, Stephen Huneck, this unique chapel, welcoming both parishioners and their dogs, is styled in the manner of a 19th-century village church in Vermont.

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Southington, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is a place to celebrate the life of your dog when there gone. When you go bring a picture of your dog and pin it up in the chapel with a note about your dog.

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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What a wonderful place. It is definitely worth the stop if you are a dog lover. The tribute walls will bring you to tears.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a chapel dedicated to pets that have passed away. Mostly dogs, but other species are welcomed to be remembered as well. There are beautiful stained glass window that are dog themed and the walls are COVERED with notes and pictures of beloved pets that have passed on. It's a must stop for all animal lovers! Don't miss this!... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's a small white chapel. with a dozen of seats and some art work of Stephen Huneck. The walls of the Chapel's are covered with photos of dead pets, along with messages from mourning owners. Just next to it, you can visit the art gallery and gift shop just located next to the Dog Chapel, there is also a walking... More 

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Dog Chapel is just one part of Dog Mountain. (See the full review of Dog Mtn. for more info) Everything is doggy-themed! All dogs are welcome inside, no leashes required. Beautiful stain-glass windows. Feel free to leave a note or photo in memory of your past pup; the walls are covered in loving messages. Also check out the art... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Glad I made the stop last summer. We had no dogs with us but enjoyed this place. Took a nice walk on the property. Took lots of pictures of the outdoor art. Checked out the dog chapel. Even has a gift shop of the artists work. If you are lucky you will meet Sally. Do not forget to use the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place was amazing. Dog park, dog chapel, gallery of art work and gift shop. The history in and of itself is interesting, but people's response is fantastic. It's amazing to see how people value their dogs (and other pets!).\ Lots of pictures, beautiful grounds, terrific staff in the gallery, and really nice dogs in the park and on the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We always look for our old dog Howie's picture there, beneath all the levels of pets who "went over the rainbow bridge".

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a nice stop on our way from VT to NH. Depending on if you have your dog with you, will determine the amount of time you can/want to spend there. The chapel is beautiful with all the notes to passed dogs. It has a beautiful view of the country. We spent less than 30 minutes there, but enjoyed... More 

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our 7 year old granddaughter, a dog lover, was the reason for our stop here on a trip from Massachusetts to Montreal. She loved it! There was only one other person there with a dog. We wrote a tribute to all of our dogs long gone and she posted it on the wall. A fun stop if you are driving... More 

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