We were simply passing by and saw the sign for the Dog Chapel and expected it to be a quirky museum. Instead, my husband and I were moved by the serenity and comfort the chapel offered to people who have loved and lost a dog companion. We were incredibly touched by the kindness of the staff member who greeted us. We arrived a few minutes after closing but she kept the chapel and gallery open so we could walk around. Stephen Hunuck clearly believed in the spiritual bond between dogs and their owners and this lovely, serene chapel covered from ceiling to floor with memorials is a tribute to that bond. I felt great comfort in remembering my Laddie, who was so much more than "just a dog" to my entire family.
It was raining and late when we arrived so we were unable to walk about the property with our dog companions. We hope to another time. We both loved Stephen's whimsical artwork and would suggest dog lovers take time to see the gallery. Your dogs are welcome while you browse.
We learned later, that Gwen Hunuck is in danger of losing the property to back taxes. I hope folks who enjoyed their visit will join my husband and me in sending a contribution to help keep the Dog Chapel and Dog Mountain open.
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