This is Vermont's Dog Mountain, located on a mountaintop farm in St. Johnsbury and the home of the unique Dog Chapel, built by local artist Stephen Huneck.
In 1997 Stephen had a near death experience which left him in a coma for two months, he awoke with a vision to build the Dog Chapel, located next to his studio in St.Johnsbury. During his recovery, he had thought a lot about death and since dogs are considered family members too, he wanted to create a ritual place to achieve closure for those who had lost a beloved dog.
Today, the chapel’s walls are covered in handwritten notes and photographs of dogs that have since passed on. You're encouraged to linger and read the love notes left by many other visitors from all over the world to their four legged friends. Be sure to have your tissues at the ready!
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