Dog Mountain: A Sanctuary for Dogs [PHOTO]
I'm a dog person. I've had two dogs and, to me, there's no greater love than that. Scrolling through Instagram yesterday, I found this amazing sanctuary called Dog Mountain and it's not that far away!
Dog Mountain is 150 acres of land on a privately owned mountain in St. Johnsbury, VT. The grounds are always open to people and their dogs. The concept for Dog Mountain started in 1995 as a sanctuary for people and their dogs. In 2000, they opened up the Dog Chapel, a place to remember dogs lost with pictures and little notes. At first it began as a remembrance wall but not every bit of space is covered remembering dogs that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. On the property, leashes aren't mandatory and give the chance for owners and dogs to be free to play, run, swim, and socialize.
Sadly, the people who created this beautiful place, Stephen Huneck and Gwen Huneck both took their own lives in 2010 and 2013 respectfully after dealing with some financial issues. Luckily, Gwen's brother saw the importance of their mission and continued on with the chapel.
SCROLL THROUGH these pictures, it seems like quite a magical place. It's a shame that Stephen and Gwen are no longer here to oversee it.