dog chapel

On Oct. 2, Dog Mountain, Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, is hosting the 20th Anniversary Celebration Dog Party.

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the Dog Chapel at Dog Mountain. Often considered Stephen Huneck's greatest and most personal artistic contribution, the Dog Chapel was introduced to the world in 2000 as a symbol of peace, love, and remembrance. In the 20 years since, it has been transformed into a living piece of communal art and history, ever evolving with each new memorial of a beloved pet pinned to its overflowing walls. The Dog Chapel has become a unique and moving physical embodiment of the unending love people have to give. Although 20th anniversary celebrations were delayed for a year due to the pandemic, Dog Mountain is excited to celebrate the anniversary -- and recent restoration of the Dog Chapel steeple and Angel Dog -- with a joyous Dog Party in 2021.

Come boogie to live music by Gulf Coast Blues artist, Shrimp Tunes. Snack on delicious eats from Tacos Del Reino and the Vermont Food Truck. Satisfy your sweet tooth with local treats from Makin’ Maple and other vendors. Participate in a variety of activities such as the fun-filled dog contests, lawn games, doggie agility course, magic show, raffle drawing, bounce house, and more!

Come for the day to enjoy Dog Mountain’s 150 acres of doggie mountaintop paradise. Covered with fields and meadows, dog ponds, hiking trails, and breathtaking views, Dog Mountain is an enchanting location to run, romp, and play. Visiting families and their dogs will have a ball exploring the vast grounds, iconic Dog Chapel, and whimsical Stephen Huneck Gallery. With hundreds of guests and dogs expected, this is an event that you don’t want to miss.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration Dog Party is free to the public and will be held rain or shine.

We want to give a special thanks to our Title Sponsor: The Orange Rind. Other sponsors include: Kingdom Animal Hospital, Community National Bank, Union Bank, and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.