Doggy Church

“It was supposed to be a canine paradise where dog owners could come to mourn the loss of their animal friends. But a dog chapel in Vermont is in imminent danger of closure, ten years after it first opened after the owner died. After her husband Stephen’s death two years ago, Gwen Huneck, of Saint Johnsbury, has been battling to keep the unique establishment open. In 2000 the couple opened a visionary church which celebrated the spiritual bond between people and their dogs. Stephen built a chapel in the style of a small village church, before attaching a handmade statue of a giant yellow labrador with wings to the roof.”