The first half of our vacation was spent in Maine. The second half of our vacation was spent in Vermont at a place called Dog Mountain. It's a private spot on a mountain top in Vermont. 150 acres that are always open to the public and their dogs. Here the dogs are cherished and there is no leash law so well behaved dogs are encouraged to be off leash and are welcome inside any building who's doors are open.
Picture this, you have 150 acres to walk around in, take pictures of and play in. There are ponds for the dogs to swim in and while they are still wet, they can then go into the stores and run around and play. It's an amazing spot and this time of year, it's beautiful!!
We kept August Rush on a leash since he was overwhelmed with all the bigger dogs running around off leash and playing with each other while their owners were talking and tossing a ball for the dogs. Becke had her leash on and at times we wrapped it around her harness as we walked around but since she has limited sight and hearing we wanted to keep her safe.
There is Dog Chapel up there where people post photos, and notes about the animals in their lives who have gone on.
Here is Hubby just outside the doors of the Chapel with Becke and a lot of statues that August was sure were real people and dogs. It took a while but he finally did go see for himself that they don't move!!
Inside the chapel you will find thousands of notes, letters, photos, and even ashes of dogs who have died. These notes and photo's are never taken down. It's a place of love, sadness, joy, prayer and reflection.
|Can you see the notes and photos in there.|
|August sat in one of the chairs looking around.|
|Seats to sit and think, pray, cry or just be still.|
|All the seats have dog statues either on the side or in the back of them|
|Stain glass windows are everywhere.|