This resort in St. Johnsbury, Vermont features a swimming pool, dog agility courses (for fun) and a canine art gallery. It’s built like a traditional New England Chapel, and one of the most famous things about it is a wall where owners can write notes and poems for dogs that have died. “It’s a place where people can come to remember their dogs and celebrate the bonds between them,” says the Dog Mountain general Pam McCann.
The grounds are 150 acres of private mountaintop and open all year—even now, during the pandemic. Dogs are free to swim, run, and play. They aren’t just welcomed there—they are cherished. It was built back in 1995, and it soon became not just a place to play, but a place to remember the dogs that passed. Dogs truly are our best friends, and not a lot of people recognize this fact. Luckily, this resort does just that.
In other fun dog news, December 2 is National Mutt Day! Be sure to celebrate your pup (if you have one) then and all year long! Happy Monday!