Stephen Huneck was a wood carving artist, furniture maker,
painter, and author. Most of his artwork is composed of
carvings of dogs. He has also illustrated several children’s books featuring
his beloved black Labrador Retriever, Sally.
In 1997, after a near death experience, Huneck started work
building a chapel to dedicated to dogs. The Dog Chapel,
which took three years to complete, is situated next to his
studio in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Pieces of his work can be found in the
permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the
Dog Museum of America, and the American Kennel Club.