VT Folk Artist Stephen Huneck Dead January 9, 2010 8:51 AMSubscribe
Despondent at having to lay off staff, Stephen Huneck took his own life Friday. Perhaps not well-known outside of Vermont, Stephen Huneck dedicated his life to celebrating the bonds between people and dogs. He credited his dogs with helping him survive and recover from a serious illness. Half of the proceeds from his art sales go to the Chittenden County Humane Society. His Dog Studio and Dog Chapel are open to dogs (as well as humans), and they are free to roam the buildings and land. Treats are always available for the dogs. The Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury is a favorite stop for dog lovers. A simple, small chapel filled with notes, photos, and remembrances of dogs past. We would always make a stop here on the way to visit relatives in NH. Stephen and Gwen made it a very special place of love and acceptance.