The shire town of Caledonia County, Vermont, Saint Johnsbury is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Something of a sleepy little town, don’t let the small size fool you. There’s a ton of fun to be had in Saint Johnsbury. Whether you’re a native or someone just looking for a nice place to vacation, this town is the perfect place for you and Fido alike.
Saint Johnsbury even has a mountain named after your pup -- the main attraction of this town is Dog Mountain! Housed on a 150-acre farm, this location has been transformed by the locals into a regular puppy paradise. From the diving pools to the art gallery featuring some of history’s most notable canines to the doggy chapel itself, you can’t go wrong visiting this prime spot.
The Chapel, built by a local craftsman, is the ideal spot to pay tribute to dogs passed, and the walls are covered from top to bottom in heartfelt notes that could make the grumpiest growler tear up. Bring a picnic, and prepare to meet a ton of dog lovers like yourself. It’s not just a dog’s paradise, but for dog lovers, too!
Mosey your mutt on over to South East Burke, home of Cafe Lotti. This cafe brings dog-friendly to a whole new level, though Vermont has done little but impress thus far. Well-behaved dogs are welcomed inside, but the outdoor seating area is worth checking out as well. The scenic area offers wonderful views while you enjoy an espresso or any of the baked goods offered on their extensive menu. Your pup will go wild for the sweet scents, so be sure to bring them a treat of their own! You wouldn’t want them do get jealous, would you?