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Stephen Huneck (October 8, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio — January 7, 2010 in Littleton, New Hampshire) was an American wood carving artist, furniture maker, painter, and author. Most of his artwork is composed of carvings of dogs. In addition to carvings, Huneck also wrote several children's books, the main character of which was his black Labrador Retriever, Sally. Huneck was originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Before becoming an artist, Huneck was an antiques dealer. He was discovered in 1984 when he found a man pulling one of his carvings, an angel, out of the back of Huneck's pick-up truck. The man asked how much he wanted for the angel. Not intending to sell it and believing that the man wouldn't pay such a high price, Huneck told him that he wanted $1,000. The man revealed himself to be an art dealer from Manhattan and paid Huneck the money. Pieces of Huneck's artwork are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Dog Museum of America and the American Kennel Club. Huneck received commissions for works from celebrities and politicians, including Sandra Bullock, Dr. Phil McGraw, and US Senator Patrick Leahy. Much of the basswood, cherry, maple and pine he worked with came from his farm.

In 1997, after a near death experience with acute respiratory distress syndrome, Huneck started work building a chapel dedicated to dogs. The Dog Chapel, which took three years to complete, is situated next to his studio in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In addition to standard human sized doors, the chapel also has a dog door, carved wooden dogs lining the pews and dog themed stained glass windows. The inner walls are covered with remembrance notes and pictures of visitors' deceased canine pets.

Each year, Huneck and his wife held a gathering known as Dog Fest at his Dog Mountain studio. People brought their dogs for a day of relaxation. Contests were held for categories such as loudest bark, biggest/smallest dog, best dog kiss, etc. The dogs were let off their leashes and allowed to run free and play with other dogs.

Huneck was despondent over having to lay off employees in January 2010 and had been dealing with depression. On January 7, 2010, after driving to a psychiatrist's office in Littleton, New Hampshire, Huneck shot himself and died. He was 61 years old.

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Total Books: 25
Sally in the Snow
2014 - Sally in the Snow [Sally Board Books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781419712272
ISBN-10: 1419712276
Genre: Children's Books

Sally in the Forest
2014 - Sally in the Forest [Sally Board Books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781419712265
ISBN-10: 1419712268
Genre: Children's Books

Sally Goes to Heaven
2014 - Sally Goes to Heaven (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781419709692
ISBN-10: 1419709690
Genre: Children's Books

Sally in the Sand
2014 - Sally in the Sand [Sally Board Books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781419710292
ISBN-10: 141971029X
Genre: Children's Books

Sally at the Farm
2014 - Sally at the Farm [Sally Board Books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781419710308
ISBN-10: 1419710303
Genre: Children's Books

Even Bad Dogs Go to Heaven More from the Dog Chapel
2010 - Even Bad Dogs Go to Heaven More From the Dog Chapel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810996298
ISBN-10: 0810996294
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

Sally's Great Balloon Adventure
2010 - Sally's Great Balloon Adventure (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810983311
ISBN-10: 0810983311
Genre: Children's Books

My Dog's Brain
2009 - My Dog's Brain (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810982871
ISBN-10: 0810982870
Genres: Teen & Young Adult, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment

Sally Gets a Job
2008 - Sally Gets a Job (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810994935
ISBN-10: 0810994933
Genre: Children's Books

Sally's Snow Adventure
2006 - Sally's Snow Adventure (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810970618
ISBN-10: 0810970619
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Stephen Huneck Life's a Ball An Abrams Notefolio
2005 - Stephen Huneck Life's a Ball an Abrams Notefolio (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780810959590
ISBN-10: 0810959593
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Love is Give and Take Notefolio
2004 - Love Is Give and Take Notefolio (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780810987111
ISBN-10: 0810987112
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment

Sally Goes to the Vet
2004 - Sally Goes to the Vet (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810948136
ISBN-10: 0810948133
Genre: Children's Books

The Dog Chapel Welcome All Creeds All Breeds No Dogmas Allowed
2002 - The Dog Chapel Welcome All Creeds All Breeds No Dogmas Allowed (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810934887
ISBN-10: 0810934884
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

2002 - Sally [Blank Journal] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780810985056
ISBN-10: 0810985055
Genres: Children's Books, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Sally Goes to the Farm
2002 - Sally Goes to the Farm (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810944985
ISBN-10: 0810944987
Genres: Children's Books, Substores

Sally Goes to the Mountains
2001 - Sally Goes to the Mountains (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810944855
ISBN-10: 0810944855
Genre: Children's Books

Sally Goes to the Beach
2000 - Sally Goes to the Beach (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810941861
ISBN-10: 0810941864
Genre: Children's Books

My Dog's Brain Box Design
My Dog's Brain Box Design (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780836269055
ISBN-10: 0836269055