Interesting facts about dogs:
In Vermont, the United States, opened the world’s first church for dogs. At the entrance to the temple hangs a sign: «All religions, all breeds, and no dogma.» The first service was attended by more than 15 four-legged parishioners, the newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
The church in the style of the beginning of XIX century, built the artist Stefan Haneke in gratitude to his five dogs, who three years ago helped him recover from a serious illness.
The church building, lined with white stone, benches and windows are decorated with images of black Labrador with a halo over his head. This is the dog Haneke, who brought him back to life. The construction of the temple of the dog took 140 thousand pounds.
The church has become a favorite place not only for animals but also for people, particularly for those who have lost their pets. At the entrance to hang pictures of dogs and notes on orphaned owners. In the near future, Haneke’s going to start regular services for dogs. According to him, the local church authorities have nothing against the idea.
Dog from Portugal goes to church every Sunday
In Portugal, there lives a dog that runs every Sunday in church, located in the neighboring town. For this devout dog have to travel a distance of 26 kilometers there and back.
For three consecutive years, every Sunday, the former stray dog named Preta (translated from Portuguese means «black») at five out of the house of the owners and is in the neighboring town.
By 7.30 Preta already comes to the church, where takes its usual place — near the altar. When in the course of life believers stand up and sit down, Preta does the same thing.
After the service is over, the dog goes back. Sometimes it is brought by car. However, as reported to Reuters, it goes only to those who know. Sunday services have become very popular because many people want to see the godly dog.