After your canine companion has gotten over the shock of seeing the world’s largest beagles in a field, he can play fetch in the grass and join you for a tour of the grounds. The mountains in the distance and prairie land as far the eye can see make a wonderful backdrop for his afternoon walk.
Inside Sweet Willy, read Fido a bedtime story out of one of the many dog-centric books on display in the library. The doggy details continue through every nook and cranny. See if you can identify every breed in the headboard that has been carefully decorated with 26 individually carved hounds.
During the day, tell Sweet Willy to stay while you take your bite-sized bounder on a hike along Puffer Butte Trail. The moderate trek leads to epic views of mountains and towering pine forests.
Before you leave, make sure to visit the on-site gift shop. Stocked entirely with carvings created by Dennis and Frances, you’ll find dogs of all shapes and sizes to commemorate your trip to the area. After selecting the sculpture that most resembles your pooch, take a walk around the grounds one last time and let Fido say farewell to his two new best friends.
Learn more about the unique story of Dennis and Frances in Sweet Willy: A Noble and Absurd Undertaking.