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Denver, Colorado: 20-Foot-Tall Dog Made of Dog Tags

At Denver's Municipal Animal Shelter, "Sun Spot" is a 20-foot-tall metal dog sculpture covered with over 90,000 shiny stainless steel dog tags. If you go inside the shelter you can see the dog's enormous collar.

1241 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver, CO
Stands outside the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter, on the southeast corner of the property. I-25 exits 208 or 207-B. Turn west onto Hwy 26/Alameda Ave., drive across the river bridge, then immediately turn right at the "Motel 5" sign onto S. Platte River Drive. Drive north less than a half-mile to the dog, on the right.
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dog Made of Dog Tags.

20-Foot-Tall Dog Made of Dog Tags

A breathtaking and unique sculpture made entirely of blank dog tags. Was here in early 7/2020 just before nighttime.

[Jason Linemann, 07/22/2020]

Dog Tag Dog.

20-Foot-Tall Dog Made of Dog Tags

The Dog Tag Dog is located in a lovely spot near the river. You can't miss it. It shines incredibly in the sun.

[Jenn, 09/30/2017]

Dog mad of dog tags.

20-Foot-Tall Dog Made of Dog Tags

Outside the animal shelter. Just watch for animal poo in the yard if walking in the nearby grass to snap a pic.

[Katie, 05/01/2015]

Sun Spot, coated with steel dog tags.

20-Foot-Tall Dog Made of Dog Tags

90,000 metal dog tags gleam on the completed sculpture at Denver's animal shelter.

[Roy Munson, 04/02/2012]

Dogtag dog.

20-Foot-Tall Dog Made of Dog Tags

"Sun Spot" is a 20-foot-tall metal mutt covered with over 90,000 shiny stainless steel dog tags. It stands outside of Denver's new Municipal Animal Shelter, designed to resemble a friendly "every dog." The tags dangle so that the dog's skin undulates in the wind, and LEDs at night make it change color as it ripples. Unlike a real sun spot, this Sun Spot is meant to be stared at, although doing so for too long may trigger altered states of consciousness.

[ Team, 05/26/2011]

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