Mount Vernon, Ohio: Fountain of Dogs

18 different full-color cast aluminum dogs sit in a circle, staring up at a golden bone, spewing water from their mouths. Built in late 2019.

Address:
201 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH
Directions:
Downtown, on the southwest corner of S. Main St. and OH-229/W. Gambier St.
Hours:
Water turned off in winter. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dog Fountain.

Fountain of Dogs

A handy map to one side of the fountain gives the story of each dog and donor. And they aren't all dogs -- there is a cat, an apple, a pony, and there are even a few birds.

[Kitsa, 07/30/2021]

Fountain of Dogs.

Dog Fountain

Eighteen different cast-iron dog breeds spew water toward an elevated golden bone.

[Phil Samuell, 08/29/2020]

The fountain design was inspired by a similar, slightly more elaborate dog fountain in Toronto. The water is turned off, and the fountain drained, in winter.

Dog fountain.

Dog Fountain

As part of the revitalization of historic downtown Mount Vernon, a fountain was installed in the Fall of 2019 featuring 18 cast aluminum sculptures of dogs circling a golden bone.

[Scott Hammond, 02/11/2020]

The fountain design was inspired by a similar, slightly more elaborate dog fountain in Toronto.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Factory Ruins and Sculpture ParkFactory Ruins and Sculpture Park, Mount Vernon, OH - < 1 mi.
Angel MusiciansAngel Musicians, Gambier, OH - 5 mi.
Paul Lynde's GravePaul Lynde's Grave, Amity, OH - 8 mi.
In the region:
Grave of a Warren Harding Mistress, Marion, OH - 36 mi.

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