Memorial or Honor Gift

Make a gift in memory of a person or pet, honor an anniversary, birthday, wedding or graduation, or simply say “thank you” with a tribute gift. You can choose from many options for giving:

Make a donation

Make a gift online or print and mail us the donation form. All memorial and tribute gifts are listed in our quarterly news magazine, Pet Tales.

Create a memorial or tribute Web page

Create your own Web page in memory or honor of a person or pet, and ask friends and family to participate through donations.

Create a permanent memorial or honor

Opportunities for permanent tributes are available at the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock and the Harmony Equine Center near Franktown.

For more information on the following options, please contact contact Elizabeth Jaramillo at (720) 241-7133 or ejaramillo@ddfl.org.

Friendship Wall

Your customized message will be etched on a clear Lucite plaque and displayed on the Friendship Wall at one of our shelters.

Please complete our secure online form, or print out the order form and send it to us.

$150 minimum donation

Photo Wall

The name of a person or pet, with an optional color photo, will be printed on a glossy ceramic tile and displayed on the Buddy Wall at the Buddy Center or the Kindness Wall at the Quebec Street Shelter.

Please complete our secure online form, or print out the order form and send it to us.

$500 minimum donation

Small garden brick

Your message etched on a 4″ x 8″ tribute brick that paves the walkway of our beautiful Sheilagh R. Malo Pet Memorial Garden is a lasting way to remember a special pet or person.

Please complete our secure online order form, or print out the order form and send it to us.

$500 minimum donation

Large garden brick

Your message etched on an 8″ x 8″ tribute brick that paves the walkway of our beautiful Sheilagh R. Malo Pet Memorial Garden is a lasting way to remember a special pet or person.

Please complete our secure online order form, or print out the order form and send it to us.

$750 minimum donation

Tree

Existing trees on the beautiful grounds of our shelters can commemorate or celebrate a person or pet. Your message will appear on a terra-cotta brick beneath the tree of your choice.

To dedicate a tree, please print out the order form and send it to us.

$2,000 minimum donation

Bench

Existing benches on the beautiful grounds of our shelters can commemorate or celebrate a person or pet. Your message will appear on a terra-cotta brick beneath the bench of your choice.

To dedicate a bench, please print out the order form and send it to us.

$5,000 minimum donation

Kennel plaque

You can honor a loved one while sharing the special place in your heart for homeless pets with a beautiful plaque outside one of our pet adoption kennels at either of our shelters.

To dedicate a kennel, please contact our major gifts coordinator at (720) 241-7141 or via email at majorgifts@ddfl.org.

$10,000 minimum donation

Sheilagh R. Malo Pet Memorial Garden

end-of-life-memorial-gardenWe know that saying goodbye to a beloved pet is difficult. To help ease the pain, we invite you to consider the Sheilagh R. Malo Pet Memorial Garden for your pet’s final resting place. Your pet’s cremated ashes will be placed in a stainless-steel urn and interred in a space of your choosing in the garden. The entry will be capped with a granite plaque inscribed according to your wishes.

You may hold a graveside service at the time of interment, provided that you bring who and what you need to conduct a service that is suitable for you and your loved ones. You are also welcome to visit the memorial garden any time during our regular business hours.

Pet memorial garden burial is available for a donation of $500. This includes the urn, burial space and granite plaque, as well as euthanasia and cremation, if desired. You can reserve a spot in advance for your pet with a $250 deposit. The remainder will be due at the time of interment. All revenue from these services goes towards caring for the animals at our shelters. We hope you will find comfort in knowing that your pet, even in death, is helping the homeless animals in our care.

For more information, please contact contact Elizabeth Jaramillo at (720) 241-7133 or ejaramillo@ddfl.org.