Make a gift in memory of a person or pet, or simply say “thank you” through a tribute to them. There are many ways to do this:
- Simply make a tribute gift – either enter a gift online or print and mail in 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 honor of a person or pet, and ask friends and family to participate through donations.
- Create a permanent memorial or tribute at a Dumb Friends League location. Opportunities are available at the Quebec Street shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock and the Harmony Equine Center in Franktown. For more information, please contact Joan Thielen at (303) 751-5772 ext. 7307 or email@example.com.
Permanent memorials & tributes
Your customized message will be etched on a clear Lucite plaque and displayed on the Friendship Wall at one of our shelters.
$150 minimum donation
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 print out the order form and send it to us, or call (720) 241-7158.
$500 minimum donation
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.
$500 minimum donation
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.
$750 minimum donation
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
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
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 Marta Diffen at (720) 241-7114 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$10,000 minimum donation
Sheilagh R. Malo Pet Memorial Garden
We 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 Joan Thielen at (303) 751-5772 ext. 7307 or email@example.com.