Whether celebrating a new pet, recognizing a milestone or remembering a life lived with compassion, tribute donations to the Dumb Friends League bring hope and homes to pets in need.  

These thoughtful donations help us provide loving care and vital services to thousands of animals and move us closer to ending pet homelessness and animal suffering.  

You can make your tribute gift today with the following options:  

Tribute Card

You can recognize birthdays, anniversaries, say “thank you” to a friend or express sympathy over the loss of a person or pet with a tribute card.  

Minimum donation: $10

Online Memorial Gallery

Honor the memory of a beloved pet by adding your pet’s photo and tribute to our online memorial gallery.

Minimum donation: $50


Email a greeting card to one or more people to celebrate a birthday, holiday or special occasion when you donate to us. Send our eCards to recognize a special person or pet. 

Garden Brick

Your message etched on a 4″ x 8″ or 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. 

Minimum donation: $500 – $750

Additional Memorial Giving Options

If you’re looking to make a larger impact in helping the lives of homeless pets, explore the additional gift options below. If you have any questions or concerns, contact 720.241.7123 or development@ddfl.org

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 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. 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, contact 720.241.7121 or development@ddfl.org