Two options are available for you to honor a beloved faithful companion with a memorial plaque and/or a donation to the remembrance fund.
PWDCA Remembrance Fund
A Gift of Remembrance to the Ones We Love
The mission of the PWDCA Remembrance Fund is to improve the health and well-being of the Portuguese Water Dog. There are times we have an occasion when we wish to remember or honor a pet or individual. Use the PWDCA Remembrance Fund as a special way to memorialize or honor that occasion.
A Gift in Memory
Many times it is hard to find the exact words to offer a friend who sustains a personal loss, but an expression of sympathy can often be touching and help the healing. A gift that is dedicated in memory of an individual or pet is the perfect way to express just the right sentiment. You may choose to comfort a special friend who has lost a pet, a family member or friend, or remember your own affection for a special pet you have lost with A Gift in Memory.
A Gift in Honor
A way of honoring a special celebration or achievement such as a new champion or title, a birthday, the whelping of a special litter, a thank you for a job well done, or in honor of a dear friend on a special occasion. A Gift in Honor will say I care in a very special way by conveying your personal message and showing your dedication in the PWDCA's General Health Fund mission.
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The PWDCA, Inc. appreciates your thoughtfulness and support of the Remembrance Fund. Your donation not only expresses your heartfelt feelings, but will also help Portuguese Water Dogs live longer, healthier lives. In addition, you now have the option of designating which health fund you would like your donation applied.
For more information, please contact the Remembrance Fund Committee Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PWDCA Memorial Plaque and Album
This lovely solid oak plaque and the accompanying album provide owners a place to memorialize their deceased Portuguese Water Dogs. Each individual 3" x 5" brass plate on the plaque bears the registered name of a deceased Water Dog, the call name, years of birth and death, and the owner's name. Appropriately, the first plate is inscribed with the names of Renascenca do Al Gharb and her owner, the first lady of Portuguese Water Dogs, Deyanne Miller.
Along with purchasing a brass plate, some owners have chosen to also provide a favorite photo of their pet along with a written remembrance to be included in the album. Some have sent a poem, personal thoughts, or a touching story. All entries illustrate the undying bond of love between an owner and pet.
The price of a brass plate and engraving is $25.00. You may donate more in memory of your dog, and your donation can be deposited in the General Health Fund or dedicated to a specific health project. The Memorial Plaque and Album will be on display at selected PWDCA functions and National Specialties.
If you would like to participate, please contact the Remembrance Fund Committee Coordinator (email@example.com)