Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust Memorial Tags


As a Dog Lover, you know the special bond a dog brings to your family. When your faithful friend passes away, it is a devastating experience. And one that those closest to you don't always understand.

At Dogs Trust we understand that when your Best Friend passes away it can lead to feelings of loneliness and grief. Experiencing these feeling is perfectly normal as you bid farewell to the dog who played such a huge role in your daily life.

The Dogs Trust Legacy Garden is a beautiful place where you can go to remember and pay tribute to your best friend. A place where you know you're amongst friends who understand the sadness you're feeling. And it's here that we hand your specially engraved name tag honouring your dog, ensuring their memory can live on.

The tags are a beautiful way to remember a dog that has touched your heart. They can be purchased below and engraved with your dog's name and a special date of your choice.

Your tag will hang on our specially commissioned dog sculpture and pay tribute to the lasting pawprint your Best Friend has left on your heart.

You'll not only be honouring your own dog, you will be helping thousands more to get all the loving care they need.

In return you will receive a special certificate to keep for commemorating your beloved pet in this meaningful way.

And if you know a dog lover who has experienced a loss, you can help them honour their dog too by engraving a special tag on their behalf. We will send them a certificate to let them know you are thinking of them.

Order a Memorial Tag

Special Memories of Your Best Friends From Dogs Trust Supporters

'Rodney, my Yorkie, was part of my life for over 17 years. The love of my life. You really did leave your paw print on my heart Rodney.'

'My 15-year-old setter and I were on one of our last walks together. He led me to his favourite spot by the river. I felt like he was telling me that moment was important and that's how he wanted to be remembered.'

'Zyntounce was a puppy when my daughter saved her life. We had her for 14 years. She was beautiful and fiercely protective of her home and family. I will never forget her nobleness.'

'I have always loved all animals, as did my parents. Dogs especially are so loving. Since 1983, three of my dogs have passed away and it broke my heart; Smog, Shadow and Su-chi.'

If you would like to remember a dog you have loved and lost, you can order your memorial tag below and place their name in the Dogs Trust Legacy Garden forever.

Order a Memorial Tag

For more information or queries please email: [email protected] or call 01 879 1000.

Frequently Asked Questions

• Will I be sent out the Memorial Dog Tag with my dog’s name inscribed on it?

No, the tag will be placed on our commemorative dog statue in our special legacy garden at our Dublin Rehoming Centre. You will receive a special Certificate in honour of your dog.

• Can I visit the Memorial Tag I have purchased?

Once you receive your certificate with your unique tag number you can arrange a visit to our Rehoming Centre to visit your Memorial Tag. Please contact [email protected] or call 01 879 1000 for more information or to book a visit.

• Where is the garden and commemorative dog statue located?

They are both located at our Rehoming Centre on Ashbourne Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. You can find directions and our address here.

• Can I get a tag made for someone else, who’s dog who has passed?

Yes, you can honour a friend or family’s dog that has passed. When you are filling out the above form select ‘Friend or family member's dog’. If you would like the commemorative certificate to be posted to them you may also give their address. You can also get the Certificate sent to your own address, if you would like to gift the Certificate in person.

•How much does a Dogs Trust Memorial Tag cost?

A Dogs Trust Memorial tag costs €29.99. You are welcome to make an additional gift to help even more dogs in our care to find their Forever Homes.

• How many tags can I have?

You can honour as many dogs as you like. However we can only have one dog’s name per tag. Each Dogs Trust Memorial Tag costs €29.99.

• When will I receive my cert?

We aim to deliver your Certificate within 10 working days.

Leave a Lasting Gift to Dogs with a Gift in your Will

More and more of our supporters are also choosing to honour their love of dogs with a gift to Dogs Trust in their Will. Find out more about how you can leave a lasting gift in your will.

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Become a Dogs Trust Canine Care Card Holder

You can make sure your Best Friend will always have a place to call home. A Canine Care Card gives you that peace of mind in knowing Dogs Trust will look after your faithful friend when you’re gone.

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