Tribute Giving

Remember a loved one, pay tribute to a special pet or honor a friend’s milestone with a gift to the Animal Welfare Society.

General Tributes

There are many reasons to make a gift on someone’s behalf or in their memory and we are grateful for each and every one. Tribute gifts support the health and wellbeing of the more than 3,600 animals we see at AWS each and every year.

With a tribute gift, you can:

  • Honor a joyous occasion, such as a birthday or major milestone
  • Celebrate a new pet
  • Express gratitude for an act of kindness
  • Memorialize a beloved pet or loved one that has passed away

When we receive a tribute gift, we send an acknowledgment note to the honoree, next of kin or interested party within a week of receiving the gift. When making your gift, please supply a mailing address or email address for the party you would like notified. You are also welcome to include a dedication message that we will pass along.

You can mail tribute gifts to AWS or make a gift online.

Mailing address for tribute gifts:
Animal Welfare Society
PO Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094

Gifts in Lieu of Flowers

We are honored by the number of animal lovers whose families include us as the charitable recipient of memorial gifts given in lieu of flowers. If desired, funeral directors can request memorial envelopes to have on hand.

We ask that obituaries include our complete name and mailing address:
Animal Welfare Society
PO Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094

If requesting donations be sent to AWS in memory of your loved one, please provide us with the contact information for the next of kin so we can properly notify them of the kind gestures of remembrances from friends and family.

Permanent Personalized Tributes

On our beautiful campus, AWS offers several special opportunities to honor or memorialize loved ones with personalized inscribed granite paver, courtyard brick, a bench or even a new tree! These lasting tributes are seen and enjoyed by the many visitors and dog walkers who frequent our campus each day.

To reserve a granite paver, courtyard brick, bench or tree, please fill out the following form.

I am interested in a permanent tribute:

First Name

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If you selected a paver or a brick, please fill out your inscriptions below. If you are purchasing a memorial tree or bench, we will work with you on the inscription at a later date.

Granite Pavers may contain up to 6 lines of text with 10 characters, including spaces, per line.
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Courtyard Bricks may contain up to 4 lines of text (4th line only available on large brick), with 14 characters, per line.
Line 1:
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Line 4: (Large Brick only)

My gift is a tribute gift in HonorMemory

Please notify the following of my gift (if applicable):



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For information on other naming opportunities, please contact our development office.