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Pet Memorials

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Do you know someone who recently lost their favorite dog or cat?  Do you wish you could comfort them but are not sure what to do?  Lake Oswego Public Library offers a gift that grieving pet owners appreciate receiving during their time of loss -- The Pet Memorial Fund.  Lake Oswego Public Library is one of just a few libraries in the country that has established a pet memorial collection as a lasting way to remember a beloved pet.

A patron's testimonial:

“I received notice from the library that my cat Harmony's two memorial books were in, and I checked them out yesterday to read them. I wanted to let you and the librarian know how thrilled I am by these choices! I'm impressed that Marshmallow was a 1943 Caldecott Honor Book and was interested to learn about the author's local roots. Twinkles, Arthur and Puss had me guessing, just like it will young readers, I'm sure. I appreciate these thoughtful choices with their wonderful stories and illustrations. They are a terrific memorial to my cat Harmony (who actually looked a little like the cat Oliver in Marshmallow).”
Regards, Suzanne S. Cushing

The Pet Memorial Fund enables individuals to make a tax-deductible gift to the library for the purchase of books which provide information and enjoyment to animal lovers of all ages.   Please be aware that materials purchased by Lake Oswego Public Library, including those purchased as pet memorials, have a physical lifetime that may require withdrawal or replacement at a future time.

Books bought with memorial donations have a special Pet Memorial gift plate inscribed with the names of the pet and the donor. Bookplate samples are shown below.

Complete the attached order form below and fax it to: 503.635.4171 

or mail it to:
Bookplate Gifts Program
Lake Oswego Public Library
706 Fourth Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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Pet Memorials