The PWDCA offers two ways to honor our beloved companions, as well as providing a way to honor our friends and family members.

PWDCA Memorial Plaque

This lovely solid oak plaque provides 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.

The price of a brass plate and engraving is $25.00. The Memorial Plaque will be on display at selected PWDCA functions and National Specialties.

To purchase a brass plate in memory of your dog, please complete the Memorial Plaque Purchase FormPlease note that you must be logged in as a member in order to access the form. If you are not already logged in, please do so now and navigate back to this page to access the form.

For more information, please contact the Remembrance Fund Committee Chair.

PWDCA Remembrance Fund

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. The PWDCA Remembrance Fund is a special way to memorialize or honor the ones we love.

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 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.

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.

You can now make your donation online by clicking


If you prefer to mail a check, download the printable Gift In Tribute form and mail with payment to the address on the form.

For more information, please contact the Remembrance Fund Committee Chair.