Nestle Purina Memories Garden

The bond between people and their pets is special – and unique. Our pets enrich our lives every day, in obvious and subtle ways. Whether it is an affectionate rub from your purring cat, or the concerned look you get from your dog, pets provide warmth and companionship just when we need it most. Over the years, a very special relationship develops. When the time comes, it can be difficult and painful to say goodbye.

Memories Garden viewing brickHonor your special pet with a brick in the Memories Garden
Located near the Veterinary Medical Center, this small, secluded garden serves to celebrate the memories of all animals that have touched a human life. The Garden gives pet owners private outdoor space for contemplation or to spend quiet time with their pets while at the VMC. The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center invites you to purchase a brick engraved with your own special inscription honoring your pet’s life and your special relationship.  


With a gift of $250 or $500 (depending on brick size), a brick engraved with your unique inscription will become a permanent part of the garden.

You will receive:

  • Engraved brick in memorial garden
  • Memorial certificate
  • Profiles, the College of Veterinary Medicine magazine
  • Invitation to installation ceremony created to celebrate pet's lives

For information about purchasing a brick or for additional information about supporting the Veterinary Medical Center, please contact Kris Hayden at 612-624-7624.


2016 Memories Garden Brick Dedication
Date: July 28, 2016
Reception: 6:30 Ceremony: 7:00
1988 Fitch Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108
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