Central Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption

Lab Puppy

In Memory

Sad Hearts, Happy Memories

This page is devoted to those beloved Labs who are no longer with us. If you have stories or photos to share, please click here. To donate through PayPal in a particular Lab’s memory, click here.


I adopted Max, who was originally named Gavin, from CILRA on September 26, 2008. For almost 10 years he was the light of my life. Over the years he suffered from allergies, diabetes, hypothyroidism and cataracts. Throughout it all he kept his youthful Labby spirit. He was the most sweet, loving companion anyone could ask…

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Its very emotional to talk about but we rescued George, a chocolate Lab, about 9 years ago. He was fostered by a couple that told us if we weren’t sure we wanted him, we could wait – which told us he was a great dog. He was abused earlier in his life & was very…

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Our beloved Gus passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 16 from severe acute pancreatitis, at the age of ten. Everything happened very quickly, and he was at home until we rushed him to our family vet. We were there to love, kiss, soothe, and talk to him in his last moments. We were not prepared…

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Saint Fannie

We so miss Our Sweet Fannie ( Saint Fannie). She gave her first part of her life to having pups. We rescued her and she got to finally live the life of a dog. Lots of food, soft beds , a sweet sister, a pillow for grandkids and many beach walks. Thank you CILRA.   —…

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Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our dear sweet Dot (2006) yesterday. She would have been 14 in January. She was like all Labs, beautiful and sweet. She will be missed terribly.   — Sheila A.   Video

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