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.


In late August of 2001, our family adopted a mischievous 8 week old female black Lab from CILRA. Missy (Mrs. when she got older) gave us unconditional love and loyalty until 2 days ago, when she died at age 15 years, 7 months. We are so thankful for having the honor of being her family….

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I was intrigued by the profile, describing a delightful 6 year old laid back chocolate Labrador named Max. In December 2011, Max became my new canine companion. He started out weighing 93 pounds, needing to lose a few. With daily walks, he became lean and had a spring in his step, weighing 72 pounds. He…

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Last week, just one month shy of us having her 10 years, Phoebe suffered a stroke and passed away. Since coming to live with us at the age of 4, Phoebe was typical Lab – never passing up an opportunity to sniff and dump the trash can, beg for a treat or some people food…

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On 1/16/17, our lovely Labbie, Chloe, got her wings. She was 13 and had been with us since she was 4 months old. From the beginning Chloe was an exceptional Lab. One accident in the house, no countersurfing or wastebasket diving, and, she only chewed up 1 pair of shoes. The first night, we told…

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Dear CILRA and Judy K. – We wanted you to know that our black Lab, Colby (Buddy – CILRA tag #000683) was put to rest on Thursday, December 29, 2016.  Colby had been fighting cancer for about a year and a half.  He hid his pain well and for a long time.  Colby was a…

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