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.


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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Sad news about Delilah (pictured as an 8 year old youngster and in her final days), CILRA “senior” adoptee, who became a member of our pack in May 2011. Delilah began having occasional mild seizures over the summer, but as the frequency and severity of the seizures increased in mid-September, our poor old girl suffered…

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Sadie Lynn

In 2003 we adopted Sadie Lynn. My husband was overseas and he saw her picture on the CILRA website and knew that was the dog for him. We went to pick her up in Indianapolis and she was forever in our family. Sadie was the best loyal companion, friend, lake dog you could ever ask…

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We were blessed to have Bleu become a member of our family in May 2015. She was already 15 years old when we adopted her from CILRA and we knew that our time together would be limited but that didn’t matter. She needed someplace safe and comfortable to spend the rest of her days and…

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Today was the last day we will ever get to see our sweet boy Charlie. Sadly Charlie became sick and did not get better. On June 28th we had him put to sleep. Saying goodbye to him was one of the hardest things our family has ever done. Our hearts are broken and I don’t…

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