Happy Dog Barkery – 2024 Events

Please join CILRA volunteers, adopters, and dogs for the following events at HappyDog Barkery, 5118 Main St., Downers Grove. Thanks to Happy Dog Barkery for hosting these fun events – we appreciate your support!       Meet and Greet events from 10A-1P (Central Daylight Time) [Double-click on the pic below from the June 15…

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URGENT: Don’t Let Congress Harm Animals

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee recently voted to approve a Farm Bill that attacks state-level protections for farm animals, puts dogs in puppy mills at even greater risk of abuse, and fails to address the horse slaughter crisis. If they don’t fix this massive bill, which comes around only every five years, it could have…

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Volunteers Needed!

How much do you LOVE Labradors? If you’re reading this, you probably have an interest in Lab rescue, or may have even adopted a Lab from CILRA. 110% of our work is accomplished by awesome volunteers and we desperately need some help! Operations Team could use 1-2 committed team members to help with gathering information…

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Scooter has a GoFundMe page!

Meet Scooter, a resilient 5-month old Lab mix puppy who has already endured more challenges than most pups his age should ever face. Found as a stray, Scooter was in a dire state when CILRA stepped in to help save his life. He was dehydrated, malnourished, and suffering from a fractured hip. Thankfully, the compassionate…

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Now available: Limited supply of CILRA t-shirts & hoodies!

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CILRA Volunteer Opportunity

CILRA is growing and so is the number of Labs we are helping! We’re currently looking for a Transport Coordinator. This position involves organizing transports for Labs on an as-needed basis, and enlisting drivers from the CILRA transport volunteer list. Day-time availability is a plus in order to monitor transports. This position requires good organizational…

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Support CILRA through Chewy

Interested in supporting CILRA? If so, please consider purchasing items through Chewy! CILRA’s Chewy account allows you to buy much-needed items for our foster pups who are waiting for their forever homes by purchasing items on our wishlist. Another way you can contribute is if you are a first-time purchaser of Chewy and utilize our…

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It’s good to let your dog sniff on walks

Dogs devote about 40 times more brain volume to decoding smells than people do. Read about the benefits of slow ‘sniff’ walks here: https://www.petmd.com/dog/behavior/importance-scent-walks-dogs

Thanks to Jane for 22 years of service to CILRA!

CILRA’s long-time volunteer Jane W. has compiled the CILRA “Lab Tracks” spreadsheet for 22 years! Our newly-adopted Shelter Manager program will now keep track of the dogs CILRA takes into rescue. As Jane recently said, “I’m so proud of the good work CILRA has done. Lab Tracks is a good document to use when people…

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Summertime means being outside with our family and pets. But it’s critical to keep our four-legged friends (and even us humans!) safe from disease. Tick exposure can occur year-round, especially with climate change, but ticks are most active during the months of April through September. Protect Yourself and Your Pet from Ticks · Use a…

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