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 make a donation in a particular Lab’s memory, click here.


In memory of my beautiful Max. I have always hated the C word as I have lost many wonderful people in my life….but today I have another reason to hate it. RIP my beautiful Max. You were my doodlebug, big smooshie, love bug, snuggle bug. Blind at 9 months, you “saw” the world full of…

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We had to say goodbye to our sweet Buddy boy this past May. We think he was almost 15 years young. He came into our lives back in January of 2011 as a foster and became what we in rescue affectionately call a foster fail. For reasons we never understood, Buddy was returned to CILRA…

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We adopted Maggie, formerly known as Murgatroyd, in the summer of 2017. Maggie was so quiet the first few weeks we had her. Quickly, she found her voice and used it quite often. She was a talkative girl who entertained us with her sense of humor and quirkiness. We fell in love with her in…

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Cena (previously Hooch)

We adopted our sweet and funny 9 year old chocolate Labrador boy Cena in August of 2017. Adopting Cena changed our lives forever💜 He had the best personality.. made us laugh and smile every day. He loved his 2 Labbie sisters so much. He could not have been loved and spoiled more. Even though we…

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Our Chocolate Lab, Monte, left us Feb. 5, 2023. Over eight and a half years he brought us many hours of joy and entertainment. The squirrels can now forage in peace under the bird feeder.  — James M. & Family

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