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 am writing to let you know that our friend Mick passed away on New Year’s Eve from a long struggle with arthritis and possible malignancy. He was a great friend, companion and member of our family for 10 years. We miss him terribly. We have had the privilege of adopting two rescue Labs from…

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We have donated to CILRA in loving memory of our most cherished dog, Beau. Early Thanksgiving morning this year, he left us, all too soon, owing to a relentless GI tract disease. We adopted Beau through CILRA around the time we got engaged. He endeared himself to us with his readiness to “sit” patiently in…

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We wanted to send a short note of thanks to Central Indiana Lab Rescue for the company of Shane over the last 8 years. We recall it was a long, cold December drive to Indianapolis to pick Shane up, but it was a shorter, warmer trip home. That was what Shane did. He made the…

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Handsome Hank

Hank (CILRA’s Tank) was such a wonderful dog and our time together was a too short six years.Jan and Don C. fostered him and when I went to meet him he had open scars on his nose, ears, legs, broken teeth and was a very big boy who was lame from unknown causes. It was…

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On August 2, 2018, we had to say goodbye to Molly. We think she was about 12 or 13 and we adopted her at 8 years old. She certainly was a great dog and so patient and loving. Thanks to Kristin M. for being her foster mom and our often times dog care over the…

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