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.


Shadow was one special furbaby. Every time I made her bed she didn’t like it so she messed it up again. I just learned it was her bed not mine. Our hearts are so broken; we feel lost.  — Kathy W. and Family

Zoe (Sara)

We lost our Zoe (Sara) on November 4th, 2023. 14 years from the day we adopted her, 11/01/2009. Zoe was introduced to us by my brother and sister-in-law that fostered Labs for CILRA, I had asked them to keep an eye out for a pup for us and my sister-in-law said she was going to…

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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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