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.


We lost our Otis (Smoke) November 5th of last year to that horrible disease, cancer. We adopted him in April of 2016 from CILRA and he has been the best dog ever. He was so gentle with everyone, especially our young grandchildren. Our 1 year old granddaughter loves dogs, especially Otis. She would sit down…

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With very heavy hearts, we lost our sweet Sadie girl on October 24th at the age of 15. Her first 7.5 years were full of abuse and mistreatment but her time with us was full of the love and spoiling all dogs deserve. It took some time for her to adjust to us and trust…

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Indy to us was many things, a pet, a friend, and a member of the family. When we first got Indy, he was very hyper, and it made me worry. But, he was able to prove himself to us and brought us thirteen years of loving memories. Whenever we came home, he would always greet…

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I lost my beautiful boy Jet in September to kidney disease and age. I love him forever and miss him so much. He was the gentlest dog, my good, sweet, silly boy. He was two when I adopted him and we had 10 joyful years together to remember and celebrate thanks to CILRA.  — Susan…

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Riley (aka Drake)

On July 9th we suddenly lost our wonderful black Lab, Riley, whom we adopted in 2017, and we are writing this with heavy hearts. It was thought that he was about 4 years old at the time so we have lost him much too soon at about 9 years old. He was our 3rd Lab…

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