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 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


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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