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.


My cousin just sent me this picture of my CILRA dog, Marley. We had him for 1 1/2 years and he went to doggie heaven last May at age 13 1/2. I miss him so much – he was an awesome dog. Loved everyone and life!  — Colette S.


We said goodbye to our sweet mama Polly yesterday. Fast growing mast cell tumor, in lymph nodes and inoperable. She was a special girl who gave a lot to others through her puppies and the love and loyalty she showed to us. Our Lou, who is now 12, taught Polly so much and Polly adored…

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Isabella Gabriella

I am so sad to announce that our beautiful Isabella Gabriella passed away yesterday. She was mama’s princess. She took care of me when I had a broken foot…chased balls, harassed her sisters and brothers …a late discovery of squirrels provided a source of entertainment. She is and will be greatly missed.  — Holly H.J.


We got our sweet Stella from CILRA almost 12 years ago. She was the best dog and we will miss her! Stella loved her backyard and can now chase all the bunnies and chipmunks she wants! Thank you CILRA for all you do for these beautiful puppies! — Jeff and Becky F.


Sophie came to our family on Christmas Eve Day, 2012. She was found wandering and luckily a young man found her and called CILRA. Our family took Sophie in as a foster however, quickly realized that like all Labs, she filled our hearts with joy and so she had found her forever home. Sophie was…

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