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.


My husband Don and I were CILRA volunteers for many years and over that time fostered and helped find forever homes for a multitude of pups. In 2006 however, we met with our first and only “foster failure”, Midge. Midge won our hearts from day one and quickly became a beloved and permanent member of…

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I adopted Harley in 2011 at which time he was estimated to be between 1 to 1 ½ years old. He came home and fit in with the other cat residents perfectly. Harley was such a kind, gentle, and loving dog. Everyone who met him instantly fell in love. He was diagnosed with canine Addison’s…

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Had to pass Betsy on to the Rainbow Bridge today. She succumbed to old age. I adopted her from CILRA on 3-27-2010, she was about 3 years old then. She was so good with kids, a loving, kind Lab. This is my second CILRA to pass, lost Tyler in 2010. I’m blessed to still have…

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We adopted Tyson in 2009. He was renamed Cooper after we got him. We lived in Mishawaka until 2013 and then moved up north to Traverse City, Michigan. He was an amazing guy – full of energy! Two weeks ago he developed some health issues that were diagnosed as liver and lymph node cancer. We…

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Sophie became part of our family June 2014. CILRA rescued her 7 months earlier from a horder’s house. Sophie was “lowest man on the totem pole” with many dogs and cats. She was afraid of everything. She couldn’t hear, never barked and had only 1 tooth. When she ate her food, she would stop and…

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