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.


We lost Boomer today. He was our first “foster failure”. He held on longer than we expected after his diagnosis with a tumor – coming through surgery beautifully but having a heart attack in recovery. We think he may have realized there were probably better meals and treats over the rainbow. Mealtimes will never be…

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We were fortunate to have Dandy and Tank, mom and son Labs, help us raise our kids. Every dog that shared its life with us has been the best dog ever. But none taught me as much as Charlie. Charlie came to us through CILRA’s Rikki in Indy. Not two months earlier, we had euthanized…

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Ruger and Kahne

We said goodbye to both our sweet CILRA boys during the holidays: Ruger the day after Thanksgiving and Kahne on Christmas Eve. We adopted them when they were 2 and had 12 wonderful years together – years that passed much too quickly. We’ll always remember Ruger burying himself in the tomato plants to pick ripe…

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I am writing to let you know that our friend Mick passed away on New Year’s Eve from a long struggle with arthritis and possible malignancy. He was a great friend, companion and member of our family for 10 years. We miss him terribly. We have had the privilege of adopting two rescue Labs from…

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We have donated to CILRA in loving memory of our most cherished dog, Beau. Early Thanksgiving morning this year, he left us, all too soon, owing to a relentless GI tract disease. We adopted Beau through CILRA around the time we got engaged. He endeared himself to us with his readiness to “sit” patiently in…

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