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.


In November of 2018 we had to say goodbye to our Mickey. I had always said that he was an angel on earth and one day heaven would need him back. Mickey was neglected and starved to 29 lbs. He had every reason to distrust and dislike humans, but he was just the opposite. He…

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Our beloved Phoebe made it to her 13th birthday recently. She enjoyed her last Christmas, and even saw the first day of the new year. But on January 1, liver cancer was discovered, and we had to say goodbye. We adopted Phoebe (and her brother Gus) from CILRA in early 2008. We went to look…

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I wanted to share with you that Blake who I adopted back in the Fall of 2016 crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday. He was 9 years old and was found to have a hemangiosarcoma of his spleen. He was a great Lab and companion and he will be missed.      — Patricia F.


Clayton was a wonderful boy. We adopted him in Chicago in November, 2012. Jen was his foster mom. At the time he was 6 years old. Clayton was a typical Lab – gentle, sweet, and funny. He filled many roles in our family including that of greeter at my small shop in Barrington. He quickly…

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Zoey aka Fiona

We lost our sweet Zoey (aka Fiona) after a quick cancer diagnosis last week. Zoey was adopted from CILRA on July 1, 2012 as a 15 month old, timid, petite, beauty. I believe she was about to become a foster failure of Rikki’s before he gave her to us. We enjoyed almost 8 1/2 years…

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