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.


Midnight was a CILRA Lab, adopted in 2016. The Vet the foster family used thought he was about 7, though our Vet thought perhaps 1 – 2 years older. So, perhaps as old as 15. He had cancer twice before and probably would not have had as much time, except for the wonderful folks at…

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Sadly, we lost our dear Wrangler last month. While the first 7 years of his life may not have been great, we worked hard to give him the best life he could have have. We miss him tremendously. He was a dear friend and loyal companion. He could be goofy at times but the most…

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April 19, 2022 was a very sad day for me because that was the day my sweet CILRA Lab Kirby (Keejo) had to be put to sleep due to kidney failure. We had just celebrated Kirby’s 14th birthday in March. Kirby was the most wonderful, loving dog. He had an enthusiasm for life that was…

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I adopted my sweet girl Miley from CILRA on 6 Nov 2010 from her foster home with Jan in Ladoga (I think that was the town) and took her back to Iowa to live with us. I am saddened to tell you we had to help her cross on 16 Feb 2022. She was my…

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River Jack Daniel

Our sweet River Jack Daniel crossed the rainbow bridge on Tuesday April 5. We adopted Jack from CILRA in April 2011 and had the pleasure of having him as a part of our family for 11 years. He will truly be missed and is loved beyond words.  — Sarah B. and Family    

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