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.


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    


Today I had to put my buddy Mattie down. I adopted him July 2000 after CILRA had his 2 torn ACL’s repaired and put him up for adoption. He was 3 years old. then. I knew that arthritis would be in his future and it has caught up to him today. His 12 years here…

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This donation is in memory of our sweet girl Hannah who passed away on July 3, 2021 at 10 years old from cancer. We rescued her from CILRA in 2011 when she was about 7 months old. She was our first baby girl as we have always had male dogs in the past. She was…

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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.

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