Central Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption

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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.

Biggie Smalls

Sad news from our household: Biggie Smalls (CILRA lab “Rolly”) was humanely released from his earthly suffering this afternoon (April 8, 2017). Biggie was a gentleman, a love bug, and a real lady killer (he loved women and they loved him right back). At the time of his adoption back in November, his age had…

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My senior dog has sundowners.  Yes, sundowners syndrome, you know the one that besets those with dementia toward evening and those of us who are merely getting antsy for cocktail hour.  It starts with a little vocalization around dusk. We try an extra trip to the potty to be safe.  Half an hour later, another…

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In late August of 2001, our family adopted a mischievous 8 week old female black Lab from CILRA. Missy (Mrs. when she got older) gave us unconditional love and loyalty until 2 days ago, when she died at age 15 years, 7 months. We are so thankful for having the honor of being her family….

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I was intrigued by the profile, describing a delightful 6 year old laid back chocolate Labrador named Max. In December 2011, Max became my new canine companion. He started out weighing 93 pounds, needing to lose a few. With daily walks, he became lean and had a spring in his step, weighing 72 pounds. He…

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Last week, just one month shy of us having her 10 years, Phoebe suffered a stroke and passed away. Since coming to live with us at the age of 4, Phoebe was typical Lab – never passing up an opportunity to sniff and dump the trash can, beg for a treat or some people food…

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