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 lost my beautiful boy Jet in September to kidney disease and age. I love him forever and miss him so much. He was the gentlest dog, my good, sweet, silly boy. He was two when I adopted him and we had 10 joyful years together to remember and celebrate thanks to CILRA.  — Susan…

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Riley (aka Drake)

On July 9th we suddenly lost our wonderful black Lab, Riley, whom we adopted in 2017, and we are writing this with heavy hearts. It was thought that he was about 4 years old at the time so we have lost him much too soon at about 9 years old. He was our 3rd Lab…

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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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