With very heavy hearts, we lost our sweet Sadie girl on October 24th at the age of 15. Her first 7.5 years were full of abuse and mistreatment but her time with us was full of the love and spoiling all dogs deserve. It took some time for her to adjust to us and trust that our touch was never meant to hurt but to feel good. Once she came out of her shell though, she was the sweetest of girls. She was AMAZING with both of our boys (now 5 and 2) and was beyond patient as she helped the boys learn how you love and treat your pets. They often fought over who would feed her and let her outside. We were so blessed to have her as part of our family. She helped me through many tough situations and her sassy side and silly wiggles when you got her riled up were the best. She has left a hole in our family that can never be replaced but we all feel so blessed to have had the time we did with her. She was such a blessing to our entire family and we will miss her so very much.  We are so grateful to CILRA for helping us find now two amazing Labs for our family and saving these beautiful dogs.  – Brittany D. & Family