News & Events

‘Tis the Season

Please consider CILRA in your holiday giving plans! Donations are tax deductible and help us care for needy Labs.  

Photos With Santa!

CILRA is grateful to Happy Dog Barkery in Downers Grove, IL, for hosting Photos With Santa!

Want to help CILRA?

Adoption Coordinator Team – We are searching for a 2-person coordinator team to workshare. Coordinators match approved adoption applicants with available dogs and send recommendations to fosters. Ideally the individual(s) do not work full time so they can contact people during the day, but not necessary. Computer skills required. Approximate time commitment is 12 hours/week….

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Support CILRA through Chewy

It’s the giving time of year! Interested in giving to CILRA? If so, please consider going through Chewy! CILRA’s Chewy account allows you to buy much-needed items for our foster pups who are waiting for their forever homes by purchasing items on our wishlist. Another way you can contribute is if you are a first-time…

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It’s good to let your dog sniff on walks

Dogs devote about 40 times more brain volume to decoding smells than people do. Read about the benefits of slow ‘sniff’ walks here:

The Betty White Challenge – thanks for participating!

The social media campaign to raise funds in Betty White’s name was a huge success, and benefited countless animal shelters and rescue groups across the country – including CILRA. Many thanks to everyone who participated!

Pictures with Santa at Happy Dog Barkery

Pictures with Santa was a great success at Happy Dog Barkery! About 135 pets were photographed with Santa, including Kenny, a 4-mo. old piglet. Thanks to the wonderful Illinois volunteers and a special Thank You to Happy Dog Barkery in Downers Grove, IL!

Happy Dog Barkery

Celebrating 25 Years!

CILRA is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary! Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support. We could not have done it without you!

Earth Day 2021

CILRA had a great day at the Earth Day Indiana Festival. Lots of people dropped by our booth to learn more about what we do, tell us about their pets and, of course, to pet Duke, the beautiful CILRA ambassador. Exhibitors promoted topics around environmental protection, conservation of natural resources and sustainable living. With local…

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