News & Events

We need your financial help!

Here’s why: In the past year we have seen an unprecedented uptick in the number of dogs that need rescue and CILRA has responded in a good way! Because of this increased need we are seeking your support to avoid a future financial shortfall, and to help us continue rescuing these deserving dogs! In January/February,…

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CILRA Volunteer Opportunities!

CILRA is growing and so are the number of Labs we are helping! CILRA is currently looking for two volunteers to serve on the Board, including the officer position of Board Secretary. The responsibilities of the board secretary includes compiling Board meeting agendas, recording notes of meetings and keeping accurate records. This position requires effective…

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Thanks to Jane for 22 years of service to CILRA!

CILRA’s long-time volunteer Jane W. has compiled the CILRA “Lab Tracks” spreadsheet for 22 years! Our newly-adopted Shelter Manager program will now keep track of the dogs CILRA takes into rescue. As Jane recently said, “I’m so proud of the good work CILRA has done. Lab Tracks is a good document to use when people…

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Meet & Greets at Happy Dog Barkery

Big thanks to Happy Dog Barkery staff for allowing us to once again host another successful event! Thanks to last year’s Photos With Santa group: Our Santa (Bill A.), our Elves (Jeff and Jennifer B.), our dedicated photo crew, Carol W., Jean J., Roger R., Diane B. and Joan M. Great job everyone! It was…

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Support CILRA through Chewy

Interested in supporting CILRA? If so, please consider purchasing items 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 purchaser of Chewy and utilize our…

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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!

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