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CILRA Celebrates Past and Recent Adoptions!

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The one thing Central Indiana Lab Rescue and Adoption (CILRA) loves more than a good success story is passing those stories along!  After all, knowing that a dog that's been through some tough times has finally found peace in a Forever Home, is a feeling that can't be matched.  It's also the  top reason all the dedicated volunteers at CILRA keep at it every hour of every day. 

Fosters homes are still needed.  Donate your time and a piece of your heart and home and help a rescued Lab find his forever home, just like these great dogs found theirs.

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Hello! We adopted FINN from the litter of puppies born last spring. We love Finn so much! He's a great dog- full of energy and very smart. He's almost a year old and getting big- nearly 80 pounds now. He loves his Lab brother Fetch (also a CILRA rescue) and they spend lots of time running, wrestling, and swimming. We'd love to know how his littermates are doing and see what they look like.

Thanks for all you do to help these great dogs. We love ours!

Dan and Alex

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Here's a picture of BANDIT, my "blond boyfriend" with his favorite stuffed toy (you just never know what will tickle a Labbie's fancy, or what you'll find in the 75% off bin at Petsmart).

Best!
Sue
 

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It's hard to believe that it's already been one month since HARLEY'S adoption! He is CILRA Lab #7 for us and we are so lucky to have him in our family. He is all Labbie in temperament, but his white markings and cute half-hearted points at squirrels or interesting scents suggest a German Shorthaired Pointer somewhere in his family tree. What a great, cheerful, easy dog - no accidents, no counter surfing or garbage snooping, no attempted escapes from the yard. Harley is a terrific passenger in the car (back seat! - he's only waiting in the front in the photo!) He and Bandit are both very submissive dogs and they're getting along fine (but I think that Harley has had just about enough of the non-stop ear licking!). Both Labbies love their daily rides to Pooch Park (just to chill with mom - see photo) and sleeping in bed with their mom and dad. Thanks to Jim for being such a loving foster dad and his generosity in meeting me half -way to complete the adoption. -- Sue from Illinois

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Dear CILRA Folks - We wanted to write and let you know that COOPER is doing very well since he came to us in March. We've spent much of the summer at a little cottage outside of Traverse City, MI where the order of almost every day is a 3-5 mile hike in the woods. Early in May during our first visit, he was skittish about the lake - just wading and running out of the water. Now he's a super fast swimmer and loves to go after his bumper. He's still a puppy in a big strong body but he's learning many commands and socializing with other dogs every chance we get. I'm enclosing some photos as well of Coop enjoying his summer. Thanks to CILRA fro bringing him to us.

Michael and Steven

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Hello from DEXTER! Well, here I am......... on Sunday I arrived in Rockford, IL at my new home after a long trip in the car from Indiana. Art and Fran picked me up at the home where I was being fostered. Since I arrived, I have been a good boy and have been busy checking out the house and following Art and Fran wherever they go, mostly Art, as he and I are best buddies. When Art is not home, I stick pretty close to Fran. I have also met most of "the kids" as they have been over to swim in the pool. I tried the swimming but I need to practice some more. Everyone says I look a lot like Shadow, their other dog they adopted in 2002 through CILRA and passed away the end of March. They say my head is a little different shape than his, plus my ears are not quite as long as his were. When people come to the house, I get all excited and try to jump on them. I know I need to learn to not get so excited but I just love people! Plus I am only 3 1/2 years old and still considered young. Thank you, CILRA, for matching the 3 of us up together!

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I wasn't sure if you would remember me. I am hoping you would remember WOODY, a big goofy Lab, whom you fostered so many years ago that I adopted in March of 1998. I thought you would want to know that we recently lost him to cancer - March 12th. He turned out to have quite a personality and he loved life. I am very honored to have had him in mine for all those years. I've attached a photo of him taken this past Christmas. Thanks for fostering him and more importantly, thanks for letting us become his permanent home. -- Mary
 

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It's been a year this month since we adopted our chocolate Lab ROSIE. She is a wonderful girl and we're so grateful to CILRA and to her foster family for helping to make her a part of our family. Rosie is sweet and gentle and has made a great companion for her yellow Lab brother, Samson. Rosie and Samson are never far from one another (whether they're romping around the backyard or lounging on the couch) and we appreciate the work you do to help great dogs like Rosie find permanent homes.

Thanks so much for taking care of Rosie and enabling us to adopt her! -- Mike, Meegan, Emma and Samson
 

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WE HAVE RENAMED STARLA TO BELLA. SHE IS JUST A DELIGHT AND WE ARE SO ENJOYING HER. SHE LOVES TOYS, LOVES IT OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW, RAIN, OR BETTER YET THE SUNSHINE. SHE ALSO LOVES WATER IN WHICH SHE WILL BE SWIMMING A LOT THIS SUMMER. LOVES CHASING AFTER BIRDS AND EVEN CAUGHT SOME LITTLE CREATURES. SHE IS JUST PLAIN FUN AND WE WANTED TO THANK YOU. -- LISA

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This is our BETTY, enjoying the snow last month. She would run with her nose down in it, and then eat it. What a joy it is to watch her, so happy and healthy. -- Dave, Maureen, Clark, and Betty

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