CILRA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, whose goal is placing rescued, purebred Labrador Retrievers in suitable, loving homes.
If you are interested in adopting, please be sure to read their Adoption Process. If you do not see the perfect dog for you, check back as the list changes often. Be sure to complete an Adoption Application as your "forever dog" may already be waiting!
Currently available Labs are listed below. Be sure and view the slide show to fall in love!
Major is a 60 lb dark chocolate Lab who is about 3.5 yrs old. He is very affectionate and loves to play. Major is housebroken and learning to use a crate. He enjoyed getting a bath so much that we think he may be a water Lab this summer. Major would gain a lot from a basic obedience course and would love to be your constant companion. He likes other dogs but we are not sure about cats as he loves to chase the squirrels in his fosters yard. Major is ready for his new permanent home and is fostered on the south side of Indianapolis.
Maggie is a beautiful 8 yr old black female who is as sweet as she can be. She gets along well with all of the other dogs in her foster home and loves to watch and "slowly" chase a cat. She should be fine in a home with only 1 or 2 cats. Maggie was an outside dog so is learning her inside manners very quickly. She has an old injury on her front ankle which causes a very slight limp but does not require any treatment. She can takes walks easily but would not be one to go on runs or chase a Frisbee. She enjoys a good chew bone and sleeps on the floor in the bedroom at night. Maggie will make a wonderful lab for a family who wants a dog to hug on. She is fostered northwest of Indianapolis.
Martini is a beautiful, friendly 9 month old purebred yellow spayed female who came to CILRA because the owners did not have enough time to give her. She is a typical 67 lb young Lab, who likes to play with the other Labs at her foster home and, of course, fetch the tennis ball! She especially likes to play with Carly, who is also up for adoption. Martini is housebroken and crate trained. She is learning to walk on a leash without pulling… much! She has gone to puppy obedience school, knows basic commands and is working on not jumping up on people when greeting them. Her former owner used the gentle leader on their walks. Martini is only 9 months old and everything is new and exciting! She is being fostered north of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Miley is a super sweet 2 yr old chocolate female. She is very smart and listens well to commands. She is crate trained and has great manners in the house. Miley would love an active family as she loves to go on walks and run around the yard. She will require a traditional fenced yard at least 4 ft tall. She was ok with cats as a puppy, but has not been around any for awhile. She loves other dogs and wouldn't mind having a playmate in her new home. Miley loves people and is great with kids. She doesn't jump, so she would be fine with younger kids too. She is very loyal and likes to follow her foster mom & dad around the house. Miley loves to cuddle and thinks she is a lap dog. She currently sleeps on a dog bed in the bedroom at night, but would be more that happy to cuddle on the bed all night long. Miley will make an excellent companion for any family looking for a dog to take long walks with or just cuddle at the end of a long day. She is fostered on the northside of Indy in Noblesville.
Kelsey is a wonderful 9 year old female chocolate Lab. Due to a change in her family situation, Kelsey has had to find a new home. She is a sweet, easy going, very gentle gal-housetrained, crate trained (doesn't need it), loves other dogs and people. Kelsey likes to go for walks and car rides-she wants to be with her family. Come meet her-you will instantly fall in love with Kelsey. She is fostered in Brazil, In., a little over an hour west of Indy.
Carly is a year and a half year old black female Lab mix. She was taken in by a good Samaritan who found her on their door step and looked like she had been on her own for quite some time. She was taken to a vet, declared healthy but underweight. She was housed with two other dogs, three cats and a 4-5yr old child during an extensive search for the owner prior to coming to CILRA. Carly is a petite girl, around 55 pounds, and is sweet as can be. She is shy at first but loves to snuggle. Being young she is very energetic and enjoys being with the 6 other dogs at her foster home and she enjoys the water. Carly would love a large fenced in yard with some room to run . She is house and crate trained and is learning to walk on a lead without pulling. She loves to ride in the car and would try to drive if you let her. She is very smart and learns quickly. Some of her known commands are, sit, stay, out, NO, and she is learning down. She would be fantastic at agility or flyball. She is being fostered north of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Marmaduke is a 3 yr old big love bug. One might say he's a perfect gentleman. He loves to play ball and romp in the yard with his four legged foster sisters, but when he comes in the house, he is very careful to use his inside manners. He settles down nicely and is content to curl up beside you for a good belly rub. Marmaduke is completely housebroken and crate trained, but does not need to be crated. He ignores the cats in his foster home. Marmaduke would love to find a new forever family to call his own. He is located in Terre Haute, IN
Misty is a sweet and loving special needs girl. She is a 76 lb, 3-4 year old yellow Lab who is housebroken and crate trained. Misty’s favorite thing to do is sit with people and be petted, her second favorite thing to do is lay in a patch of sun in the back yard. Misty is not an overly active dog. She is good with young children, other dogs, birds and a guinea pig. She has never paid any attention to the birds or pig and gets along well with everyone else. Cats are an unknown. She enjoys walks on leash but may pull a little, she knows basic commands, and will come when called. She would be best placed in a home with a fence. Misty has been diagnosed with allergies and treated. Her ongoing treatment will include monthly shots and possibly antihistamines given seasonally. She has been in foster care since October 2009, while being diagnosed and treated for the allergies. Her foster home thinks she has been a great house guest and wish they had the room to keep her. She would make a great addition to the right family. Misty is being fostered in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
Allow me to introduce you to Maddie, who was surrendered because of the economy and has been in several different homes before CILRA took him in. Maddie is a 70 pound 3 year old neutered yellow male. Up to date on his shots and in good health, just recovering from ACL surgery on his left rear leg. It was learned that he had a prior ACL tear, but it was unsure of which leg or how long ago. After a bit of investigating and Vet's visit it was found that Maddie had a torn the ACL in his left rear leg, and well on his way to a full recovery. Maddie is wonderfully behaved and very much on the mellow side. He loves to play with other dogs, however his playtime is very limited now due to his recovery. He gets along well with my house cat too! Maddie walks well on a leash, but will pull when he sees something of interest...bunny, duck, squirrel! When he is off leash, he will come when called, sometimes with a little lag time-but he does listen. I feel that he would be a very trainable dog...he loves to please people. He has done well with all of the people that he has met...both young and old. He is currently left outside into a fully fenced yard. He has been left on his own with the full run of the house for up to 10 hours with no accidents or misbehavior, and he is crate trained if need be. He is not found of walking on hard-wood or slick floors nor does he like walking up stairs---carpeted or not. It took him awhile to warm up to walking on them, up or down. Maddie is fostered on the west side of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Patsy is a sweet & shy little 2yr yellow girl. She was found hungry and scared in a horse stable in Southern IL. Patsy is a calm, gentle girl that adores people and attention. She gets along with her Lab foster brother & sister, loves to lay by her Foster Mom & Dad's feet and prefers to be in the house rather than outside. Patsy is just starting to get comfortable in her foster home so we will have more info soon. She is being fostered in the Western Suburbs of IL