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Collie Rescue Of Greater Illinois, Inc. (CRGI) is a local organization that mainly serves the northern portion of Illinois in the rescue and placement of both rough and smooth coated Collies. A small staff of unpaid volunteers supports CRGI in its mission. Because of the absolute need for a home visit for all potential Collie adopters and limited resources to execute this task the placement of Collies outside of our service area is handled on a case by case basis. If you are outside of our adoption area, please visit the Collie Rescue Foundation for a complete list of Collie rescue groups across the United States. Each rescued Collie has a modest adoption fee which covers most of the dog's expenses.

Adoption fees are $325 for adult dogs, $400 for puppies under one year, and $150 for dogs eight years and older.

All rescued Collies receive the following veterinary care:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • DHLPP & rabies vaccines
  • Heartworm test, (then placed on Interceptor Spectrum)
  • Fecal exam
  • Eye check (puppies)
  • Teeth cleaning (if necessary)
  • Bordatella (kennel cough vaccine)
  • Microchip implant for permanent identification
  • After veterinary care and a complete grooming, the Collie is placed in a foster home for a minimum of two weeks for socialization and evaluation of temperament, quirks, likes and dislikes until adopted.
We require anyone interested in adopting a collie to fill out an adoption questionnaire.
Online Application

Dogs in the list may have one of the following designations:

  • Available: The dog is available for adoption.
  • Adoption Pending: We have found a solid match for this dog. The adoption is pending the signing of the adoption contract.
  • Adopted: The adoption contract for this dog has been finalized.
  • Medical Hold: The dog is in a foster home but is not yet ready for adoption due to ongoing medical treatment.
 
Available

Finn (Male)

Available

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

Say hello to Finn, our young diamond in the “ruff.” Finn has been a fun challenge for his foster mom, who helped him overcome his crate-destroying ways and got him to learn to love his crate and sleep in it at night. He still has some destructive tendencies, and needs to stay in his crate when his foster mom isn't home, but he goes in easily and is quiet once inside.


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In Foster

Jordan (Female)

In Foster

12 Years

Rough Collie Mix

Jordan is a senior collie mix, around 11-12 years old. She was surrendered to our rescue as she was no longer wanted. But we were happy to take Jordan in! More to follow as we get to know her better.


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In Foster

Rush (Male)

In Foster

10 Years

Rough Collie Mix

Rush in new to our program. He was surrendered by his family to the Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter. After we were contacted by the CACC we were able to pull this boy out quickly. A noisy shelter is no place for a senior dog.
We are getting to know Rush so stay tuned for updates.


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Medical Hold

Leia (Female)

Medical Hold

10 Years

Rough Sable and White

Leia started her journey with Fresh Start Sheltie Rescue, which took her as a stray and started her on the road towards health and happiness. She was then transferred to our rescue and we promised Leia to continue her road to better life.
  
Leia's hips and legs are very week, she walks with her back legs bent and her rear end lowered. Our vet noticed some decrease in muscle mass and believes that Leia's left leg might have had some kind of injury in the past. Also, the x-rays showed significant amount of arthritis. Leia had her teeth cleaned in the past but our vet noticed that some are not in good shape and might possibly be extracted. However, due to her age, putting Leia under anesthesia doesn't come without risks and we will have another vet consultation to determine what's in Leia's best interest. We will also determine if a consultation with a chiropractor is needed down the road.



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Medical Hold

Daisy (Female)

Medical Hold

8 Years

Rough Sable and White

Sweet Daisy came to us as owner surrender. We are currently taking care of her medical needs so check back for more updates.


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Medical Hold

Iris (Female)

Medical Hold

9 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

Iris, along with Tiska, were picked up by animal control as strays and made their way to our rescue. Their coats were in a terrible shape and had to be shaved. Sadly both girls tested positive for Heartworm disease. Both girls have been undergoing heartworm treatment.

Iris is a sweet spunky girl. Her favorite things are to be with her partner Tiska, attention from her foster mom, and a good roll in the grass! Iris and Tiska are a bonded pair and will be happiest in a home with enough love for both of them!


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Medical Hold

Tiska (Female)

Medical Hold

3 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

Tiska, along with Iris, were picked up by animal control as strays and made their way to our rescue. Their coats were in a terrible shape and had to be shaved. Sadly both girls tested positive for Heartworm disease.

Tiska and Iris have been undergoing Heartworm Treatment.

Tiska is a energetic fun loving girl! She loves to play with toys, get love from her foster mom and most importantly spend time with Iris! Iris and Tiska are a bonded pair and will be looking for a home with enough love for both of them. Per their foster mom, both girls are a joy to foster!


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Adoption Pending

Cody (Male)

Adoption Pending

7 Years

Rough Sable and White

Cody arrived to our rescue as owner surrender. It didn't take long for Cody's foster family to fall in love with him so they decided to adopt him! At Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois our foster homes get the first priority in adopting their foster collie. 

If you are interested in fostering or you would like information about our foster program please email us at info@collierescue.org.


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Adoption Pending

Phoenix (Male)

Adoption Pending

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

At two years old, Phoenix is young, fun, and looking for a new friend or new family to continue to grow with.  He came to CRGI heartworm positive, and he has completed most of his treatments.


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Adoption Pending

Leon (Male)

Adoption Pending

2 Years

Rough Sable-headed White

Leon is new to Collie Rescue and will be undergoing Heartworm Treatment for the next few months. Stay tuned for his progress as we get to know him!


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Adopted

Rosie (Female)

Adopted

5 Years

Rough Collie Mix

This happy girl stole her foster family's hearts and they decided to adopt her. We are so happy for Rosie! 

At Collie Rescue all of our foster homes have first option of adopting their foster dog. If you would like more information about our fostering program please email us at info@collierescue.org


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Adopted

Rusty (Male)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Sable and White

Rusty is 7 years old and came to us as owner surrender. His main living residence was an outside kennel but he is quickly learning what the good life looks like! He is very sweet and loves to be around his people.



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Adopted

Duncan (Male)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Sable and White

Duncan came to Collie Rescue as an owner surrender. The minute Duncan walked into his new foster home the family fell in love with him and decided to adopt him! 

Foster homes always have the opportunity to adopt their foster dog before they are listed as Available. If you are interested in fostering or would like information about our foster program please e-mail us at info@collierescue.org.


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