Our current dogs

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

Jordan (Female)

Available

12 Years

Rough Collie Mix

Want a dog that loves her humans and wants to be the center of your world? Then Jordan is the girl for you!


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Available

Daisy (Female)

Available

8 Years

Rough Sable and White

Please meet Miss Daisy! She is a 8 year old sweet girl who will warm your home with her sweet nature.


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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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Adoption Pending

Leia (Female)

Adoption Pending

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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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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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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Adopted

Phoenix (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

Update 1/21/2018:
We are happy to report that Phoenix is done with his heartworm treatment and his last blood test shows that he is heartworm FREE!!! His foster family loves him very much and will be adopting him.
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At two years old, Phoenix is a young and fun boy looking for a new friend or new family to continue to grow with.  He came to CRGI heartworm positive and has been undergoing 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.

UPDATE! Leon's foster home has fallen in love with him and he has found his forever home!


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