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.
 
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Available

Ross (Male)

Available

12 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix

Meet Ross!  Ross is part of our Independence Day family who found themselves in a shelter during the 4th of July holiday.  Ross came to us with 5 brothers and sisters. His mom, Lady Liberty, is a collie, but we are unsure what breed(s) dad might be. 


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Available

Emma (Female)

Available

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

"She is as sweet as the day is long,” says Emma’s foster mom. And let’s face it, she has beauty to match that sweet temperament.

Emma unexpectedly found herself in our care after proving herself to be a bit of a “chaser” on the family farm. The cows and horses were not appreciative of Emma’s agility prowess, but perhaps an owner who is interested in working fly ball, Frisbee, or agility could utilize her talents!


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Available

Piper (Female)

Available

10 Years

Smooth Tricolor

It’s hard not to melt at the site of Piper’s incredibly sweet face, but she will also impress you with her good manners!



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Available

Shilo (Male)

Available

4 Years

Smooth Tricolor

Shilo is a handsome, happy, fun and energetic boy.  Ready to play fetch any time!

Want a dog to train with? Shilo would love that! He can show you just how smart he is! He is very food motivated and eager to please.  He likes to keep his mind and body active. In a short time at his foster home, he’s learned his name and how to “sit” on command and started working on “stay” and “come.” He needed some confidence building and training has helped him feel more comfortable in new situations. 

Shilo's ideal forever home would be an active family without children. He tends to do better with women and bonded pretty fast with his foster mom. His foster mom believes he would enjoy agility after some confidence building. A fenced yard is a must. Shilo is an active boy that loves to run and play so having another energetic canine or two would be just what he needs! Shilo would be too much for an older dog.


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Available

Boston (Male)

Available

12 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix

Boston is a part of the Independence Day family who found themselves in a shelter just before the 4th of July. Thanks to our dedicated foster homes and volunteers, this family came to CRGI.



Mamma is Lady Liberty and she did a fantastic job raising them! Daddy is unknown. Boston is now part of a new foster family and is looking forward to finding his own perfect forever home!


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Adoption Pending

Jefferson (Male)

Adoption Pending

12 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix

Jefferson is 10 weeks old and part of the Independence Day family who found themselves in a shelter just before the 4th of July. Thanks to our dedicated foster homes and volunteers, this family came to CRGI.



Mamma is Lady Liberty and she did a fantastic job raising them! Daddy is unknown. Jefferson is now part of a new foster family and is looking forward to finding his own perfect forever home!


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Adoption Pending

Gold Rush (aka Rush #2) (Male)

Adoption Pending

7 Years

Rough Sable Merle

Gold Rush is a sweet and easy going boy.

His foster family could not part with him and decided to adopt him! We are so happy for Gold Rush and his family.


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Adoption Pending

Desiree (Female)

Adoption Pending

8 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Hard to believe this little cutie was found on the side of the road by one of our volunteers! She was put on stray hold for 10 days, but no one claimed her. She is in foster care now and we will update more about her soon!


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Adoption Pending

Skye (Female)

Adoption Pending

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

Skye is new to CRGI. We will post more information as we get to know her.


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Adoption Pending

George (Male)

Adoption Pending

10 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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Adoption Pending

Saddie (Female)

Adoption Pending

13 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Saddie is under veterinary care and fighting Parvo. She is a little fighter and is doing well. 


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Adoption Pending

Princess (Female)

Adoption Pending

13 Weeks

Rough Tricolor

Princess has been fighting Parvo and is under veterinary care. She is an adorable little fighter! Thanks to the quick response from her foster mom, she got to the vet early and is doing well.


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In Foster

Ginger (Female)

In Foster

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

Ginger is new to CRGI. We will post more information as we get to know her.


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Permanent Foster

Sabrina (Female)

Permanent Foster

11 Years

Rough Collie Mix

Sabrina is a very sweet senior. She had an extreme limp when we first met her, but with medication, she is now getting around quite well.


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Medical Hold

Trixie (Female)

Medical Hold

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Trixie came to us HW positive and will be on Medical hold for the next few months. We will post more about her as we get to know her.


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Medical Hold

Rush (Male)

Medical Hold

10 Years

Rough Collie Mix

Rush 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.


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Adopted

Betsy (Female)

Adopted

10 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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Adopted

Rufus (Male)

Adopted

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Rufus will be staying with his foster family! They fell in love with him and decided to keep him!


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Adopted

Rocket (Male)

Adopted

10 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix

Rocket is 10 weeks old and part of the Independence Day family who found themselves in a shelter just before the 4th of July. Thanks to our dedicated foster homes and volunteers, this family came to CRGI.

Mamma is Lady Liberty and she did a fantastic job raising them! Daddy is unknown. Rocket is now part of a new foster family and is looking forward to finding his own perfect forever home!


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Adopted

Lady Liberty (Female)

Adopted

5 Years

Rough Tricolor

Please meet Lady Liberty!

Lady Liberty and her 3 week old puppies found themselves in a shelter just before July 4th. Thanks to incredible efforts from our volunteers and foster homes, she and her family made it to us on July 4th! She was so relieved once she came into the care of CRGI! You could see the worry disappear from her face once she was out of the shelter and in a fantastic foster home. She was a wonderful mom to her 6 puppies.  Now it is time for Lady Liberty to find her very own forever home and family that she deserves! 


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