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 $350 for adult dogs, $450 for puppies under one year, and $150 for dogs eight years and older.

All rescued Collies receive the following veterinary care:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • DA2PP & rabies vaccines
  • Heartworm test, then placed on Interceptor
  • Fecal exam
  • Eye check (puppies)
  • Teeth cleaning (if necessary)
  • Bordetella (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

Tavish (Male)

Available

3 Years

Smooth Tricolor

42 lbs 

Tavish is a three-year-old male with a beautiful, smooth, tri-color coat. He is an active and affectionate young dog. He loves people of all ages and will grace them with a full body snuggle. He might even nuzzle himself right onto a person’s lap!

He loves playing with other dogs. Running, chasing, tackling, and rolling are his favorite things to do with them. He also enjoys toys and a good game of fetch. Tavish readily runs after balls or sticks quickly bringing them back in order to continue the fun. He even has some experience with sheep herding.


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Available

Skye (Female)

Available

3 Years

Rough Tricolor

31 lbs 

Skye is a petite three-year-old tri who weighs in at just slightly over thirty pounds.  While that is small for a collie, what she may lack in size, she makes up for in personality.  She loves to get gentle rubs and she isn’t afraid to get eye-to-eye with you to get some love.  She likes to have fun running around the yard and chasing everything that she can find.  Skye can be a little shy, but she likes to meet new people, as long as they don’t move quickly or have any objects that might scare her.  When it comes to other dogs, Skye isn’t shy at all.  She loves to play rough and would do really well in a home that has an active larger dog that loves to play and doesn’t mind roughhousing.

Skye needs a forever home that offers a calm environment with a person or family that understands her needs and is willing to work with her.  A family with young children may not be able to accommodate a dog such as Skye.


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Available

Rosie (Female)

Available

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

Meet Rosie!

Rosie came to us as a diamond in the rough but has cleaned up beautifully.  Her foster mom reports that she is a good girl who likes to play with all kinds of toys and enjoys a quick game of fetch before plopping down and taking a rest. 

When it comes to everyday activities, Rosie does great; stairs aren’t a problem, she can get in and out of a car, and she rides nicely when inside.  When Rosie arrived, she was matted and full of burrs, but she was good with all of the brushing, shaving, and tugging that was required to clean her up.  In general, Rosie is a quiet girl and has hardly barked while with her foster family.  When meeting strangers, she greets them slowly with a wagging tail.  


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Available

Gracie (Female)

Available

6 Years

Smooth Blue Merle-headed White

Gracie is a six-year-old smooth blue merle who is a big sweetheart.  She loves everyone that she meets and she is not afraid to ask for attention.  Her foster mom says that Gracie likes to play with other dogs, but she loves people so much that she would be just fine with being an only dog.  She has a lot of energy, but is also able to come inside and just be with her people while getting pets and giving kisses.


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Available

Beau (Male)

Available

16 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

25 lbs

We have stopped taking applications!

Meet beautiful sable puppy Beau! 

At sixteen weeks old, Beau is a bundle of fun and energy. As he’s just a little guy, he is working on house training and needs to go out every few hours. He is responding well to “good potty.” Because he’s a young puppy who likes to chew on things, Beau needs to be kept in a pen or crate when not supervised. If told to “kennel up,” Beau will relax in his kennel, chew on a toy, and eventually fall asleep.

With the exception of the vacuum cleaner, Beau has done well adjusting to his environment. He sits in his crate for car rides and settles right down as long as he knows his people are with him. He thinks being brushed is a game and tries to eat the brush. As such a small puppy, he’s still learning to go up and down stairs, and since he’s teething, he will nibble fingers, hands, lower legs, and toes. He is a smart boy, though. When told “no bite,” he stops.


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In Foster

Sierra (Female)

In Foster

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

45 lbs 

In most cases, we know very little about each dog. Once we feel we have learned enough we will update their profile. The dog then will be listed as "Available" for adoption.


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In Foster

Jett (Male)

In Foster

4 Months

Rough Collie Mix

33 lbs

In most cases, we know very little about each dog. Once we feel we have learned enough we will update their profile. The dog then will be listed as "Available" for adoption.


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In Foster

Finn (Male)

In Foster

4 Months

Rough Collie Mix

40 lbs

In most cases, we know very little about each dog. Once we feel we have learned enough we will update their profile. The dog then will be listed as "Available" for adoption.


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In Foster

Sam (Male)

In Foster

11 Years

Rough Sable and White

54 lbs  

In most cases, we know very little about each dog. Once we feel we have learned enough we will update their profile. The dog then will be listed as "Available" for adoption.



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Medical Hold

Remi (Male)

Medical Hold

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

54 lbs

Sweet Remi has recently arrived to our rescue. Sadly, Remi’s blood tests revealed that he is heartworm positive.

Terribly matted and scared, Remi was running loose in southern IL until a wonderful local volunteer from Effingham County Animal Shelter & Control managed to catch him. Soon after his stray hold was up, Remi made his way to our rescue and we made a promise to take care of him!

Heartworm treatment is long, challenging, expensive and not easy for any dog. But we have high hopes that Remi will overcome this disease.


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In Foster

Leno (Male)

In Foster

4 Years

Smooth Tricolor

68 lbs 

Medical Hold: 

Leno's blood work revealed that he is Heartworm Positive. He will be undergoing his treatment for the next few months.

In most cases, we know very little about each dog. Once we feel we have learned enough we will update their profile. The dog then will be listed as "Available" for adoption.


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Permanent Foster

Sabrina (Female)

Permanent Foster

13 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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Permanent Foster

Stormy (Male)

Permanent Foster

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

Stormy is a sweet and laid back senior boy. Due to his medical needs, Stormy will remain in our care as a Permanent Foster. 


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Adopted

Dunkin (Male)

Adopted

2 Years

Rough Tricolor

55 lbs

Meet Dunkin, 1.5 year old tri, who came to CRGI as a result of his loving owners having health issues that prohibited them from giving him the care he needs.

Dunkin is a very obedient dog that likes to please. He already knows: sit, down, come and paw! His foster mom says he would do great at obedience training as he’s willing to work for a treat! A secure fenced yard is required as he likes to run around and explore.

One of Dunkin’s favorite things to do is scoot his back into his foster parents so that they can give him some good butt scratches. He also doesn’t mind belly rubs and will take any form of attention. He truly is a very affectionate boy! Dunkin is crate trained and likes it! He goes in there when he is left alone for more than a couple hours, but he also voluntarily goes into the crate to eat, get treats, and get petted, it is his calm place.


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Adopted

Hamilton (Male)

Adopted

22 Months

Rough Mahogany Sable

83 lbs 


In most cases, we know very little about each dog. Once we feel we have learned enough we will update their profile. The dog then will be listed as "Available" for adoption.


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Adopted

Scout (Male)

Adopted

6 Years

Rough Collie Mix

60 lbs 

Scout's foster home has fallen in love. They will be adopting him.

In Foster: 

In most cases, we know very little about each dog. Once we feel we have learned enough we will update their profile. The dog then will be listed as "Available" for adoption.


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