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
  • 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

Patrick (Male)

Available

3 Years

Rough Sable Merle

64 lbs 

Fenced yard required

Three-year-old Patrick is described by his foster mom as being the PERFECT collie. He plays really well with other dogs, loves kids, is great with all ages, and he is partial to being a velcro dog. He is smart, quickly acclimated to routines at his foster home and has never had any accidents inside. His foster mom says that Patrick is a total goof and makes his foster parents laugh every day.

Patrick has spent the past few months with his foster family getting healthy. He came to our rescue underweight, Heartworm positive, Ehrlichia positive (tick borne disease), with whip worms, severely anemic and blind in his left eye. Patrick has since completed his heartworm treatment, has gained needed weight and is free of intestinal parasites! He had an eye consultation at the University of Illinois and his left eye blindness was caused by CEA, so he has been blind since birth; his right eye looks normal. 


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Available

Duncan (Male)

Available

6 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

60 lbs 
Fenced yard required

Hello, handsome! Duncan is a six year-old boy who is ready to find his forever home. Duncan is very loving but will need a special family that will be patient with him as he is bit timid and requires time to warm up to people at his own pace. He likes to be close but he doesn’t need to be the center of attention.

Duncan enjoys being around other dogs and would do well in a home with an easy going and playful dog, preferably one close to his age. He loves to run and play with his canine foster siblings. His foster mom says she doesn’t think Duncan has ever really played much with other dogs before but is quickly learning how much fun it can be. 


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Available

Bronx (Male)

Available

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

60 lbs 
Fenced yard required

Bronx came to CRGI underweight and with some health issues that needed to be addressed, but he is doing great and ready to find a family that can keep him on a healthy path. 

Bronx is a guy who knows how to have fun. He absolutely loves toys! He especially loves to throw around soft toys in the house with his foster mom and will go through his toy bucket until he finds one that is safe for inside. Bronx also loves to get attention and will lay his head on your arm, lap, or shoulder to get close, and he will even get into your lap if you let him.

When it comes to meeting strangers, Bronx is like a lot of collies: wary at first and will bark, but then settles down quickly. He is friendly and will want the attention. 


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In Foster

Allie (Female)

In Foster

5 Years

Rough Tri-headed White

55 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

Cali (Female)

In Foster

9 Years

Rough Tricolor

51 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

Quinn (Male)

Medical Hold

3 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

62 lbs

Quinn has been diagnosed with Heartworm disease and will be undergoing treatment for the next few months.


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Medical Hold

Steve (Male)

Medical Hold

9 Years

Rough Tri-headed White

65 lbs 

Steve is a sweet, smart, easy-going 9 & ½ year old boy who came to CRGI after his owner passed away. He loves to keep himself busy with treat puzzles, and has mastered three of them in a short time. His foster mom knows when he wants a puzzle because he will go over to the counter where they are kept and will whine and stare at it. Steve has not had any accidents and is able to communicate when he needs to go out. If his foster mom is in the kitchen, he will ring the bell by the back door, otherwise he will try to jump in her lap to make sure she knows. He loves to have his backside scratched and will even go as far as to back his way into the bathroom to get the scratches from his foster mom.


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Adopted

Nora (Female)

Adopted

11 Months

Rough Sable and White

55 lbs 
Fenced yard required

Nora is an affectionate young girl who came to our rescue a little timid and shy, but full of affection and playfulness. She does approach some situations with caution but she loves attention and doesn't like to be left out. Nora will need a family that will be patient with her and help her adjust to the world around her as she tries to learn that it's not so scary. An ideal forever home would be with an experienced dog owner who is willing to work with Nora and help her gain more confidence.

Since arriving at her foster home, Nora's foster mom has learned a lot about her. Nora likes playing with toys, but she absolutely loves playing with other dogs, both with and without toys! Nora would do best with another playful and confident dog that can match her enthusiasm and similar play style.

Nora is a little nervous when meeting new people but she warms up quickly and then wants attention from them. She shows affection by trying to climb onto people and snuzzle into them; gently she will take all the attention she can get!


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Adoption Pending

Captain (Male)

Adoption Pending

5 Years

Rough Sable Merle

50 lbs

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

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

Astro (Male)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

67 lbs
Fenced yard required
Fostered in SE Michigan

Astro came to our rescue as an owner-surrender but, in his short life, he has experienced so much love which is reflected in his happy-go-lucky personality. His previous owners adored him but, circumstances changed and they knew CRGI could find another great home for him. Astro's foster mom describes him as a joy and he keeps proving that to her over and over.

While he is only a year old, he is not a high-energy dog. He likes playing with rope toys and has a favorite bunny toy, which he brought with him to his foster home. He can be playful with both people and other dogs, and he also gets along well with cats. When he meets new people, he waits to see what they are all about, sniffs them, and then waits for attention. Sweet Astro is even good with kids, and even previously lived with a 4-year-old little girl who loved him, so he would fit in well with just about any type of family.


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Adopted

Lotta (Female)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Sable and White

44 lbs
Fenced yard preferred

Please meet the incredible Lotta! Lotta is a petite 7-year-old diamond in the rough.

Lotta is an incredibly sweet girl that just wants to be the center of your world! She is super sweet with her human friends but prefers to be the only dog in the home, after all that is her kingdom. Everyone who meets Lotta falls instantly in love, which is no surprise due to her loving nature.  Lotta adores belly rubs, neck scratches and butt rubs. 

Lotta is house trained and will ask to go outside if needed. She is crate trained and will crate up on command. Lotta has no formal training and is just learning “sit” and “come” at her foster home. A fenced yard is a plus and children over 10 years old for this girl since she needs to learn basic commands and will occasionally rush in and out of doors. She will benefit from obedience classes as she enjoys training while taking treats very gently. Lotta does great when being groomed but a bit fussy with her nails. She is not a fan of getting in cars but will settle in nicely once you put her in the car. She jumps out just fine.


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Adopted

Prince (Male)

Adopted

4 Years

Rough Tri-headed White

52 lbs
Fenced Yard Required

Meet Prince!

This fun-loving boy is a beautiful 4 year old white collie.  

Prince is very affectionate and wants to be with his people. He would do well in a household where people are around a lot. In order to be close, Prince thinks nothing of laying in the middle of the room, no matter how small, if you are there. He goes to his crate willingly, although he does protest if you leave the house. He does settle down in his crate and is probably going to be fine for longer periods once he gets into a routine.  


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Adopted

Bonnie (Female)

Adopted

2 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

50 lbs 
Fenced yard preferred

Bonnie Bella Bonita - Bonnie lives up to her given name! She is beautiful and she knows it. Her pretty eyes are soulful, her face looks like velvet and her coat is a shiny mahogany. Bonnie came to us as an owner surrender as sadly her family could no longer care for her. It’s apparent though that Bonnie has been loved and well cared for before arriving to our rescue. She is a nice size girl at 50 lbs and has an elegant look about her. 

Bonnie is very well behaved in the house and overall has very nice manners. She is not a counter surfer and knows what she’s supposed to do when she’s outside. Bonnie’s foster mom reported no accidents in the house. She walks acceptably on a leash but can be somewhat nervous in new situations. She will require some time to get used new noises and new places. Getting in a car is not her favorite thing. She needs to be  encouraged to get in or just picked up but, once she’s in, Bonnie is good in back seat and rides quietly. 


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Adopted

Heavenly (Female)

Adopted

6 Years

Smooth Blue Merle-headed White

Heavenly's foster parents have fallen in love! They will be adopting her.

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

Rocky (Male)

Adopted

5 Months

Rough Collie Mix

34 lbs
Fence yard required

Rocky is an almost 5-month-old Collie Great Pyrenees mix. As with most puppies, he is full of energy! He came to CRGI due to nipping and herding young children. He would do best in a home with no children. 

This young pup has proven to be a smart guy.  He will sit on command when getting treats and getting fed. He seems to know his name and usually comes when called. Potty training hasn't been an issue for Rocky, he goes to the door and barks to go out and is also learning to ring a bell when he wants to go outside. He can be bit stubborn at times but is treat-motivated and learning new things quickly; he would do great with some training classes. 


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