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 $375 for adult dogs, $475 for puppies under one year, and $175 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

Hazel (Female)

Available

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

70 lbs 

Fostered in Illinois
Fenced yard required

Meet Hazel, the Big Beautiful Collie of Collie Rescue!  A tall sable and white, carrying her 73 lbs with head held high, Miss Hazel is a girl looking for a good time family who will celebrate all the enthusiasm she has for life.

At just two years of age, this zaftig sweetheart has never met a stranger and greets everyone with a wagging tail and Collie kisses.  She can be a bit forward with her affection, and so might not be good for those families with younger children, but 10 years old and up, well, she'd be over the moon!  Hazel walks nicely on a leash and is pretty bomb-proof as far as neighborhood noises go - she knows sit, and down and has no problem staying in a crate to sleep and eat. 


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Available

Bonnie (Female)

Available

5 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

62 lbs
Fostered in Illinois
Fenced yard required

Meet Bonnie, a friendly girl that loves to meet new people. At first, you might think that she’s a little shy, but within minutes, she will start to show you how fun and lovable she is.

Bonnie’s favorite thing to do is play fetch. Whether it’s inside or outside, she’s always up for a round. Usually, she will bring a toy to whomever she wants to play with, but she will also get excited when you initiate and throw the toy first. If you ever get the chance to meet her, try throwing a ball or toy to her. It is more than likely that she will catch it her mouth and then bring it back to you for more. She also likes to play with other dog toys; soft toys are for fetch, hard toys are for chewing on her own. Bonnie gets along with the resident dogs. She would love to play with them more, but she doesn’t always know how to initiate, and tends to badger them rather than play. She would be fine in a home with other dogs, but she would also do well as an only dog, due to how much she loves human attention.


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Available

Nyx (Male)

Available

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

74 lbs

Fostered in Illinois
Fenced yard desirable 

Say hello to Nyx the nudger! This 3-year-old boy will nudge your elbow for pets whenever you sit down at a table. He came to our rescue as an owner surrender and, after a full vetting and evaluation, he is ready to find his forever family. 

It took some time for Nyx to acclimate to his new foster home and daily routine, but day by day his wonderful personality has been revealed. He's just a young dog looking for love and affection. He is very people-oriented and wants nothing more than to be with you. Nyx follows his foster parents through the house wanting to be wherever they are. He's always happy to accept pets, pats, good boys, and any other attention that comes his way. 


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Available

Trixie (Female)

Available

1 Years

Rough Blue Merle

50 lbs

Fenced Yard Required
Fostered in SW Missouri (Springfield area)

Meet Trixie! 

This darling 1.5 year old girl is coming out of her shell and showing her true, sweet and endearing personality.  

It takes her some time to trust, but once Trixie gains your trust she will want to stay near you and enjoy the cuddling and petting you have to offer. Trixie recently discovered the comforts of a couch and loves lounging there when she’s done playing. Her foster mom even found her enjoying herself on a human bed. 

Trixie is a very sweet girl that needs a lot of confidence building activities and slow, continuous socialization. Guiding her through these stress reducing lessons will be made easier since Trixie is food motivated and will gladly sit for a yummy treat. Leash walking is going GREAT and she likes her daily walking routine; she however gets nervous when her routine is changed or when she is exposed to new sounds and new situations. 


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In Foster

Milo (Male)

In Foster

7 Years

Rough Blue Merle

65 lbs

Fostered in SE Michigan 

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

Heidi (Female)

Medical Hold

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

53 lbs 

Fostered in Northern Indiana

Heidi tested positive for heartworm disease and has started her treatment.

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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Adoption Pending

Minnie (Female)

Adoption Pending

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

65 lbs 
Fostered in SE Michigan
Fenced yard desirable

Minnie is a beautiful and loving 3-year-old Collie. Much of her life was spent outside and unfortunately, she contracted heartworm. But that is all behind her now.  She completed the difficult 4-month treatment and is now officially heartworm free!  As a result, she has blossomed into a more playful and happier dog.

Minnie is enthusiastic to meet new people and everyone who meets her is smitten.  She has a calm, gentle nature. Kids are automatically drawn to her, and she loves them. She also loves receiving ear and snoot rubs. Wherever her foster mom and Golden Retriever foster brother are is where she wants to be. Lying outside on the deck and in the yard is also enjoyed, especially in the cooler weather.


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Permanent Foster

Melody (Female)

Permanent Foster

8 Years

Rough Sable Merle

80 lbs 
Fostered in Illinois

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

Princess (Female)

Permanent Foster

9 Years

Rough Sable and White

47 lbs
Fenced yard preferred
Fostered in Illinois

Princess is one of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet. She came to us after her human had to move to a nursing home. Upon arrival, she was a bit unsure of her new environment and was pacing quite a bit. But it wasn’t long before she began trusting her foster mom and settled in nicely. Princess is now seeking her foster mom’s attention several times a day. She will lean on her foster mom as her way of asking a for pets. Princess enjoys all the affection she can get.

Princess is a velcro dog and prefers to be near her humans in the same room if possible. She will make herself comfortable in one of the dog beds around the house. Princess is also happy napping in the back yard on a nice day.

Princess is a reserved, calm and friendly gal. She is a bit shy with new people until she feels comfortable enough to approach, but is good with strangers. Princess is very well mannered and does not jump on people, and is generally a quiet girl but will bark when she gets really excited. At mealtimes she will spin in circles and bark when she knows her food is coming. Adorable!


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