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

Dunkin (Male)

Available

18 Months

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, which is not easily done on a long lead. 

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 has also learned to like his crate, which he wasn’t thrilled about at first. 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.


Read more...
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.


Read more...
In Foster

Scout (Male)

In Foster

6 Years

Rough Collie Mix

60 lbs 

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.


Read more...
In Foster

Skye (Female)

In Foster

2 Years

Rough Tricolor

35 lbs 

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.


Read more...
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.


Read more...
In Foster

Stormy (Male)

In Foster

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

76 lbs

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.


Read more...
Adopted

Lucci (Male)

Adopted

5 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

62 lbs 

Looking for the energy and intelligence of a Border Collie in a beautiful Rough Collie body? Handsome Lucci might just be the boy for you.

Lucci lost his home when his owners were no longer able to care for him properly. He was a little more rough than a diamond when he came to us, but with love, consistency, and an experienced dog trainer, he’s come a long way.

Lucci is a very sweet and smart dog. He knows now how to walk politely on a leash, will come when called and sit when asked. Lucci will seek people out for affection. He enjoys back scratches and will roll over to have his belly scratched. He’s has adjusted well to his crate but will bark to try to get you to let him out before you’re ready. Don’t fall for this wily dog. His barking diminishes when you ignore him.


Read more...
Adopted

Lucy (Female)

Adopted

9 Months

Rough Sable and White

47 lbs 

Lucy is a smart young pup who is loving all of the new things she has experienced with her foster family.  From agility training to learning new commands, Lucy has shown that she is very smart and eager to learn. She fearlessly picked up on how to do several agility obstacles in just two tries.  Learning commands has also come easily to her.  She knows “kennel up” means to go to her crate, and she also responds to sit, come, quiet, up, paw, potty/out and hug.  

Lucy loves being around her people and meeting new people as well.  She responds positively to attention and just wants to please.  She will crawl into your lap to get hugged or petted.  Lucy is crated when alone but sleeps outside of her crate at night because she likes being close to her foster family in their bedrooms.  


Read more...
Adopted

Sunny (Female)

Adopted

8 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

Weight 51 lbs

Sunny is a sweet mahogany velcro girl who clearly lives up to her name. Sunny’s foster mom refers to her as a “shadow” that follows her everywhere. Sunny always wants to know what she’s doing and likes to sleep on the floor next to her foster mom’s bed. Sunny is a curious, darling girl who loves attention and affection.

Despite her sunny disposition, she was surrendered to our rescue due to resource guarding. This is not uncommon when dogs live in multi-pet households. Sunny is actually very good with other pets (both dogs and cats) when not competing for food or squeaky toys. She will readily go into her crate for meals so the food guarding is manageable. Sunny may do best as an only pet unless her new owner is willing to do what’s necessary to work on that behavior.


Read more...
Adopted

Ronan (Male)

Adopted

6 Months

Rough Tricolor

34 lbs

Ronan came to CRGI with his sister Kaylee after living in a dog run outside for the first months of his life.  He is very sweet, but also very curious and smart.  He loves running around the house looking for new things to get into, and loves chew toys and puzzle boards.  When he first arrived at his foster home, he ran around exploring his new environment and didn’t really want to be petted, but his foster family would stop him in his tracks to give him some love, and he was hooked.  Once you get Ronan by your side, he will be there for quite some time, and he might even fall asleep. 


Read more...
Adopted

Kaylee (Female)

Adopted

6 Months

Rough Tricolor

28 lbs

Kaylee is a sweet, curious, and playful pup who came to CRGI with her brother Ronan after spending their first five months of life outside together in a dog run. Kaylee has quickly warmed up to her foster family and is learning how to live life inside.  She has done well with house breaking, and will go to the door and bark when she needs to go out.

There are many noises that are new to her.  She is very interested in the TV subwoofer, but vacuums and other loud kitchen appliances have her running to her crate or barking at the noises until they stop.  Her crate is her safe place, it is where she goes for comfort and it is where she likes to sleep.  At night, she will go into her crate by herself when she is ready to go to bed.   


Read more...
Adopted

Maya (Female)

Adopted

8 Months

Rough Sable Merle

45 lbs 

Maya is a friendly, playful and easygoing eight month old Collie who has adapted well to her foster home. She is very social and gets along well with people and other dogs. Her foster family reports that Maya does not need to be crated and she has not had any issues with chewing or house breaking.


Read more...
Adopted

Ribbon (Female)

Adopted

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

38 lbs 

Foster home has fallen in love and will be adopting Ribbon!

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.


Read more...
Adopted

Lexie (Female)

Adopted

7 Months

Rough White (double dilute)

We believe all of our Collies are special, but every once in a while, one comes around that really shines.  Lexie, a seven month old double merle with no vision and very limited hearing, came to CRGI after her owner’s life circumstances had changed. Despite having these limitations, Lexie is a very curious pup who likes meeting new people and dogs. Her foster mom describes her as playful, inquisitive and friendly. She loves attention, especially when it involves a good back and chest massage.   


Read more...
Adopted

Jock (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

55 lbs 

Jock's foster family has fallen in love! They will be adopting him.


Read more...
Facebook News Feed
Support Us