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

Ginger (Female)

Available

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

My name is Ginger and I’m looking for someone to love.  Sadly, my owner had to leave me and go to a nursing home; I sure do miss my human. I long for a home of my own where I can stay forever. 


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Available

Sabrina (Female)

Available

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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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

Piper (Female)

Adoption Pending

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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Adoption Pending

Poppy (Female)

Adoption Pending

4 Years

Rough Sable and White

Poppy is a beautiful 4-year-old sable-and-white rough collie who has the wisdom of an older dog with the playfulness of a young puppy. She was turned into us because she was reported to have a strong pray drive for small animals. Her foster mom reports that Poppy might chase fast-running animals, but as long as they are sedate and not running, she minds her own business.

She is housebroken, generally quiet, crate-trained and walks nicely on her leash.


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Adoption Pending

Shilo (Male)

Adoption Pending

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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Adoption Pending

Ross (Male)

Adoption Pending

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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Adoption Pending

Sunshine (Female)

Adoption Pending

5 Months

Rough Sable and White

Sunshine's foster family fell in love with her and decided to adopt her! We are thrilled for both Sunshine and her family!


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Adoption Pending

Zooka (Male)

Adoption Pending

5 Months

Rough Sable and White

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


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Adoption Pending

Trixie (Female)

Adoption Pending

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Update:

Trixie is still undergoing her hearworm treatment. Trixie's foster family loves her to pieces and decided to adopt her once the treatment is over. We are very happy for Trixie and her family!

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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Adoption Pending

Desiree (Female)

Adoption Pending

8 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Desiree's foster family fell in love with her and decided to adopt her! 


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Adoption Pending

Saddie (Female)

Adoption Pending

13 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Sadie is a little fighter. She survived Parvo and is doing great! Her foster family loves her to pieces and decided to adopt her.


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Adoption Pending

Princess (Female)

Adoption Pending

13 Weeks

Rough Tricolor

Princess is Parvo survivor. She is an adorable little fighter! 


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Medical Hold

Buddy (Male)

Medical Hold

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

Buddy is HW positive and will be on Medical hold for the next few months. We will post more about him as we get to know him.


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In Foster

Buddy Boy (Male)

In Foster

9 Years

Rough Sable and White

Buddy Boy is new to our rescue. More information about him as we get to know him.


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Permanent Foster

Rush (Male)

Permanent Foster

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

Jefferson (Male)

Adopted

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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Adopted

George (Male)

Adopted

12 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix

George's foster family has decided to adopt this sweet boy! 


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Adopted

Emma (Female)

Adopted

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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Adopted

Gold Rush (aka Rush #2) (Male)

Adopted

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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