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

Titan (Male)

Available

3 Years

Rough Collie Mix

66 lbs

Fenced yard required

Three-year-old Titan may look like a Scotch collie, but we think he is a sable collie mix. Ha has a beautiful “collie” blaze. Titan is a diamond in the rough. He is an active dog that will need a little bit of guidance to become an outstanding canine citizen.
 
Titan is housebroken and can be left alone at home for extended periods of time. He will happily chew on his Nylabone while he awaits your return. He does not counter surf but will take a sniff just to see what’s up there.

He is a very sweet boy who loves people. As a matter of fact, he’s so attached to the foster family’s adult son that he likes to sleep in the room with him.

Titan is a big goof. He loves to lay belly up on his favorite person’s bed. He’s way too big to be a lap dog, but this doesn’t stop him from crawling onto people’s laps. He entertains himself with toys, throwing them up in the air. He enjoys soft toys so much that he destroys them. He’s great at giving kisses. Titan loves attention, chasing a ball, and running laps. He also likes to “talk” a lot.


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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 will need a home with an easy going and playful dog, preferably one close to his age and size. 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

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

Betty (Female)

Available

8 Weeks

Rough Collie Mix

Betty is being fostered in South East Michigan.


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Available

Pebbles (Female)

Available

8 Weeks

Rough Collie Mix

Pebbled is being fostered in South East Michigan.


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Available

Barney (Male)

Available

8 Weeks

Rough Collie Mix

Barney is being fostered in South East Michigan.


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Available

Dino (Male)

Available

8 Weeks

Rough Collie Mix

Dino is being fostered in South East Michigan.


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Medical Hold

Crash (Male)

Medical Hold

11 Weeks

Rough Tricolor


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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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Adoption Pending

Loki (Male)

Adoption Pending

9 Years

Rough Blue Merle

60 lbs

Meet Loki, your future best friend. This happy boy is nine years old and is now looking for a new forever home after the passing of his owner. Loki is very social and likes to meet new people. Everyone he encounters is greeted with a wagging tail and an open invitation to give him belly rubs. His foster mom reports that he would be a great fit for any kind of family due to him being calm and gentle, perfect for owners at any stage of life. 

Loki loves being around his people and is up for anything, including car rides. He willingly jumps in and especially loves it when the windows are rolled down. Loki also loves playing with the resident female collies. He likes the ladies but might not always agree with the boys. For this reason, he would do best in a home without other male dogs. He sniffed around resident rabbit’s cage, and after some nose rubs, didn’t seem to be bothered by it. 


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Adoption Pending

Cali (Female)

Adoption Pending

9 Years

Rough Tricolor

53 lbs
Fenced yard desireable

Just when we thought we couldn’t find a sweeter collie, along comes Cali. This slightly senior (about 9 years old) lady has proven to be a breeze to care for in her foster home. Her foster mom says that she would fit in with just about any type of family. Cali loves meeting new people, including the neighborhood kids who come to pet her. Her foster mom says Cali is a Velcro dog and likes to follow her her around. As far as getting along with other dogs, Cali is great with the resident collies, and when on walks, she gets excited to meet other dogs. 


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Medical Hold

Bronx (Male)

Medical Hold

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

70 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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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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