Available 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.

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. Please realize that while we attempt to keep the list current, dogs in this list may have pending adoptions or may be already adopted.
We require anyone interested in adopting a collie to fill out an adoption questionnaire.
Online Application

Following are the dogs we have up for adoption

 

Sandy (Male)

Adopted

8 Years

Rough Sable Merle

According to Sandy's foster mom, he is the easiest dog to foster (and to fall in love with) for whom she has ever cared.


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Rocko (Male)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Tricolor

Rocko is a seven year-old Tri Collie mix who is one big, happy boy!  If you are looking for an energetic,fun loving dog, Rocko is the dog for you!



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Dharma (Female)

Adopted

4 Years

Rough Sable and White

Dharma is a special girl who came to us after she was found on the side of the road in southern Illinois with matted fur, covered in fleas and ticks, fending for herself.  After coming to CRGI, her coat was shaved off and she was treated for Ehrlichia.  We have also found that she has arthritis on both of her back knees.  Despite this difficult start, Dharma loves being around her people, which is a big change from the nervous and skittish girl her foster family brought home.  


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Lady (Female)

Adopted

6 Years

Smooth Tri-headed White

It isn’t often that we have a pair so deeply bonded that a separation would be detrimental to their well-being, but Karma and Lady are best friends and sisters who are in this unique situation, and still looking for someone to show them what their forever looks like.  We’re sprinkling some extra holiday magic on these lovely ladies, with the hope that a family as special as they are can welcome them into their hearts and home.


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Karma (Female)

Adopted

6 Years

Smooth Tricolor

It isn’t often that we have a pair so deeply bonded that a separation would be detrimental to their well-being, but Karma and Lady are best friends and sisters who are in this unique situation, and still looking for someone to show them what their forever looks like.  We’re sprinkling some extra holiday magic on these lovely ladies, with the hope that a family as special as they are can welcome them into their hearts and home.


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Lucy (Female)

Adopted

2 Years

Smooth Collie Mix

Happy New Year! My name is Lucy and I was dropped off at a shelter right before the holidays, so I’m bringing in the New Year with a whole new life all together. Upon arrival to CRGI, I have not looked back.


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Buster (Male)

Adopted

11 Years

Rough Tricolor

Buster found himself in a shelter in Missouri right before Christmas. One of our wonderful volunteers from that area  made sure he did not spend Christmas in a shelter. He was then placed in a foster home in Northern Illinois. His foster mom instantly fell in love and is now officially a foster failure! Happy Life Buster!


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Misha (Female)

Adopted

13 Years

Rough Sable and White

Mahogany Sable Rough Farm Collie or Collie Mix

Do you remember our sweet Misha? She is now ready for her forever home!


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Kyrie (Female)

Adopted

2 Years

Rough Tricolor

Kyrie is a young, energetic girl who came to CRGI from a family who loved her, but made the difficult decision to give her up after her owner’s allergies worsened.  Kyrie is all about fun and being around people.  






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