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
  • 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.
 
Available

Maya (Female)

Available

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.


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Available

Ronan (Male)

Available

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. 


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Available

Kaylee (Female)

Available

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.   


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Available

Sunny (Female)

Available

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.


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Available

Lucci (Male)

Available

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.


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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.


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Permanent Foster

Sabrina (Female)

Permanent Foster

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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Medical Hold

Stormy (Male)

Medical Hold

11 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.


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Adoption Pending

Ribbon (Female)

Adoption Pending

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.


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Adoption Pending

Lexie (Female)

Adoption Pending

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.   


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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.


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Adopted

Celine (Female)

Adopted

8 Years

Rough Blue Merle

Weight 52 lbs

Every day is an adventure for Celine, who came to us from a home where she was primarily kept outside and was free to roam. She still loves being outside and it is important that she get two to three walks a day, particularly because she prefers to take potty breaks while on the go, rather than in the backyard. 

While she is still learning some things, like how to walk nicely on a leash and how to get into a car, she is really good at so many other things. Celine can be a counter surfer, but if everything is put away, she can be trusted to be alone and does not need a crate. She is also really good for grooming. Celine isn’t much of a barker, only when she needs something or wants attention. She is independent as a result of her previous home, but her foster mom says that she loves people and is very intelligent and trainable.


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Adopted

Laddie (Male)

Adopted

10 Years

Rough Sable and White

73 lbs

Laddie is our sweet senior who is looking for a forever home to love him through his golden years. He came to CRGI as a result of his owner passing away. At ten years young, Laddie has all the benefits of an adult dog, like being housebroken and being good when home alone, but he is still young at heart. He enjoys playing with other calmer dogs, playing with toys, and gets excited when meeting people. His foster mom says that he just wants to be loved and hugged.


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