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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

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

19 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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Medical Hold

Jasper (Male)

Medical Hold

9 Years

Rough Sable and White

Jasper is 9 years old, picked up as a stray, and was in a shelter. He was chipped. Great news, right? Sadly not, his owners no longer wanted him and chose to leave him in the shelter. While you and I can’t even imagine leaving our family member in a shelter, this is a familiar story to those of us in rescue.

When the shelter shaved his matted coat they realized he needed EMERGENCY vetting. His feet had open wounds and were severely infected. He was feverish, weak and having trouble standing. Our incredible volunteers jumped into action to get this boy to the vet immediately. He was so weak and had to be carried into the vet.


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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

Dexter (Male)

In Foster

3 Years

Smooth Collie Mix

Dexter is a new boy to our rescue.

His foster mom reports that he's a sweet and submissive boy. He's doing well with resident kitties and dogs.


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In Foster

Bella (Female)

In Foster

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Bella is new to our program. More information to follow as we get to know her.


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In Foster

Socks (Male)

In Foster

2 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

Socks is new to our rescue. More updates to follow soon.


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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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Adoption Pending

Thor (Male)

Adoption Pending

3 Years

Rough Tricolor

Thor has spent his short life living outside on a chain until he came to CRGI.
The minute Thor walked into his foster home he knew he never wanted to leave. And he doesn't have too! His foster family fell in love and decided to keep him. Thor has an incredible family to call his own!


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Adoption Pending

Buddy Boy (Male)

Adoption Pending

9 Years

Rough Sable and White

Looking for a loyal friend who won’t spill your secrets to your co-workers or post embarrassing photos on social media? Want a pal with a kind, sweet, and gentle heart? Would you prefer a good listener? How about one who doesn’t judge? Well, that’s our Buddy Boy!

Buddy Boy is a quiet roommate who keeps his space nice and clean. He stays home alone and has never stolen the valuables. Being a mature nine years old, Buddy Boy has experience with being a good house-guest. He knows right where the bathroom is and uses it accordingly. He likes to sleep near his friends, but prefers to sleep on the carpet or a rug. He doesn’t really like hard wood floors. Can you blame him?


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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

Princess (Female)

Adoption Pending

13 Weeks

Rough Tricolor

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


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Adopted

Desiree (Female)

Adopted

8 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

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


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Adopted

Poppy (Female)

Adopted

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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Adopted

Saddie (Female)

Adopted

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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Adopted

Ross (Male)

Adopted

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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Adopted

Shilo (Male)

Adopted

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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Adopted

Piper (Female)

Adopted

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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