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

Dublin (Male)

Available

5 Years

Rough Blue Merle-headed White

50 lbs

Dublin is an energetic 5 year-old who has returned to the Collie Rescue after his family was unable to take him to their new home. 
Dublin loves to run around, and he has fun playing with kids, who he will sometimes try to herd.  Small children might not like to play the same way he does, so he would do better in a home with older children.  Dublin is quite daring and will climb the ladder of the playhouse at his foster home. Because of his adventurous spirit, a secure fence is a must for Dublin. 


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Available

Lassie (Female)

Available

7 Years

Rough Sable-headed White

60 lbs

Take one look at Lassie’s sweet angel face and try not to smile.

One of her favorite things to do that as soon as she gets outside, before she does anything else, is to find a patch of grass and roll around on her back and wiggle her bright white belly. She likes going on walks, and while she is working her way up to longer and more vigorous stretches, she prefers to leisurely stroll around the block and then head inside.


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In Foster

Sunny (Female)

In Foster

8 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

Weight 60 lbs

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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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In Foster

Celine (Female)

In Foster

8 Years

Rough Blue Merle

Weight 52 lbs

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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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In Foster

Wolf (Male)

In Foster

7 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

78 lbs

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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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Adopted

Logan (Male)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

50 lbs

1 year old 

It’s a big, new, and exciting world out there for Logan who is experiencing many of life’s firsts.

Logan is a special boy who had previously lived most of his young life outdoors and has learned that being indoors with his humans is not bad after all! He is a nice companion once he warms up to you and will gently nudge your hand letting you know it is time for him to get some loving. His foster Mom has made great strides in socializing him with people and other dogs and has taught him to walk very well on a leash. He would be a great fit for someone who enjoys long walks as he stays right beside you and never pulls or runs ahead. His foster Mom also says Logan loves his crate and now sleeps through the night in it. It is his safe place. He is also house trained and will signal you with a bark when he needs out but is otherwise a pretty quiet collie.  


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Adoption Pending

Annie (Female)

Adoption Pending

10 Years

Rough Sable and White

82 lbs

Annie's foster family has fallen in love and will be adopting her!

Please welcome Annie! Annie is a sweet senior looking for her own quiet loving place to call home where she can reign supreme. She is a 10 yo old surrendered collie who weighs in at a “petite” 82 pounds (smile) and is just wonderful to be around.

Due to Annie’s age she is a low energy girl and is looking for someone who just wants to hang out with her and enjoy quiet times and short jaunts. She does like to get out and walks very well on a leash; she is also crate trained.


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Adopted

Willow (Female)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Sable-headed White

50 lbs

It didn't take long for Willow's foster mom to fall in love! She decided to adopt this sweet girl. We are thrilled!

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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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Adopted

Nala (aka Holly) (Female)

Adopted

2 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

50 lbs

Nala: In different origins means Sweetness and Beloved.
We are looking for someone with patience to show Nala that life can be as beautiful and as full of joy as her name!

Nala came from a not so good situation and, through the care of her experienced foster family, she is coming out of her shell. She is a sweet girl that needs time to get to know you. Once you gain her trust she will stay by your side. She has learned so many new things and has made very good progress. Nala is walking well on a leash, take treats from her humans and is already potty trained!


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Adopted

Myra (Female)

Adopted

6 Years

Rough Sable and White

60 lbs

Myra has an old fashioned name and old fashioned manners!  She is a Velcro collie that wants to be by your side. Myra is friendly, calm and seeks attention any time she can get it.  With her expressive face she likes to lay her head on your knee and ask for petting. Myra greets her family at the door when they come home.  

She sleeps on her dog bed and does not attempt to get on the furniture. Myra is pretty quiet but if there is an odd noise in the middle of the night she will be sure to let you know.   


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Adopted

Oreo (Male)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

Oreo's foster family has fallen in love! They will be adopting him!

60 lbs

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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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Adopted

Penny (Female)

Adopted

8 Years

Rough Sable and White

65 lbs

A penny for your thoughts? How about a Penny for your heart!

Please meet Penny. She is a beautiful 8 year old rough collie that has so much love to share. 

Penny’s foster Mom has nothing but great things to say about her! Penny is a smart collie that learns quickly, sleeps well in a crate and will lean on you for affection.


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Adopted

Rocky (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

55 lbs

Meet Rocky, despite his name, he is more of a lover than a fighter. Rocky loves his people! His foster Mom says he loves to follow her around the house wherever she goes. 

He likes other dogs too but really just wants to be around his human.  Rocky is great with meeting new people and does very well in social settings. He has been tested in nursing homes and was quite popular! 


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Adopted

Zoey (Female)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

47 lbs

Hello!  My name is Zoey.  I am a young, happy, curious collie looking for my forever family. I’m only a year old, but I have been learning a lot and having a good time.  Whether it is having a blast in the snow, running around with my doggy foster siblings, or just getting cuddles, I’m enjoying life.

My foster mom says I’m a goofball, but I can be serious too, and I’m super smart.  I’m totally housebroken, I’ve learned how to walk on a leash and I can ride nicely in a car.  I love to be petted, but after I get some love, I also like to go off and be on my own.


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