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

Jasper (Male)

Available

10 Years

Rough Sable and White

Jasper is 9-10 year old neutered sable rough Collie. But don't let his age deter you, he plays like a puppy at times. Jasper is very well behaved at home. Jasper's foster mom lets him roam the house when she is gone. When he is alone, he doesn't get into anything nor has he ever had an accident in the house. Jasper is housebroken and great with other animals. 

He is currently living with 4 cats that he adores, but he loves meeting other dogs on walks. Jasper would do well in a house with either another cat or dog as a companion. Despite his affection towards other animals, Jasper is a people pleaser. Jasper always likes to be by his foster mom's side and in the room that she is in. He does like to lounge on the couch and rest his head on his foster mom's lap. When she isn't petting him, he lets her know by a gentle nudge and/or paw tap. 


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Available

Colla (Female)

Available

5 Months

Rough Tri-headed White

Let's hope the New Year brings new hope to this sweet girl Colla! 

Colla is a young 5.5 month old tri headed white rough collie who is in looking for a specific family. 
Colla was brought to us as an owner surrender. She gets along great with other dogs and loves to run and play with them. And she’s got a lot of energy. Colla was bit unsocialzed with people when growing up so she gets startled easily by new people and new places. But given some time she warms up to her humans and likes to be nearby. Colla will need a patient and understanding family who is willing to help her come out of her shell.  


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In Foster

Buster (Male)

In Foster

13 Years

Rough Blue Merle

Buster is new to our program.


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In Foster

Sammy (Male)

In Foster

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

Sammy is new to our program.


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In Foster

Parker (Male)

In Foster

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

Parker is new to our program.


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In Foster

Holly (Female)

In Foster

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Holly is new to our program.


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In Foster

Zoey (Female)

In Foster

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

Zoey is new to our program.


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In Foster

Simba (Male)

In Foster

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

Simba is new to our program.


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In Foster

Logan (Male)

In Foster

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

Logan is new to our program. 


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Adoption Pending

Buddy (Male)

Adoption Pending

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

Update on Buddy:

Buddy is still going through Heartworm treatment. His foster family has decided to adopt him as soon as he is HW negative. They love him so much! We are so happy for him!

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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Adoption Pending

Trixie (Female)

Adoption Pending

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Update:

Trixie is still undergoing her heartworm 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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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

Dexter (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Smooth Collie Mix

Meet Dexter, a gentleman by all accounts!

Dexter is a sweet smooth collie mix who has a great personality and manners to boot. He is roughly 3 years old and gets along well with children and most other animals including the resident cats. Since Dexter has been in his foster home, his foster mom has reported he has had no accidents and is housebroken.

Dexter is so well behaved that his foster mom trusts him now to have a free reign of the house for short periods of time. He was bit hesitant at first to get in and out of the car but not anymore, he rides well in a car, does well on a leash and, did we mention, he is not a big barker! About the only thing Dexter is picky about is the pesky hairdryer at the groomers, and who can blame him. 

Dexter is a real gem and if you are looking for a best friend and companion look no further!


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Adopted

Boston (Male)

Adopted

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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