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.
 
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Available

Lola (Female)

Available

13 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Lola is an active and spirited 13 week old puppy. She loves to run and play. She truly enjoys being outside exploring her yard, running, playing or just laying down. This little girl loves attention and enjoys belly rubs.

She has been very good with other dogs in her foster home and looks to one of them for guidance.  She will bark and try to play with the cat; however, the cat is not interested.


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Available

Murphy (Male)

Available

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

60 lbs

Murphy is a sweet and active one year old boy. He is starting to experience the real world around him and learning that not all sights and sounds are that scary after all. 

In just few weeks Murphy settled in and his foster mom reports that he is a social dog that loves attention, even if it just means laying close to his people. If another dog is getting attention, he will muzzle in and make sure you know that he is there, too. Attention is a big motivator for Murphy, and his foster mom says that when it comes to learning new behaviors, praise works better for him than treats.  


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Available

Celine (Female)

Available

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

Lexie (Female)

Adopted

13 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Meet Lexie, a 13 week old collie puppy. She is loving life and everyone she meets! 

Lexie is confident and curious. She’s a typical happy and active  puppy that likes to jump, run, play and investigate new things. 

Those new finds definitely make for good chew toys so Lexie will need a family that is diligent about keeping her away from chewing on something she should not. Since Lexie is a young puppy, she needs to be crated when not being watched closely and when her people are away. She is crate trained and sleeps in it without any complaints.

Lexie is confident and curious. She’s a typical happy and active  puppy that likes to jump, run, play and investigate new things. 

Those new finds definitely make for good chew toys so Lexie will need a family that is diligent about keeping her away from chewing on something she should not. Since Lexie is a young puppy, she needs to be crated when not being watched closely and when her people are away. She is crate trained and sleeps in it without any complaints.

Her foster mom says that Lexie is fast! She loves to run around and is not easy to catch when she’s having too much fun. For Lexie’s safety, we would prefer a physical fence at her forever home.

Little Lexie is a smart puppy and catching on quickly on potty training. Leash walking is new to her and she will need few lessons in that area. 

If Lexie is a puppy you’re looking for then please fill out our adoption application at: 


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Adoption Pending

Charlie (Male)

Adoption Pending

13 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Charlie is a sweet and happy 13 week old boy. 

Charlie loves to be with people, he will follow you around and lay by your feet.  He is very affectionate, loves being talked to and getting belly rubs.  He is very social and happy to meet new people.  

Charlie is a smart boy and doing great with his house training! He is also very much treat-motivated and picks up quickly on his training.  He has learned his name and knows: “come” and “sit.” Charlie doesn’t like to be on a leash and pulls back so his forever family will need to continue working on that. A fenced yard would be preferred for Charlie.


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Adoption Pending

Laddie (Male)

Adoption Pending

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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Adoption Pending

Patrick (Male)

Adoption Pending

1 Years

Rough Sable and White


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

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

Brian (Male)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

56 lbs

Brian is a fun and active one year old collie who is just starting to experience the world and all the sights and sounds it has to offer. He has been enjoying suburban living in a foster home with two adults and a dog. 

Brian gets along great with other dogs and loves to play. He would like to play more with his canine foster sister but she is an older gal who doesn’t have the same energy level.  His foster mom says he is getting a bit bored. As Brian became bit more relaxed, he also started playing with his foster mom and will bark and nip at her ankles with hopes she will comply with his desire to play. He is always very happy when she comes home, whether it is after being gone for hours or just a few minutes, and gets wiggly with excitement and wants to jump. His foster mom is working with him on how to greet people politely.


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Medical Hold

Sunny (Female)

Medical Hold

8 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

Weight 60 lbs

In Foster: Sunny is Heartworm positive and started her treatment. 

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

Sophie (Female)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Sable and White


Foster home has fallen in love and will be adopting Sophie!

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

Sage (Female)

Adopted

12 Weeks

Rough Sable and White


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Adopted

Lizzy (Female)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

Lizzy is being adopted by her foster family! They have fallen in love!

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

Leo (Male)

Adopted

7 Months

Rough Sable and White


Leo's foster home has fallen in love! They will be adopting him.

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

Danny (Male)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

Danny's foster family has fallen in love and will be adopting him! 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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Adopted

Wolf (Male)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

78 lbs

Wolf's foster mom has fallen in love! He will be adopted by her.

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

Annie (Female)

Adopted

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

Lassie (Female)

Adopted

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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Adopted

Dublin (Male)

Adopted

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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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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