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 $375 for adult dogs, $475 for puppies under one year, and $175 for dogs eight years and older.

All rescued Collies receive the following veterinary care:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • DA2PP & rabies vaccines
  • Heartworm test, then placed on Interceptor
  • Fecal exam
  • Teeth cleaning (if necessary)
  • Bordetella (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

Garth (Male)

Available

2 Years

Rough Blue Merle

70 lbs

Fenced yard required

If looks were everything, young Garth already would be the leading man on life’s stage. But he still has some work to do to “learn his lines,”

He’s already learned some things, like life outside his crate isn’t so bad, and how much fun a yard can be, especially with some canine buddies to play with. He’s even made friends with the resident cat. And he’s learned to eat from his bowl, although treats don’t really excite him.  

Garth has been a bit “over-eager” with soft toys, so hard toys and bones suit him better. He is a great collie brother to his foster siblings and does well as a follower. He has the most confidence when with other dogs and has a great time playing with his two foster collies.


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Nina (Female)

Available

2 Years

Smooth Blue Merle

48 lbs

Fenced yard required

Here’s a gentle sweetheart with a lot of potential. Nina is a two year old blue Merle. Having come from the hoarding situation, this sweet smoothie had a rough start in life.

So much is new to this shy, quiet girl. She needs a little time to get used to new surroundings and to trust people, but once comfortable, her sweet personality is revealed. Nina is good with people, calm kids, and other dogs. She likes to stay near her foster mom and follow her around. She especially likes having people sit with her. She also likes playing with the other dog in the foster home. Watching Nina run around outside having fun is a joy to behold.


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Sweeney (Male)

Available

5 Months

Smooth Tri-headed White

28 lbs

Fenced yard required

This puppy boy is ready for fun and adventure. Five-month-old Sweeney is happy, bouncy, and full of energy. He loves people of all ages, other dogs, walks and car rides, and is always eager to explore. He greets everyone with a play bow just to let them know he wants to run and romp.

Sweeney is both fun loving and a quick learner. He knows how to sit and how to give paw. He’s leash trained and crate trained. He will even bark to let you know when he needs to go outside. He still has to work on house manners a bit as he likes to put his paws on everything, but he is treat motivated and will quickly become a well mannered boy.


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Galveston (Male)

Available

6 Months

Rough Tricolor

37 lbs
Fenced yard required

Calling all cuddlers! Galveston is looking for a home that will allow him full access to all safe and warm places… a couch, a pet bed, your lap. He feels most secure around people he has had a chance to connect with, and wants to be held and loved by them every chance he gets. Since he has been with CRGI, this six-month-old puppy has overcome a lot, but he is now ready to spend a cozy winter with his forever family. 

Galveston’s approach to life is to sit back and observe, and when he is comfortable, he will dive in head first to the action happening around him. He is usually content to perch on the couch and watch his foster brothers play and get attention, and he will eventually participate once he feels secure with the people and surroundings. He is cautious when new people come to the house and will often run away and hide in his crate or another safe place. Once he knows you, he won’t hesitate to jump on your lap and watch television (he particularly likes Hallmark movies).


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Cassie (Female)

Available

8 Years

Rough Tricolor

58 lbs

Fenced yard preferred

This pretty girl really needs a patient, loving family that can help her recover from her old life. Cassie is one of the collies from the hoarding situation. She is a sweet, quiet, reserved, seven to eight year old girl. She is slow to warm up to people and to trust them, but once comfortable, she becomes a Velcro dog. She wants to be with her people and to please them. 

Cassie has a lot going for her. She is well behaved in the house and likes the safety of her crate. Although she needs some help getting in and out of the car, she generally rides well once situated. Cassie loves to be brushed and doesn’t even mind it when her foster mom grinds her nails. She’s even good natured about taking a bath!


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Blue (Male)

Available

4 Months

Rough Blue Merle

22 lbs

Fenced yard required

Four-month-old Blue has had a lot thrown at him in his short little life, but he has proven to be resilient and come out of the challenges with a sweet personality and a true love for people. Blue is a Velcro dog and desires to be next to his person at all times, or at least have them within view. He loves playing in the yard (fetch is a favorite), but he can get easily startled by loud or unexpected noises, which causes him to bolt to his foster mom or the porch. A fence is required in order to keep him safe and still allow him to have fun outside. Having another easy going and playful dog would be very helpful as well.

Blue's foster mom has been working with him on all the typical puppy challenges. He is mostly potty trained, but still might have an accident. At night, he has learned to sleep in a crate. Supervision is still needed to prevent chewing. Blue is learning some commands, so it would be great if his future family can continue to teach him new things.

Blue can be bit unsure when meeting new people. But once he gets to know you, he will be all yours! He loves all people, young and old, and he gets along really well with other dogs and even cats. He loves to snuggle and get love and belly rubs. 

Blue is looking for a forever home to provide him with the love and security that he has just learned is even possible.


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Leo (Male)

Available

4 Months

Rough Tricolor

20 lbs

Fenced yard required

Despite having a bumpy start to life just four months ago, little Leo is completely embracing his newfound puppy lifestyle. He loves running and playing with other dogs and with people. He also loves to explore the yard and discover all the news things that are out there for him to find. 

Leo, like most puppies, still requires a lot of supervision to prevent him from chewing or getting into things he shouldn't. Fortunately, he enjoys learning new things, and his foster family is even teaching him some commands, like come and sit. Leo is also mostly potty trained, with only an occasional accident, and he has been trained to sleep in his crate at night. 

This happy, spunky boy loves cuddles and belly rubs, and is not at all shy around anyone he meets, including adults, kids, and even cats. Leo's zest for life is a great fit for just about any family.


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Available

Bubba (Male)

Available

6 Years

Rough Sable and White

85 lbs

Fenced yard preferred
Bubba would love a dog friend and or some bigger kids to play with!!!

Well, hubba bubba! This is one beautiful boy! Bubba isn’t just handsome; he’s a good natured, loving companion. He is a six-year-old neutered male that enjoys yard time, other dogs, walks, toys, and bones. Two of his favorite things are his special blanket and dinner. Bubba has so much going for him.

He is house broken and does not need to be crated. He is good with bathing, grooming, and brushing. He even does well in the car. Bubba arrived at CRGI with a sensitivity to loud noises. His foster home has been working with him. They’ve been exposing him to loud sounds to help him learn that he doesn’t have to be afraid. He’s doing better now and is great with typical loud sounds, but he is still a bit sensitive to thunderstorms.

This friendly boy is good with kids and cats. Bubba would be an outstanding addition to any home. He has a lot of love to give. Please consider opening your heart and home to sweet Bubba. Give him the forever home he deserves. Apply for Bubba today!




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In Foster

Poppy (Female)

In Foster

6 Months

Smooth Tricolor

30 lbs

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

Lucy (Female)

In Foster

9 Years

Rough Sable and White

68 lbs

Lucy (left) and Ethel (right) arrived to us together.

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

Ethel (Female)

In Foster

9 Years

Rough Sable and White

82 lbs

Lucy (left) and Ethel (right) arrived to us together.

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

Diana (Female)

Adoption Pending

4 Years

Rough Tricolor

50 lbs

Fenced yard preferred

Lights! Curtain Up!

Introducing Miss Diana Ross! This small girl really is a Supreme! She may have “started her life in an old, cold rundown tenement slum” (hoarding situation) but she decided “ain’t no mountain high enough” to keep her from a better life. In short order she learned how to adapt to living in a home  with a fellow collie and little terrier mix and has proven to be a “baby love”. 

She learned housebreaking and lets you know when she needs to go out, but she enjoys the yard to romp around too. She plays well with her collie brother and as much as she likes her little terrier brother, she leaves him alone when he’s not interested in engaging. 


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Adoption Pending

Boston (Male)

Adoption Pending

10 Months

Rough Tricolor

40 lbs
Fenced yard required

Hi, everyone! I’m Boston, and I’m here to tell you about all the amazing things that have happened to me over the past few months - it’s really something awesome!

When my Foster Mom picked me up to take me to her house, she really had to ‘pick me up’ - I was so nervous about everything that I couldn’t walk out with her - I froze! But now - you should see me go! See, Foster Mom said that her job was to show me stuff I didn’t know about and my job was to Just Try, and I guess it worked because now I can do lots of stuff! I can go thru tunnels, and walk into stores and play with toys and have baths and walk on a leash and its all pretty fun! Oh, sure, sometimes I still get a little anxious, but I’m not even a year old, and I haven’t seen everything yet. Foster Mom just stops and waits and I think about it for awhile, and then I’ll Just Try again. I think I’ll get better the more I go out.


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Adoption Pending

Sebastian (Male)

Adoption Pending

3 Years

Smooth Tricolor

63 lbs

Who’s that cute, shy boy in the corner quietly waiting for an invitation to the dance floor?

Why, it’s Sebastian, a good boy who slowly but surely is learning that the sad, neglected life he once had is behind him now. 

He’s already learned about housebreaking, and he’s trustworthy in the house for extended periods, even though he still likes the security of his crate. Mostly he’s preferred to stay in one room, even though he’s had access to his entire foster home. 



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Adoption Pending

Keira (Female)

Adoption Pending

12 Weeks

Smooth Tricolor

Foster home as fallen in love! Keira has found her forever family.


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Adoption Pending

Evie (Female)

Adoption Pending

1 Years

Rough Blue Merle

45 lbs

Evie's foster family fell in love and decided to adopt her. We are thrilled!


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Adoption Pending

Lance (Male)

Adoption Pending

5 Months

Smooth Sable and White

27 lbs

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

Bud (Buddy) (Male)

Adopted

6 Months

Rough Tricolor

30 lbs

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

Bea (Female)

Adoption Pending

6 Months

Rough Blue Merle

30 lbs

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

Elena (Female)

Adoption Pending

6 Months

Rough Tricolor

27 lbs

Foster home fell in love and decided to adopt her!

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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