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
  • DA2PP & rabies vaccines
  • Heartworm test, then placed on Interceptor
  • Fecal exam
  • Eye check (puppies)
  • 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.
 
Available

Remi (Male)

Available

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

66 lbs

Fenced yard required

Would you believe this handsome guy was found as a heavily-matted stray wandering around Southern Illinois? Remi came to CRGI earlier this year with a coat that had to be shaved due to extensive matting, and we quickly learned that he was heartworm positive. It has definitely been a long road, but his coat is growing in nicely and he is now heartworm-free and ready to begin the search for his forever home.

Remi has adjusted well to life with his foster family. He had a few accidents inside when he first arrived, but he got used to going out on a regular schedule and hasn’t had any issues. Remi isn’t a big fan of being crated, fortunately, his foster family eventually learned that he can be trusted on his own. He has been left by himself for a few hours at a time with no problem. At bedtime, Remi’s preference when he first arrived was to snuggle in bed with his foster mom, since that wasn’t an option, and he became more comfortable in his foster home, he now opts to sleep on the floor next to the bed, although sometimes he chooses to lay on an orthopedic pet bed or on the bathroom floor.


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Adopted

Oliver (Male)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

50 lbs

Fenced yard required

Meet Oliver, a sweet boy who was found as stray by a local Animal Control. He came to CRGI needing some serious dental attention, which included the extraction of eight teeth and the removal of a cyst on his upper jaw/gums. We are excited to report that the cyst was benign, so Oliver is now on a mission to find his forever family.

At his foster home, Oliver has proven to be a very good house guest. He does not have any issues with being in a crate when left alone, and he is also content to sleep there at night. He has picked up potty training pretty quickly, and his foster mom reports that he hasn't had any accidents. Oliver seems to be a pretty quiet guy. His foster mom said that he didn't actually bark until he was there for about a week and a half. He mostly just barks at bicycles passing by or will bark for a short time after his foster family leaves the house.


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Medical Hold

Leno (Male)

Medical Hold

5 Years

Smooth Tricolor

71 lbs 

Leno's blood work revealed that he is Heartworm Positive. He will be undergoing his treatment for the next few months.

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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Medical Hold

Riley (Male)

Medical Hold

7 Years

Rough Tricolor

77 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

Max (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

64 lbs

Fenced yard required

Max is a three year old boy who, due to no fault of his own, found himself in a need of a rescue.

His foster mom said he’s sweet, affectionate and gentle boy. Max is little unsure when meeting new people at first but warms up quickly and enjoys all the attention.  Children can be overwhelming for this sweet boy so calmer household would be ideal for Max.

Max is getting along well with the resident canine and feline friends. He is very obedient and good natured dog that loves to be around people. His foster mom says he is a sweet, friendly and snugly boy.

Max is a young, active and playful boy that loves to zoom around the yard, whether alone or with his collie or sheltie friends. For this reason, his foster mom would like his forever home to have a fenced yard so he could continue enjoying his play time and goofing around.


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Adopted

June (Female)

Adopted

9 Months

Rough Collie Mix

53 lbs 

Young, sweet, and energetic June is ready to find her forever home. Her foster family has found that she is very active and has a strong herding instinct, but she also likes to have down time and is a big cuddler. June needs a family that will be patient with her and help harness her energy with training and lots of activity.  She responds really well to praise, and when she is told to stop doing something she shouldn't like getting too pushy with the resident dogs, she will listen. Speaking of dogs, June does get along with them but she likes to herd smaller dogs.  She would be fine in a home with another dog that is patient with her or can get used to a high energy companion. Due to her prey drive and herding tendencies towards small animals, June will not be placed in a home with cats. June is very interested in kids when she is out on walks, and lived with some in her previous home, but since June is a mouthy and excitable puppy, she would do best with older kids.


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Adopted

Lucci (Male)

Adopted

6 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

65 lbs 

Fenced yard required

Each dog that comes into our rescue is unique and with different needs. For some, it takes a bit longer, and more than one try, to find their forever home. Lucci has recently come back to our rescue and is still on his journey. We are committed to understanding what he needs to be successful in his forever home. 

While Lucci has been with his current foster home, we have learned that he is a sweet, very smart and determined dog. He knows how to walk politely on a leash, will come when called and sit when asked. He enjoys back scratches and will roll over to have his belly scratched. He has adjusted well to his crate.
 
Lucci will seek people out for affection and attention. But don’t let his good looks and charms fool you! Being a smart and strong willed dog, he will take advantage of the situation and will not be afraid to tell you what he wants. Lucci can be pushy and quite determined and you cannot give in to his demands. Lucci needs a firm owner to remind him he is not the boss. He would do best in a calm environment without too much going on. His ideal home would be a couple, at the most, with a low key lifestyle, who wants a dog that can just hang out with at home and go on walks. Lucci gets along well with the resident dogs; however, at times they tend to make him too excited and his foster mom believes he would do best as the only dog.


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Adopted

Pepper (Female)

Adopted

6 Years

Rough Tricolor

60 lbs
Pepper's foster home has fallen in love and will be adopting 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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Adopted

Sierra (Female)

Adopted

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

45 lbs 

Sierra is a laid back and happy senior girl looking for her forever home. Her previous owner loved her very much but could no longer care for her. Sierra is now looking for a loving family to shower her with attention through her golden years. Her foster mom says that Sierra loves people and is even good with children. She also reports that this sweet girl gets along with other dogs and with cats. 


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Adopted

Lad (Male)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Blue Merle

47 lbs 

Fenced yard required

Lad is an easy-going boy who is looking for his forever home after coming to CRGI when his previous owners were no longer able to care for him due to working long hours. At seven years-old, he has the energy to run around with his human foster brother and likes to play with other dogs, but he doesn't roughhouse and mostly likes to sniff around and wag his tail. He would do well in a home that has another dog, as long as the other dog doesn't like to play too rough. Lad is a little unsure when meeting new people but he warms up to them within minutes.


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Adopted

Ellie (Female)

Adopted

7 Years

Smooth Tricolor

55 lbs
Fenced yard required

Ellie is a lovely tri-color smooth girl who found her way to Collie Rescue after her owner passed away. 

Ellie is friendly and warms up quickly to strangers. She loves attention and loves connecting with people. Ellie’s foster parents have found her to be quite endearing and have said, “Ellie has a cute way of turning her head when you’re talking to her.”
She is a very affectionate and playful girl who likes to be with her people. She shows little interest in the children who live next door but she might be just fine with older ones. 


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