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Covid-19 Statement


As COVID-19 continues to impact the global community, we at Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois (CRGI) remain fully committed to fulfilling our mission of rescuing collies. However, the safety of our volunteers, supporters and adopters is always our highest priority. This is an unprecedented, challenging time that is requiring us to proactively implement some policy/procedure modifications based on information we are reviewing from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Effective immediately:

• Home visits will be suspended until further notice. If you are a new adoption or foster applicant who does not have a vet reference, is a first time pet owner etc. and a home visit is warranted, we will be unable to complete your application until the time this suspension is lifted. If you meet other criteria in our application process and are either able to face-time, electronically send photos and/or videos we will move forward with the process. This will be decided on a case by case basis and will be determined by information on your application.

• Volunteers/foster homes who have experienced illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms will not be utilized until they are symptom-free for at least 14 days or have received a negative COVID-19 test.

• Approved adopters on our waiting list who develop illness such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms must immediately notify CRGI that their adoption needs to be placed on hold until they have been symptom-free for at least 14 days or have received a negative COVID-19 test.

• CRGI will also be adhering to any Federal or State regulations enacted moving forward.

• For more information about the COVID-19 prevention and safety guidelines, visit Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Please bear with us as these times are unprecedented and the information we are receiving changes frequently.

Again, we are fully committed to our mission while taking into consideration safety and health of all those who work within our organization.

We appreciate your help and understanding during those challenging times.


Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation established in 1995. We provide shelter and care to purebred Collies which have been abandoned or turned in to shelters. The Collies are placed in temporary foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Our commitment is to place the Collies in the best possible permanent home to give them a second chance in life. We have successfully placed Collies ranging in age from five weeks to twelve years. Prospective families that wish to adopt a Collie will be interviewed. Basic information about the family, pet ownership history and why they want a Collie is requested. Our goal is to achieve a successful match between the Collie and the adopting family. We want a happy ending to every rescue story, and part of that process is selecting a suitable Collie to fit into the lifestyle and needs of the adopting family.

Each rescued Collie has a modest adoption fee which covers most of the dog's expenses

All rescued Collies receive the following veterinary care:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • DA2PP & rabies vaccines
  • Heartworm test, then placed on Interceptor
  • 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.

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