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

June (Female)

Available

7 Months

Rough Collie Mix

50 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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Available

Lucci (Male)

Available

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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Adoption Pending

Sierra (Female)

Adoption Pending

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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In Foster

Riley (Male)

In Foster

7 Years

Rough Tricolor

82 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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Medical Hold

Remi (Male)

Medical Hold

3 Years

Rough Sable and White

66 lbs

Sweet Remi has recently arrived to our rescue. Sadly, Remi’s blood tests revealed that he is heartworm positive.

Terribly matted and scared, Remi was running loose in southern IL until a wonderful local volunteer from Effingham County Animal Shelter & Control managed to catch him. Soon after his stray hold was up, Remi made his way to our rescue and we made a promise to take care of him!

Heartworm treatment is long, challenging, expensive and not easy for any dog. But we have high hopes that Remi will overcome this disease.


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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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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

Gracie (Female)

Adopted

6 Years

Smooth Blue Merle-headed White

53 lbs

Gracie is a six-year-old smooth blue merle who is a big sweetheart.  She loves everyone that she meets and she is not afraid to ask for attention.  Her foster mom says that Gracie likes to play with other dogs, but she loves people so much that she would be just fine with being an only dog.  She has a lot of energy, but is also able to come inside and just be with her people while getting pets and giving kisses.


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Adopted

Jett (Male)

Adopted

6 Months

Rough Collie Mix

45 lbs
Fenced yard required

Say hello to Jett, a five-month-old tri-color collie puppy who is taking the world by storm with his cuteness and cuddles. His foster family says that he loves attention and will lay in your lap and bury his head for affection. Jett really loves to be cuddled and babied. If necessary, he will compete with the resident dogs for the spotlight but he also likes to play with them and get a little rowdy.

Jett is very interested in greeting strangers and can’t wait until he is able to go out on walks and actually get to meet new people. In his current puppy phase, he is mouthy and likes to nip, so he is best suited for a family with older kids (middle school and up).


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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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Adopted

Finn (Male)

Adopted

6 Months

Rough Collie Mix

49 lbs
Fenced yard required

At five months old, everything is new to Finn but he is learning the ways of the world and is having fun doing it. Finn was a little bit unsure and reserved when he arrived but NOW his foster mom says he loves to play with people and especially with other dogs, like his canine foster sibling.  

Finn is a cuddler and will curl up right on top of you, or he will just want to be touching and will sit down on your foot.  He isn’t a big barker, but when he does, it is powerful.  According to his foster mom, Finn is a very laid back fellow.  One of his favorite things to do is go to his favorite spot and lay down, which she says he does a lot.


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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. 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 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

Sam (Male)

Adopted

11 Years

Rough Sable and White

54 lbs  
Sam's foster mom has fallen in love! She will be adopting him.

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

Skye (Female)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Tricolor

31 lbs 

Skye is a petite three-year-old tri who weighs in at just slightly over thirty pounds.  While that is small for a collie, what she may lack in size, she makes up for in personality.  She loves to get gentle rubs and she isn’t afraid to get eye-to-eye with you to get some love.  She likes to have fun running around the yard and chasing everything that she can find.  Skye can be a little shy, but she likes to meet new people, as long as they don’t move quickly or have any objects that might scare her.  When it comes to other dogs, Skye isn’t shy at all.  She loves to play rough and would do really well in a home that has an active larger dog that loves to play and doesn’t mind roughhousing.

Skye needs a forever home that offers a calm environment with a person or family that understands her needs and is willing to work with her.  A family with young children may not be able to accommodate a dog such as Skye.


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Adopted

Rosie (Female)

Adopted

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

Meet Rosie!

Rosie came to us as a diamond in the rough but has cleaned up beautifully.  Her foster mom reports that she is a good girl who likes to play with all kinds of toys and enjoys a quick game of fetch before plopping down and taking a rest. 

When it comes to everyday activities, Rosie does great; stairs aren’t a problem, she can get in and out of a car, and she rides nicely when inside.  When Rosie arrived, she was matted and full of burrs, but she was good with all of the brushing, shaving, and tugging that was required to clean her up.  In general, Rosie is a quiet girl and has hardly barked while with her foster family.  When meeting strangers, she greets them slowly with a wagging tail.  


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Adopted

Tavish (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Smooth Tricolor

42 lbs 

Tavish is a three-year-old male with a beautiful, smooth, tri-color coat. He is an active and affectionate young dog. He loves people of all ages and will grace them with a full body snuggle. He might even nuzzle himself right onto a person’s lap!

He loves playing with other dogs. Running, chasing, tackling, and rolling are his favorite things to do with them. He also enjoys toys and a good game of fetch. Tavish readily runs after balls or sticks quickly bringing them back in order to continue the fun. He even has some experience with sheep herding.


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