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 $325 for adult dogs, $400 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

Piper (Female)

Available

10 Years

Smooth Tricolor

It’s hard not to melt at the site of Piper’s incredibly sweet face, but she will also impress you with her good manners!



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Available

Shilo (Male)

Available

4 Years

Smooth Tricolor

Shilo is a handsome, happy, fun and energetic boy.  Ready to play fetch any time!

Want a dog to train with? Shilo would love that! He can show you just how smart he is! He is very food motivated and eager to please.  He likes to keep his mind and body active. In a short time at his foster home, he’s learned his name and how to “sit” on command and started working on “stay” and “come.” He needed some confidence building and training has helped him feel more comfortable in new situations. 


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Adoption Pending

Jordan (Female)

Adoption Pending

12 Years

Rough Collie Mix

Want a dog that loves her humans and wants to be the center of your world? Then Jordan is the girl for you!


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In Foster

Lady Liberty (Female)

In Foster

5 Years

Rough Tricolor

Lady Liberty and her 3 week old puppies found themselves in a shelter just before July 4th. Thanks to incredible efforts from our volunteers and foster homes, she and her family made it to us on July 4th!

She is a very good mamma and very sweet to everyone she meets. More will be posted about this family soon!


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In Foster

Boston (Male)

In Foster

6 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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In Foster

Ross (Male)

In Foster

6 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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In Foster

George (Male)

In Foster

6 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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In Foster

Betsy (Female)

In Foster

6 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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In Foster

Rocket (Male)

In Foster

6 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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In Foster

Jefferson (Male)

In Foster

6 Weeks

Unknown Collie Mix


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In Foster

Skye (Female)

In Foster

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

Skye is new to CRGI. We will post more information as we get to know her.


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In Foster

Desiree (Female)

In Foster

10 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Hard to believe this little cutie was found on the side of the road by one of our volunteers! She was put on stray hold for 10 days, but no one claimed her. She is in foster care now and we will update more about her soon!


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In Foster

Rufus (Male)

In Foster

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Rufus is new to Collie Rescue. We will update information as we get to know him!


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In Foster

Princess (Female)

In Foster

13 Weeks

Rough Tricolor

Princess has been fighting Parvo and is under veterinary care. She is an adorable little fighter! Thanks to the quick response from her foster mom, she got to the vet early and is doing well.


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In Foster

Saddie (Female)

In Foster

13 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Saddie is under veterinary care and fighting Parvo. She is a little fighter and is doing well. 


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Medical Hold

Trixie (Female)

Medical Hold

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Trixie came to us HW positive and will be on Medical hold for the next few months. We will post more about her as we get to know her.


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Medical Hold

Rush (Male)

Medical Hold

10 Years

Rough Collie Mix

Rush was surrendered by his family to the Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter. After we were contacted by the CACC we were able to pull this boy out quickly. A noisy shelter is no place for a senior dog.


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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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Adoption Pending

Libby (Female)

Adoption Pending

13 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

Sweet Libby will be staying with her current foster family. They love her to pieces and decided to adopt her. We are thrilled for Libby and her new family! 


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Adoption Pending

Charlotte (Female)

Adoption Pending

8 Weeks

Rough Sable and White

Please meet the newest member of the CRGI family, our sweet little Charlotte! Thank you to Sheltie Shack Rescue for helping Charlotte get to our family and your assistance with helping us get her the care she needs!



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