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
  • 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

Rocky (Male)

Available

5 Months

Rough Collie Mix

34 lbs
Fence yard required

Rocky is an almost 5-month-old Collie Great Pyrenees mix. As with most puppies, he is full of energy! He came to CRGI due to nipping and herding young children. He would do best in a home with no children. 

This young pup has proven to be a smart guy.  He will sit on command when getting treats and getting fed. He seems to know his name and usually comes when called. Potty training hasn't been an issue for Rocky, he goes to the door and barks to go out and is also learning to ring a bell when he wants to go outside. He can be bit stubborn at times but is treat-motivated and learning new things quickly; he would do great with some training classes. 


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Available

Steve (Male)

Available

9 Years

Rough Tri-headed White

65 lbs 

Steve is a sweet, smart, easy-going 9 & ½ year old boy who came to CRGI after his owner passed away. He loves to keep himself busy with treat puzzles, and has mastered three of them in a short time. His foster mom knows when he wants a puzzle because he will go over to the counter where they are kept and will whine and stare at it. Steve has not had any accidents and is able to communicate when he needs to go out. If his foster mom is in the kitchen, he will ring the bell by the back door, otherwise he will try to jump in her lap to make sure she knows. He loves to have his backside scratched and will even go as far as to back his way into the bathroom to get the scratches from his foster mom.


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In Foster

Duncan (Male)

In Foster

6 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

60 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

Bonnie (Female)

In Foster

2 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

50 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

Bronx (Male)

In Foster

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

56 lbs 

Bronx is being treated for sarcoptic mange and flea dermatitis. 


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Medical Hold

Patrick (Male)

Medical Hold

3 Years

Rough Sable Merle

60 lbs 

Patrick sadly tested positive for heartworm and Ehrlichia. Fortunately, his heart looks normal and he isn't displaying any symptoms. Patrick has already started his treatment.

During his exam it was discovered that he is mostly blind in left eye (no trauma seen) but it appears he can see light. He's bit anemic, most likely due to whipworms. He has one enlarged testicle and will be getting a biopsy. We will be checking his hips as well as he looks lke his back end is weaker.

Patrick is such a happy boy and it's hard to believe he has so much going on. 


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Adoption Pending

Luna (Female)

Adoption Pending

2 Years

Smooth Blue Merle

54 lbs 
Fence yard required

Do you love to step outside to gaze at the brilliant glow from a full moon?  If so, let us introduce Collie Rescue's resident light, Luna.

Luna is a 2.5-year-old blue merle smooth collie, and besides being a very smart girl, she is strikingly lovely.  Right now, Luna is a little wary of new situations, and may startle easily at sudden noises, but she has excellent recovery, great focus, and with a little work, should blossom into an outstanding companion. Formal training is highly recommended for this pretty girl.


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Adopted

Ace (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Tricolor

92 lbs

Fence yard required
Fostered at SE Michigan

Meet Ace, a 3 year old boy looking for a family of his own.

Ace was surrendered due to his family life changes.  He is a big tri boy who needs to lose a few lbs. Ace is very sweet and likes everyone he meets.  He gets attached to his humans, especially women, very quickly. 

Ace is overall a well behaved boy and wants to please but needs to work on a few small things.  An experienced owner with a fenced yard would be best for this big guy. Trash is very tempting for Ace if there is not a lid on the can. He also wishes his foster Mom would let him check things out on the kitchen counters....but she won't.  Ace responds well when being corrected and, as we said he, he really does want to please.  


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Adopted

Hope (Female)

Adopted

5 Months

Rough Sable and White

23 lbs 
Fence yard required
Fostered at SE Michigan

Hope is an almost 5 months old collie pup who was born with PDA and pulmonic stenosis. With the help of all of her supporters she underwent surgery to correct both. She is doing very well and is an active and healthy girl!

Hope is very sweet and loving with everyone she meets!

She gets along well with other dogs who can handle her puppy shenanigans. She sleeps well in her crate and is almost completely house trained. Hope’s foster mom thought her sit and down and is doing pretty well on leash. Hope is relaxed on car rides. Just a gem of a collie girl.


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Adopted

Nala (Female)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Tricolor

63 lbs

Nala's foster home has fallen in love with her. She will stay with her forever family!

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

Oliver (Male)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Mahogany Sable

50 lbs

Fenced yard required

Sometimes two pieces of a puzzle just don't fit together perfectly, even when they look like they should, and adoptions are the same way. Sometimes things are just a little off and collies come back to us to try again. Because his previous family loved Oliver so much, they wanted him to have the chance to fit perfectly into someone else's picture.

Oliver is a loving 7 year old sable & white gentleman who loves to snuggle and feels best when someone is home with him.  He gets along well with other dogs, and would prefer a house with a similar-sized easy going canine friend. He's interested in cats but doesn't chase them, though he may poke them with his long nose!  

Oliver needs a home with no young children but would be fine with ages 11 and up.  A fenced yard is highly preferred for this handsome boy.

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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Adopted

Franny (Female)

Adopted

5 Years

Rough Blue Merle

Meet sweet Franny!

Franny is 5 year old rough collie with a beautiful blue coat and gives butterfly kisses!

Franny is a super smart girl who has learned to walk on a leash politely, sit, down, wait and come since she has been with her foster mom. She did not know what to do with a toy when she first came to us but has learned to play and throw around a toy for amusement. When she plays, she is still learning how to grab a toy vs. a little nibble on a hand.  A little “ouch” and redirection to a toy works great for her.

Franny is all about the people in her life! She absolutely loves people and attention. Training is a breeze with her because all she wants to do is please. Her foster mom gets occasional resistance on sitting and waiting for her food…lol. Franny is smart though, and her foster mom just waits her out after asking her to sit and Franny will do it!


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