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
  • 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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Adoption Pending

Rocky (Male)

Adoption Pending

3 Years

Rough Mahagony Sable

55 lbs

Meet Rocky, despite his name, he is more of a lover than a fighter. Rocky loves his people! His foster Mom says he loves to follow her around the house wherever she goes. 

He likes other dogs too but really just wants to be around his human.  Rocky is great with meeting new people and does very well in social settings. He has been tested in nursing homes and was quite popular! 


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Available

Zoey (Female)

Available

1 Years

Rough Tricolor

47 lbs

Hello!  My name is Zoey.  I am a young, happy, curious collie looking for my forever family. I’m only a year old, but I have been learning a lot and having a good time.  Whether it is having a blast in the snow, running around with my doggy foster siblings, or just getting cuddles, I’m enjoying life.

My foster mom says I’m a goofball, but I can be serious too, and I’m super smart.  I’m totally housebroken, I’ve learned how to walk on a leash and I can ride nicely in a car.  I love to be petted, but after I get some love, I also like to go off and be on my own.


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Available

Buddy (Male)

Available

5 Years

Rough Sable and White

85 lbs

Howdy Y’all! I am Buddy and I came to CRGI from down South. I am quite the southern gentleman.

I’m also a survivor! When I arrived to Collie Rescue I was full of heartworms. Luckily, my new Midwestern family took me in and fostered me through my entire heartworm treatment!

My foster family says I am healthy enough to finally go to my furever home and, although I will miss them dearly, I am looking forward to even more happy moments in my second chance at life!



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In Foster

Penny (Female)

In Foster

8 Years

Rough Sable and White

68 lbs

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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

Logan (Male)

In Foster

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

50 lbs

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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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January update:
Logan is new to our program. It appears that Logan had a rough life up until now. 

He is learning about new people and sounds. Logan's foster mom is reporting that he is starting to enjoy petting. He will gently touch her hand with his nose asking for petting, let his foster mom pet him and when the petting stops, he does it again and again.

Please check back later for more updates.


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In Foster

Holly (Female)

In Foster

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

52 lbs

In Foster: The dog is with a foster home for an evaluation.

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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January update:

Holly is new to our program. It appears that she spent her life with other dogs but not a lot of interaction with new people. She's learning to trust and making very good progress with her foster family. She looks up to her foster mom for guidance and comes for petting. Holly is such a sweet and gentle girl who will follow you around once she gains your trust.

Holly will require patience and confidence building. We feel that Holly would feel most secure with a calm family that has a fenced yard and another friendly dog.  


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Adopted

Pickles (Female)

Adopted

6 Years

Rough Sable and White

51 lbs

Hello I’m Pickles! I am a rough collie looking for my forever home along with my sister Scout (but more about her later.) We are a bonded pair and who couldn’t ask for a cuter duo!

I am just as sweet as my name suggests and am a very good girl too. My foster Mom says I am great left alone and am also housebroken. I am fantastic with kids of all ages and I love my humans more than anything! I love to snuggle and sleep with my Foster Mom. When she gets up I move to her spot and hog all the pillows. I like being brushed, enjoy car rides, and I walk well on a leash! It’s going to be hard not to fall in love with me...however, every pickle has a little vinegar and there are some things you should know before adopting me.


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Adopted

Scout (Female)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Sable Merle

64 lbs

SCOUTing for a new family member? How about two? My name is Scout and I am looking for a furever home for me and my sister Pickles. We are a lovely bonded pair of rough collies would love a new beginning!

I am the leader of the two and always there to protect you from strange people, dogs, birds or what have you day or night. You can sleep well knowing I am always on duty and will alert you.

I am not shy and really enjoy meeting new people of all ages and dogs too! I do well on a leash though I love investigating all the beautiful smells around me. I am pretty outgoing but always gentle.


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Adopted

Sam (Male)

Adopted

6 Years

Rough Sable Merle

93 lbs

Sam says, "Go big or go home!" In human language we think he means "I am a big beautiful collie weighing 93 pounds and I am looking for my forever home!"

Everyone please meet Sam, a loving velcro collie who is searching for affection and new best friends! Sam would love a home where there are other collies for him to play with. He is not a big fan of toys but more of a fan or romping around and playing with other dogs. He is great with his humans and good with kids 10 and up. If he wants attention you will be the first to know, he likes to give a gentle paw or nose bump to say "Hey, I'm here" even if he is a bit shy at first.


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Adopted

Shiloh (Female)

Adopted

7 Years

Rough Sable and White

56 lbs

Beauty is my middle name but my first is Shiloh! I am a gorgeous 7 yr old rough collie female weighing in at a slender 56 lbs and I am looking for my forever home! I am playful and love children but have been known to gently herd them with my snout now and then.

I love to sleep next to my humans at night and cuddling with them during the day. I am also crate trained though a crate is not my favorite thing. My foster Dad says I'm house broken and can be trusted in the house.


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Adopted

Lester (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Rough Tricolor

60 lbs

Looking for a little love in your life? How about your very own Harlequin, collie that is!

Lester is very well mannered and loves children and dogs of all ages. Though always happy to see you, this gentleman will not jump up and has very nice manners! He loves to play and will engage other dogs for a fun game of tug-o-war or he may bring you a toy and want some one on one time! His foster Mom says one of the most adorable things about Lester is the excitement he shows when getting a new toy!


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Adopted

Buster (Male)

Adopted

13 Years

Rough Blue Merle

60 lbs

Buster's foster family fell in love! They will be adopting him. We are so happy for Buster!

Hello World, I'm Buster! I am a unique and handsome looking collie mix with a personality to match! I am told I am about 60 lbs and 13 years of age but really I act like a much younger dog!

When I run, I gracefully leap through the air and I have a very playful side too! Don't get me wrong, I also enjoy long afternoon naps and though I can jump onto the sofa all by myself, at times you can see my age. Did I mention the sofa is my favorite place to sleep?
I LOVE being with my people and love humans of all ages, I get along great with all my doggy foster brothers and although I am very highly food motivated I have shown no food aggression. My foster Dad calls ma a California dog because I love to surf...ummm counter surf that is! Really I am a Midwest dog at heart!




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Adopted

Parker (Male)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

53 lbs

Please meet Parker!

Parker is a sweet and gentle collie that came to us from a commercial breeding situation.
He gets along well with other animals (cats and dogs) and is truly enjoying his new indoor life. Parker’s favorite thing is sleeping at his foster Mom’s feet. This silly boy usually prefers to nap with his feet straight up in the air! Parker follows his foster Mom all around the house and likes to stay nearby.


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Adopted

Simba (Male)

Adopted

1 Years

Rough Sable and White

Simba is new to our program.
Update: Simba's foster home fell in love! They will be adopting him.


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Adoption Pending

Trixie (Female)

Adoption Pending

2 Years

Rough Sable and White

Update:

Trixie is still undergoing her heartworm treatment. Trixie's foster family loves her to pieces and decided to adopt her once the treatment is over. We are very happy for Trixie and her family!

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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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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Adopted

Sammy (Male)

Adopted

12 Years

Rough Sable and White

Are you looking for a total love bug? If so, please look no further! My name is Sammy a.k.a. Smilin' Sammy!

I am an 12 yr old sable rough collie who is completely adorable! I love my people more than anything but also get along with other dogs. My foster Mom says I should be the only dog in the home because though I make doggie friends easily I kind of have NO boundaries!


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Adopted

Jasper (Male)

Adopted

10 Years

Rough Sable and White

Jasper is 9-10 year old neutered sable rough Collie. But don't let his age deter you, he plays like a puppy at times. Jasper is very well behaved at home. Jasper's foster mom lets him roam the house when she is gone. When he is alone, he doesn't get into anything nor has he ever had an accident in the house. Jasper is housebroken and great with other animals. 

He is currently living with 4 cats that he adores, but he loves meeting other dogs on walks. Jasper would do well in a house with either another cat or dog as a companion. Despite his affection towards other animals, Jasper is a people pleaser. Jasper always likes to be by his foster mom's side and in the room that she is in. He does like to lounge on the couch and rest his head on his foster mom's lap. When she isn't petting him, he lets her know by a gentle nudge and/or paw tap. 


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Adopted

Colla (Female)

Adopted

5 Months

Rough Tri-headed White

Let's hope the New Year brings new hope to this sweet girl Colla! 

Colla is a young 5.5 month old tri headed white rough collie who is in looking for a specific family. 
Colla was brought to us as an owner surrender. She gets along great with other dogs and loves to run and play with them. And she’s got a lot of energy. Colla was bit unsocialzed with people when growing up so she gets startled easily by new people and new places. But given some time she warms up to her humans and likes to be nearby. Colla will need a patient and understanding family who is willing to help her come out of her shell.  


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Adopted

Dexter (Male)

Adopted

3 Years

Smooth Collie Mix

Meet Dexter, a gentleman by all accounts!

Dexter is a sweet smooth collie mix who has a great personality and manners to boot. He is roughly 3 years old and gets along well with children and most other animals including the resident cats. Since Dexter has been in his foster home, his foster mom has reported he has had no accidents and is housebroken.

Dexter is so well behaved that his foster mom trusts him now to have a free reign of the house for short periods of time. He was bit hesitant at first to get in and out of the car but not anymore, he rides well in a car, does well on a leash and, did we mention, he is not a big barker! About the only thing Dexter is picky about is the pesky hairdryer at the groomers, and who can blame him. 

Dexter is a real gem and if you are looking for a best friend and companion look no further!


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