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Animal ID: 2891Rowdy (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    This is Rowdy Border Collie, Aussie Mix. Rowdy is a 4 month old male that weighs 27lbs. Rowdy's Foster mom has her own grooming shop and Rowdy has been a wonderful shop puppy greeting all the dogs coming in and has been good with baths and the noises of the dryers. He has been crate trained and is doing amazing with the house training. Rowdy is an energetic fun puppy! He has also been lucky enough to have 2 older female dogs in his foster home to help teach him the ropes.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Homes For Endangered and Lost Pets or H.E.L.P.
Kane County St. Charles, IL MAP IT!

877-364-2286 Ext 2

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-12-00452Claire (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Claire is a super sweet 1 %BD year old Lab/Border Collie mix. She does well with other dogs and with cats. She is a little shy but warms up fast with people. She is spayed, up to date on shots and micro chipped. She is also housebroken and crate trained. Her adoption fee is only $100. Call or text 815-375-1003 or e mail

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

For Pitties' Sake
DeKalb County Sandwich, IL MAP IT!


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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Rescue Me ID: 15-04-02-00445Babe (female)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Babe is a 7 year old border collie/blue heeler mix. Needs a home ASAP or she will likely be euthanized. Please help!!

 Adoption Fee: $0 Animal Location:

Bond County Mulberry Grove, IL MAP IT!

Jessica Lynaugh 618-367-6022

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-27-00041Pinkerton (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Pinkerton! He is such a wonderful boy and deserves the best home- forever! Could it be yours? He is about 7 yrs old and weighs just under 40 lbs. He gets along with other dogs and cats and loves people. 7 years ago he was adopted as a puppy from an animal control in Indiana. Fast forward to 2015 where he was found wandering as a stray and brought back to that same animal control. The original owners were located, but they say they gave Pinkerton away 3 years ago and don't remember to who :( So- we were able take him into our rescue where we will be able to find him a home that will appreciate this happy, well behaved gentleman. ... (Read More)Pinkerton suffers from allergies that will require that he be kept on a strict limited diet. He walks well on a leash and appears to be crate and housetrained. Who could pass this gorgeous boy up? Pinkerton's adoption fee of $250 helps cover the cost of his medical care. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application, which can be found on our website at under the Adoption Process tab. All dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm tested ( as appropriate), fecal tested, and microchipped. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Perfect Pooches Adoption Agency
Will County Romeoville, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-26-00413Quinn (female)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Quinn is a cattle dog mix with unknown. She is a big boned dog. She loves kids and everyone she meets!!! She is fully housetrained and crate trained. Great all around dog!! Family member allergic so need to find a new home for her. Quinn has had great vet care!!!

 Adoption Fee: $100.00 Animal Location:

Fulton County Canton, IL 61520 MAP IT!

Julie Henderson 309-397-8437

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-23-00672Bonnie (female)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Bonnie! Bonnie is a Border Collie/Beagle mix and is 5 years old. Bonnie came to Wish Bone after her owner had to go a nursing home. Bonnie weighs 47 lbs. She is a great dog! She seems to be house trained and crate trained. Bonnie is a great walking partner and needs a home with people over 10. Her minimum adoption donation is $145. If you are interested in possibly adopting Bonnie, please fill out the adoption application found on our website (

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Wish Bone Canine Rescue
McLean County Bloomington, IL 61701 MAP IT!

Wish Bone Canine Rescue

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-09-00169HARLEY (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Introducing Harley - About 8-12 months old, about 50lbs Just like his name, he Lives With Conviction! He is all boy and just like most teens is both mischievous and so sweet and smart you have to love him! He is high energy and needs to be active. He will try and test boundaries, but is very smart! He needs a very active family, and a farm would be ideal. He spent most of his early life outdoors and is learning his inside manners. We believe he may be part Border Collie. He likes to work and has figured out how to climb a four foot chain link fence, but chooses not to as long as he is occupied and not left alone. He does enjoy the ... (Read More)outdoors and likes to be King of the Hill, climbing on top of wood piles, patio chairs, etc. He is a very agile boy that would be great as an agility dog! He needs room to run and play and interaction that makes him think. He is VERY close to being housebroken, with only a couple of accidents when he has been too busy playing, but if you remember to take him out, he is great! As mentioned, he is very smart'|he sits, shakes, lays down, and is learning roll over and stay. He learns quickly, and is treat motivated!!! He gets along great with children, he is good with cats, and LOVES other dogs. He has never shown an ounce of aggression, even when another dog is aggressive towards him. And he gives lots and lots of kisses. He likes to rearrange shoes in the house, but never chews them. He is crate trained and goes in when told without a fight and sleeps in his crate all night. He is good on the leash and is learning not to pull. When he wants to go for a walk, he will pull his leash and harness down off the hooks (smart boy). He would do best in a family that has another dog or dogs that like to play to keep him company. Standard adoption fee is $295 (cash or check) and includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, up-to-date on shots, fecal, deworming, frontline, 1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, micro-chipping and 30 days of shelter care insurance. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family in order to approve an adoption. Please email Kathy for an application at (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $295 Animal Location:

Safe Haven Dog Rescue
Kane County South Elgin, IL 60177 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-22-00554Hobbes (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Please Share %BD'%BD| Chicago, IL - Adopt Hobbes the Border Collie/Rat Terrier-Mix Hobbes is an extremely sweet, high-energy, cuddly and loving, 29-pound, 22-month-old, male Border Collie/Rat Terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. When you first meet adorable little Hobbes, he seems a little nervous. The funny thing is, he really loves everyone, he just needs to build his confidence in a quiet and loving home. He is full of kisses and tail wags for everyone. Sadly, he was found stray in the Englewood neighborhood where children were beating him with sticks. Police officers intervened and brought him to Chicago Animal Care and ... (Read More)Control. When his original family neglected to claim him, he was transferred to Rain Dog Rescue. Despite his tragic start in life, Hobbes is a social creature and loves playing with other dogs and getting human affection. He is currently living in foster care with a dog trainer and going to doggie day care twice a week. Hobbes is looking for a loving and active dog-loving home with a canine sibling to play with. Hobbes does well at the dog park - enjoying not only all the dogs, but people too! Hobbes loves going on long walks. He is housebroken, crate-trained and knows the commands sit, stay and down and takes treats gently from your fingers. Hobbes is very healthy, de-wormed, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly heartworm preventative. His adoption fee of $200 benefits Raindog Rescue. To meet and possibly adopt Hobbes, please fill out an adoption application at and follow up by contacting Raindog Rescue at or 773-770-5115. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-08-11-00578Buddy (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Buddy was rescued with his mother and 3 siblings. Mom appears to be Shepherd collie. There was a purebred looking male shepherd on the property we were told was the father. Rocky looks like a longer coated shepherd collie mix. He is very sweet, and very shy with strangers. They came from a terrible situation. All 5 dogs rescued from the location are terrified of children and run and hide. He is very submissive with teens and adults. and would prefer to also hide from them until he knows them. He loves attention from us, is cuddly and happy, but is still learning new people won't hurt him at random. He has learned to walk on a leash fairly ... (Read More)well, is crate trained. About 10 to 11 months old, UTD vaccination, neutered and on heartworm preventative. He is great with a wide range of dogs, submissive to them yet loves to play and even the crabby dogs who don't want to play often learn to play when they are kenneled with him. He has no interest in cats. A home with another happy outgoing dog would be perfect so he can gain more confidence from the other dog. He is one of my favorite dogs as hard as I try not to have favorites. He has a sweet collie personality. A current or past vet you have used for pets number is required for us to call for a reference prior to adoption. We have many other rescued dogs available also to choose from. Contract on adoption. Brighton IL. Transport option may be available. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Macoupin County Brighton, IL 62012 MAP IT!

Laurel grench 618-372-7547

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Border Collie in Illinois
    Border Collie Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. Border Collies are extremely intelligent, faithful dogs who live to please their masters. Border Collies need lots of attention and praise. They respond to high level obedience training and make excellent Frisbee dogs and farm workers. Border Collies do well in large yards or with acreage and they need a job to do. If a Border Collie becomes bored, he will find his own job to do and it may not be the owner's idea of work. Border Collies do well with older children and other dogs, and some Border Collies can coexist with cats. However, it depends on the dog, and generally Border Collies should not be trusted with non-canine pets.

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McHenry County - McHenry, Illinois 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, IL 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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