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Rescue Me ID: 18-06-14-00018Madeline (female)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Pal's Place would love to introduce you to an adorable litter of sweet, shy and gentle giant pups in need of loving families! These sweet babies were born around 3/30/18 and were rescued from rural KY. We are not quite sure what they are mixed with but some pups appear to have some Great Pyrenees in them and all 6 of these guys have rear dewclaws which are a distinguishing feature of the Great Pyr breed. Moxie, Memphis, and Mackenzie look almost identical, have soft fluffy coats and also appear to have some Shepherd in them as well. Madeline and Mugsy have similar fluffy coats but are black in color and look like they could have some Border ... (Read More)Collie in them and their sister Melbourne, the largest in the litter (30 pounds at 10 weeks!) looks like a Great Dane pup. While all 6 pups are littermates and have the same mother, it is quite possible and in fact, likely some of the pups could have a different father. All of the pups currently between 15-30 pounds and are 10 weeks old (6/13) We are estimating that these guys will be in the 80-120 pound range when fully grown and will do best in homes that can accommodate a large to an extra large dog. All of the pups in this litter can be shy at first and will do best in more quiet homes that can help nurture some confidence in them. Please keep in mind that puppies this young need frequent potty breaks (every 2-3 hours) and lots of playtime throughout the day. They'll do best in homes where people are home more often than not. The pups are currently in a foster home on Chicago's north side and can be seen by appointment once an application has been received and approved. The adoption donation to the rescue is $375 per pup. They have been neutered/spayed, are up-to-date with age-appropriate vaccines and are microchipped. For more information or for an application to meet them, please email Melbourne's adoption donation is $375. This donation helps to cover her spay, initial vaccines, initial worming, and microchip. Pal's Place relies solely on donations to care for the pets in our care. Your donation also helps save other animals like Melbourne from euthanasia. Please email for an adoption application and please put the name of the dog in the subject line. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder; sometimes the applications end up in there! 'ۢ All of our dogs are in foster homes are can be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, after an approved application has been received. To receive more info please email Email is the preferred method of contact and is the quickest way to receive a response. We cannot place holds on our dogs, please do not contact us until you are prepared to adopt. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $375 Animal Location:

Pal's Place
Cook County Chicago, IL 60618 MAP IT!


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

Animal ID: A183100Skittles (female)

Border Collie Mix   

Health: Vaccinations Current 

    URGENT! Skittles needs a foster or adopter so her life will be spared. She is at a high kill shelter that is full and dogs are being killed. Poor Skittles appears to have been hit by a car and has a broken paw. Her cast does not slow her down and you would never know she had an injury. She is very sweet and gentle and enjoys belly rubs. Please save her life before it's too late. Fostering is free of charge and everything is provided within a 90 mile radius of Chicago. Volunteers are willing to help with transport.

 Adoption Fee: $65 Animal Location:

Chicago Animal Care & Control
not on adoption floor-must send email!
Cook County Chicago, IL 60608 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-06-12-00305Mowgli (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Ready for Adventure! Loyal and loving, a constant companion, and as smart as they come. Mowgli is looking for a forever home. He's a 1 1/2yo border collie heeler mix. He is very high energy and Loves daily walks, although does try and talk with other dogs. He has been obedience trained but still has those puppy tendencies and independent streaks. He requires someone that is very active and can give him constant love and attention even though he is crate trained. He is currently with a family with small children but would fair better wth a more mature family. We are certain with the right home and attention, Mowgli will not only be a lifelong ... (Read More)companion, but a true family member. (Less)

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Winnebago County Rockford, IL MAP IT!

Natalie Hongsermeier 815-668-6437

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Rescue Me ID: 18-06-10-00106Koa (female)

Border Collie    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Koa is a very intelligent and beautiful purebred 34 lb. female border collie who is playful, loving, and super intelligent. She also is submissive and fearful. She has the ability to learn tricks or new words extremely quickly. She loves all her numerous toys and will never confuse them for your personal items. She could play catch for hours at the park or in the living room and spends hours chomping down on her favorite ball every day! Her favorite game besides catch is 'hide and seek' and she will playfully run through the house looking for you (when you yell 'ready') until she finds you! She does a perfect sit, stay, down, come, ... (Read More)spin, off, watch, here, wait, leave it, take it, and bed command. She's learned the boundaries of her home and does not run away. She loves car rides and will stay put on the floor for the whole ride. She's clicker trained, knows a couple hand signals, and gives paw, hugs, and high fives. She has an extensive vocabulary so she understands when you talk to her and ask her to get her ball, get in the car, get inside, go potty, etc. She can retrieve certain toys by name and has also had a little agility training. She's eager to learn new tricks and words, has a lot of love, affection, and playfulness to share and needs the right adult home with an experienced patient dog lover that will understand her super border collie sensitive needs. Now for some of the issues she has; With her super intelligence comes behavior issues including showing her teeth, growling and biting. She's extremely sensitive and submissive. She's fearful and scared of garbage trucks and rolling garbage cans so on garbage day she struggles to go outside. She's very protective of her home and sleeping quarters. On the plus side she always has perfect manners when out in public places as she's had a lot of exposure to parks and walks since the beginning of her life. When in public, she adores all children and adults too (sometimes slightly weary of men). She loves playing with other dogs and once she establishes a friendship with another dog, she really enjoys and loves the playfulness and companionship of other dogs. Although sometimes hesitant and fearful to go outside by herself in the back yard, she enjoys daily walks and car rides. She goes potty outside with the 'go potty' command. She has perfect manners in the kitchen as she has never puts her paws on the counter-top or kitchen table for food. She's never stolen anyone's food nor begged for it. She does not chew or destroy things in the house. We can leave her food out for her all day and she will just eat when needed without over eating. She would NOT do well crated (and is not needed) as she doesn't like to come out of the crate when asked. She enjoys finding a place to curl up in the house and does not like to be removed from her safe spot. This is a dog for someone experienced with submissive herding dogs and not for a novice dog owner or a family with young children as she has guarding tendencies, fearfulness and she will bite. There is a lot of love in her current home for this dog as she really is special, extremely intelligent, easy to train new tricks, wants to please, and is a lot of fun. We are looking for the right owner who understands the extreme side of sensitivity and fearfulness in border collies. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Lake County Gurnee, IL MAP IT!

C Vogt

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Rescue Me ID: 18-06-03-00145Bucky (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 

    Meet Bucky, an active, friendly and very affectionate pup looking for a home! Bucky is 11 months old, around 55 pounds and has spent practically his entire life in an animal control facility. He was brought to the shelter when she was only 2 months old with his littermates. The family dogs had an accidental litter of pups and homes could not be found for them so when they were old enough, off to the pound they went. Bucky was turned into a facility in rural southern IL. There is no reason Bucky has not found a home yet other than the fact he was in a sparsely populated area with a low adoption rate. We heard this friendly and handsome guy's ... (Read More)story and knew we had to get this guy into our adoption program! He loves people and other dogs but has lived in a kennel his whole life. He will need just a little bit of time and training to learn to live in a home, but he's extremely intelligent and eager to please so we are confident he'll acclimate quickly. Bucky has so much love to give but hasn't had a lot of luck in his short life so far. Could you be the family that turns it all around for him?! He adores other dogs and kids and will be a great companion for an existing dog or as a running or hiking companion. If seriously interested in possibly adopting this deserving pup, please email 'ۢBucky's adoption donation is $275. This donation helps to cover his neuter, initial vaccines, initial worming, and microchip. Pal's Place relies solely on donations to care for the pets in our care. Your donation also helps save other animals like Bucky from euthanasia. 'ۢ Please email for an adoption application and please put the name of the dog in the subject line. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder; sometimes the applications end up in there! 'ۢ All of our dogs are in foster homes are can be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, after an approved application has been received. To receive more info please email (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

Pal's Place
Cook County Chicago, IL 60618 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-07-18-00042Disney (aka Disney) (male)

Border Collie Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Meet Disney (aka Dizzy)! Dizzy is about 1-2 yrs old and weighs about 35 lbs. Dizzy came to us from Animal Rescue Corps Operation Mayday 2. He was rescued from a situation where he was living outside on a chain. This poor boy has had a rough start in life and now he is looking for a new beginning. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body, but he is incredibly timid and nervous. He loves other dogs of all sizes and we will require he be placed with another confident, well adjusted dog that can help show Dizzy the ropes. His new family will need to be patient and work on building his confidence. He has been doing well with his housetraining, but ... (Read More)occasionally displays some submissive peeing that is getting better as he becomes more confident and comfortable. We think Dizzy would do best in a home without young children. We will require adopters to attend A Sound Beginning Program classes with him. Dizzy's adoption donation of $250 helps cover the cost of his vetting. Application, reference checks, and home visit required. Adopters must live 1.5 hours driving distance from Romeoville, IL. For more information on adopting, please email us at 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 (age appropriate), fecal tested and/or dewormed, and microchipped. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

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


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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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    Border Collies stare down cows and are sometimes said to hypnotize them. Border Collies are used as guide dogs in the Netherlands. Border Collies are considered by some to be the most intelligent breed of dog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kane County - S Elgin 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, IL 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 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago 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, IL 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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