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Our Mission:

Our mission and goal are simple... We are committed to saving the dogs who need us most. To that end, our goal is to rescue as many needy dogs as our resources will allow, to rehabilitate them whenever possible in preparation for their new families and lives, and to find the absolute best possible forever homes for them.

One by one... until there are none.

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Keeping Your Dog Heartworm Safe

A single bite from a single infected mosquito can cause an otherwise healthy dog to develop heartworm disease and potentially die. A heartworm is a parasitic worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an affected dog. The worms travel through... Read More

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“Go Orange” In April For The Animals

“Every sixty seconds, an animal is abused.” This, according to the ASPCA. And so, they have designated April as “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” Month. They have also urged their supporters everywhere to “Go Orange for Animals” to increase public awareness. The... Read More

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Canine Flu Cases On The Rise

More and more outdoors events are being cancelled, more and more dogs are being affected, and more and more Midwestern cities are bracing for the worst. Health officials, especially in the Chicago area, have cautioned dog owners that a recent surge in the number of reported cases... Read More

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Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue

Who We Are

Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue is a 501(c)3 federal not-for-profit charitable animal rescue, based in Tallahassee, FL and operating a small satellite program in the Chicago, IL area, as well. We are committed to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Shih Tzu, Shih Tzu mixes and other small breed dogs.