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Our Mission:

Our mission is 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, to find the absolute best possible forever homes for those that are adoptable and to provide a loving and safe home environment for those who are not.

One by one... until there are none.


Helping Your Dog Cope With Thunder and Fireworks

The arrival of hot weather and national holidays isn’t always a reason for celebration, especially for noise-phobic dogs. For them, hot weather means thunderstorms, and national holidays, like the Fourth of July, mean fireworks. And that can mean reactions from panting to panic... Read More

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Being Cautious is Cool This Summer

Picture yourself on a sweltering summer day wearing a long winter coat. Are you hot yet? Itchy? Thirsty? Looking for shade? Now picture your dogs on that same summer day. And you’ll have some idea of how THEY feel. Protecting them from the hot sun, air and ground is essential... Read More


Tick Alert

With the arrival of summer comes the arrival of an annoying and possibly fatal pest: the tick. What was once considered a nuisance found only in the wooded countryside has been persistently and increasingly invading cities both large and small. Now ticks can be as close as your... 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.