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Our Mission:

Our mission and goal are simple... to rescue as many needy dogs as our resources will allow, to rehabilitate them 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.

Shih Tzu Halloween

Have a Howl This Halloween

Is it the sudden appearance of a smiling pumpkin on every porch that elicits that first startled “ah” of recognition? Is it the toffee-toned moon split by a band of black clouds that causes that first, shivery chill of remembrance? Is it the lengthening shadow that you yourself... Read More

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Dog Bites: Forewarned is Forearmed

Dogs may nip or bite for a variety of reasons. The following are the most common: DOMINANCE AGGRESSION When these dogs bite, their likeliest targets are the ones nearest to them: members of their own human families. The expression “Let sleeping dogs lie” is never more true... Read More


October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

For decades now, designated months have been devoted to an increasing number of awareness-raising issues. And for more than a decade, raising awareness about the crucial issue of animal adoption has been no different. Their designated month is October. Once again, the ASPCA and... 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.