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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.

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Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser!

CSTR is holding a Flamingo Flocking fundraiser during the month of September.  Send a flock of pink flamingos to roost on a friend, relative, neighbor or other’s yard for 48 hours and help CSTR raise some much-needed funds at the same time.  For more information, visit... Read More


“It Was Just For a Minute”

Sadder words were never spoken. Because an errand meant to take that proverbial minute is 60 seconds too long when a dog is left unattended in a car in the heat. Why? Because, even on mild summer days, with a car parked in the shade and the windows cracked, the INSIDE temperature... Read More


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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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.