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Crossing Paths Animal Rescue

Established in 2006, Crossing Paths Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Blount County, Alabama. We are dedicated to placing abused, abandoned, and neglected dogs into new forever loving homes.
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May Contest:
Crossing Paths Animal Rescue
Best Photo & Video Contest

Submit Your Dog's Photo for a Chance to Win

Over $500 in Gift Cards and Prizes

·       Submit your entry through our website fromApril 1st until April 15th
·       Photos and videos will post to our Facebook and Instagram pages
·       Recruit friends and family to like your photo from April 16th until April 30th
·       Photo and video with the most likes win
We are so excited for our first Crossing Paths contest and welcome you to take part! Show off your favorite fur baby and make everyone ooh and ahh! Your entry fee will help us to continue our mission of rescuing not just young and healthy abandoned dogs, but also abused, injured, and older dogs who are in need of rehabilitation.
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Ready for Adoption


“This is the third dog we have adopted from Crossing Paths! The team of volunteers are professional and caring. Truly remarkable people! They love and care for their dogs, even after they are adopted.” – Terri S.
“We are so happy with Crossing Paths Animal Rescue. They were so friendly and easy to adopt thru. I would highly recommend them to anyone.” – Jessica N.
“Amazing rescue! All dogs from this rescue are wonderful and the people are very helpful as well as compassionate.” – Janis H.
“What a WONDERFUL group! Best adoption experience that we have ever had, and we have adopted many dogs over the years! These people are really caring & dedicated! They really want the best for the dogs and are very much in tune with the animals and their personalities!” – Kathryn Ann B.
“The staff are some of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet and you can tell they really care about their animals! They ensure their dogs are going to the right home.” – Rae G.
“I am so blessed to have gotten our puppy from this organization. I would highly recommend this organization to not only get a puppy from, but to donate to.” – Learner
“Super easy to adopt the sweetest dog we’ve ever met! Good with kids, cats, and other dogs as promised! Also, she is super healthy with a good coat and clear eyes. You can tell they take good care of their babies!” – Heather H.
“I am so thankful that I have crossed paths with “Crossing Paths Animal Rescue.” LOL. The Crossing Paths team is exceptional at what they do. They always have the dog’s best interest in mind!”

Dog of the Month

Journee - Lower Fee
Oh, what a sweetheart! Journee is a hound mix who is approximately 5 months old. She currently weighs between 25 and 30 puppy pounds and should reach an adult weight of approximately 55 lb.

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Hope Dogs

Last Chance

We would love nothing more than to rescue every dog from the high-kill shelter, but we obviously have space constraints. Our HOPE dogs, whose days are sadly numbered, are some of those who remain at the shelter. You are their last HOPE.

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New Beginnings Transportation

New Beginnings, which is run by David and Heather Sharit, a devoted husband-and-wife team, transports our newly adopted dogs every 2-3 weeks from their fosters’ homes in Alabama to their new adoptive families in the Northeast.
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Crossing Paths Animal Rescue

What We Do

Our volunteers work diligently to find loving ‘forever’ homes for as many homeless dogs as possible. The dogs that we rescue are abandoned and would otherwise have very little hope of survival.
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Our Success

Crossing Paths rescued more than 1000 dogs in 2021. We successfully placed 808 into loving and caring forever homes. The remaining rescues were transferred to other organizations where there was an even greater demand for their adoption...
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Volunteer Opportunities

Crossing Paths Animal Rescue is run by an amazing group of caring and selfless volunteers that possesses a true love of dogs. We could not achieve our missions without their dedication and sacrifice.
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Our Volunteers

Mary Ellen Tidwell
Co-Founder & President
Tracy Holt
Secretary & Treasurer
Ashlee Spayberry
Rescue Manager & Events Coordinator
Brenda P.
Event Administrative Team Member
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