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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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“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
This beautiful brown/white boy with one blue eye was initially identified by a shelter as #53. Sadly, he was the 53rd out of 125 dogs found in a hoarding house. Graham came to rescue completely terrified and feeling unworthy of love.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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Mary Ellen Tidwell
Co-Founder & President
Secretary & Treasurer
Rescue Manager & Events Coordinator