Shelter Spotlight: Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue

Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.


Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue, established in 2008, is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Within only ten years, they have rescued 646 dogs. Their goal is to rescue as many needy dogs as their resources will allow, to rehabilitate them whenever possible in preparation for their new families and lives, to find the best possible forever homes for those that are adoptable, and to provide a loving and safe home environment for those who are not.

At any given time, CSTR cares for about 35 dogs. This organization is currently making the transition into a sanctuary for small senior dogs. Since 2012, CSTR has operated the Polo’s Refuge Senior Dog Retirement Home program, and are in the process of expanding it and making it their primary focus. Polo’s Refuge provides a permanent home for senior Shih Tzu and other small breed dogs who were deemed unadoptable due to age, behavior, or health reasons. They remain in the program for the remainder of their lives for however long or short that may be. They are currently in the process of adding a second building to the program so they can double their capacity, and they hope to have it up and running this Fall. They currently have 18 dogs in the program.

If you are interested in donating to the Polo Refuge expansion efforts, please visit their Facebook page. CSTR will also have a table at the Downtown Market in Tallahassee, FL on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9am-1pm.


The best way to contact Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue is via their website at  

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