​​​Crossing Paths Animal Rescue

WHO WE ARE........ 


  • To find loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected animals. 
  • To spay/neuter our rescued dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters. 
  • Assist in public education for the betterment of our local community. 
  • Maintain a high standards of care for the animals; including veterinary care, housing, love, tenderness and compassion.

Crossing Paths Animal Rescue was begun in 2006 by concerned men and women in Blount County, Alabama, distressed over the high number of homeless and abandoned animals in our county.

The local shelter is considered a "high-kill" facility, meaning many of these dogs are under a 7 days limit.

We are a group of volunteers who work to find good, loving ‘forever’ homes for as many homeless dogs as possible. The dogs that we work with are abandoned and, otherwise,  have very little hope of rescue.  We have a large network of volunteers in Blount and Jefferson Counties, families who are willing to give these dogs a safe, temporary home.


The Yardley location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania serves as a satellite of Crossing Paths in Alabama.  Our function is to bring awareness  of the availability of these wonderful dogs to folks in PA and neighboring states and to facilitate adoptions in the Northeast where there is more demand for these highly adoptable dogs.  Dogs which are adopted to people in the Northeast are transported every 2-3 weeks to various locations in Pennsylvania, and Maryland and stops along the way. Periodically, we sponsor adoption events at local pet stores for which we bring up dogs of various ages, sizes and breeds.  Check our Events page for upcoming adoption days.     

A Little About Us

President: Mary Ellen Tidwell

Vice President:  Sandy Steinmetz

Sec/Treasurer:  Traci Holt
Project Mgr: Jo Chamblee

New Beginnings Transport: Heather and David Sharit

Fosters: Ceil, Heather,  Pat H,   Rynthia, Terri M, Vickie, Terri H,  Teresa N,  Deb...thanks, y'all!

Pennsylvania Adoption Coordinators:  Patricia, Sandy.  

Adoption Event Administrative Team: Brenda, Lillian, Melissa

Website Coordinator: Dianna O. 

...and the many Petsmart/Petco volunteers too numerous to mention but greatly appreciated!

Please consider donating to Crossing Paths Animal Rescue!