Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We are funded 100% by generous donations from individuals and organizations. All proceeds go directly to the care and rehabilitation of companions in need of veterinary services, training and re-homing.
Cross Our Paws Rescue does not have a shelter facility and all companions in our care are placed in loving foster homes until they find the family that is a perfect match.
We screen all potential adoptive homes to ensure that they are the perfect match for both the animal and the potential home.
We are an all breed rescue so the size of dogs vary. Please email us for a foster application and to talk to one of our volunteers about any further information or questions you may require.
All CROSS OUR PAWS adoptions begin with an application, followed by a home visit IF we feel the application is a good match for the animal. All CROSS OUR PAWS rescues are cared for in foster homes and in order not to be too disruptive to our volunteers, we pre-approve all applicants prior to a meet and greet. We recommend several meet & greets prior to adoption to ensure a "perfect" match. CROSS OUR PAWS will limit adoptions of our "special needs" animals to the Vancouver Lower Mainland areas so we can assist with any issues that may arise. It is also a policy if you have a yard, it MUST be FULLY secure at least in the rear. We do adopt to apartment/condo dwellers if strata permits and the dog is suitable to be in a multi-family complex living arrangement.
As we are all volunteers we try to reply as quickly as possible to all enquiries but it may take up to 3 or 4 days to do so. Emails with applications attached will be considered first. To follow the adoption status of our adoptable dogs (and cats) please keep checking our website (and facebook page) for updates and new rescue posts.
CROSS OUR PAWS RESCUE requests an adoption, donation amount of $200.00 to $395.00 (unless stated otherwise) for DOGS & $125.00 to $175.00 for CATS (exceptions/changes may apply with notice). Unless Cross Our Paws Rescue and the adopter have entered into an agreement to the contrary, the adoption amount is non-refundable. This donation will help cover any vetting and care the animals may have required. If the donation exceeds the animal's vetting and transport, the remaining amount is applied to other dogs in need of rescue and care. CROSS OUR PAWS RESCUE is a non-profit organization and appreciates any and all help! THANK-YOU!!!
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.