CROSS OUR PAWS is a Canadian, not-for-profit animal rescue organization with foster homes located throughout the Vancouver Lower Mainland. We are a small group of dedicated volunteers who love animals and have joined together (since 2006) to help rescue, provide medical care, rehabilitate and rehome abused, abandoned, homeless animals. Many times we rescue animals (primarily dogs) who have found themselves unwanted and lost in our “local” shelters and are facing death row due to stress or temperament issues.
All animals that come into our care are examined by our veterinarians prior to placing them in temporary foster care (we do not have a shelter). Placing our animals in temporary foster care allows us time to assess each animal’s individual needs. It also allows the animal time to decompress and adapt to his/her new environment. With this, we are able to assess, provide support, training and re-home the animal ensuring the best match for both the animal and his/her human guardian. We promote a healthy and natural approach to animal care which includes titer testing, raw feeding and positive reinforcement training.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT DO CROSS-BORDER ADOPTIONS at this time.
CROSS OUR PAWS works with local animal shelters (within Canada and the NWT) to help find wonderful homes for the many homeless animals in need. These poor dogs are living in concrete kennels, cold and lonely, waiting for someone to take them home and love them forever. Many of these dogs have been living the shelter life for months if not years.