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About Us

Our mission is to

"Rescue One By One Until There Are None." 

At Paws Crossed, we believe that our mission is best fulfilled through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, advocacy, collaboration and education. 


We believe in always working to create a better world for pets and for people as a unified community!


Commitment to our Community: We feel a strong responsibility to our community for always supporting our mission. We develop and cultivate deep relationships that make a positive difference. We truly are a family. 


Education: We take every opportunity to educate our community about animal welfare and animal care. Education not only forges the future for animal rescue, but it creates a better life for pets and people everywhere.


Innovation not Imitation: Just because something has always been done a certain way, doesn’t mean that is the best and most effective way. We encourage creativity and imagination.

Integrity / Ethics: We believe in always doing the right thing in a fair and honest way. 

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” - Martin Luther King Jr.


Be the Change: For something to change, something has to change. We never shy away from taking an action that will further our mission.

 Paws Crossed is a private organization which relies solely on donations, grants and fundraising events for our income; we do not receive any Federal, State or Local assistance.


We are committed to saving as many lives as we can, while also providing the best possible environment for the pets in our care.


August 4th, 2015


Received Tax-Exempt, 501(c)3 status:

October 31st, 2015

Property Transfer:

June 2nd, 2016

Grand Opening: 

September 17th, 2016


Our Programs

We offer a variety of programs and services to our wonderful community! As we continue to grow we will enhance existing programs and begin new ones!

Volunteer Program:

 Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we are always looking for more!

Junior Volunteer Program: 

Junior Volunteer days are fun, exciting opportunities for kids to come learn about rescue, make crafts and interact with the pets!


Education is our most important program. By educating the kids of today, we create the animal rescuers of tomorrow! 

Paws of Healing: 

We have formed a training program collaboration with Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry. This collaboration aims to teach teenagers to empathize with and nurture animals through understanding their own emotions and reactions to daily life. 

Reading to Rover: 

Reading to Rover is a new innovative program in which children read to trained and certified therapy dogs. It is not only fun for the children but it builds confidence, enthusiasm, and reading proficiency!

Community Kibble: 

Community Kibble is a new program to help those that cannot afford food and supplies for their pets. We have a storage container on property that is open to the public 7 days a week. There are no requirements and the program works off of the honor system!

Our Stats

Live Release Rate (Calculated using the Asilomar Live Release Rate)
The Formula: (Live Outcomes) divided by (All Outcomes minus Unhealthy/Untreatable):
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