Crossroads Campus: Caring For Humans & Animals In The Greater Nashville Area
Love heals, and powerful life lessons can be learned through caring for others. This concept is at the heart of all that we do at Crossroads Campus. We have a deep love and appreciation for two-legged and four-legged members of our community and work hard to better the lives of both through the healing power of the human-animal bond. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a passion for creating and fostering caring connections between people and pets. Through our diverse programs, we bring people from all walks of life together to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals and young people in the community.
We’re On A Mission To Bring Hope & Promote Positive Change
Any day of the week, you can find those of us at Crossroads working hard to transform the lives of people and animals. Through our programs, we strive to:
- ENHANCE EMPATHY & COMPASSION for all living things through positive interactions with animals
- EDUCATE & EMPOWER people to take care of their pets
- FIND LOVING HOMES for dogs & cats
- OFFER PAID JOB-TRAINING internships to young adults who lack the connections and experience needed to break into the workforce
- PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING for young adults on the brink of homelessness; offering stability, safety and community to those who need it most.
- OPERATE A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE that offers high quality pet products and grooming services for consumers looking to make a “purchase with a purpose”
Our Programs Include:
Life is better when we realize that we’re all connected and in need of the same things: love, companionship, and understanding – that’s what Caring Connections, our humane education and outreach program, is all about. The goal of humane education is to teach respect and compassion for all living things, and our Caring Connections program does this by pairing youth and young adults with rescued animals to educate, promote healing, build strong human-animal bonds and promote successful pet adoptions.
Our Pet Retail Store is a social enterprise that provides a temporary home for our adoptable dogs and cats and serves as a training ground for youth and young adults in our community. The young people earn income while they acquire work readiness and valuable job skills through caring for our adoptable pets and customers.
Transitioning to adulthood and independent living can be daunting for anyone, but it’s especially difficult when you lack the resources and social connections we all need to move ahead. That’s the reality for the young people in our community who are working to overcome poverty or time in the foster care system. Through our residential program, we provide a safe, affordable, and supportive community for young adults who are at risk of homelessness, helping them set and work toward career, housing and education goals.
Check Out Our Adoptable Pets
We work in partnership with Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) to rescue abandoned animals and place them in loving homes. We pull dogs and cats from MACC’s shelter, freeing up much needed space in their facility, and bring them to our Crossroads Pets- Shop & Adopt store, where we provide shelter, food, training, and, of course, lots of love while they await their forever family. If you are looking for a new furry family member, please visit our Adoptable Pets page – you’re bound to fall in love!
We’ve Got Everything You Need At Our Pet Retail Store
Whether you’re looking to adopt a new dog or cat or you are looking for quality products or grooming for your pet, you’ll want to check out our Pet Retail Store, Crossroads Pets – Shop & Adopt. We carry a wide selection of quality products, including toys, food, treats, collars, leashes, and more, and stock the most trusted name brands. We offer professional grooming services and the easiest self-serve dog wash in town! The store is also the place to meet and greet our adoptable pets. Crossroads Pets is a not-for-profit, social enterprise which means all of your purchases support our nonprofit mission. Visit our Pet Retail Store page to learn more!
Keep The Good Going By Donating!
If you have a passion for bettering the community around you, help us keep the good going by donating! Private donations and purchases made in our Pet Retail Store support our efforts so that we can continue transforming the lives of as many young adults and homeless animals as possible.
Contact Us Today!
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to email us, give us a call or stop by and see us at our store in Germantown! We’re open 7 days a week and are always happy to help!