Crossroads Pets Shop & Adopt

Our Retail Store Supports
Job Training & Pet Adoptions

Our Crossroads Pets – Shop & Adopt pet retail store isn’t just about providing quality products and grooming services to dog and cat lovers in the community – it also serves as a job training ground for Nashville’s youth and a pet adoption hub for rescued animals.

Job Training

The shop makes it possible for us to provide paid, job-training internships for young people, ages 17 to early 20s. Our interns help us run the store and care for our adoptable pets, gaining work readiness and vital job and social skills that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to develop. By working the register, stocking shelves, greeting customers, assisting with dog grooming and caring for our adoptable pets, young adults involved in the program learn confidence, responsibility, and life lessons that they will carry with them into adulthood. They also help prepare our adoptable cats and dogs for successful adoption.

We believe that every individual should have the opportunity to become a beneficial and productive member of the community. Job training is just one way we help Nashville’s youth see their value and develop a sense of purpose and empowerment.

Find out more by visiting our Crossroads Pets – Shop & Adopt store , a not-for-profit, social enterprise.

“I looked at animals like Fergie (a particularly traumatized dog), and compared it to my situation, how I was in facilities and it was a wait for me to get a foster home. For them it’s the same. With them I felt needed. I guess that’s what started me loving myself, when I felt needed.”  

Amber

DONATE BECAUSE

you believe young adults can
leave generational poverty
when armed with tools like job skills,
stable living, and a supportive community.

DONATE BECAUSE

you believe young adults can
leave generational poverty
when armed with tools like job skills,
stable living, and a supportive community.