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.

Pet Adoptions

The shop also provides a safe and controlled environment for individuals and families to meet and interact with our adoptable pets. Should you find the perfect companion, the shop has all of the supplies to help equip you for life with your new pet.

Visit our Retail Store today and purchase with a purpose!


Click here to see how we’re educating, empowering, and creating caring connections between the two legged and four legged members of our community! And don’t forget to check out our new Residential program, which makes safe and affordable housing a reality right here in Nashville!

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