We made it through a hot summer here in Puerto Peñasco and all of the dogs and puppies are happy to have cooler weather coming as well. It has been a busy summer filled with lots of exciting events and many adoptions for our lucky rescue dogs. Back in July, we were thrilled to have Compassion without Borders join forces with the City of Peñasco to host a spay/neuter and wellness clinic for the animals in our city. With the help of the local community, city officials, several local rescues, veterinarians from both the US and Mexico, volunteers from Phoenix rescues and the Compassion team, over 550 animals were vaccinated and altered over a 3 day period. The animal overpopulation problem met its match this summer! We are very happy to share that there will be more of these to come.
Our spotlight dog this month is Shorty who despite his name is a whole lot of fun and love! He was found half-dead in the street and he showed up delivered to us in the trunk of a car. We rushed him straight to the vet and for 5 days, our new little friend was in critical condition and on IV medications. He was nursed back to health here at Barbs Dog Rescue and after another recent trip and final checkup at the vet; he is healthy and ready for adoption. He is an adorable, friendly 9 month old neutered yellow lab/beagle mix and he will make a great pet for any family! Please reach out to us if you are interested in meeting our Shorty or any of our other available dogs.
Those that make it to Barbs Dog Rescue are lucky to have happy endings like Shorty’s and we could not make these happen without you! Donations of all kinds are greatly appreciated. Please visit our website or Facebook page or drop by the shelter to make a contribution to our cause.
If anyone is ever interested in getting involved and volunteering, we would love to have you reach out to us. If you are down in Rocky Point on vacation and want to come by to help out at the shelter for a day, we always need people to help socialize the animals and give them extra hugs and pets or to help with shelter maintenance. If you have extra time back at home and want to help spread the word to others about the animal overpopulation problem in Peñasco, contact us and we can give you the tools to bring about effective education and change. There are hundreds of ways to help!
We are very grateful to all of you that already do support Barbs Dog Rescue. We would also like to thank the other rescue efforts in Rocky Point and the City of Peñasco for their support.