WapoHappy New Year to our friends, supporters and visitors to our beautiful town of Rocky Point! As 2014 comes to a close, we look back upon the past year with a deep sense of gratitude and accomplishment. We were able to save and adopt out more dogs than ever before in our past 20 years of rescue. We are collaborating with other rescue groups, veterinarians and animal advocates, not only within our own city but also in other areas of Mexico and in the United States. Some of our rescue dogs now actually live in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Cabo San Lucas and many others cities and states, thanks to the support of kind and caring people like you. The word is getting out that we are faced with a huge pet overpopulation problem and that by adopting a dog, donating or sharing our story, you are helping us make a difference. We want to thank each of you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to save hundreds of lives in years past and hopefully for many years to come.

Our feature adoptable dog for the month is one of the volunteer favorites – Wapo! He is a 2 year old lab mix and is a gentle and sweet boy who is a quick learner and is eager to please. He came to us over a year ago with sores all over his body from malnutrition and a cruel, harsh life on the streets. Today, he is healthy and happy and ready to start a new life and share all the love he has to give. Please come by to meet Wapo or any of the other dogs that are up for adoption at our rescue. All have been vaccinated, spayed/neutered and vet checked and now, the only thing they need is a forever home for the New Year!

Mexico Barb 029We are so thankful for all of the lives we have been able to save and for the many blessings and opportunities we have been given in 2014. The work we are doing IS making a difference and, with the help of our city’s Animal Care and Control efforts, the Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point and others, we are making great strides towards the goal of No More Homeless Pets in our city. We do, however, still have a lot of work ahead. In the upcoming year, we have several exciting projects and plans in store and we need your support. An expanded shelter facility that will enable us to house and rescue more dogs is in the early stages of construction. Anything you might be able to give towards these efforts, would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the rescue or mailed to P.O. Box 116, Lukeville, AZ 85341. What better way to start off 2015 than knowing your contribution will go towards saving more lives than ever before! Once again from all of us at Barb’s Dog Rescue, thank you and Happy New Year!