PuppiesSpring time is here! We are excited for the nice weather, fun festivals, outdoor activities and for all the visitors to our wonderful city. Definitely make a stop at the Mermaid Market at Shrimp Plaza, which takes place every 1st and 3rd Saturday until April 18th. There are some amazing arts and crafts for sale there and one of the vendors even donates 100 percent of the proceeds to our rescue efforts. We are so grateful for the support!

Please also schedule some time during your trip to Rocky Point to visit our rescue. We have dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, breeds and colors that will put a smile on your face – and maybe even find away into your heart and home! Even if you are not looking to adopt, there are still many puppies that would love to be cuddled, dogs that would appreciate having the ball thrown for them and tug of war games to be played. If that isn’t enough to intrigue you to come by, you will get to see the real progress and change that is being made here at the rescue – both in the construction of new yards and also in the partnerships and collaborations we have worked so hard to build that allow us to save the lives of so many dogs.

One of the dogs whose lives has been changed by the work being done at Barb’s Dog Rescue is little Bella – a 9 month old Shepherd/Terrier mix. She was dumped down the road from the rescue and thankfully found her way to our doorstep and into safety. Many animals are driven out of the town area if they are no longer wanted and dumped on the outskirts of the city so that they will be out of the way and not find their way back. We take in many dogs that wander up to the rescue like Bella and we also have people driving in or out of town who find a dog meandering sadly and aimlessly along the road and bring them to us. These are the lucky ones and we are saddened by the fact that that not all of them are so fortunate. Please come meet Bella or any of the others that were given a second chance by finding their way to Barb’s Dog Rescue. By adopting or rescuing, you not only save the life of the dog you take into your home but also make room for us to rescue another one!

Over 250 animals were spayed and neutered at a clinic in February put on by the group of veterinarians from the state of Sonora and the Puerto Peñasco health department – many thanks to all who participated. And thank you all for your support to our rescue efforts. All donations are greatly appreciated and can either be dropped off at the rescue, mailed to P.O. Box 116 Lukeville 85341 or at www.barbsdogrescuerp.com. Please visit us on our Facebook page as well for more news.