There is no better place to be than in Rocky Point this time of year! It is perfect weather and the city is filled with students on spring break, families on vacation and happy people everywhere! We are glad to be in such a wonderful place doing our part to fix a problem that many cities face all across the world – pet overpopulation. Driving around Rocky Point without seeing a stray dog or cat everywhere you turn is very rare. The sad truth of the matter is that hundreds of dogs are born each week in our city and we have a lot of work to do to overcome this. The good news is that we are making an impact and we are so grateful to everyone who is playing a role in making this happen. We are working on getting a full-time veterinarian to do low-cost and free spay/neuters for the community and stray animals. We have expanded our rescue capabilities by doubling the size of our rescue. In 2014, we adopted out 101 dogs which was already a record year. In only 3 months in 2015, we have already rescued over 100 dogs and the new facility isn’t even done yet!
We take in dogs that are wandering the streets and homeless, dogs that are surrendered by owners who can no longer keep them, and from the dog catcher who comes by on a weekly basis to see if we have room at the rescue to help. We keep all of the dogs for however long it takes to ensure that they are 100 percent healthy before placing them up for adoption. This also enables us to get to know each dog and their behavior and personality so that we can make rescuing and adopting easy and fun for all of you. Whether you are looking to save a life or want to say hi to some pretty great dogs, we would love to have you pay us a visit!
For our highlighted dog of the month, we want to showcase Casie, our 3 year old Corgi mix. One of our amazing rescue team members found this sweet mom with her two puppies on the side of a road. She brought them to the rescue where we immediately had them checked out by a veterinarian, gave them proper vaccinations and provided them with lots of love and care. Casie absolutely loves to cuddle in your lap and she gets along great with other dogs. She would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s family! Please come by the rescue to meet Casie or any of the other adoptable dogs that are waiting for a second chance and a new home.
We cannot do this without your support and all donations are greatly appreciated. They 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 Barb’s Dog Rescue Facebook page as well for updates, pictures and news.