Border CollieIt is an exciting time of year, with school being out for the kids. Summer temperatures hitting highs across the country (not always the best thing in our Southwest US and Northern Mexican desert but we will pray to the weather fairies to keep us around 100 degrees – ha!). This is the time of the year for enjoyment of some A/C time as well as some beach time in the water down here in Rocky Point. We hope, when you come down here for some “ocean breeze” and “sand between your toes” time, that you make a stop at Barb’s Dog Rescue on your way in or out of Rocky Point.
At the 501c3 non-profit rescue organization, Barb houses, rehabilitates, spay/neuters, vaccinates and takes care of over 150 dogs and puppies at any given time. We just went through an extremely busy period that happens every year called puppy (or kitten) season and we are now filled to the brim with dogs of all ages! Most people are surprised that there are not all pit bulls and Chihuahuas at Barb’s Dog Rescue or in Rocky Point in general. While there are definitely some, the majority are of the dogs are shepherds, terriers and everything in between. We take in all breeds so have a few wonderful pit bulls and Chihuahuas (given a bad name just as a result of a few “bad” owners!) but mostly have dogs and pups that are not those 2 breeds but about every other shape, size, color, temperament, age, etc. that you can imagine!
With the summer months upon us, we are definitely in need of plastic play water pools for the dogs to soak in (the pools you can buy at Walmart, Target, Costco) and if anyone has any extras or sees a good sale, please let us know. Inevitably there is a puppy that comes along every month or so, that chews a hole through the pool for fun (and because they are teething!) so any donations of pools are always put to good use. Puppy training pads, dog kennels, bleach, dog beds, pooper scoopers, canned dog food and dry dog food are greatly appreciated as well!
Every penny goes straight to helping the stray and homeless dogs – come visit and see for yourself! We have lots of puppies that would love to be held and big dogs that need a few extra pets. So stop by, donate a bag of dog food to feed some appreciative animals and get a kiss or two!
We would not be able to help any of these dogs without your support and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donations can either be dropped off at the rescue, mailed to P.O. Box 116, Lukeville 85341 or sent online at We can also coordinate donations to be transported from Phoenix to Rocky Point. Please visit us on our Barb’s Dog Rescue Facebook page as well for updates, pictures and news.