Cooler weather brings relief from the desert’s hot summer, and anticipation of our beautiful fall weather that we are finally experiencing. We all look forward as well to the promise of holidays around the corner. What a perfect time to bring a new companion into your family! Rescuing a dog would bring joy to the holidays for all concerned. Imagine a companion and friend by your side enjoying the perfect temperatures and appreciating the new forever home as only a rescue dog truly can! Being off the streets, safe and well-fed is only a dream for so many animals in Rocky Point. You can bring that dream to come true!
You can be part of a very special journey in life. You will participate in a life-changing lesson. It is not what you “teach” your dog, it is what you “learn” from your dog. They are great teachers and inspiration and you will feel lucky to have been touched by him/her. The power of the human-animal bond and unconditional love every day is well-documented and brings physical and mental health benefits, no matter what age or stage of life.
How does a dog end up chained to a stake is someone’s back yard in the sweltering heat? Did he eat someone’s shoe or chew up a feather pillow? Did he have a housebreaking accident on some pricey new carpet? Or did he just become too expensive all of a sudden?
There are so many dogs out there that can be saved. Rescue groups such as Barb’s Dog Rescue try so hard, but there is not always the time or the energy or the funds to help everyone. So we reach out to the community and plead for help one dog at a time. We look at the personality of the dog and in his/her eyes. Rescue is often about small victories.
You can live a life lesson through your adoption and help: “When you share your joy, it multiplies; when you share your pain, you cut it in half.” When you look back, you will begin to realize who really rescued whom?
There is a simple fact in life – animals make our lives better.
The added bonus of loving companionship has enhanced that human-animal bond. In the simplest terms: it’s a “feel-good relationship”. We pet our dog or our cat, or we talk to our bird or we go horseback riding, and we feel better. For all of these years, seemingly simple acts with our companionship animals have made us smile, forget our problems and feel a little better.
We would not be able to help any dogs or puppies 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 at We can also coordinate donations to be transported from Phoenix or Tucson to Rocky Point. Please visit us on our Barb’s Dog Rescue Facebook page as well for updates, pictures and news.