The New Normal

Only Time Will Tell

Hopefully, by the time you read this, the travel restrictions will have been lifted and the city open once again. Summer visitors are critical to the local economy, but it is yet to be seen what the New Normal will be. Will visitors come in the numbers needed to sustain local businesses? Will those businesses have survived the shutdown? Only time will tell.

We are thankful to be able to report some good things that happened at Barb’s in June. We were able to get a shipment of 36 dogs to our adoptive partners in the States. Our online (web-based and Facebook) support continues to grow. More of our supporters are using the Amazon Smile program to make their purchases. And we’ve updated our website.

All Dogs Matter

You may think that Barb’s is all about puppies. You may not know that the majority of the dogs at our compound are adults. Half of them are what we call our “permanent residents.” These are the dogs that have been passed over because of their ages, their looks, or their infirmities. Our proudest moments are the dogs we are able to bring back from the trauma of neglect, abuse or injury. Their stories are sometimes exhilarating, and other times too painful to consider.

Xena is but one of these stories. She arrived at a time when the Rescue was over capacity. One look told us we couldn’t turn her away. Nothing but skin and bones, it seemed difficult to imagine how she survived the many injuries and injustices she had endured. Under Barb’s loving care, Xena was bathed, her physical injuries were treated, she was given plenty of nutritious food and water and a safe place to recover. Today Xena is gaining weight and her condition improves daily.  Soon she will be ready to find her forever home.  Perhaps your family could provide the happy ending this warrior princess so richly deserves. Watch our website or the Barb’s Dog Rescue Facebook page for updates on Xena’s story.

We have been fortunate to have survived the past few months. For that we thank our donors, our supporters, and the dedication of our limited staff. There has never been a time when we haven’t been able to provide the necessary care to our dogs. However, we have been stretched thin during this difficult time. We were down to just a few bags of dry food when Tekila Bar MX, Manny’s Beach Club and SharkBite MX donated and delivered 800 pounds of dog food. A huge thank you to these generous donors! When the city opens up again, visit them and let them know you appreciate their support and generosity. The need continues. Rescue never stops. If you can help through donations or volunteering, please do.

Please visit us online at or our website: or Barb’s Mexico cell: (638) 114-1659    or U.S. cell: (602) 774-1578 Email: