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Anyone familiar with the trek from the U.S. border to Puerto Peñasco in summer understands the importance of being prepared. Few of us would set out across this part of the Sonoran Desert without adequate supplies. If you have ever been stranded on the highway, you begin to understand the hardships faced by early settlers as they crossed the desert.

Now, imagine how difficult it is for the homeless, hungry and hurting dogs who wander the streets of Rocky Point. Without food and water, this daily search for sustenance can turn deadly, especially for the most vulnerable. Recently, Barb’s Dog Rescue Facebook posts told one of these heartbreaking stories.

July 30, 8:13 p.m. “This sweet girl came to us in very bad condition, collapsing from heatstroke. She is about five months old, and her body is so weak. We’ve named her Emmie. She could use your thoughts and prayers, and the help of some angels.”

July 31, 11:39 p.m. “Our sweet Emmie did not make it. Losing dogs like her is the hardest part of the work we do. At just five months old, her body could not sustain the hardships of living on the streets in the desert heat, trying to find food, water and shade. Emmie, we are so sorry we could not save you. You were loved and you mattered to us.”

We Need Your Help

High quality canned dog food has not been available in Puerto Penasco since the quarantine. Canned food is crucial to the diets of our new mothers, their puppies and the sick or injured dogs in our care. If you are traveling to Peñasco from the U.S., please consider bringing us canned food. Beef products are not allowed into Mexico, but chicken and turkey are, and they are well tolerated by the young and old, alike.

Long time, valued Barb’s supporter, Wrecked at the Reef, offers a free drink to anyone who donates food or other dog supplies directly to them. In addition, Margarita Mermaids now also offers a free drink to those who deliver 12 or more cans of food directly to the Rescue. We encourage you to help the dogs by supporting these businesses.

Please visit us online at or our website: Barb’s Mexico cell: (638) 114-1659 Barb’s U.S. cell: (602) 774-1578 Email: And remember us when you use Amazon Smile    

Most importantly, if you are looking for an addition to your household, Barb has over 350 dogs of all ages, sizes, colors and kind. All of our dogs have received full vaccinations and are neutered or spayed. There is no adoption fee, and complete documentation required by U.S. Customs is provided. Some of these dogs have been adopted and are just waiting for transportation to their new homes in Phoenix or Tucson. If you have room to take one back for us, contact us via the information listed below, or you can visit us daily between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.