We Give Thanks for Those Who Give
This month’s article is about Thanks-Giving. Not the Plymouth Rock-Native American-Pilgrim celebration we learned about in elementary school. And not the food-fest that has us all changing into sweatpants after dinner and swearing we’ll never eat like that again. This is about thanking all who have supported our program this year and asking you to remember Barb’s Dog Rescue again on Giving Tuesday.
Like Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire, Barb’s Dog Rescue is very much “dependent on the kindness of strangers.” From those who adopt. From those who volunteer. From those who donate. From the generosity of our sponsors. We could not continue to serve and care for the dogs of Rocky Point without you, and we give thanks daily for your help.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that simply encourages all of us to do good. It is meant to focus on the support of charities as we head into the holiday season. We urge you to go to our website or Facebook page and select #BarbsDogRescue when you make your cyber donation on Tuesday, November 30. What an easy way to support a fully U.S. tax deductible charity like Barb’s.
Everyone Has Something to Give
If you are visiting our area during these winter months there are numerous ways to give.We have an overload of puppies and young dogs who need to be socialized. If this is something you would enjoy, visit the Rescue any day between 10 and 2 pm and take this opportunity to spend some time playing with and cuddling these precious babies. Believe me, you will gain more than you give from this experience.
As our population of dogs in need has grown to over 350+ at any given time, space has become a challenge. There are dogs here who have already been adopted and are waiting for transportation to their new families. If you are on your way back to Arizona, contact us to see if you could help in this way. There are currently mother dogs and puppies waiting to come to the shelter. By opening up this space you are providing them the chance they need to thrive.
Additionally, purchasing enough dog food here in Peñasco continues to be a problem. Stop by the Why Not Store in Why, Arizona to pick up food that has already been donated and drop it off here on your way into town (check their Facebook Page to see when they get donations). Who knows, while doing so you might just see that perfect dog you simply cannot live without.
November reminds us of the importance of being thankful for our blessings. It also suggests there is nothing more gratifying than sharing your blessings through giving. Barb is forever grateful for the blessings provided by all who are able to help the Rescue in any way.