Happy New Year
Starting a new year is exciting. Like many others, I always try to make a few New Year’s resolutions. Eat healthier. Exercise consistently. Exhibit more patience. Write my Rocky Point Times articles on time. So here we are in mid-December, and I am already late getting this assignment turned in. Thank you RPT for having patience with me! Today I really need it.
New beginnings are supposed to be positive. As we begin 2023, we must again ask for your help to solve our most serious problem; We simply do not have enough food for the almost 450 dogs in our care. Local shortages and rules limiting the amount and type of dog food that can be brought into Mexico from the U.S. are ongoing problems. So, how can you help?
If you are visiting, you can make a donation or purchase Exceed Brand Chicken and Purina Puppy Chow dry food from Sam’s here in Puerto Peñasco. We currently cannot purchase canned food locally and desperately need high-quality canned food for our nursing mothers, puppies, and the sick or malnourished. If you are planning a trip, you can bring up to 50 pounds of poultry or seafood-based food per vehicle. The food cannot contain any products or by-products from animals with hooves. Violating this rule will result in the food being confiscated at the border. Please do not ship food to our U.S. address as we are held to the same 50-pound limit per vehicle. You can order and ship food to Shelley Marsh, 5348 W. Luke Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301 and she will transport it to The Why Not Travel Store for delivery to the Rescue. If you pass through Why on your way, stop and ask if there is food being held there that needs to be delivered to the Rescue. Every donation, whether monetary or food, will be critical to providing the best life possible for all our beloved residents here at Barb’s Dog Rescue.
Winter Brings Additional Challenges
In colder weather we must do everything possible to provide warmth and protection for our outside dogs. New or used blankets, other bedding, and dog sweaters are in high demand. Additionally, as we bring more residents inside during the coldest evenings, we need donations of used towels, puppy pads, cleaning supplies and paper towels.
Our Reason for Being
The main goal of the Rescue is to find forever homes for as many dogs as possible. Adoption/visiting hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The adult dogs love to play. The puppies benefit greatly from the socialization that comes with human interaction. If you are considering adoption, remember our dogs receive all required vaccinations, are dewormed, and spayed or neutered. Paperwork to take your new pet back across the border is provided. There is no cost to adopt, but donations are gladly accepted.
As for me, I’m still working on those resolutions, but right now I’m going on Amazon Smile (a percentage of each purchase is donated back to the Rescue through this program) to send my furry friends at the Rescue some much needed food. How about you?