Autumn in Rocky Point

October is not only my favorite month in Puerto Peñasco, but also the month where we begin to put the difficulties of extreme heat and humidity behind us. The smell of sugar skulls hangs in the air as pending holidays draw close. The city takes on an aura of excitement, and with that arrives not only first-time visitors but many of our yearly winter friends from the States. Nowhere are either more warmly welcomed than at Barb’s Dog Rescue. The huge yellow and red Barb’s billboard greets all as we enter or leave Rocky Point. It is a constant reminder of the dedicated people looking out for the many hungry, hurt, and homeless dogs in this part of Mexico.

So Many Dogs Waiting for Forever Homes

At any given time, there are as many as 450 dogs cared for at Barb’s. Right now, that number continues to swell as litter after litter of puppies arrive and mature to the age where adoption is possible. Each of those puppies receive all vaccinations, worming, and spay or neutering. In addition, Barb provides all the necessary paperwork to easily cross the border into the U.S. If you bought or adopted a dog in the U.S. you would expect to pay several hundred dollars for these services. At Barb’s there is no established charge, but any donation you can make is much needed and gratefully accepted. Barb’s Dog Rescue is a U.S. 501c3 non-profit and, as such, all donations are fully tax deductible.

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We Desperately Need Donations of Food

Imagine the food, supplies, and medicine it takes to care for these precious animals. Each week we go through at least 50 bags of dry puppy food, 56 bags of adult food, and 450 cans of wet food. In addition to that, there are special meals that must be prepared for the sick dogs and new mothers. Typically, we buy around 40 packages of chicken, liver, green beans, carrots, celery, and rice to ensure they receive the extra nourishment they need. In times when this food isn’t available here, we depend on our friends and supporters to help. Because the shelter is so full, we have a critical need for funds to help us replenish our food supply. Donations may be made in person or online. Because Barb’s Dog Rescue is a U.S. 501c3 non-profit, all donations are fully tax deductible.

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And finally…

Do not forget Barb’s Celebration of Life at Manny’s Beach Club on October 21, 2023 starting at 11 a.m. An incredible event has been planned to honor the great lady who was responsible for saving thousands and thousands of dogs over her 20+ years in Puerto Peñasco. In addition to honoring Barb, we hope to celebrate all of you who have supported the Rescue

Please visit us online at  www.barbsdogrescue.orgEmail: barbsdogrescue@gmail.comPhone: (602) 686-8751Mailing Address: PO Box 215, Lukeville, AZ 85341 

through the years. Can’t wait to see you there!