Making A Gift of Love

Tis The Season

The celebration of Christmas in Mexico is a time not to be missed. Traditionally taking place from December 12th to January 6th, the cities and homes take on a wonderful mixture of reverence and joy. Deeply rooted in the Catholic faith, Las Posadas finds children carrying candles as they walk house to house, singing and asking for shelter. Posada means inn or lodging, so this tradition represents Mary and Joseph searching for a place to rest. Instead of Santa, gift giving honors the charity of the Three Wise Men. Cities are full of parties with traditional food, drinks, music, pinatas and fireworks. How lucky you are to be able to visit during this time!

At Barb’s Dog Rescue the holidays become a time of thankfulness for the many blessings we have received. This year has been one of both hardship and celebration. Through both we continue to honor the legacy of our founder, Barbara Mumaugh, and acknowledge the first Christmas without her will be difficult. But others have stepped up, and with a dedicated staff the vital work continues. Most importantly, we acknowledge that none of this would be possible without the continuing financial support of all who share our dream to end the plight of homelessness among our dog population. With that in mind, here are some suggestions of gifts greatly needed at this time.

Gifts That Promise a Better Life

  • Having enough food to nourish 400+ dogs is a day-to-day struggle for us. Locally we purchase Purina Puppy Chow and Exceed Dog food in chicken or lamb at Sam’s.  Canned dog food from the U.S. is in great demand as we cannot purchase it here in Mexico. You are allowed to cross the border with 50 pounds per vehicle of food made from poultry.
  • Clean living conditions are a must at the Rescue. Training pads can be bought in the U.S. (Costco) or purchased here locally at Sam’s. We go through an enormous supply each day. We use Acoiris or Tide laundry detergent, both types of Colarex, Glad tall drawstring garbage bags, Bounty paper towels, Clorox bleach, spray, and wipes, and Pinesol cleaner.
  • In honor of the holidays, consider donating to Barb’s in honor of a dog-loving friend or family member.
  • Buy a Barb’s Dog Rescue 2024 Calendar featuring current and former residents.
  • Honor our work by purchasing our new red or grey T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats. Barb “bling” never goes out of style and is available for purchase online or at the Rescue.
  • Donate to sponsor the medical care of one of our dogs in great need. Most arrive at the Rescue in poor physical condition. Some have been injured and must immediately receive medical intervention.
  • Take part in our Pawsome Getaways program by taking a shelter dog on vacation with you. Life away from the shelter allows the dog to gain the vital socialization so desperately needed.
  • And, if you are visiting or make Peñasco your permanent or winter home, we are asking you to make a gift of love. Spend an hour a week socializing our puppies. Foster a motherless pup. Help us transport pups across the border. Adopt one of the older or special needs dogs. You will surely gain as much as you give from this experience.

These Gifts Come from the Heart

Website: Online:  Phone: (928) 899-1426 or (602) 686-8751Mailing Address: PO Box 215, Lukeville, AZ 85341

We are thankful for all who have opened their hearts and their homes to adoption, have contributed food, supplies or money. Thank you to those who have made Barb’s the recipient of your annual philanthropies. We could not continue the good work we do without your support. And for that we are grateful and thankful 365 days a year. Happy holidays from the Barb’s Dog Rescue family to yours!