For these dogs in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, Barb's Dog Rescue is their only hope.
Thousands of homeless dogs roam the streets in this community. Many are injured or caring for young litters of puppies.
We open our doors to dogs in need and provide them with food, shelter, veterinary care, and a place to call home, for however long they need.
We give them hope. Please join us.
The New Normal
Barb’s has been operating at a state-of-emergency mode ever since Covid-19 restrictions closed our community last year. We survived the lockdown, a water shortage, a food shortage that continues today, and the replacement of a broken-down van with the help and support of our friends locally and across the border. Running at capacity has become the new normal. It is a delicate balance between the weekly transfer of pups to adoptive shelters across the border and our ability to take-in additional dogs from the local animal control and those brought to us by good Samaritans. Last month on our return from a weekly border trip, we were asked to check on a local man in Mexicali who rescues dogs. His clapboard home was overrun with animals that he fed by selling discarded cans he picked-up along the road. He allowed us to take 41 dogs, many of which were undernourished and in need of medical attention. Upon arrival back at the shelter, we were notified that Animal Control had 37 dogs that would be put down if we could not take them. And just like that, this single day rescue record put us over capacity, needing food and donations for medical supplies and care beyond our abilities. Welcome to the new normal.
Many of us have fallen in love with Navi, who was clinging to life when we rescued him. Navi was starved nearly to death and covered in lice and maggots. Much of his body was covered only by raw skin. But his biggest problem was an infected wound so deep his bone was exposed.
Navi was adopted several weeks ago by a wonderful family, and he is thriving! He bonded to his wonderful adopters, and his dog siblings have quickly taught him how to be a loved member of a family. Navi is discovering all sorts of joys in life, including homemade meals, playing with his dog friends, going for hikes, and chewing on bones. Navi now resides on six acres and even has a pool!
When adopting Navi, his new Mom and Dad were told "Navi just wants a pack that accepts him." Navi now has five fur brothers and 1 fur sister. Navi is very much accepted and loves having a family. He even has a new BFF, Oliver (pictured below).
His adopters report that Navi often smiles in his sleep, and we know why. He could not have found a more perfect family, and we couldn't be happier for him.
From Shelter Dog to Movie Star? It might just happen.
We think the dogs in our care have quite a story to tell, and Emmy-award winning host Thomas Baldrick agrees. He recently featured Barb's Dog Rescue in his latest creation, The Rocky Point Podcast.
Please help Barb with her mission of saving the dogs in Puerto Peñasco. Adopt, volunteer or make a tax-deductible donation.
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We are located west of Highway 8, just 8 miles north of Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Follow the yellow Barb's Dog Rescue signs.