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Barb’s Dog Rescue started in 2001 with one woman’s concern for the thousands of homeless dogs in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. 


It’s hard to say no to moms with young puppies or injured dogs who would struggle to survive if left on the streets. As word about our shelter has spread our doors have been busier and busier. Once just a small shelter run by Barb alone, we now house over 300 dogs and puppies on any given day, with a team of staff and dedicated volunteers.


Because there are not enough people looking to adopt in the Puerto Penasco community, we work with rescue groups in the United States to place adoptable dogs. For those that have been severely traumatized, Barb’s Dog Rescue will be their permanent sanctuary, and they will live out their lives knowing they are safe from the challenges of living on the streets.

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