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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Mumaugh

Dogs in Streets of Puerto Peñasco

If you’ve visited Mexico, you can’t help but notice all of the dogs in the streets. In Mexico, experts estimate there are about 15 million homeless dogs. Many were born on the streets; others were abandoned by owners who could no longer care for them.

There are far fewer shelters and resources for animals in Mexico than the United States, and few dogs are spayed or neutered. Just one unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce up to 67,000 puppies in just six years. No wonder there are so many street dogs!

Visitors to Puerto Peñasco who have been coming for years have started to notice fewer dogs in the streets. Our hard work is paying off, with fewer suffering dogs in our community. But we know we have a long way to go. Not a day goes by when we don’t witness mama dogs and their puppies searching for garbage to eat, or dogs visibly suffering from health issues and injuries.

Barb’s Dog Rescue has been working for years to address the countless street dogs. We shelter up to 350 dogs on any given day, and continually take in as many dogs from the streets as our space allows. Most importantly, every dog in our care is spayed or neutered.

Until every dog in our community has a home, our work will not end. Want to help? Here are some ways you can make a difference for dogs in need:

  • Adopt a dog from us! On any given day, we have about 300 dogs and puppies ready for adoption. Read more about adopting here.

  • Donate to support our work.

  • Visiting Puerto Peñasco? We are always in need of supplies.

  • We need transporters! If you are visiting Puerto Peñasco, email us at . We have dogs in need of a ride north to Arizona nearly every day. Each dog transported creates space at the shelter for us to welcome another street dog into our care.

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