Animal related

Barb's Dog Rescue Inc

aka Barb's Dog Rescue

Lukeville, AZ


Our mission is to rescue dogs in need in the Puerto Penasco community and find them permanent loving families.

Ruling Year


Founder and CEO

Barb Mumaugh

Main Address

PO Box 116

Lukeville, AZ 85341 USA


dog rescue, animal welfare





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Register now

Social Media


Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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. In 2018, we found homes for 1,318 dogs, often caring for up to 300 at one time. All dogs in our care are spayed and neutered to help reduce the number of unwanted dogs in the community.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Dog Rescue

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animal adoptions

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to welcome every dog in need that is brought to us. We provide each dog with needed medical care and find them a loving family. For dogs who would not do well in a family environment, the shelter serves as their sanctuary, and they can live out their lives in comfort, knowing they will always be safe and well cared for.

While welcoming every dog that we can into our care, we are also working on strategies to reduce the number of dogs in need. Every dog that's brought to us is spayed or neutered prior to their adoption. With our team of staff and volunteers, we provide daily care and enrichment for each of the nearly 300 dogs that are in our care at a time. We have grown our marketing efforts to attract new adopters to the shelter and inform the local community about shelter news and ways they can help. Because we have more dogs in need than adopters visiting the shelter, we've built relationships with a number of rescue groups. On a weekly basis, we drive dogs to less crowded rescue groups to ensure they find loving homes quickly.

We have a sponsorship that funds the spay and neuter of every dog in our care. We also have relationships with rescue groups as far away as Canada to help us find homes for the dogs in our care. We have a wonderful team of staff and volunteers to ensure every dog is well cared for. We've built our marketing efforts and regularly have articles about the shelter in the local newspaper, we've grown our email list, and we also have a large social media following.

We monitor the number of dogs we have spayed and neutered, the number of dogs that are surrendered to us, and how many dogs are adopted or transferred to less crowded shelters. We also monitor our marketing efforts - articles in the local newspaper, number of email and social media followers.

Over the last several years, our shelter has grown tremendously. The number of dogs we serve has grown exponentially every year. In 2001, we served 10 dogs in need. In 2019, we served 1,318. Last year, we built a new intake facility that also allows us to house pregnant and nursing dogs. We've built a number of relationships with other organizations who can take some of our surplus dogs. We've built our marketing efforts to reach supporters and local community members - which has allowed us to increase support and the number of dogs served. Our future goals include serving even more dogs in need and expanding amenities at the shelter to allow for sanctuary dogs who are not a candidate for adoption.

External Reviews


Barb's Dog Rescue Inc

Need more info on this nonprofit?

Need more info on this nonprofit?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2018, 2017 and 2016
  • A Pro report is also available for this organization.

See what's included


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Need more info?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2018, 2017 and 2016
  • A Pro report is also available for this organization.

See what's included

Board Leadership Practices

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable


Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable


Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable