Rescue Now! Think Later.

Mission Paws’ible was born in 2015 in response to the many call-outs by people finding abandoned pups, dogs, cats and kittens in terrible conditions all over the globe. With two key philosophies driving us, we are creating a community to help save more lives.


We’ve set out to create a trusted network of people to ensure we can help as many animals as we can. However, rescue is not cheap, and there are many financial hurdles we need to get over!

To overcome the financial burden of rescuing sick, injured and abandoned animals, we devised a business plan and vision to build The Healing Centre to rehabilitate rescued animals plus Unleashed Dog Park, a social enterprise that will reinvest its profits back into the community through programs such as free vaccination, sterilisation and education.

Thanks to social media and collaborating with influencers and product makers, we are expanding our reach, our story and our philanthropic influence on other rescuers.

To help reduce our spend, we have created strong relationships with local vets who offer discounted services for rescued animals and also donated food from top brand pet supply companies. In return, we promote their services and encourage our adopters, their potential clients, to use their services. This holistic approach, in turn, helps everyone involved.

In addition to our social enterprise, we create fundraise-specific campaigns for individual cases to be sure we can cover their medical and rehabilitation needs. Through the storytelling of each animal, our donors become connected to these animals and can celebrate with us the incredible journey of the animals they are helping. 100% donations are used on the animal they pledge on; that is our promise to you.


Mission Paws’ible was created in 2015 with one mission:

To connect like-minded people saving animal’s lives – and so a community was born.

There’s no ‘short’ story to how I found myself settled on a tropical island surrounded by my personal rescued pets and continue to meet incredible animals, fellow rescuers and amazing people from all walks of life and industries.

My name is Prue. I was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia

Many people ask, ‘Why are you saving animals?’

I get it. It’s hard to understand why a young (well, I was young at the time) girl would give up her successful career in graphic design to save sick and mangey animals. To give up the glamour and the cushy life of the corporate world and find myself stopping my scooter, hot, sweaty, and dishevelled, to collect a little pup with no hair and awkwardly work out how to transport it from its location to the vet.

‘Why’ is the common question. ‘Why not?’ is my answer

So, where did it all begin?

After 15 years in the design industry, my partner and I decided it was time to throw on the back-pack and explore mother earth and see what we could find.


I wasn’t looking for anything, but I found my purpose.


Spending time in Nepal, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and finally Indonesia, I saw many animals suffering and wanted to help. But how?

After 12 months of globe-trotting, we landed in Bali, where I spent nearly two years offering my design and marketing services pro-bono to several animal projects, but I quickly realised the charity model wasn’t quite cutting it. Donations are awesome, but they solve our problems for a fleeting moment, or for that one animal, but what about the other ten about to come through our virtual doors?

Despite the blood, sweat and tears we invest into rescuing animals, we never seem to have enough money.  We are perpetually calling for donations or creating more online fundraisers – a key way to fund our rescues.

So it got me thinking. Why not create a sustainably profitable business coupled with the charity model? Supporters can choose to help a certain animal, make a general donation or buy something from our online store with 100% profits helping animals in need. We aim to give customers a cool product, a feel-good moment, PLUS their purchase helps fund rescued animals and, ultimately, the human community!


And so, Mission Paws’ible became a ‘thing’, and today we have helped over 150 animals in our first solid year of operations. And that’s just in my ‘spare’ time.


Through this very website, we have raised thousands of dollars that have been used for many animals we have personally saved, animals helped by others and supporting teams across the island.

I am making it my mission to be sure all donations are transparent, and we continue to develop this site to show clear fundraising details, goals and money donated is visually accounted for.

We have also launched our online store, which stocks pet accessories handmade in Bali. Through this project, we have created the Circle of Giving™, which means when you buy from us, you not only help animals in need but the local community through employment.

We want your pets to help the animals in need. How paw’some is THAT!

I would like to thank everyone that has been part of this journey with me. Those that have believed in me, my passion and that ‘every rescue mission is possible!’.

I have MANY ideas still bubbling away with the ultimate goal of helping the homeless and encouraging adoption through educating the community (globally) about animal welfare and enjoying our time with our furry friends.

Many thanks for all your continued support.


Prue Barber
Mission Paws’ible Founder and Solo Rescuer.



Mission Paws’ible Charity Pty Ltd is a small team with very big hearts. It is managed by a Board of Directors who are passionate dog lovers and are connected to Bali. You can see our ACNC charity credentials here.

Prue Barber
Founder & Director

Rosemary Barber
Public Officer & Director

Sara Skjoldborg-Chapple
Director & Fundraising Manager

Jeremy Mack
Director & Finance

Jullie Forward
Director & Co-Ordinator

Charlotte Hailey
Business Strategist


Mission Paws’ible can not run efficiently without professional support and input from key people in specialised areas. We thank everyone that has helped us grow. If you would like to donate your skills such as online marketing, accounting, business growth etc., please email us on Volunteer (@)


Collaboration is key to saving more lives!

We can save them all through the collaboration and support of individuals, solo rescuers, rescue teams, medical assistance, and you, our supporters.

Our Mission

To support, educate, inspire and activate individuals to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals in need and to, ultimately, stop the suffering, lower euthanasia rates, reduce the dumping and put puppy mills and backyard breeders out of business.

We help many animals on the ground with rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing plus we share the love by distributing donated food, medicine and financial assistance to trusted individuals who dedicate time to help the homeless.

Our Vision

To engage compassion within our human race, creating empathy, loving and kindness that will resonate to create happy pets with safe homes.

See some of the many animals we have personally helped transform thanks to your support.


We create real change for animals.

See some of the amazing trans’fur’mations below, only made possible by you!

Our ultimate goal is to support the local community.

Every day we find, heal, rehabilitate, love and re-home new rescued animals.

Our ultimate goal is to support the local community and their animals to be sure everyone is happy and living in unity, or we rescue to re-home our little love bugs to dedicated, safe and loving homes.

See below the very real impact of the animals you have helped. Be sure to follow our social media to see the real-time rescue and rehab of our project.

We help many animals on the ground with rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing plus we share the love by distributing donated food, medicine and financial assistance to trusted individuals who dedicate time to help the homeless.

Putih Power

Read his full story here.

Putih a rescued dog by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali.Putih a rescued dog by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali.


Read her full story here.

Ginger a rescued dog by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali, Indonesia.Ginger a rescued dog by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali.


Read his full story here.

Peanut a rescued dog story by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali, Indonesia.Peanut a rescued dog story by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali, Indonesia.


Read her full story here.

Ruby a rescued dog story by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali, Indonesia.Ruby a rescued dog story by Mission Pawsible - Dog Rescue, Rehome, & Adoption in Bali, Indonesia.


We are proud to be supported by and collaborate with the following registered charities.

Animal welfare is a frightening landscape to tackle, so we choose not to tackle it alone. That’s why we are now affiliated with three registered and well-respected charities.

Yayasan Proyek Peduli

Yayasan Proyek Peduli (Project Care) is a registered and certified Indonesian charity focusing on animal and human welfare through education, activation and empowerment of the local community.

Together, we are working on our Village Education Program designed to improve animal and human health, welfare, relationships and the environment.

Mission Paws’ible USA

Mission Paws’ible USA  is a registered 501c3 non-profit organisation which means our US supporters can make TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations! Win-win!

Its mission is to help dogs in distress and to raise awareness about the bond between mankind and canines in an effort to prevent the needless killing of dogs in both the US and overseas.

Bali Pet Crusaders Logo

Bali Pet Crusaders

Bali Pet Crusaders (BPC) is a registered DGR-listed Australian charity that assists in dog and cat population control via its mobile sterilisation program.

Their work is nothing short of amazing, and that is why Mission Paws’ible proudly funds 40+ sterilisations per month through their program. We believe prevention is better than cure; therefore, stopping the population growth before it has begun is key to preventing the suffering of so many innocent little beings.


Reaching out to the media and having our story told helps us all to continue speaking for the voiceless.


Dog Unrecognizable After Rescue From the Meat Trade: ‘Made It Through’

A dog’s journey from meat trade victim to happy family pet has melted hearts online this week.

Captured in Bali, Indonesia, by charity Mission Paws’ible, Lucy was discovered in an abandoned construction site at just 3 months old.

Puppy rescued by Mission Paws'ible

Starving abandoned puppy’s incredible transformation after being found by the roadside

An abandoned puppy that was found skeletal and terrified of its own shadow has its amazing transformation into a healthy and happy dog captured in a remarkable video.

Prue Barber, 42, found the limping puppy, who she named Murphy, cowering in terror on the roadside after likely being dumped by a cruel owner.

Abandoned dog rescued by Mission Paws'ible

Abandoned dog learns to trust humans after being rescued on the side of the road in Bali

This is the incredible story of how an abandoned dog who was scared of human contact learned to love again. Prue Barber, the founder of the dog rescue organisation “Mission Paws’ible,” found the puppy that would later be named Murphy on the side of a busy road in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Mission Paws’ible rescued Murphy

Terrified abandoned dog learns to trust humans again after being rescued from the  roadside

A skeletal dog who was limping and shaking on the side of the road had an incredible transformation after he was rescued.

The abandoned puppy was found cowering in terror in Bali, Indonesia, and the animal wouldn’t allow humans to come close.


A Healing Centre for Dogs : Mission Paws’ible’s Vision to Help the Dogs of Bali

Not only did the pandemic leave devastating effects on the people of Bali, but COVID-19 has also left dogs on the island in need of help more than ever. Australian-registered, Bali-based charity Mission Paws’ible has been a beacon of light for them during this particularly trying time. And you, too, can lend a helping hand.


Exclusive: The Aussie woman on a mission to help Bali’s ‘un-adoptable dogs’

Ms Barber, 40, from Melbourne, had already started rescuing dogs on the holiday island, which has tens of thousands of stray dogs and cats as well as pets – although some of them are kept in horrifying conditions or just left to wander.
She’d helped out at an existing dog charity before starting to rescue animals herself.

‘I made a promise to Twiggy’: How an Australian woman’s selfless attempt to save a street dog in Bali led to her helping hundreds of desperate strays

An Australian woman who made a desperate effort to save a street dog has started a charity that has helped hundreds of dying strays.

Prue Barber, 40, made the move from Melbourne to Bali with her boyfriend Linus Dean, 43, after a visit inspired her to rescue abandoned dogs.


This Dog Ran Away From An Illegal Meat Farm In Bali, We Helped Her Heal And Found Her A Home

This innocent girl was found lying in a gutter in Bali, starving, half-dead. Her mouth was taped shut, and her back legs were tied together with a shoelace.

Like so many others, Mo was the victim of the illegal dog meat trade that still operates in Bali. Unlike so many others, Mo was considered lucky. It is believed little Mo fell off the back of the dog meat catcher’s bike and scuttled into a drain, where she hid for two weeks. Thank God.


We Found A Dog With A Hole In Her Head, Treated Her, And Found Her A Home

Michi may look like a gorgeous, cuddly teddy bear, but she didn’t always look this way. When we found Michi, she was wandering the streets of Bali with a life-threatening and painful head injury.