Welcome to Animal Rescuers Without Borders!
P.O. Box 712444 San Diego, CA 92171 (619) 977-3593 animalrescuers@sbcglobal.net

Making a Difference in Their Lives.
We are a non-profit & all breed rescue organization operating in the Baja, Mexico and San Diego, CA areas to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome cats & dogs. Learn more about 

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 Scheduled Adoption Events

To see all events, visit our EVENT CALENDAR Page.

To make the most out of your time, we suggest you SUBMIT an adoption APPLICATION BEFORE an adoption event.

Check the animal attendance the morning before the event to confirm attendance of a particular rescue. In addition, please check the up-to-date animals attendance list 1 HOUR BEFORE an event to know if the dog or cat you want to meet is still attending.

Also remember to review important event information BEFORE attending.


Not ready to adopt a dog or cat? Have no time to volunteer or foster?

You can still help: a donation is a great way to help ARWOB! Any amount - large or small - is appreciated.

Find out other ways you can donate to ARWOB by visiting our donation page.

Foster a Rescue

Fostering is
  FREE and FUN! 

We not only provide you with everything you need to take care of one of our rescues, but the experience is SO fulfilling. By placing one animal into a foster home, you allow us to save another. We are always in need of foster parents.

Read more about our fostering program...


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Our Mission

Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. is all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which consists of a group of dedicated people who donate their time, resources, skills and energy toward the battle against the overpopulation of homeless pets and improving the lives of companion animals through rescue, fostering programs, adoption, pet care, educational programs and, of course, spaying and neutering.


Looking To Adopt a Dog or Cat?

The first step is to submit an adoption application online, if you are interested in our foster to adopt trial (select the adoption application). We are not able to schedule meet and greets without the prior submission of an application. If you are attending an adoption events to meet our rescues, we highly recommend you also submit the application a couple of days ahead of time to allow enough time to process (especially if looking to adopt the same day of adoption events)

Feline Adopter and Fosters:

We have a Cat Adoption Center located inside the PetSmart store in Clairemont @ 4253 Genesse Avenue San Diego 92117 and you are able to 'see' them at the center anytime during store hours. However, we don't allow interactions (meet and greets) until we have received an adoption or foster application online for review. Most of the felines friends in our center WILL need a foster home if they have not been adopted by the time they are done with their time at the center (typically a 2-month maximum).


come visit our cat adoption center in the PetSmart in Clairemont
to meet and fall in love with some of our resident kitties ❤️



Volunteers WANTED for our Cat Adoption Center (CAC) 
at the PetSmart in Clairemont. 
4253 Genesse Ave 92117 

Resident kitties are in need of more playtime  with team members!

If you can volunteer once a week for 2 hours cleaning, playing, and socializing with our resident kities, please submit a volunteer application  ASAP!

Currently we have the following shifts open:
Monday PM
Friday AM 
 Sunday PM 

Please sign up to volunteer if you believe that you can take one of these weekly shifts.

Thank You For Choosing Rescue!

Making a Difference in Their Lives... Together!
Visit our donation page to learn about other ways to donate to our cause.

Highlighted Animals
See all the animals!
Meet Eddie! UPDATE 11-1-21:  Here is what Eddie's current foster mom has to say about him:“Eddie, or as I like to call him “Eddie Boy” is a sweet and lovable dog. He is 75 pounds and 7 years old. He has been in foster care for about 8 months and is ready for a forever home. H...read more about Eddie
Babs is a beautiful young tabby who was rescued in November 2020 and it makes her our longest term resident already celebrating a year in rescue and we hope we find her a forever family before the end of 2021 year. Babs would do best as the only cat in the home, currently she lives in a home wi...read more about Babs
UPDATE: 10/11/2021 Hi! My full name is Allie Marie but I go by "Allie" or "Allie Mae". I am an older adult OR young senior, am close to turning 7yrs old, but I am actually VERY young in body and spirit! I have a bodacious personality and I am a bit chunky, but by no fault of my own because my previ...read more about Allie
Meet Jetta!UPDATE 7-5-21:  Here is what the staff at the boarding facitlity has to say about Jetta: "Jetta is a fun loving well rounded dog. She previously grew up with a family that had two children that Jetta loved to play with. They moved to San Diego at the beginning of the pandemic to sta...read more about Jetta
Join our Foster Program!

For those of you not looking to adopt, who always travel, or whatever your reason may be, fostering is a wonderful and FREE alternative to adoption. We give you all the supplies you need to take care of one (or more!) of our dogs or cats. We usually ask you foster for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Read more about fostering with ARWOB...


 There are other ways to volunteer aside from fostering. Volunteers are the forefront of all of ARWOB's rescue efforts. We are ALWAYS asking for volunteers! Activities range from event volunteering, web updates, homechecking, and reviewing applications.
Read more about volunteering with ARWOB...

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