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.


UPDATE - 05/2021

Adoptions are continuing while following social distancing and federal/state safety recommendations. 
ARWOB will not be holding adoption events until 2022. Therefore, if you see a dog or cat you'd like to meet and possibly adopt, we request that an adoption application be submitted online for review.
We will schedule meets with approved applicants.
We don't place holds on rescues which means, please, DO NOT submit an adoption application unless you are READY to adopt.


Please, submit adoption applications online for our adoptable feline rescues. We will not be able to invite potential adopters into the CAC unless they have submitted an application and it was been APPROVED for adoption and scheduled meet and greet has been scheduled with a volunteer. Please, DO NOT KNOCK at the door of the center asking on site shift volunteers to be allowed inside the center to interact with our felines like we used to prior to COVID times. If the particular cat you are interested in happens to be residing at our CAC, you are, of course, welcome to stop by and meet THROUGH the window of the center!


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 AM - open now
Wednesday PM - open now
 Friday AM - open now

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!
Update 7/3/21Babs is a gorgeous brown tabby that many confuse for a Bengal because of her coloring and sometimes the angle the sun hits her eyes, they look so green. She is just a beauty!She was rescued by a local San Diegan 'pet detective' who helps the community trap and locate their lost pets (Mo...read more about Babs
Meet Ivy! UPDATE 9-11-21:  Ivy has been with a new foster family for approximately 2 weeks and here is what they have to say: "We have absolutely loved having Ivy in our home. We have two dogs, a 1.5 year old 45lb terrier and a 7 year old 10lb terrier and Ivy has settled in well. The big dogs...read more about Ivy
Meet Eddie! UPDATE 7-11-21:  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 70 pounds and 6 years old. He has been in foster care for about 5 months and is ready for a forev...read more about Eddie
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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