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 - 09/17/2020

At this time, Dog and Cat adoptions are continuing while  following social distancing and federal/state safety recommendations. In order to do so, meet and greets are by appointment ONLY.**

Note:  Due to the large number of adoption applications that we are receiving at this time, priority will be given to applicants living in the San Diego area.  We are also giving priority to adopters versus "foster-to-adopt" trials, as we are receiving multiple applications for our rescue animals during this time.

The first step in the adoption process is to submit an adoption application.

** The Cat Adoption Center is now open.  Although we invite you to drop by Petsmart in Clairemont to see our kitties through the window, ONLY applicants who have submitted a cat adoption application and have been approved for adoption will be able to schedule a meet and greet in the CAC.**

 Please, submit adoption applications online for review. If approved, we will contact you to schedule a meet and greet following Covid-19 social distancing and safety protocols.


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



Volunteers are needed for our Cat Adoption Centers at the PetSmart in Clairemont.  Please read on for more information...

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 Babs!Babs needs an EXPERIENCED foster asap!  Please read her bio thoroughly and submit an online application!We are happy to offer a 1-2 week foster-to-adopt trial so that an approved adopter will be able to see if Babs might be a good match for them.UPDATE 4/17/21:Babs went into a foster-...read more about Babs
Meet Ivy!  We are looking for a foster family for Ivy asap!  She is a wonderful dog, but we feel she would benefit from having some one-on-one with a foster family!  UPDATE 4/16/21:

Ivy is beautiful inside and out.  She is pretty energetic and although she is 2 years old, ...read more about Ivy
Meet Eddie!We are looking for a forever home for this handsome man! We are going to sponsor his adoption fee toward the cost of a dog trainer of the adopter’s choice, so his adoption fee of $250 will be used toward his training (which can start as soon as his FTA trial starts).  Eddie&rsq...read more about Eddie
Meet Nash!  Nash needs an EXPERIENCED foster asap!  Please read his bio thoroughly and submit an online application!UPDATE 04/16/21:Nash is an amazing, loving dog. He comes to us from Lake Chapala, about 1,400 miles south in Guadalajara, Mexico (Jalisco, where tequila was made! ha!). ...read more about Nash
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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