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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We are a non-profit rescue organization and DO NOT own a shelter. Therefore, our pets stay in FOSTER HOMES. Animals that need one have a note in RED below their picture on their profile.
You can also browse a list of animals who need a foster home to find out which pets are searching for one below:

Read on to learn more about our fostering program...

Pomeranian / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Hi!My name is Josie and I have a brother named Jonny (also available for adoption)As of 9/8/23 we are 4 pounds and approx. 3 months of age and are expected to grow into a 10-15 pound range. Our doggy mama was a Pomeranian, but our father was a small chihuahua. Some of our siblings had short and some had long coats. Thankfully, we both lucked out wi...
Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Male
Foster pupdate 8/2/23:McIntosh is such a sweet, playful little guy who loves to wrestle with his brother. He likes to explore the backyard but he stays in close proximity of his people. He likes to play with his stuffed animal dog toys and cuddle in the fluffy dog bed blankets. He’s such a good boy who will be a loving family member to his fo...

Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Hi!My name is Merlie, and I was rescued from Ensenada, Mexico. Unfortunately, I was a stray who was rescued by a human who called herself a rescuer and took me to her sanctuary where I lingered for a while until THANKFULY someone found out about our situation and closed our captors. Myself and many other dog friends were found in terrible condition...
Whippet / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Sweet Nelly! The following is a quick bullet point on this rescue, please read the complete biography to know ALL we know about this wonderful rescue dog while under our care: Excellent health Nervous during initial meetings. Warms up quickly. Has not lived with children. Excellent with cats and dogs. Crate trained Energy level medium ...

Pug / Toy Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Hi!My name is Pickadilly, and I was rescued from Ensenada, Mexico by a kind human who happened to notice me scavenging around a local landfill in a pack of other strays. I was just a puppy so I didn't run away and approached the human. The others ran away. I was taken to her home given a nice long bath and started what they called 'the quarantine' ...
Terrier / Poodle (unknown type) / Mixed (medium coat)
Dog /Female
Scout is an adorable small/medium sized wire-haired terrier whose breed is unknown. We don't know the parents. Scout was rescued in 04/2021 by her current rescuer/foster who met a lady who's son had a 4month old pup and his family 2 adults and 3 kids under the age of 3yrs old lived in a 2-bedroom apartment and sadly neglected the pup who was not ge...

Shepherd / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
This beauty is now named "Trinity" and lovingly called 'trini' she is a young pup approx. 5-6mo of age who is rescued off the streets of Ensenada, Mexico the first week of July. She must have had some guardian angels guiding her because she actually walked herself straight to a local 'dog rescuer' in Ensenada who happened to be leaving for work on ...
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
The following is a quick bullet point on this rescue, please read the complete biography to know ALL we know about this wonderful rescue dog while under our care: Excellent health Excellent with ALL humans. Has not lived around children we believe she would be a safe companion and enjoy children. Great with dogs. OK with cats. Some better tha...

Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Male
08/12/23 foster update:Winston is a tiny black foxy looking boy who has little pointy ears that stick straight up. He is such a sweetie and loves to play. His fur coat is so soft and furry.  He loves to explore with caution and he loves to wrestle with his brothers. Winston also loves a fresh, clean blanket to take naps on. Winston will be the...

Animals Found: 21

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