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...

Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
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 play A LOT and we’ve noticed that Ivy is ve...
Shepherd (short coat)
Dog /Male
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 forever home. He would be an amazing companion for a si...

Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
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 start a business. The family wasn't able to find hous...
Chihuahua / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Alba! Alba was rescued by a friend of one of our Indie rescuers in Mexico.  She was found in the streets, running scared and looking everywhere as if she were looking for her owner.  The rescuer called out to Alba and she immediately came to her.  The rescuer remained at the location where she found her for quite some time to...

Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Blue and Sky! Update 9/14/21:  Blue and Sky are fostered together in San Diego in the 92110 zip code area. Their foster parents has fostered them since early August and will be traveling at the end of September.  Therefore, we need to find a foster or adopter for them asap! The sisters can of course be fostered or adopted separatel...
Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Corrine!

 UPDATE 4-17-21:  Here is what Corrine's foster mom has to say about her: "Corrine is a sweet old gal who doesn’t let her age get in her way. She’s obviously had a rough life and is happy to indulge in the warm hugs and snuggles, soft beds, friendly dogs, and regular meals that she’s experien...

Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Catahoula Leopard Dog / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Male
Meet Junior! Junior was rescued by a good Samaritan in Mexico.  He was living as a stray on the streets and was seen following some people along the sidewalk, who were trying to get rid of him.  He was very scared and it took some work to get him to safety.  The good Sam took him straight to the vet and he stayed there for a week un...
Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Lady! Lady belonged to a family in Ensenada Mexico, who no longer wanted her or her 5 puppies (born in approx. June 2021).  The puppies and mama were all relinquished and placed in a foster home.  They were infested with ticks and flees upon rescue and they were put into quarantine, so that their medical needs could be attended to.&...

Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Marlie!UPDATE:  Here is what Marlie's foster family has to say: "Marlie is a beautiful young Shepherd mix, who is 4-5 months old as of 9/1/21.  She probably has reached 20 pounds by now since she just got a growth spurt, but she looks taller to me! ha ha!  She has adorable “pendulum” ears, a short coat, and since sh...
Poodle (Toy) / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (long coat)
Dog /Male
Meet Matty! UPDATE 7-5-21:    Matty needs a foster family or a permanent adopter as soon as possible!  We will of course offer a foster-to-adopt trial for an approved adopter who would like to offer Matty a forever, loving home.   Matty went on a foster-to-adopt trial in mid-April, but unfortunately it was not the ri...

Labrador Retriever / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Maya! Maya was rescued in Mexico by a good Samaritan, who is friends with one of our Indie rescuers.  The good Sam took Maya from her cousin because Maya was in heat and not spayed, nor taken care of properly.  She was basically left to fend for herself while in heat, living in a home with no fence.  She was underweight, infest...
Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Rosie! Rosie was rescued by a good Samaritan in Mexico. Her neighbors alerted her that a puppy was asleep under her car and she was seen there the night before.  Rosie was underweight, she was flea infested, had intestinal parasites, and a mild case of sarcoptic mange when she found.  The good Sam offered Rosie food and she w...

Animals Found: 13

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