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 Buttercup!Buttercup is currently being fostered in the Ocean Beach area and can frequently be seen walking in Liberty Station or enjoying some doggy play time at the OB dog park.  She is quite the rave!  In fact, her foster family has provided several cute little facts about Buttercup: 1)  Buttercup likes to be sung to!  S...
Labrador Retriever / 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 heath. 3 legged with zero mobility issues. Excellent with ALL humans. Lives around young active children. Excellent companion for retirees and family dog. Must be the only...

Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Godiva aka Godi is a not only a physically beautiful pup BUT also the best demeanor around! This sweetheart of a gentle giant pup was rescued at only a couple of weeks old found as a singleton pup and was nursed by an adult dog we had rescued who happened to be lactating without pups. Thankful and perfect time for this little pup to survive Dutche...
American Pit Bull Terrier / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Male
Meet Rocky! As of 2/22 this sweet boy is 38 pounds and already full grown. Rocky is such a goofy and LOVING personality dude. He was found as a stray in Ensenada in january 2024. He was only 30 pounds when rescued but we are happy to report he has put on a healthy weight and muscle tone. Rocky has smaller paws and is definitely a SUPER MUTT. ...

Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Aggie! Aggie is a social and loving shepherd with the intelligence of a German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois, but of course we haven’t done a DNA test.  What we do know is that this sweet girl is amazing!  In fact, check out the latest update from her current foster family: “Turns out Aggie bonds hard and fast. She learn...
Terrier / Mixed (medium coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Dora!This beautiful tripawd was lovingly named by her rescuer and original foster parent as they encountered her while they where down in Baja Mexico. This sweetheart approached them seeking food and water which is exactly what they gave her and the opportunity at a new safe life. They noticed she was holding her front leg limping and named he...

Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Note 2.3.24:she will be attending the adoption event 2.10.24 (see event calendar for more details) along with her foster mom, make sure to stop by and meet her to chat with her foster too! Flaca was rescued in Baja Mexico as a stray who weight only 30 pounds. Malnoruished and underweight (see video) she is now a healthy 48 pounds. She's currently ...
Labrador Retriever / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Male
Meet Harry!Harry is a sweet, playful, full-grown boy, weighing in at a lean 50 pound of pure muscle. He is fantastic with all dogs, any size, age, breed, sex, and is wonderful with kids and has had exposure to babies. He is good around cats but has never been unsupervised with them, preferring to stay clear. Harry is not an alpha, but more of a fo...

Shepherd / Doberman Pinscher / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
Meet Antena!  As of 1.17.24 Beautiful Antena is available for adoption. This fantastic young doggo has the most amazing personality and demeanor. She is a teenager just under a year old and likely not full grown just yet. She is on the slender side for a shepherd and in the mid 40 pounds. She likely won't be bigger than 50 pounds when she is ...
Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
As of 4/25 Bali is an adorable 35 pound labrador mix who is approx. 7-8 months She was rescued in Ensenada Mexico and has a great outgoing demeanor. Her brother Borneo was adopted late march and he looked like a cattle dog with his merle coat. Bali is a very friendly gentle yet very playful sweetheart who has been boarding in san diego for lac...

Schnauzer / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
update 5/13/24Beauty is such a beautiful pup certainly looking more like a schnauzer with her adorable scruffy coat. she is such a cuddly, social, outgoing and friendly pup with a "play hard and nap harder" attitude. She is your typical tomboy girl who enjoys playing wrestling and checking things out. She is already spayed and has had her second se...
Shepherd / Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Dog /Female
As of 4/25/24 Carrina and Cielo are 24 pounds and approx.  6 months expected to be smaller shepherd mixes at 35-45 pound range when full grown. They seem to have a small breed as well hence they are smaller than regular shepherd mixes. They where rescued in Ensenada Mexico and have a sweet personality, a little shy, introverted girls...

Animals Found: 22

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