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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Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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Please review our Adoption Process before filling out an application.  If you would like to try a Foster to Adopt trial, please fill out an Adoption Application

If you are only interested in temporarily Fostering one of our rescues, please fill out a Foster Application.


About Emerald

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 100
  • Species: Cat
  • General Color: Gray and White
  • Color: Grey and white / Bicolor
  • Current Size: 6 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 9 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
  • Location: 92111
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
Meet sweet Emerald!

Emerald was rescued from the local Emerald Hills neighborhood in San Diego when we received a call from a local citizen who was hoping ARWOB could take in this pregnant girl into our care as they had seen her for a month or two and she had visited their property asking for food. They knew she was social and worried for her safety maneuvering the life of the canyons and streets as she was seen with 1-2 other cats who they hadn't seen for a while. 

We took Emerald to the vet to have her spayed and it turned out the girl was not pregnant;  she had already had her babies! Frantically, we contacted the good sam asking if they knew about it or knew where she could have had the babies. No information, so they started to help looking around the neighbors' properties. The ARWOB founder went to this neighborhood and started to talk to people around the area asking if they knew the cat or had heard kittens crying for their mama..,,, nothing. We ended up taking mom back to see if she could go find her babies and hopefully we could observe and follow her, but she didn't go anywhere for a couple of hours. Worried for her safety, we couldn't leave her behind and were devasted about the outcome for the babies.....wherever they may be.
Almost 48hrs later, we received a late night call from the good sam; her neighbor heard kittens and she walked over and crawled under the home to find the litter of babies. How did we know they were hers? They were probably 2-3 days old with their umbilical cords, and almost identical to sweet Emerald. We reunited the family of 5 kitts and momma Emerald immediately took over for their care. Sadly, one little baby didn't make it the first 24hrs, but the rest of the littles did amazing. Emerald was extraordinary and we were over the moon happy for the outcome!

Emerald is done nursing her babies and the babies will be 2 pounds the first week of July and hopefully sterilize so they can go home. Although Emerald was rescued as a stray, she’s wonderfully socialized, uses her litter box, and loves a good snuggle and pets and will provide loving companionship.. Emerald is a social love bug, is great with her kittens and we think she will be ok with cats, probably ok with dogs but unsure about both so we are happy to do a foster to adopt trial for Emerald to the right home if they have other pets, otherwise perhaps she can be adopted with one of her babies or as an only girl. The kittens must be adopted into a home with other cats or with a sibling. 

To meet this family, please submit a cat adoption application online at arwob.org. We will contact applicants at the end of June/early July. We are looking for LOCAL SAN DIEGAN ADOPTERS ONLY.

More about Emerald

Good with Cats, Good with Kids

Emerald's baby girl, Dot (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Emerald's baby girl, Khloe (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Emerald's baby girl, Courtney (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Emerald's baby boy, Mini Me (adopted) can also be seen on our website.

If you would like to meet one of our animals, PLEASE fill out an adoption application.

Dog Adoption Application

Cat Adoption Application


PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE IN THE MILITARY  please fill out a short questionnaire in addition to the adoption application.

Military Questionnaire

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