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)  : :  Baby  : :  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 Dot

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 130/240 pair
  • Species: Cat
  • General Color: Gray and White
  • Color: Mostly white with some grey / Bicolor
  • Current Size: 2 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 10 Pounds
  • Current Age: 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: 92111
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes

Meet Emerald and her babies, Mini Me, Dot, Khloe, and Courtney:

This is a wonderful rescue story, which will make you smile....read the entire story below Dot's update.. During the time that this mother and her babies were rescued, in the last several weeks, three of the four siblings have been adopted and now it is Dot"s turn! 

Dot's words: They called me Dot because of my gray dot markings. I rarely make noise, but when I do, it is a little “squeak”.  I love to be held and cuddled, but also have fun chasing my siblings.
Meet Dot:  UPDATE 8/7 from Dot's foster mom:

Dot is the SWEETEST little kitty you will ever meet! She is always asking for pets and cuddles. She loves to sleep with her humans while they are working, run from person to person on the couch, and get lots and lots of pets from anyone that will give them to her. She also loooooves to play!! She is the definition of a people cat, and would love a home with people happy to give her lots and lots of love! Dot does often get a little anxious at the adoption center for photo ops or greets, so while she may seem timid when you first meet her, she will quickly warm up to you if you choose to take her home!!

If you are considering adopting Dot and do not already have another animal at home,  please consider adopting another kitten, teen or adult as well. Kittens are very cat oriented and can be very lonely without a companion when you are not home. This way, they will have another kitty to play and cuddle up with when you are not with them, and, as an added bonus, they will double your pleasure and fun as well!

To meet Dot, 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.


Meet sweet Emerald!

Emerald was rescued from the local Emerald Hills neighborhood in San Diego when we received a call rom 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, 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 dI'd 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 her babies were ready to go home in mid July.  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 tod o 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.


More about Dot

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids

Dot's mother, Emerald (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Dot's sister, Courtney (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Dot's sister, Khloe (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Dot's brother, 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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