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 / Tabby / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  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 Matthew

  • Status: Adopted! | View Matthew's Success Story!
  • Adoption Fee: 130/240 pair
  • Species: Cat
  • General Color: Brown (Mostly)
  • Color: Tabby
  • Current Size: 3 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 10 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 1 Month (best estimate)
  • Location: 92111
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes

Matthew and Gunnar are a bonded pair and being adopted together would be best for them!

UPDATE 9/5/20:

After about 1 month, Matthew and Gunnar are really loving tame, non-feral life! Matthew loves hugs and belly rubs!  Even Gunnar enjoys hugs, although he takes a little convincing at first with his favorite head rubs :)  They love chasing each other around and doing everything together. Gunnar is building confidence every day. He only hisses if you move too quickly towards him which scares him.  Both boys LOOOVE head pets and “scritches” and purrs up a storm :) Matthew loves to steal all your attention for head pets. Gunnar will cutely inch forward and stretch his head out toward your hand to let you know, “hey, can I get some scritches too?” :)

UPDATE 8/23/20:
Matthew and Gunnar have made great progress in just 3 weeks!  Matthew is completely tame and is super adventurous and brave. He has the CUTEST meow-purr-chirp when he’s running around happy, excited, and playing. He is not afraid of and gets along with my resident senior kitty that is king of the house. Gunnar has come a long way from super hissy to now enjoying getting head “scritches” and he has quite a little purr motor too! :) He is still super scared and insecure, and only hisses out of insecurity and fear.  Watching his brother be playful and brave has helped Gunnar be more accepting of the tame/non-feral life.

UPDATE 8/16/20

Meow!  My foster mom named me and my brother after the 80s rockstars, the Nelson twins Gunnar and Matthew. I’m a brown tabby and my brother is a grey-brown tabby. We are super shy and scared kittens that were feral on the streets of Tijuana. I used to be SUPER SCARED of my foster mom but now I LOOOOOVE her and PUUURRR up a storm when she pets me and I just want her to pet me all day!!! :) I‘m still scared of most other humans but hopefully my furever home understands that I need time to feel I can trust you. I would love to be adopted with my brother Gunnar. We are very codependent on each other for comfort and security.


Meet the 80s Boys!

Slash, Axl, Gunnar and Matthew

These boys were rescued from Tijuana, Mexico. We believe we have 2 pairs of siblings:
Slash and Axl and Gunnar and Matthew. Both pairs are fostered in different foster homes.

Read below for the foster parents  notes on behavior and characteristics:

Gunnar and Matthew very shy and possibly wanted to be feral kittens. However, in 2 short weeks, they have come a long way and Matthew is seeking human attention and purrs like a brand new motor! Gunnar has always been a good kitty; he is scared upon approach and if you try to touch him, he hisses. He has never tried to scratch or bite, though... just defensive and we have seen improvement which we are very hopeful with the right adopter or even if someone would like to foster to adopt this little guy, he is young enough to turn around and not be uncomfortable upon approach. 

If you are considering adopting a kitten and do not already have another kitty 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!  Don't wait!  Fill out an online adoption application today!


More about Matthew

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids

Matthew must be adopted with his brother, Gunnar (adopted).

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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