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P.O. Box 712444 San Diego, CA 92171 (619) 977-3593 animalrescuers@sbcglobal.net

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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.


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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.

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Labrador Retriever / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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Aspen needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping her get a new start?

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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 Aspen

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 100
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Brown/Chocolate with White
  • Color: brown and white / Bicolor
  • Current Size: 45 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 50 Pounds
  • Current Age: 6 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: 92111
  • Housetrained: Yes
Meet Aspen!!

Aspen was rescued by a different group back in 2017.  We recently received a request for help to transfer her to our care, so she has a better opportunity at finding a forever family.

Aspen is probably a lab/shep/pit mix (based on her looks) and she was rescued along with her litter of puppies back in 2017.   Back then she was probably a young 2-year-old adult and was living tied out in a front yard belonging to a family in Tijuana.   Sadly, they lived in very poor sanitary conditions inside their home.  As a result, all of the puppies looked like they needed medical care and Aspen needed an OUT!  Her original rescuers took the entire family of dogs, and of course the puppies were adopted out pretty quickly.  But Aspen needed time to decompress and learn to trust humans, as she had a pretty rough start.  Unfortunately there was a lack of fosters available that were able to take in an energetic, strong young adult dog like Aspen.  This didn’t help her acclimate to being a house dog and she sadly needed to stay with her rescuer in Tijuana, while she waited for an available foster in San Diego (or adopter).  The years have passed by and now that Aspen has been transferred to our care here in San Diego, we are hoping we have better luck giving her the life she deserves!

During the time Aspen was with her rescuer in Tijuana, she shared an outside area with her doggy friend Pepe.  Both Aspen and Pepe were outside yard dogs, so Aspen needs to receive more attention and love to learn to be more than just a yard dog.  ARWOB also took Pepe under our care and although Aspen and Pepe do not need to be adopted together, she does enjoy Pepe’s company and plays and lounges in the sun with him.  We have observed that she can also be very “dog selective,” and has an alpha personality.  This means she will need an adopter who has experience and can show her leadership to make sure she is taught what she can and cannot do.  Her adopter will need to know how to avoid potential issues with other dogs and maintain safety at all times.  She would not be a good match for a dog park or dog beach, without established training.  She will need help with leash pulling and to learn her manners, so she needs an experienced adopter or foster who will help her learn to be the best she can be.  She has had a tough life, through no fault of her own, and she hasn’t been given much attention over the past few years.  However, she was in a safe place during that time and we have confidence that she will blossom.

Aspen could be a house dog for a family who has a yard for her to run around in and who will bring her in at night.  Her perfect adopter would be willing to spend daily hours with her in the house or in the yard, but will definitely be a family who is willing to give her love, attention and a safe home.  She has been around many dogs, but whether or not she becomes friends with them all depends on their personality.  She would do best in a home with NO CATS.  She does well around children, but she can be a bit of a “brute” and is strong, so jumping on little kids could be intimidating for some.  Aspen is crate trained and she does well riding in the car.  She also ENJOYS bed time and cuddle time!

Aspen is currently being boarded at a kennel in San Diego, but she occasionally goes home over the weekend with volunteers, so they can spend more time socializing her.  Here is what they have learned about her so far:

“Aspen is good with kids, seniors and she is a family dog. I would recommend that the adopter have Pit Bull experience and has owned a Pit Bull in the past. She does not get along with big female dogs. She gets along with Pepe the Bull Mastiff. She might need to be in a home where she is the only pet. She is a watch dog. She will protect the home and let you know if something is outside.  Human, animal or anything that moves outside. Even if it's the wind moving leaves across the dirt. She loves to play and roll around in her bed. She just wants to be loved and she's a goofball.  She is well mannered and sweet.”

To meet Aspen, please submit an adoption or foster application online at arwob.org

More about Aspen

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids

Aspen's companion, Pepe (available for adoption) 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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