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
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.
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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.
Babs is a bundle of sass and chili spice with a dash of sugar! She is a unique gal looking for a unique adopter. If you are a cat whisperer or channel Jackson Galaxy skills, then you ARE the purrfect human for Babs! Her adopter or foster must be VERY CAT SAVVY. If you like things spicy and sweet, she is the cat for you! Babs can be unpredictable with her moods, so her human needs to be able to read her body language and anticipate when she might communicate her dislikes by biting or scratching. On the flip side, she has a huge purr motor and will seek out human attention to cuddle and purr loudly next to you in bed or lie on your desk while you work, purring loudly while you are on Zoom calls.
Babs is also very playful and can entertain herself all day batting around and playing with her toys. She has built a trust with her current foster and has been able to curb her moody impulses to bite or scratch. Her foster is even able to give Babs manicures with nail trimmings! Babs is a fearless and independent gal. Loud noises and multiple humans do not scare her, so feel free to have people over to watch football and be rowdy or a dinner party and crank up the music. Just make sure your guests abide by Babs' "look but don't touch" policy.
It is important for Babs' adopter or foster to give her the time and personal space she needs to feel safe so she can let her guard down, build a trust, and show her sweet and fun side. The ideal adopter has the patience and cat savvy-ness to work with Babs' unpredictable moods in order to earn her trust and love. She would be best in a home with NO cats, NO dogs, and NO kids. She is currently residing in a foster home with cats and dogs. She tolerates the dogs but prefers not to live with them. She cannot be trusted to not bully other cats so being the only cat in the home is what she needs in order to help maintain her spicy level in the mild range. Babs has briefly lived with children and was not spicy with them, but we recommend a home for her where there aren't any kids or only respectful, cat-savvy children that are 15 years or older.
Babs was a teenage kitten when she was rescued from a motel parking lot by a kind human who was traveling through Arizona to San Diego. Babs was very hungry and approached the human for food. She hitched a ride with this caring person who reached out to ARWOB for help. Babs has been under our care since the end of 2020. She is a healthy cat with "purrfect" litterbox manners and "impurrfect" social skills.
If you are interested in seeing if your cat whisperer skills can win over the trust and love of Miss Spicy Sweet Sassypants, please submit a foster or adoption application online at arwob.org. We recommend a foster-to-adopt trial if you are interested in adoption.
More about Babs
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats
If you would like to meet one of our animals, PLEASE fill out an adoption application.