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)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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Berlioz (aka Bear) needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping him get a new start?

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 Berlioz (aka Bear)

  • Status: Adopted! | View Berlioz (aka Bear)'s Success Story!
  • Adoption Fee: Waived (long term resident)
  • Species: Cat
  • General Color: Gray and White
  • Color: mostly Grey with white / Bicolor
  • Current Size: 14.5 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 14.5 Pounds
  • Current Age: 3 Years 10 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: 92111
  • Housetrained: Yes

Meet Berlioz (aka Bear)!

Our handsome Berlioz, aka Bear, is 2 years young with a gentle, low-key soul of an old man. He is very calm, sweet, easy-going, and loves being around his humans. He can be a bit timid at first when meeting new people but once he feels secure, he is a purr monster and loves to be petted.  He especially loves to have his head brushed, kind of like how humans enjoy getting a scalp massage! He tolerates being picked up, but prefers to cuddle next to you. Like most cats, Bear also likes to lounge in front of a window and he LOVES feather wand toys!
Bear has been fostered in a home with cats, dogs, and a rabbit.He enjoys the companionship and cuddles with other calm, easy-going cats. He has been around kittens and is fascinated by their shenanigans and zoomies, and enjoys being the babysitter watching and supervising their playtime.  He is not a fan of the dogs and prefers to not live with them.  Bear has not met any young children, but given that loud noises or sudden movements can intimidate Bear, we suspect he would prefer his humans to be adults-only.
Bear is very food-driven and would love to spend his days at an all-you-can-eat buffet.  Adopters need to be aware of monitoring and managing his food intake and weight.  He is currently at 14.5 lbs and needs to lose 2 lbs.
If you are ready to love on this sweet, handsome gentleman, please submit an adoption application online at arwob.org

Nothing will make him happier than to find the forever home of his dreams!


More about Berlioz (aka Bear)

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids

Berlioz (aka Bear)'s companion, Figaro (aka Figgy) (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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