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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Berlioz (aka Bear)'s Sponsorship Page
Berlioz (aka Bear)

Meet Berlioz (aka Bear)! 

Berlioz is a very sweet, docile, young teen boy who was rescued by a local Baja citizen who would feed this young kitten who occasionally would visit in the evening. He was very hesitant of people, but, with time, he started to trust his feeder. After some time, he was able to pick him up and keep him at the vet clinic to board him while he requested help to place him up for adoption. He is such a handsome young boy.

When he was at our cat adoption center, our volunteers had gotten to know him and always commented about how sweet and affectionate he is. One of our volunteers recently shared just how much he loves being brushed on the top of his head..a pathway to his heart! His very best friend when at our adoption center and now in his foster home together is young female teen named Figaro (best known as Figgy). 

Most Recent Update:

Bear (his nickname) loves to be rubbed and meet new people. He has been introduced to multiple dogs and he does very well with them as soon as he knows they won’t hurt him. He has done well meeting many new people and letting them pet him. Figaro (Aka Figgy) is his very best friend (who he would LOVE to go to a home with) but he would do well going to a house with another friendly cat, as well, if it is a friendly, mellow kitty. He is not a huge cuddler (unless it’s with Figgy) but as soon as he sees you walk up, he starts purring and rolls on to his back for belly rubs.

Foster update: 5/21:
Bear is a very sweet cat, but he needs to get used to your presence/you reaching to pet him. He does not like sudden movements to be petted, but if you get down on his level and let him come to you, he is a purr monster and does not want you to stop petting him.! After a few days of letting him come to us, he now lets us reach out for rubs because he knows he’s going to love it. Bear loves to play with his foster sister and best friend Figaro (who we call Fig) and his foster brother Monty (our own cat). All three play for hours running up and down the stairs, playing with toys (especially feather toys) and sneak attacking each other. Bear is very food motivated, once he hears the bag he goes running up the stairs, so his food intake will need to monitored. Bear would do best going to a home with Figaro or another adult cat who matches his personality. He immediately loved our male cat so there is no problem with him going to a house that already has a male cat.  

Would you like to meet  this sweet mannered, handsome boy, or if looking for a pair, along with his very best buddy, Figaro? First, submit a cat adoption application online for review. A volunteer will call you to finish processing your application and, if approved to adopt, we can schedule an actual meet and greet to interact with this boy. 

Meet and greets can happen pretty quickly as long as applicants can gather all the items from our adoption check list and have them ready. ARWOB does NOT place HOLDS on rescues, so please, only submit an application to adopt if you are READY to adopt within 2-7 days of submitting the application.  Typically, the same day of meet and greet (assuming interaction goes well) is the same day of adoption to avoid multiple meetings.

IF a team member doesn't contact you within 72hrs of submitting an application, please follow up with us via email or phone call, otherwise, it may be overseen.  Submit an application for Berlioz today at arwob.org 





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