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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Our NEW BEGINNINGS in our forever homes!
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Will (aka Buddy) was adopted into a loving family in September 2022.  His adoptive dad has sent us this wonderful "pupdate" and here's what he has to say about Buddy:

"Will "Buddy" Winn is doing great, he is growing daily, had to loosen his collar twice!! He is now potty trained (thank God), walks well on a leash, loves to play fetch, dig for grubs (brings them in house for presents), can jump on the recliner and nap with his favorite human (Kirby), chases the cat KiKi...she tolerates his advances and is getting more exercise as a result!! He loves to be outside basking in the sunshine and being watchful over his other buddies (the birds who also call our backyard home). He is up to date on his vaccinations and has been neutered (the folks at the vet in north park were great). Kirby is very happy to have Will as his little Buddy!!"


Cooper James (fka Lucas) was adopted in September 2022.  He is living his best adventurous life with his adoptive mom!  Check out what she has to say:

"Cooper James (formerly Lucas) has been amazing! We started the McCann Puppy training the day I brought him home. He has been amazing in the crate since night number one. He knows sit, shake, stay, down and here. Of course we are still working on consistency. Best of all, he is truly my companion. He rides on the back of my motorcycle with me in a special crate for motorcycles. He LOVES it! He has become the mascot of my Indian Motorcycle Riding group. He also loves to ride on the e-bike with me along the coast. He’s walking on a leash fairly well and he's just cutting his big boy teeth! He is a smart and sweet boy who is the best combination of chill little guy and super puppy energy! Attached are just a few pictures (of the hundreds I already have)."

Berlioz (aka Bear)

Berlioz (aka Bear) was adopted in September 2022.  He had waited a very long time to find his PURRFECT family and it was well worth the wait!  Here is what his adoptive family has to say about him:

"Bear is doing so well! He came out of his shell after only 2 days of bringing him home! He continued to make himself right at home. We immediately knew he was meant for us. We have all fallen in love with him. He's very playful, loves feather toys, loves to cuddle my husband on the couch, he likes to sit next to me when I read, and he is a TALKER. He does very well with kids! He's very intuitive and caring of us. If one of us isn't feeling well. Bear is there sitting on us purring or literally licking a "wound". My daughter sprained her ankle and Bear was right there cuddling and licking her ankle. We are beyond happy to have found our furbaby!! We love him so much. Thanks for checking in!"


Minnie and Mickey were adopted together in July 2022 and their adoptive mom just shared this latest photo of them.  They are getting so big!


Maddy (fka Snowflake) was adopted in January 2016. Her adoptive mom recently sent us a fantastic "pupdate" and here is what she has to say:

"We adopted Maddy (aka Snowflake) about seven years ago. The first week we had her as a foster pup, she jumped up on the pillow behind me on the couch and placed her little paws and head on my shoulder and gave a big sigh. At that point, I knew it was meant to be! Maddy is a very special and incredibly intelligent girl. She knows how to rollover, twirl on her hind legs, ring a bell & clean up her toys by placing them in her toy box (all for treats). If she suspects a treat nearby, she will give you a “side-eye” look. She loves playing fetch and goes crazy over tennis balls. We have a tennis court nearby and she manages to find tennis balls hiding in the grass every walk we take. She watches the tennis players hit the ball back and forth. She’s very athletic and never turns down a game of “fetch the ball”. Her original ARWOB bio mentions she flings toys in the air and she continues to do this. She enjoys car rides with her Mini Pinscher/Chihuahua friend Chuey. We also take her on long road trips where she sleeps like a baby in my arms. She does something to make us laugh everyday and she loves to cuddle with us at bedtime. She is also a great guard dog and will ALWAYS notify us when someone is at the door making us feel very safe. I can’t imagine our family without her! She’s our perfect little Angel."

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