Animal Rescuers Without Borders,Inc.
San Diego, CA 92111


Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which consists of a group of dedicated people who donate their time, resources, skills and energy toward the battle against the overpopulation of homeless pets and improving the lives of companion animals through rescue, fostering programs, adoption, pet care, educational programs and of course spaying and neutering.

Who We Are

The A.R.W.O.B. group is based in San Diego, CA and operates mostly in Mexico as well as Southern California and will come to the aid of any animal in need which crosses our path. Our belief is to do what we can in order to “Make a difference in their lives.” From experience we have observed and feel the companion animals of Mexico are in the greatest need and accordingly we focus much of our efforts in Baja, Mexico. However, we certainly extend our help to our north of the border critters by accepting relinquished family pets, exiting both dogs and cats from the shelters of San Diego and of course by working in conjunction with other animal rescue groups in the community.

The A.R.W.O.B. family believes in opening our arms and homes to the homeless, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats of both Mexico and Southern California in order to offer whenever possible a safe house to these animals irrespective of age, sex, breed or size. Our rescued and fostered animals go through a period of quarantine which will last 3 weeks before they are placed into the adoption list in order to help us eliminate any transfer of disease between our rescued animals. Our rescues all receive veterinary care both south and north of the border, socialization and training in the hopes that they will be placed in a “forever” home. We are also focused on educating foster parents, adopters, school children and others especially in Baja, Mexico on the care, feeding and prevention of unwanted litters of both dogs and cats both pure or mix breeds.


Featured Pets

These are all our animals listed on our website at Please visit our website to view a full description of each animal.

Upcoming Events


Please visit our EVENTS PAGE for more information regarding our upcoming events.

Adopting a Rescue

Adoption Process

1) Adoption Application filed by applicant

  • We adopt dogs & cats to individuals or families located in Southern California/San Diego area

2) A play date between applicant and rescue (dog or cat)

  • We will only schedule playdates once an online adoption application has been submitted by the applicant.

3) Home checks to ensure the safety of our rescues

4) Adoption Contract and ID from applicant

5) Adoption fee

If you would like to meet one of our animals, please fill out an adoption application, but please review the adoption process before proceeding further. The adoption fee covers all the costs for each rescues' care which includes microchipping, spaying/neutering, vaccines, deworming, etc. As long as you are in the San Diego county area, you may meet the animal you are interested in at their foster homes or at a scheduled adoption event, otherwise, ARWOB is a non-profit organization and does not operate its own shelter.

Dog Adoption Application

Cat Adoption Application