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Female Adult American Pit Bull Terrier / Shepherd (Unknown Type)


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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Aspen!!

NOTE:  Aspen will be loosing her foster family as of 11/19/20 and will return to her boarding in Tijuana if we cannot find a foster, foster-to-adopt, or adoptive family. Sadly, she isn't the dog for everyone, as she will likely need an experienced dog owner.  Her adopter will need strong dog leadership skills and they must know how to be a good observer and handler.  Aspen is not an “off the leash at the dog park” kind of dog.  She is “dog selective,” which means she is not going to be friends with all dogs, but she is also not going to try to attack them while on leash, nor bark/lunge at them when she has a dog encounter while walking or hiking.  She ignores other dogs for the most part.  Aspen’s ideal home will likely be one who is looking for just one family dog and has no cats. She does love humans!!  Although she has met children on/off leash and has at times been sweet to them, a home without small children would likely be the best for her.  This ideal home can sometimes include playtime with some dogs she considers friends.  Providing dog training from the start would be perfect and her new foster or adopter will be able to talk with her current foster to see what type of training has already been done.  Medically, Aspen is super healthy!  Even though she may be 6 years old and is happy/content with being calm, she can also be pretty active/energetic and would make a great hiking buddy and enjoys long walks.  Her blood work is great and she recently had a dental treatment, including removing her canine teeth and several other teeth that were fractured from the time before she was rescued.
UPDATE 10-31- 20:  Here is what Aspen's foster family has to say about her:'Aspen seemed to have some anxiety when she first arrived at our home and would whine by the door or in her crate or pant a lot, but with a little love and affection she quickly adjusted and learned the rules fast. She responds very well to “no” and knows which areas she’s not allowed in. She did well with formal training and learned how to not pull on the leash and walk nicely by your side, but you will need to be consistent with it. Getting her to sit off leash with a verbal command is difficult as she is not food driven and will not sit for treats. She only sits when she is on leash by your side with a gentle reminder by pulling up on the leash. Sometimes I think she does not like to sit because of her hip (you will notice she sits off to one side). She enjoys eating leaves from the garden and human food (cooked veggies, rice, sweet potato) over dog food, I think because they’re soft and easier to chew. She eats hard dog food very slowly because she is missing several teeth, so maybe soft treats and soft food would be better for her. Aspen sleeps nicely in her crate every night and will go to her crate on her own throughout the day, however she will resist if she knows you are leaving. Sometimes she will run to a corner or under the bed if you tell her to go to her place, but this can easily be fixed with consistent training on leash (when her leash is on, she goes to her place on command). She is not super destructive but has lightly chewed on a few items that were in the yard (boxing glove and yoga mat), but they weren’t destroyed or anything (again, probably has to do with her missing some teeth). She also responds well to “no” if you see her try to grab something or if you correct her for trying to chew on something.Aspen is very independent and likes to explore outside. She has gotten under the house several times by moving a potted plant that was blocking the crawlspace, so make sure there are no holes because she will find it. Several times she has also bolted out of the door when we came home, but if you chase her and yell after her she immediately stops and rolls over on her back. Despite her being a little mischievous at times, she is the absolute sweetest. Even though she likes all people and gets along great with everyone, she has attached onto me and will follow me around everywhere. She likes to sleep under my side of the bed and it has become her spot whenever I’m in bed, or she wants to get away from everyone. She is dominant with other dogs, but lives with a male staffy rescue we brought home a couple weeks after getting Aspen. He is about 3 years old and a little shorter but stockier than her. He gets along with all dogs, has a very playful attitude and they are best buddies now, even sleeping with each other on occasion. When we brought him home we made sure to introduce them in a neutral area and crate rotate them for the first day. We also had a third dog we brought home that same night, a 1-year-old large pit mix with special needs that we temporarily watched for another rescue. It took her an extra day to warm up to him as he did not believe in personal space and would often times get too close to her where she would nip at him. But with constant monitoring and quick corrections if she was being mean, she eventually allowed him into the pack although she still kept her distance most of the time. Naturally, she would get jealous if I pet any of the other dogs and would come over and sit in front of me, so if there are other dogs in the house make sure to be as neutral as possible and share the love equally.Aspen has been great with all people and is extremely friendly with everyone who has come over to the house. However she did growl twice at children when she was crated and they were running by. I think those were isolated incidents because she was upset that she had to stay in the crate and the kids were playing and screaming. While I’m confident that she can be around children, I do see her being possibly too high-energy around smaller kids.Overall Aspen has been the perfect foster daughter. She even has a secret poop corner away from our nice garden and turf, which was nice and made it easy to pick up after her. She is very swe To meet Aspen, please submit an adoption or foster application online at arwob.orgVisit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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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Name
Aspen
Age
Adult
Gender
Female
Size
Medium
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
NO
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Aspen

American Pit Bull Terrier

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Please review our Adoption Process before filling out an applic... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Aspen!!

NOTE:  Aspen will be loosing her foster family as of 11/19/20 and will return to her boarding in Tijuana if we cannot find a foster, foster-to-adopt, or adoptive family. Sadly, she isn't the dog for everyone, as she will likely need an experienced dog owner.  Her adopter will need strong dog leadership skills and they must know how to be a good observer and handler.  Aspen is not an “off the leash at the dog park” kind of dog.  She is “dog selective,” which means she is not going to be friends with all dogs, but she is also not going to try to attack them while on leash, nor bark/lunge at them when she has a dog encounter while walking or hiking.  She ignores other dogs for the most part.  Aspen’s ideal home will likely be one who is looking for just one family dog and has no cats. She does love humans!!  Although she has met children on/off leash and has at times been sweet to them, a home without small children would likely be the best for her.  This ideal home can sometimes include playtime with some dogs she considers friends.  Providing dog training from the start would be perfect and her new foster or adopter will be able to talk with her current foster to see what type of training has already been done.  Medically, Aspen is super healthy!  Even though she may be 6 years old and is happy/content with being calm, she can also be pretty active/energetic and would make a great hiking buddy and enjoys long walks.  Her blood work is great and she recently had a dental treatment, including removing her canine teeth and several other teeth that were fractured from the time before she was rescued.
UPDATE 10-31- 20:  Here is what Aspen's foster family has to say about her:'Aspen seemed to have some anxiety when she first arrived at our home and would whine by the door or in her crate or pant a lot, but with a little love and affection she quickly adjusted and learned the rules fast. She responds very well to “no” and knows which areas she’s not allowed in. She did well with formal training and learned how to not pull on the leash and walk nicely by your side, but you will need to be consistent with it. Getting her to sit off leash with a verbal command is difficult as she is not food driven and will not sit for treats. She only sits when she is on leash by your side with a gentle reminder by pulling up on the leash. Sometimes I think she does not like to sit because of her hip (you will notice she sits off to one side). She enjoys eating leaves from the garden and human food (cooked veggies, rice, sweet potato) over dog food, I think because they’re soft and easier to chew. She eats hard dog food very slowly because she is missing several teeth, so maybe soft treats and soft food would be better for her. Aspen sleeps nicely in her crate every night and will go to her crate on her own throughout the day, however she will resist if she knows you are leaving. Sometimes she will run to a corner or under the bed if you tell her to go to her place, but this can easily be fixed with consistent training on leash (when her leash is on, she goes to her place on command). She is not super destructive but has lightly chewed on a few items that were in the yard (boxing glove and yoga mat), but they weren’t destroyed or anything (again, probably has to do with her missing some teeth). She also responds well to “no” if you see her try to grab something or if you correct her for trying to chew on something.Aspen is very independent and likes to explore outside. She has gotten under the house several times by moving a potted plant that was blocking the crawlspace, so make sure there are no holes because she will find it. Several times she has also bolted out of the door when we came home, but if you chase her and yell after her she immediately stops and rolls over on her back. Despite her being a little mischievous at times, she is the absolute sweetest. Even though she likes all people and gets along great with everyone, she has attached onto me and will follow me around everywhere. She likes to sleep under my side of the bed and it has become her spot whenever I’m in bed, or she wants to get away from everyone. She is dominant with other dogs, but lives with a male staffy rescue we brought home a couple weeks after getting Aspen. He is about 3 years old and a little shorter but stockier than her. He gets along with all dogs, has a very playful attitude and they are best buddies now, even sleeping with each other on occasion. When we brought him home we made sure to introduce them in a neutral area and crate rotate them for the first day. We also had a third dog we brought home that same night, a 1-year-old large pit mix with special needs that we temporarily watched for another rescue. It took her an extra day to warm up to him as he did not believe in personal space and would often times get too close to her where she would nip at him. But with constant monitoring and quick corrections if she was being mean, she eventually allowed him into the pack although she still kept her distance most of the time. Naturally, she would get jealous if I pet any of the other dogs and would come over and sit in front of me, so if there are other dogs in the house make sure to be as neutral as possible and share the love equally.Aspen has been great with all people and is extremely friendly with everyone who has come over to the house. However she did growl twice at children when she was crated and they were running by. I think those were isolated incidents because she was upset that she had to stay in the crate and the kids were playing and screaming. While I’m confident that she can be around children, I do see her being possibly too high-energy around smaller kids.Overall Aspen has been the perfect foster daughter. She even has a secret poop corner away from our nice garden and turf, which was nice and made it easy to pick up after her. She is very swe To meet Aspen, please submit an adoption or foster application online at arwob.orgVisit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Babs

Domestic Short Hair

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Please review our Adoption Process before filling out an applic... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Babs!Babs needs an EXPERIENCED foster asap!  Please read her bio thoroughly and submit an online application!We are happy to offer a 1-2 week foster-to-adopt trail so that an approved adopter will be able to see if Babs might be a good match for them.UPDATE 4/17/21:Babs went into a foster-to-adopt trial with a great family, who has a home and only one senior adult cat.  Sadly, Babs was a little too much and slightly aggressive towards the senior kitty.  Therefore, potential adopters must have NO PETS in the home.  Babs is a “shadow cat” and she will always be around you and with you.  All fosters have reported that she likes to sleep with you in the bed and be with you by your work desk.  However, she doesn’t like to be carried around, picked up for long, or given bear hugs.  She is an independent older teen girl with a “wild streak,” who wants to play and run around all the time.  She can go from “zoomies” and high energy play to collapsed and snuggled up next to you.  She has a problem with being “mouthy,” which means she won’t hesitate to give you a “love bite” if you pet her too long or try to hold/pick her up for too long.  You will never feel alone with Babs, as she will keep you entertained and on your tippy toes, as her presence is strong.  But if you are looking for a loving, cuddly kitty, Babs is NOT the one for you. UPDATE 3-28-21:Babs had been on a foster-to-adopt trial for 2 weeks, but unfortunately it did not work out.  She would occasionally pounce on/attack the senior kitty in the home.  We think maybe Babs was introduced too quickly to the senior kitty and being that the other kitty is much older, this caused stress for her.  Therefore, we think Babs would likely do best in a home with NO cats.  UPDATE 3-14-21 (Notes from her current foster family):“Babs is lovable and it did seem like she has the ability to be totally content and happy in a variety of situation, including being alone at night. She definitely has a lot of energy.  She seems to be either at a 10 or a 0 most of the time. When she is at a 10 she is only up for a quick pet, but when she is at a 0 she loves to be pet and turns into a purring machine. The odd thing about her is that she is in love with sinks and running water. Even if she is asleep, if she hears the water go on she is there is a split second. But she is so light, you can easily pick her up with one hand and put her down and she’s okay with that.  She is fiesty and strong-willed. I know she lived with kids before, but I think NO kids would be better so she is in a calmer environment. When she gets over excited then she goes into play/attack mode and goes for you instead of her toys. She is easy to read but you need to pay attention. I was thinking that a young, single person would be best for her.”Babs was with a different foster family before spending some time at the Cat Adoption Center at Petsmart.  While at the CAC,  she seemed stressed out by the other cats, so she did not show well while she was at the CAC.  This is what her previous foster family had this to say about her:'We (2 adults and 2 children-11/13 years old) fostered Babs for about 2 months and she was a very easygoing and sweet cat. She adjusted immediately to our home- running, curious and playing right off the bat. She may appear irritable in the center environment but at our home we did not see this side of her personality. We never heard her hiss. She might nibble or scratch a bit during playtime, but would not attack or be aggressive. She slept on our bed every night and got comfortable enough where she would crawl under the covers with us to sleep which we did not mind. She was always around us when she was awake. During the day she loved to take her naps on the beds or in her special basket and towards the end of her stay with us she would sleep next to one of us on the couch. She would let us pick her up for short periods of time and would gracefully wiggle her way out of it when she wanted to be let down. You can pet any part of her body without complaint from her. She is the type of kitty I would choose for a long-term companion cat knowing full well that she will continue to warm up over time.'If you think Babs sounds like that loving, friendly, outgoing, and playful kitty you are looking for, please submit an online adoption application at www.arwob.org. You might be the forever family to make her dreams come true!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Berlioz

Domestic Short Hair

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Berlioz!UPDATE 4-17-21:Berlioz and Figaro are good friends!  If you are interested in a pair of kitties that get along well, these two sweethearts would be a good pair.  ORIGINAL STORY: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. A month ago, 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. We don't know if he likes dogs, but we can tell he would be fine with other kitties in the home and is a very loving and socia,l handsome kitty.  He is now ready for adoption and is now at our cat adoption center at the PetSmart in Clairemont. Our volunteers have gotten to know him and always comment 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 at our adoption center is young female teen named Figaro. Berlioz will do well in a home with another playful female cat or young male kitten, no adult male cats.' If you are interested in this sweet mannered, handsome boy, please fill out an adoption aplplication at arwob.orgVisit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Celia

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet the “C” Puppies:  Cory, Celina, Cleo and Celia!All four of the 'C' Puppies are currently being fostered together, but we would love to either find a new foster family for one or two of the pups to spread things out, OR  better yet, a forever adopter for them asap!UPDATE 4-19-21:  Here is what Celia's foster mom has to say about her:'Celia is the sister with the lightest colored fur and even has a little bit of white mixed in her coat. She is a tiny ball of sass! Don’t mess with Celia! She will let you know that you can’t have her toy. She is a lover of all things, including kids and other dogs. She is playful and silly, but will not be pushed around. Celia loves to play with her chew toys and chase balls!' The “C” Puppies are available to meet potential adopters as soon as Tuesday, April 20th.   If all goes well with their meet and greet, they can potentially go home that day.  However, due to COVID-19, sterilization appointments have been difficult to schedule.  The “C” Puppies will be sterilized in the 92104 area of San Diego on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  This means priority will given to local area applicants.  This will ensure they are able to take the puppy to the pre-scheduled surgery appointment and then pick them up at the end of the day after surgery.  Please do NOT submit an application if you do not live in the San Diego area.  If you would like to adopt and live outside of San Diego area, you are welcome to wait until their sterilization surgery has been completed to see if they are still available at that time (please note that we do not place holds on any of our rescues).ORIGINAL RESCUE STORY:These four adorable female siblings were born to a mama dog, who was the guard dog at a mechanic’s shop in Baja Mexico.  They were rescued in early March and arrived in San Diego in mid-April.If you would like to adopt one of these cute girls, please fill out an online adoption application at www.arwob.org. Don’t wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Celina

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Please review our Adoption Process before filling out an applic... show more

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet the “C” Puppies:  Cory, Celina, Cleo and Celia!All four of the 'C' Puppies are currently being fostered together, but we would love to either find a new foster family for one or two of the pups to spread things out, OR  better yet, a forever adopter for them asap!UPDATE 4-19-21:  Here is what Celina’s foster mom has to say about her:“Celina is amazing with kids and other dogs. She’s the largest in the bunch and full of personality! She’s super strong and very social.” The “C” Puppies are available to meet potential adopters as soon as Tuesday, April 20th.   If all goes well with their meet and greet, they can potentially go home that day.  However, due to COVID-19, sterilization appointments have been difficult to schedule.  The “C” Puppies will be sterilized in the 92104 area of San Diego on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  This means priority will given to local area applicants.  This will ensure they are able to take the puppy to the pre-scheduled surgery appointment and then pick them up at the end of the day after surgery.  Please do NOT submit an application if you do not live in the San Diego area.  If you would like to adopt and live outside of San Diego area, you are welcome to wait until their sterilization surgery has been completed to see if they are still available at that time (please note that we do not place holds on any of our rescues).ORIGINAL RESCUE STORY:These four adorable female siblings were born to a mama dog, who was the guard dog at a mechanic’s shop in Baja Mexico.  They were rescued in early March and arrived in San Diego in mid-April.If you would like to adopt one of these cute girls, please fill out an online adoption application at www.arwob.org. Don’t wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Cherry

Boxer

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Cherry!UPDATE 4-20-21:  Cherry has a pending adoption. We rescued Cherry’s brother Melon back in mid-March and he has already found his adoptive home.  The reason we are just now taking Cherry into our care is because she had been undergoing treatment for a skin condition that is totally cleared up.  She is a bit shy, but no where as shy as her brother Melon!  She knows how to walk on a leash and sleeps in her crate at night.  She is sociable with other dogs, although we do not know if she has been around cats.  Given that her brother Melon had been left tied up and neglected for the first two months of his life, we are assuming Cherry may have had a similar experience.  Once we get to know more about Cherry, we will update her bio. We will be scheduling an appointment for Cherry to get her spay surgery and we will update her bio with the date/details as soon as possible.  Please do NOT submit an application if you do not live in the San Diego area.  If you would like to adopt and live outside of San Diego area, you are welcome to wait until her sterilization surgery has been completed to see if she is still available at that time (please note that we do not place holds on any of our rescues). If you would like to adopt this adorable little lady, please fill out an online adoption application as www.arwob.org  Don’t wait!    Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Cleo

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet the “C” Puppies:  Cory, Celina, Cleo and Celia!All four of the 'C' Puppies are currently being fostered together, but we would love to either find a new foster family for one or two of the pups to spread things out, OR  better yet, a forever adopter for them asap!UPDATE 4-19-21:  Here is what Cleo's foster mom has to say about her:'She is such a sweetheart and gets along with the whole family. She likes to play with her sisters and when she’s not playing, she’s lounging around being cute.' The “C” Puppies are available to meet potential adopters as soon as Tuesday, April 20th.   If all goes well with their meet and greet, they can potentially go home that day.  However, due to COVID-19, sterilization appointments have been difficult to schedule.  The “C” Puppies will be sterilized in the 92104 area of San Diego on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  This means priority will given to local area applicants.  This will ensure they are able to take the puppy to the pre-scheduled surgery appointment and then pick them up at the end of the day after surgery.  Please do NOT submit an application if you do not live in the San Diego area.  If you would like to adopt and live outside of San Diego area, you are welcome to wait until their sterilization surgery has been completed to see if they are still available at that time (please note that we do not place holds on any of our rescues).ORIGINAL RESCUE STORY:These four adorable female siblings were born to a mama dog, who was the guard dog at a mechanic’s shop in Baja Mexico.  They were rescued in early March and arrived in San Diego in mid-April.If you would like to adopt one of these cute girls, please fill out an online adoption application at www.arwob.org. Don’t wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Corrine

Chihuahua

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Corrine!

 UPDATE 4-17-21:  Here is what Corrine's foster mom has to say about her:'Corrine is a sweet old gal who doesn’t let her age get in her way. She’s obviously had a rough life and is happy to indulge in the warm hugs and snuggles, soft beds, friendly dogs, and regular meals that she’s experiencing now. Corrine needs her humans to go slow at first while she takes time to trust again. She is getting used to being held and is even staying on my lap for awhile and sometimes falling asleep. Her preferred places to enjoy the day are on a bed in the sun, in her crate where she masterfully covers herself in a blanket, or in a bed next to wherever I am at the moment. Corrine is not an early riser. She is happy in her crate, snoozing away for 10-12 hours overnight, so you don’t have to worry about letting her out once she’s gone to bed. She usually puts herself to bed around 8:00 and I wake her up to go outside before I head to bed and then she’s good until she gets up in the morning. She appreciates an audience while she eats, which doesn’t always follow the normal breakfast and dinner routine of other dogs. As she’s not a morning person; brunch is more her style. When she first arrived, I put her in a doggie sling and walked her around the block, which she seemed to appreciate. But very quickly, she made it known that she would prefer to put on a harness and walk up the street and back. She spends more time sniffing than walking but seems to love the exercise. Corrine lost one of her eyes (we believe from a past trauma) and her remaining eye is cloudy, but she can make her way around any house and mastered the stairs to the backyard in no time. She is also deaf but doesn’t let that stop her either. Corrine is completely comfortable with my small dogs. She encountered my friend’s gentle, large dog, who seemed to startle her, but she stood her ground and let him know she not to be messed with, and all was fine! She is potty trained, letting you know she needs to go out by finding you and staring you down. And Corrine does great in the car and she does not bark at all. Instead, when she wants my attention or can’t find me, she makes the cutest little noises. For someone who wants a sweet, independent, older dog who’s just looking for a warm place to nap, some yummy food, and lots of love, Corrine is perfect for you.'Corrine will be spayed on 5/10/21 in 3 weeks, so she will be available for adoption after her spay appointment. She has already had a dental in March and she is doing great! if you'd like to meet and potentially adopt Corrine after her spay appointment, please submit an online application. However, if you have a time sensitive situation for adoption, please do not apply, as she won't be available before 5/10/21. If you are interested in adopting this little Princess, please complete an online adoption application at www.arwob.org  Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Cory

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet the “C” Puppies:  Cory, Celina, Cleo and Celia!All four of the 'C' Puppies are currently being fostered together, but we would love to either find a new foster family for one or two of the pups to spread things out, OR  better yet, a forever adopter for them asap!UPDATE 4-19-21:  Here is what Cory’s foster mom has to say about her:“Cory is the smallest in the bunch and she’s a playful, funny little ball of spunk. She doesn’t let her size get in the way of her wrestling with her sisters. She holds her ground and persists on winning that tug of war match!” The “C” Puppies are available to meet potential adopters as soon as Tuesday, April 20th.   If all goes well with their meet and greet, they can potentially go home that day.  However, due to COVID-19, sterilization appointments have been difficult to schedule.  The “C” Puppies will be sterilized in the 92104 area of San Diego on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  This means priority will given to local area applicants.  This will ensure they are able to take the puppy to the pre-scheduled surgery appointment and then pick them up at the end of the day after surgery.  Please do NOT submit an application if you do not live in the San Diego area.  If you would like to adopt and live outside of San Diego area, you are welcome to wait until their sterilization surgery has been completed to see if they are still available at that time (please note that we do not place holds on any of our rescues).ORIGINAL RESCUE STORY:These four adorable female siblings were born to a mama dog, who was the guard dog at a mechanic’s shop in Baja Mexico.  They were rescued in early March and arrived in San Diego in mid-April.If you would like to adopt one of these cute girls, please fill out an online adoption application at www.arwob.org. Don’t wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Doggie

Domestic Medium Hair

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Doggie and Kittie!UPDATE 4-17-21:  Doggie and Kittie have gone on a foster-to-adopt trial.  We should know their status in 1-2 weeks.  You are welcome to check back, but they have likely found their forever home. Doggie and Kittie were rescued from the streets of Oceanside and according to their rescue notes, they have been surviving on the street together for almost a year.  They are a bonded pair, so we would hate to separate them and would like to see them adopted together.  They are both very loving, sweet, and adorable characters.  Although they have been living outside for awhile, they are wonderful indoor kitties and they use their litter boxes very well.  They do not get along with dogs, but they are good with other cats and also with kids. If you would like to adopt these sweet girls, please submit an online adoption application at www.arwob.org.  Don't wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Eddie

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Eddie!We are looking for a forever home for this handsome man! We are going to sponsor his adoption fee toward the cost of a dog trainer of the adopter’s choice, so his adoption fee of $250 will be used toward his training (which can start as soon as his FTA trial starts).  Eddie’s ideal home will be one who has humans that are looking for a loving dog who is house trained and still has a great life to live.  Ideally he will find a home with a yard, although he did live for almost 2 years in a condo setting, so we would be willing to consider an apartment/condo for the right family. EDDIE’s STORY:

Eddie was adopted from ARWOB in October 2019 and sadly he was returned to ARWOB in January 2021 because he was “too much” for his previous owner to handle.  He lived in a condo with one female owner and one cat, but sadly he did not receive the exercise he needed, nor proper attention or training.  He had no structure and no one to lead him to be a good boy, so it became an issue to walk him on the streets.  The day he was relinquished, we noticed he was wearing the wrong collar and wrong harness for a dog his size.  His owner had no control over him and she never sought help from a dog trainer so as to learn the proper handling/corrections for walking a large, energetic dog.  Because his owner was unable to handle him on walks, she was afraid to take him out.  Consequently, he was not being socialized around others and would react to other dogs when she would attempt to walk him.  Eddie is doing well in his new foster home, but we may lose his foster at the end of May, so we are hoping to secure another foster or a foster-to-adopt trial for Eddie so he can find his forever home!  Are you looking for a loving, gentle giant, who is a goofy large breed dog?  Eddie loves to cuddle and be loved on, but also enjoys walks and car rides.  He will not be a “dog park” kind of dog and he should be the ONLY dog in the home (to play it safe).His current foster has noted that Eddie is a very laid back dog and if he is not in the back yard or on a walk, he likes to sleep.  She did indicate that he growled at her a couple of times when she touched his hind legs.  He doesn’t like his hind legs/paws touched, so we recommend a home without young children who may innocently touch his hind legs/paws.  He loves kids, so older children would likely be fine as long as they are aware of this quirk about his hind legs/paws.If you would like to foster or adopt this handsome guy, please submit an online application at www.arwob.org  Don’t wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Figaro

Domestic Short Hair

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Figaro and, yes, this Figaro is a female! UPDATE 4-17-21:Berlioz and Figaro are good friends!  If you are interested in a pair of kitties that get along well, these two sweethearts would be a good pair.  ORIGINAL STORY:Figaro was rescued off the streets in early February. She is now at our cat adoption center at the PetSmart in Clairemont. Prior to coming to our center, she was with a foster family.She has adjusted well and is sauch a very sweet, affectionate, playful young teen. Her best friend is Berlioz and they enjoy playtime together. This sweet girl will make a wonderful family member  and cannot wait to find her forever home!If you are interested in adopting Figaro, please fill our an adoption application online at arwob.org.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Frannie

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Frannie!  Frannie needs an EXPERIENCED foster asap!  Please read her bio thoroughly and submit an online application! UPDATE 4-16-21:  Frannie will need an EXPERIENCED foster or adopter!We are looking for an EXPERIENCED foster or an adopter who can do a foster-to-adopt trial for a teen pup who will need help with socialization, so as not to keep her attached to just one person.  She needs daily walks and interaction with new people, as well as positive reinforcement to help her acclimate and trust new people. Basically we prefer the foster-to-adopt trial to make sure she is a good match for her family.  She is an amazing dog, but being a teen pup and never having a good home until now, she probably bonded too strongly to her previous foster mom and didn't receive proper corrections to prevent her reaction towards her son. Please submit an online adoption application if you are planning on foster-to-adopt or adoption.  If you would just like to foster ONLY, please fill out an online foster application.  Frannie is being moved from her current foster home today to 'reboot' her from the reaction she had to the previous foster's son. You can email us or just submit an online application if you'd like to meet this girl. UPDATE 4-13-21:Frannie is a beautiful medium-sized dog, who was rescued from Mexico and has some trust issues with people she does not know.  She loves her previous foster mom, but after a week of being in the foster home, she will occasionally bark/growl at the foster’s college-aged son and some other people who come into the home.  It seems that when the foster’s son has been gone and Frannie has not seen him in a few days, she would react upon seeing him.  Once she calms down, then she would allow the foster’s son to pet her on the couch.  She does not seem to have issues with people outside the home, according to what her foster has observed.  Her foster has taken Frannie to the pet store, to the dog park, etc.  She enjoyed the pet store and even let a man pet her.  She has been taken on long walks outside the home once or twice a day by her foster and interacted with many people, but doesn’t react.  She loves to go on walks and is very excited. She looks at other dogs, but rarely does anything about it (i.e. she doesn't bark or react).  She doesn't stop and say hello to the other dogs, but she is interested.  Her foster has not observed any leash reactivity.  When Frannie sees her leash come out, she gets very excited because she absolutely loves her long walks.  UPDATE 4-8-21:  Here is what Frannie's foster family has to say about her: 'Frannie is a sweet and smart girl! She was shy the first day, but now that she’s been here for almost a week, she is a fun, playful and sweet girl. She loves to go on walks and is interested in everything. Frannie also loves her chew toys. Her favorite of the moment is a plush toy, but loves chewing on whatever we give her. She’s good with other dogs but might be cautious at first. She’s eager to please and will do well in a home that she knows what’s what. She has been left alone and seems to do well. She will be a great addition to the family.' If you are interested in adopting this princess, please fill out an online adoption application at www.arwob.org  Don't wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less

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Georgie

Labrador Retriever

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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. 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.   Meet Georgie! We have found a foster for Georgie, but he still needs an EXPERIENCED adopter, who will provide him with a forever home!UPDATE 4/17/21:  Georgie will need an EXPERIENCED foster or adopter! Georgie was adopted on 4/9/21 and returned on 4/12/21.  His new family had called us on 4/10/21 to return him, because the introduction with their senior mom at home didn't go well and Georgie was barking at her. Georgie was transferred the day he came back to us to a new foster home, who is a single working female who fosters dogs and cats for ARWOB. She wasn't sure what she would find with Georgie and all she can say is 'She LOVES Georgie!”  Here is what she has to say about him:1) Georgie is a great, gentle pup! He may seem under-socialize, but he really is not.  He has no fear jumping into the car, walking through the house door, or being approached to put the leash off/on.  He loves to be petted!2) He LOVES dog friends, both submissive and alpha.  He has a submissive personality himself.3) He does well with cats, but can be a little ‘rough' sometimes.  He is easily corrected when he does this.  He just gets super excited when he sees cats.  If kitties want to play with him, he is up for it, but he is only around cats when supervised. 4) He does great in his crate at night and several times throughout the day. He is not a barker or a vocal dog at all.  Although if he doesn’t get daily exercise (either playing in yard with another dog or going on a walk/hike/run) and is kept in his kennel too long, he will whine.  But if he gets his daily exercise, he will be patient and wait several hours in his crate napping.5) He was moved from his previous foster home, who had 3 young boys who are great with dogs.  Georgie loved the boys, but barked at them a couple of times (depending on how they moved towards him and accidentally scared him).  So as a precaution, we moved him to a different foster home.  His current foster mom does not see him as a biter, just a nervous guy who can bark whenever he gets scared.6) He would greatly benefit from a one-on-one foster, who can expose him to the world of walks, different interactions with people, etc. He is pretty good on a leash compared to others, and is not super strong with his pulling, but he could use normal dog training. He is a goofball and is very sweet.  He can be mellow yet also active, depending on what the situation is. He LOVES dog toys and sharing them with others. UPDATE 4-12-21: Georgie is a handsome full-grown boy at 38 pounds, who had a very hard life while living on the roof of a home in Mexico before he was rescued.  He is under socialized and is definitely more oriented toward dogs than people.  His foster family is a couple in their 40s with a home/yard and three young boys (age 4-8 years old).  He is being fostered with his doggy friend Tara.  It took both of these pups about 1-2 days to decompress, so the family just gave them space.  Now it’s been a week and both dogs love the family and are loving/loyal toward them.  However, Georgie is more aloof toward people and prefers to spend time with his doggy friend Tara.  He has some human trust issues and will need an adopter who is willing to put in some work with dog training, so he can learn the basics.  He will need more socialization and an adopter who will take him on walks, car rides, and expose him to new people/situations.  He has made great progress in a week, so we can only imagine how his will blossom in a stable home as months go by.  We also think a home with no other dogs will actually help him focus more on human interaction, but he would appreciate enjoying a play date with other dogs when he is ready (or perhaps a second dog in the future as company).  He will definitely be a “protective” dog, warning you of new people in the home.  Therefore we need to make sure his adopter is able to work with him and is capable of making sure his is comfortable around new people either in the home or when on walks (when there is potential for people who may want to interact/pet him). UPDATE 4-2-21:  Here is what Georgie's foster family has to say:'Georgie is a sweet dog looking for a patient and loving forever home. Georgie was scared when he first arrived in our home keeping his distance initially. As he became more comfortable and saw that he can trust us, he began to let his guard down. He is making amazing progress as he learns that we care for him and love him. He is a submissive dog.  He has amazing agility and is intelligent, even though he is slow to warm up, he is not an anxious dog. He is crate and house trained. He is not a barky dog. He has done well with our 3 children ages 3, 5, and 7, as well as our cat. It will be very important that his forever family continue to socialize him with dogs and people, as well as continue dog training.'If you are interested in adopting this handsome man, please fill out an online adoption application at www.arwob.org  Don't wait!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.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 show less