Making Tails Wag Again - San Diego, CA - Tijuana, MX


Dog Rescue without Borders is a non-profit dog rescue that teamwork’s with other local groups in Tijuana, Mexico dedicated to saving homeless & abandoned dogs from the street or high-kill shelters in the Tijuana area and to find them permanent and loving homes in Mexico and the United States.

Dog Rescue without Borders was founded in August 2011 by Michela Arredondo, Elsa Peralta and Cynthia Espana Palacio. We are a volunteer-based organization and 100% of your donation goes to the animals. We do not have a shelter to house these unwanted and neglected dogs up for adoption we are thankful for the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly each day to improve the lives of our rescues and to insure that their future is blessed with a loving, stable home.

Dog Rescue without Borders is entirely funded by the generosity of individuals just like you. For as little as $1 a day or a recurring donation of $29 per month, you can help provide much needed medical care to our homeless animals. THAT’S less than the cost of a latte a week!

Our Mission

Dog Rescue Without Borders is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization which consists of a group of dedicated volunteers. We rescue homeless, abused, neglected & abandoned dogs from the streets and high-kill shelters; rehabilitate dogs by providing quality foster care and medical attention; and finding permanent and loving homes. We are committed to providing spay / neuter education; raising the public’s awareness of overpopulation, and responsible ownership.


Why rescue foreign dogs?
The answer to that is, in the US there are many animal charities to address the strays and find them good homes, but in Mexico, given the economic issues that affect the entire Country, the rescue of stray dogs is not a priority. Fortunately many local animal lovers give their best effort to network and rescue dogs in need.

What we do in Tijuana?
Working directly with locals and local groups in Tijuana, we rescue from high kill shelters, one-on-one street rescue, provide food, give medical attention, search for foster homes, rehabilitate and find permanent loving homes in Mexico and The United States. Each story is different and many are heart-breaking, but in every case there is a common thread – an animal that deserves a second chance at life.


Meet: Denise

We call her the angel of the stray dogs. She gives her life for them and many are alive because of her. She has many 4 legged kids! We lost count.

Meet: Elsa

She loves dogs! she has three of her own and is the worst foster. She tried to foster once and ended up keeping her, after only 1 week.

Meet: Michela

Animal lover and camera shy. Michela is passionate about dogs and has had dog her entire life. She has 4 four legged kids!

Meet: Cynthia

A passionate and loving rescuer and foster. Has 3 four legged and 3 two legged kids. She says that the 4 legged are better behaved than the others.


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