Border Animal Rescue


We have TWO Adoption Events coming up in the month of December:

Sat Dec 3rd - 10am-1pm at PetSmart

in Sierra Vista


Sat Dec 10th - 10am-1pm at the Onyx Grounds at Urbano's

4711 AZ-92, Sierra Vista

(Onyx Grounds at Urbano's is next to Urbano's and can be accessed through their parking lot)

And if you can't make it to the Adoption Event, we have so many wonderful pets available for adoption!

See the Adoptable Cats page and Adoptable Dogs page for photos and bios.



Our next cat food drive will be held 

at Staples in Sierra Vista on Dec 17th, 9am-12noon!

We need both canned and dry cat food.

Thank you!

We thank AZ Pet Plates for their support of Border Animal Rescue! You can help! Get your Arizona Pet Friendly license plate today!  By donating to Arizona's Spay and Neuter of Animals Fund – through the purchase of a Pet Plate for your vehicle or a voluntary contribution through your AZ Resident Personal Income Tax Return 140 – you are helping thousands of animals, through animal welfare shelters and organizations across Arizona.  Click HERE if you'd like to help.

Border Animal Rescue is sending a huge thank you to Petco Love for supporting our lifesaving work! With their assistance, we were able to provide spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and medical care to 7 trap-neuter-return cats who were either returned to their outdoor colonies or brought into foster; and spay/neuter surgeries and medical support for 2 homeless cats and 1 homeless dog (who gave us 9 pudgy puppies!) that we rescued, fostered until they were healthy, and then adopted into loving homes. 

Thank you again, Petco Love!

We’ve just received a grant from the Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club to help us spay and neuter the dogs in our community! We are so grateful for GSVKC’s continued support of our work and all the loving pet families out there. We’ll make an announcement soon when we can take applications and schedule surgeries for your furry doggie friends.

Click HERE to visit the Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club's website.

Thank you, GSVKC!

We need your help:  

The dogs and cats of Cochise County desperately need your help!!! 

If all our followers donated just $5 each, we could afford to spay/neuter 

over 50 animals so they could live healthier and happier lives!

If you'd like to help us, click here!


A small group of people in Bisbee, Arizona saw the need to help unwanted and abandoned pets and that the shelters struggled to get the animals noticed and adopted. Those first fosters for Border Animal Rescue opened their homes, their hearts, and their wallets to take care of those animals and to help place those animals in their forever homes. Since incorporation in 1998, Border Animal Rescue has worked tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals and has developed a wonderful relationship with animal control and the shelters of Cochise County. The work is not always easy, but it is always worth it.

What we do:

The mission of Border Animal Rescue (BAR) is to reduce animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs; promote the adoption of unwanted, homeless pet in Cochise County by caring for them in foster homes and providing medical care, if needed, until they are placed in permanent homes; promote population control of free-roaming cats through a trap/neuter/return (TNR) program; and promote the health and humane treatment of all animals.

Trap/Neuter/Return Program (TNR):

BAR assists with population control of free-roaming neighborhood cats. Adult cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to the area they came from. Young kittens are placed in foster homes, socialized, and adopted into loving homes.


We do not have a physical facility. All our animals are fostered in the homes of volunteers until they are ready for adoption. Foster homes are located throughout Cochise County.

Border Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.

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Thank you for supporting BAR! We can't do it without you.

When it's hot, don't leave your pets in any vehicles for any reason.