My name is Jake!

Australian Shepherd/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in san diego, California - Jake
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Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc.

Facts about Jake

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9524601
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please review our Adoption Process before filling out an application.



Meet Jake!


Despite his rough start in life, Jake is the poster boy for "gentle giant": he is a really sweet boy who just wants to love and be loved.

Jake was rescued at the end of December, 2015, by the Border Patrol while walking in an isolated area near the USA border; he was quite emaciated when he arrived, and the healed scars on his muzzle still tell the story of how hard he had to fend for himself in order to survive as a stray.

While Jake is shy and initially hesitant to approach strangers, he turns into a big, placid teddy bear who is all about love and snuggles as soon as he warms up to you  He loves squeaky toys and he will gently pick them from your hand and happily trot away to his bed holding them; he will also greet you with his toy. He craves back and ear rubs, can spend half an hour with his chin resting on your lap while you pet him, and he will even nudge your hand with his paw or nose to ask for more when you stop

Jake currently lives in a temporary foster home with 5 other dogs (2 Chi mix girls who boss him around and 2 med/lg breed male dogs) and he is really good with them as long as they are not trying to be bossy with him. He did stand his ground on the rare occasion when one of his foster siblings tried to take his food or toys, but he never displayed any sort of aggression towards any of them at any point. Jake is not properly socialized to cats  and should not be in a home where there are cats.

We feel that Jake would do better in a household without small children who might startle him with brisk movements or high-pitched screams. He would, however, most probably be great with older children (10-12 years old and over) who are provided with adequate guidance on how to approach and interact with him.

This sweet boy is in need of a foster home or adoptive family
The ideal home for Jake would be:

Someone who would like to have just one canine companion or has non dominant dogs who will try to challenge him. He likely would do best with non threatening dogs like smaller dogs, BUT has been living in 2 foster homes since we rescued him and there always have been multiple dogs in the home.

A family without cats.

A family who just would like a "home dog' not a dog beach or dog park dog as that is not something Jake would enjoy. A ranch or large property he can have as his own would be amazing but he enjoys a normal yard just as much. 

Perhaps a retiree or adult couple looking for that canine companionship of a goofy, loving but chilled dog. 

Jake is walked daily, but still is a little hesitant or afraid of leashes or exposure to things like going to run errands, although he jumps well into the truck/car.

He sleeps in his crate at night and is house trained. 
His foster family consists of mom, dad and a teen.
He does not have separation anxiety.

If you are interested in fostering this gentle giant until he is adopted or, even better,would like to foster him with the intention of potentially adopting him should he be the right dog for you after having him home for a few weeks/months,   please fill out an application online. He will certainly bring some sunshine into your lives.

Check out his videos and pictures as he is playing with different breeds and sizes of foster dogs. 


Don't wait...Submit a foster or adoption application today! We also have foster to adopt trials..the best of both worlds!


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

About Animal Rescuers Without Borders, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

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

Visit our website to learn more about us.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Schedule a time and date according to foster parents and potential adopters work schedule.

Can meet at fosters home, adoption events or come to the adopters home.

Visit our home page at to learn more of the times and locations of adoption events or to call us to schedule a playdate either at your home or ours to meet our adoptable dogs and cats. Email, call or text us!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Process:
1) Adoption Application filed by applicant (visit the applications page to fill one out!)

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

3) Home checks to ensure the safety of our rescues

4) Adoption Contract and ID from applicant

5) Adoption fee