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Thinking of Adopting?

Fill out our adoption questionnaire and Forte Animal Rescue will help you find an animal that best suits your lifestyle.

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Questionnaire for Dogs

For questions feel free to contact us or stop by our Weekend Adoptions!

To learn more about our adoption process visit our Adopt page.

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Strutt Your Mutt – October 10, 2015

Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt is a dog walk, 5K run, and dog-themed festival benefiting Forte Animal Rescue as well as other animal welfare groups and Best Friends Animal Society. Our event is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th in Exposition Park.

Strut Your Mutt is Forte Animal Rescue’s largest annual fundraising campaign and paramount to our success in rescuing as many animals as possible. This means we need all of you to participate in any way that you can! We’ve set a goal of raising $20K this year and are confident we can achieve this with our amazing network of volunteers, fosters, friends and family.

To get started, please join us for this fun-filled event either by registering for our team to participate in the dog walk/5K, donating to one of our team members or to Forte Animal Rescue’s team. Your donation is tax-deductible and since Forte Animal Rescue has no paid staff, 100% of the money we raise (after transaction fees) will go to animal care.

WHERE: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Check-in and onsite registration opens:  7:00 AM
5K starts:  9:00 AM
Walk starts:  9:00 AM
Festival ends at 1:00 PM

Visit Our Fundraising Page »

Skechers LA Marathon – February 14, 2016

Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon

Countless hours spent setting up for our adoption events, walking our pooches, transporting them to adoptions and veterinary appointments, and training, training and more training. There’s nothing we won’t do for our doggies! So, running or walking 26.2 miles for Forte Animal Rescue is no big deal, right? Lucky for you it’s a very achievable goal and one that will go a long way for Forte!

Forte Animal Rescue is once again an official charity of the Skechers Los Angeles Marathon. The 2016 Skechers LA Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 14th, 2016. This year’s marathon is especially significant because it follows the U.S. Olympic trials taking place on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. The energy and support surrounding this year’s event is expected to be at an incredible high, and it’s bound to be a marathon year to remember!

Forte is seeking walkers and runners to join its marathon team. Runners will receive mentorship and help as they craft their training program, access to group runs, and a Forte marathon team tee shirt, as well as karma points for raising much needed funds for our pooches.

Along with runners, Forte is also accepting donations to support our marathon team. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for our rescue dogs with this year’s marathon fundraiser, which is a completely achievable goal!

If you’re considering running or walking the marathon this year, please email for more information on how to join the marathon team and get involved!

For more information, or to donate to our marathon fundraiser, please visit the following link:


This is one of the most important roles in rescue because the more fosters, the more lives we can save! Fostering is the ideal living situation for our dogs while they are waiting to find their forever homes. Kennels provide them with the basics such as food, water, a bed and some outside time, but the dogs do not get the one-on-one care and attention they would be receiving in a loving foster home. Fostered dogs become potty-trained, learn commands and how to walk on the leash, all of which make the dog’s adoption far more successful. If you or someone you know can foster one of our dogs please let us know. Forte Animal Rescue provides medical care and supplies if needed (many fosters already have leashes, bowls, etc.). Contact Us For More Information »

Become a Forte’s Angel!

Your monthly tax-deductible donation/subscription goes directly to sustain our rescue efforts and the amazing transformations that take place. As volunteers and contributors ourselves, we ensure that your valued donations are used wisely and effectively towards the care of as many animals as we can possibly rescue. A confirmation email will be sent. Visit our Donations page or select one of the subscription options below.

Happy Paws – $15 monthly
(1 day of boarding for a dog)

Lucky Paws – $30 monthly
(1 day of boarding for two dogs)

Dancing Paws – $100 monthly
(spay or neuter for a dog)

Jazzy Paws – $500 monthly
(1 month of boarding and 1 medical exam for a dog)