Happily Ever After

To date, Forte Animal Rescue has saved the lives of more than one thousand dogs and we’re still going strong! We couldn’t have done it without all our wonderful volunteers and adopters. Here’s a little glimpse into our Happily Ever After success stories finding forever homes.  For a complete list of our adopted animals click here.

Rummy Adopted!

August 4, 2014

Rummy came to us a little unsure of who to trust and what his future would hold. He was placed with a wonderful Foster mom who counteracted his moodiness with cute outfits! Rummy soon settled in to his temporary home with his foster brother Seymour. It took a little time, but he eventually stole his… Continue Reading »

Gretel Adopted!

July 15, 2014

When this family saw Gretel`s photo they picked her as the dog they wanted to meet that day. They had been looking to adopt another dog after sadly losing their last dog to a terminal illness. They said their home was empty without a dog. They met Gretel and instantly fell in love with her…. Continue Reading »

Emmer Adopted!

July 11, 2014

Little Emmer came to us when he was being turned in at the pound. Why anyone would want to give up this adorable, we were always amazed at how fearless he was around big dogs, and happy to see every person and dog he met. When Emmer’s new family first saw him at our adoption… Continue Reading »

Poppie Adopted!

July 9, 2014

Poppie is one of those lucky puppies who found her way to Forte Animal Rescue which made sure she would find a good home. Before that she had been tossed around until a good Samaritan took her in. She didn’t need to wait long. Her adopters where looking for a dog like Poppie, they lost… Continue Reading »

Burrito Adopted!

June 14, 2014

Burrito was found as a stray somewhere in Koreatown. A kind samaritan took him in at first but since he wasn’t in a position to take care of him, with such a cute face and such a loving demeanor, it didn’t take Burrito long to find his forever family. And boy, did they want to… Continue Reading »

Hannah Adopted!

June 14, 2014

When Hannah came to us at Forte she had been living in somebody`s back yard while the rest of the family, including their dogs all lived inside. We can`t even imagine how lonely she must have been all by herself. She quickly moved in with her foster Dad and brother Taz. She bonded with them… Continue Reading »

Marmalade Adopted!

June 14, 2014

Marmalade got her name because, well, she looks like Marmalade, and is just as sweet. After being given up by a well-meaning woman with too many dogs, she is now living in a great home, and not having to share her loving mom and dad. When she goes for walks in her new neighborhood, she… Continue Reading »

Odie Adopted!

June 14, 2014

It was love at first sight, he just doesn’t stop wagging his funny little tail.

Clark Adopted!

May 10, 2014

When we first met Clark at the high-kill county pound, he had been let down by his former “owner” who moved away and left him at the pound. We quickly realized that this sweet little soul was fearful, so finding that right adopter was vital to helping Clark become a genuinely happy boy. Today adorable… Continue Reading »

Finley Adopted!

April 29, 2014

Finley has been with us for so long and was constantly overlooked. When his foster family decided to move to Texas they couldn’t stand the thought of leaving Finley behind.  So lucky Finley gets to stay with the family that he has grown to love over the past months. His awesome foster Mom has now… Continue Reading »

Fernando Adopted!

April 25, 2014

Fernando is one of our Craigslist rescues! People post dogs for free on Craigslist. These dogs can be easy victims and fall into the wrong hands. You don’t want to know what can happen. Fernando was spotted by one of our volunteers and there was a wonderful foster home waiting for him. He is very… Continue Reading »

Sharkie Adopted!

April 24, 2014

Sharkie came to us as ‘Whitey’. He came on board because sadly, his original guardian passed away, and neither friends nor family could keep him for various reasons. But they rallied for him, found us, and, working together, we found a great new loving home for Whitey who was promptly and suitably renamed Sharkie. Sharkie… Continue Reading »

Peek a Boo Adopted!

April 23, 2014

Peek a Boo came to us through an independent rescuer who rescued her from a backyard breeder situation, thankfully before they were able to start breeding her: “We got to her just in time. She appeared malnourished, dehydrated, and confused.” Now, this curious doggie who is full of puppy energy listens to the name ‘Hana’… Continue Reading »

Pete Adopted!

April 14, 2014

Pete has a home! Two years ago, she became Pete’s foster mom and in the end, knew she HAD to keep him! She says he was sent to her for a reason and is just the perfect dog for her! She is a professional dog walker and pet sitter so Pete will get lots of… Continue Reading »

Koda Adopted!

April 7, 2014

Koda is home for good! She already knows her new name Sammie. Her new family had Sammie #1 and Sammie #2 and when we saw #2’s photo, they’d have to “pry her out of his cold, dead hands”! They love, love, love her, and she will live a life like Cinderella! When we spoke to… Continue Reading »

Breezy Adopted!

April 3, 2014

Wow, did she grow up! Poor Breezy was abandoned in a stranger’s back yard, weighing almost 12lbs at maybe 5 months old. Now, not even 2 months later, she has filled out to 21lbs and has a new home with a great mom and big sister. Lauren is a Forte Jr Volunteer and becomes another… Continue Reading »

Shelby Adopted!

March 24, 2014

Shelby came to us from the pound after being picked up as a stray. He was sad, frightened and underweight. We quickly fell in love with this gentle soul and with his foster family’s love, he gained strength and confidence. It was not long before his adopters found him and it was love at first… Continue Reading »

Cleveland Adopted!

March 13, 2014

Thanks to a good Samaritan who drove two hours to pick up Cleveland from the San Jacinto shelter and two hours back, Cleveland is still alive. It is unbelievable that his owner would have left this wonderful dog, he is super friendly. His adopters were looking for awhile before they found Cleveland. Their patience was… Continue Reading »

Tillie Adopted!

March 9, 2014

When we rescued Tillie from the pound, she was underweight, scared and sick. She was dumped there after having puppies and was still lactating. In the caring hands of her foster mom, Tillie blossomed and got better. Her adopter mom fell in love with her immediately and Tillie lives now in the home that is… Continue Reading »

Nala Adopted!

March 7, 2014

Nala was found on the street in the night of July 3rd. She was spooked and disoriented. Her rescuer picked her up and made her feel safe. Since then, and with every day, her fan base grew. The staff at her boarding place fell in love with her pretty much the day she moved in…. Continue Reading »