Past Events & Updates

Help Us Help Hansel!

We are urgently seeking help with donations for one of our dogs, Hansel. He is diagnosed with lumbosacral spondylosis, which causes severe pain. He now needs an MRI which will cost in the region of $2,000, possibly followed by surgery that could cost around $5,000. We are a nonprofit organization that survives solely on donations… Continue Reading »

Gretel’s Story

It was very late in the night when a Facebook post caught my attention. A dog trainer that I highly regard posted a photo of two dogs behind bars in the pound and wrote, “They really are NICE DOGS! Very quiet and very gentle. I loved them! …. they are so soulful, they would love you forever…. Continue Reading »

New Puppies – Available Saturday June 29th!

Say hello to Dewdrop and her new pups, available for adoption this Saturday June 29th. Dewdrop is a Chihuahua-Spaniel mix who is about 1 year old and weights 13lbs. We do not know what breed the father is so we don’t know how big the pups will get, but probably not large. She is also… Continue Reading »

Santa Monica Library Discussion – June 13, 2013

Join Forte Animal Rescue for a special event at the Santa Monica Library (Ocean Park Branch) on Thursday, June 13th from 5 – 6 PM. Marie Atake will discuss founding Forte Animal Rescue and its dedication to solving the problem of pet overpopulation through education, animal adoption and outreach efforts. 2601 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 458-8683

Strut Your Mutt – September 15, 2013

WHAT: A leisurely fundraising dog walk followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, treats for your dogs, fun activities, refreshments and more. WHERE: Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91436 WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2013 Please join us for this fun-filled event either by registering for our team or “virtually” participating,… Continue Reading »

Buy Shoes & Help Doggies Find a Home

Join Forte Animal Rescue for a special fundraiser at Marmi, on Sunday, April 27th from 12 – 5 PM. Guests will receive a 10% discount on all merchandise, and Marmi will graciously donate 10% of all sales during the party to Forte Animal Rescue. Marmi 4728 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA View Event Flyer… Continue Reading »

Fostering Saves Lives

Two years ago, , and needed our help to find him a permanent home. She was very fond of him and wanted to keep him, but she was happy when we found an adopter for him. Click Here to Read Article »

HealthySpot March Round Up of the Month

We’re proud to announce that HealthySpot has selected Forte Animal Rescue as their March round up of the month at all three locations (Marina del Rey, and you round up your purchase, the proceeds will go to Forte Animal Rescue. Please help us spread the word, and happy shopping for your pooches – let’s spoil… Continue Reading »

Adoptions at HealthySpot MDR

Join Forte Animal Rescue at the HealthySpot in Marina del Rey for a Special Adoption Event Sunday March 17th from 2 – 5 PM! HealthySpot 4718 Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA View Event Flyer »

Run or Raise Funds for Our Cause!

Join Forte Animal Rescue’s LA Marathon Team. This year, volunteers and supporters of Forte Animal Rescue are forming a team to run the LA Marathon on March 17, 2013 to raise much needed funds for our dogs. We aim to raise $10,000 and it’s definitely doable – with your help! $5, $10, $20, whatever you can… Continue Reading »

Devin Needs Your Help

Devin is a young and energetic Doberman who was rescued from an irresponsible “owner” in LA, so residents in the neighborhood scraped together enough money to buy Devin from his owner and handed him over to us. Devin is a good boy, but we have discovered that he has cryptorchidism (one testicle did not drop),… Continue Reading »

Be a Somebody

When people see an injured animal on the street, they often will say, “Oh, poor little doggie, I wish I could do something, but it’s OK, someone will help him, I’m sure.” Wait, who is that someone? Click Here to Read Article »

2011 MDR Patch Person of the Year!

Congratulations to our founder Marie Atake for winning the 2011 Marina del Rey Patch Person of the Year. Marie received 800 of the 1, 093 votes and received numerous comments in support of her nomination. Click Here to Read Article »

Dog Rescued from the Ocean

Rescued from the water under a dock in Marina del Rey then taken to the LA County Department of Animal Care & Control. With no time to spare FORTE Animal Rescue saves the day! Nemo Story Video: Nemo Reunion Video: Click Here to Read Article »

Your Aging Dog

It’s not easy to care for your old dog. It can be emotionally, but don’t we all know that we should expect to outlive our dogs? The answer is obviously yes. But our heart says no. Click Here to Read Article »

Pets and Landlords

Does your landlord allow pets? We encourage you to read Pets and Landlords written by our founder Marie Atake printed in “Apartment Age” and “The Pet Press, ” then published on “” Pleae share with your landlord! Click Here to Read Article »

Wonder of Life

Not only do we rescuers advocate for spay and neuter of companion animals, , they say, “Oh, no, we don’t want our children to see a dog die in our house.” Click Here to Read Article »

Dog Lover vs. Pet Lover

When you watch , Cesar takes her to his camp where dozens of his canine assistants will help accomplish the task. My point is, you cannot do any of these alone. Click Here to Read Article »

Dogs and Toddlers

People get married, . This is all natural and nothing is wrong with it, but there are many rescue groups that decline homes with kids under 5 years old. Click Here to Read Article »