Friends of Forte

Effortless Fundraisers

Want to help us out without spending an extra dime? Here are the companies and services that donate to Forte every time you use them!


iGive is the original online shopping mall where a portion of each purchase benefits the shopper’s favorite cause. Every time you shop at any of the 1,500+ stores in the iGive network, a portion of your purchase benefits Forte Animal Rescue at no cost to you! To get started, just create your free iGive account, then just click on iGive’s flower icon to start shopping. It works the same as your regular online shopping, but you’ll be making a difference for animals in need.

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Forte every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at, everything is the same as shopping on, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Forte!  You will be using the same account on and AmazonSmile, so your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding/baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

All you have to do is sign up for AmazonSmile and select Forte Animal Rescue as your charity.


Do you shop at Ralphs? Ralphs makes a donation to Forte Animal Rescue for every purchase you make, at no cost to you! Sign up today with your Ralphs Club card number and enter Forte’s ID number 83013 in the Community Rewards section under Account Settings.

Walk for a Dog

Install the free WalkForADog app on your smartphone, select Forte Animal Rescue as your charity of choice and start walking! For every mile you walk, Forte receives a donation. You can even use it while biking! That’s it, that’s all you have to do—just walk or run with or without a dog! The app might choose another rescue whose address is closest to yours, so please make sure to change it to Forte Animal Rescue from the “SetUp” icon at the bottom right on your app. And remember to start the app when you walk your dog (that’s the hardest part!). Available for Apple & Android.

Hale's Rescue

If you have ever adopted a pet, Hale Pet Door will give you a 10 percent discount on your purchase. In addition, when you mention Forte Animal Rescue, they will match this amount with a donation for us. It’s all part of Hale’s Rescue Rewards program to encourage shelter adoptions. For information, pricing and ordering please visit us at or call (800) 646-4773.


Changefindr is an online platform that lets people donate their unused gift cards to their favorite cause. Over $10 billion worth of gift cards go unused every year and our mission is to channel these unused funds to worthy causes. People can donate in 3 easy simple steps online by selecting the gift card merchant; entering the card no and pin no and donate; receive a donation receipt.


CARS (Charitable Adult Rides and Services) – Donate your car, boat, motorcycle or RV to support Forte Animal Rescue. You can also donate trucks, vans, SUVs, trailers, gadgets, snowmobiles, jet skis, motorcycles, motorhomes, and heavy equipment such as tractors.

Rover is a dog lover’s other best friend — second only, of course, to your dog. With exceptional customer support and the nation’s largest community of pet sitters and dog walkers, Rover is the easiest way for pet parents to find and book a loving and trustworthy neighborhood pet care in Los Angeles. In fact, a service is booked on Rover every minute of every day.

Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with people who’ll treat their dogs like family. And with over 92% of the population living within a short drive of one of the 65,000 sitters who’ve listed their services on Rover, it’s easy to find someone you and your dog will love.

eCycle Group

Forte Animal Rescue partnered with eCycle Group to raise funds through its environmentally conscious Recycling Fundraiser Program. Collect empty inkjet cartridges and laser cartridges from home, extended family, friends and your community, and drop them off at our adoption event.

Arm the Animals

Want to be the most fashionable supporter around?  Now is your chance!  Founded in 2010, Arm the Animals is an edgy clothing brand with a goal to support rescues and animals.  By joining with rescues across the US, they can ensure that these organizations get more funding and can save more lives.  So follow the link below to help support both ATA and Forte, with 20% of all profit going to support us!  They have great clothing, and are constantly producing new ideas. Check them out online!

Ruff Guide

Does your dog need a vacation? Ruff Guide to the United States features 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Whether your pooch prefers to ‘ruff it’ on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a five-star resort, the assortment of trips in this book is sure to have him (and you) begging for a vacation! When you enter code “FORTE” at checkout, you’ll get free shipping, and we’ll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold!

Coffee Connection

The Coffee Connection, on the premises of the Westside Vineyard, stands unique on the L.A. Westside by serving only the best certified organic, fair trade, shade grown and carbon free coffee, espresso, tea and specialty drinks. They do so in a coffee house rich in Old World charm complemented by modern facilities ideal for connecting with others, engaging in creative expression or enjoying time alone. Enjoy some coffee and pastry or anything else from their menu on any Saturday, present our coupon and Forte will receive 20% of the sales.

Delicious Yogini

Delicious Yogini’s Two Chocolates Cookies are baked with organic chocolates that are Free Trade and Rainforest Alliance Certified, and all ingredients are non-GMO.

Baking with exceptional ingredients is something Delicious Yogini will never compromise. They donated cookies for a Forte bake sale.

Their gift boxes are gorgeous and they ship nationwide.

K9 Camera

Longtime Forte board member, Andy Pearlman, is a professional photographer on the west side, who shoots amazing photos of dogs, with and without their humans (and humans with or without their dogs!). Check out his website, and know that 10% of all booking fees are donated to Forte Animal Rescue (you must mention Forte).

Pet Portraits

Local artist Jutta Fischenich aka Springermom turns your favorite pet photo into an oil painting on canvas, with 20% of the proceeds going to Forte Animal Rescue. Jutta has been an animal activist all her life and a volunteer and foster mom for a number of rescues. To view her artwork on Facebook, go to her “Bijoux de Bijou” page. Her favorite subjects are animals, and she always concentrates on capturing the expressions in their eyes, because they reveal their soul. Please direct any inquiries to

The Key of Souls

“Legend Unborn. The Key of Souls – Book 1” is the first book in a series of four by author David.G Welsh. It’s a fantasy aimed at young adult readers, with 20% of the sales going to Forte Animal Rescue. You can buy the ebook directly from Amazon for the Kindle, or from Barnes & Noble for the Nook. Or if you prefer to print your own copy, you can get the PDF version from Smashwords

SOP3 Publishing

Choose Forte Animal Rescue as your choice of cause, and 20% of the sales of the award-winning children’s book JJ The American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House, aimed at 5 to 9 year olds, are donated to Forte Animal Rescue.

Grief Counseling

Marian Silverman is a Licensed Family Therapist, Educational Psychologist and an Author whose life’s work has been in the field of Education, Counseling and School Psychology. After retirement, she adopted the puppy she had longed for all her life. Marian and Holly, a registered therapy dog were the first human-canine team at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital of UCLA’s Medical Center. As a consultant to the People-Animal Connection Program(PAC), Marian trained volunteers using Animal-Assisted Therapy techniques appropriate for a psychiatric population. Holly was the “demo” dog for PAC until her death in 2002. Marian kindly offers bereavement counseling for Forte adopters and anyone who suffers pet loss for a donation to Forte.

Annual Fundraisers

Dates to be announced!

Tony P's

Tony P’s hosts an annual week-long fundraising event by graciously donating 20% of all your purchases of food and beverages (including alcohol) to us. 100% of donations from Tony P’s will go directly to animal care. The food is terrific and so is the cause! Have a great meal, or just enjoy cocktails with a beautiful view of the Marina harbor, while helping out the pooches at the same time!

Hamburger Mary's

Legendary Bingo is held every week at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood. There are celebrity guests and fabulous prize packages that benefit local charities. This is one of the most fun-filled fundraisers of the year for Forte!

Veggie Grill

The Veggie Grill is a vegan restaurant that puts a healthier spin on American comfort food, using meat substitutes made from organic and non-GMO soy, wheat and pea proteins. They have several locations on the west coast and offer an annual fundraising event at the Santa Monica location with Forte, donating 50% of sales from this event.


Marmi, the fabulous shoe store in Marina Waterside, hosts an annual fundraiser for Forte. It’s an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and shopping. Marmi is the ultimate spot for women’s shoes, as well as other accessories such as handbags and hats. Guests will receive a 10% discount on all merchandise, and Marmi will graciously donate 10% of all sales during the event to Forte Animal Rescue.

Our Partners

Centinela Feed

Since 2002, Centinela Feed has provided us with our home base! Come see us on Saturdays and shop goodies for your dogs, cats, and all animal companions!

Healthy Spot

Once a month, Healthy Spot welcomes our pooches to be shown in their cagefree play room! Healthy Spot has been also supporting us with its roundup program and at its Halloween parties every year!

Yellow Brick Road

Excellent cagefree daycare and boarding, located conveniently on the way to LAX in El Segundo. Yellow Brick Road also offers a variety of classes for puppy socialization, basic/intermediate obedience, beginner/intermediate/advance agility and canine good citizen certification.

CageFree K-9 Camp

CageFree K-9 Camp is a premier cagefree dog daycare, training and boarding kennel in Los Angeles, conveniently located near the 10 Freeway. Cagefree K-9 Camp provides personal care and concern for every camper depending on each dog’s personality and lifestyle.

Boomerang Tags

The best ID tags your dogs and cats can ever ask for! Boomerang Tags has kept all our dogs safe since 2003!

Marina Pet Spa

Marina Pet Spa has been helping Forte dogs to look great and smell yummy since 2002.

576 W Washington Blvd
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 827-5949


SusieCakes is an all-American bakery offering home-style dessert favorites baked entirely from scratch. Its classic treats are made daily by in-house bakers, using the freshest & finest ingredients. SusieCakes has donated the delicious, sentimental sweets to our volunteers (not only dogs need treats!) and at our various events.