Meet your Inner Forte
Volunteering is not a duty. You might feel guilty about what you don’t do, or when you are too busy to do more, but at Forte Animal Rescue, you’d be appreciated for what you do; even if it’s one day a month. That one day you give us is valuable and very much appreciated because it is already far more than what the majority of people do. Also, at Forte Animal Rescue, we keep it fun – Our Saturday Adoptions are like a picnic break, to hang out with great people and our orphaned dogs! We’re a “hub” for people who want to help the animals as much as they want, when they can.
Here is a partial list of the various ways you can contribute your time and passion for animals as a volunteer:
Our Saturday adoptions are held at Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies in Mar Vista where we can always use assistance in setup and teardown. This consists of crate handling, transportation for the dogs, tent, table and crate setup. The adoption setup begins at noon, and teardown begins at 3:30 pm. Come for the setup, the tear down, or stay all day with our cute pooches. There are usually beverages and snacks, so we just have a great time with each other while saving the animals!
Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies
Saturdays: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
3860 S. Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(1 mile west of 405 fwy; between Venice Bl. & Washington Bl.)
Certain weekends are exceptions, so please call the store before your visit. Please note that Saturday adoptions are held INSIDE the store in case of rain or inclement weather.
Walking and Socializing Our Dogs
We usually have several dogs boarded at our vets and kennels. Most of our dogs are in West LA and El Segundo. Though the vet techs and kennel staff take great care of our dogs, they get cooped up sitting in their cages, the dogs would love for you to give them one-on-one attention, socialization and fun outings.
Fostering Our Animals
If you can foster or know anybody that can, please let us know! For the dogs boarded at the kennel, it’s no different from sitting behind bars in their jail cells, no matter how properly they may be cared for. By having our dogs fostered, we get to know about each dog much better than when the dog is kenneled. By being fostered, we can make sure that the dog is potty-trained, and dogs learn commands, how to walk on the leash and get socialized with the real world. All of these make the dog’s adoption far more successful.
Being an “Ambassador” for a Dog
In general, an Ambassador is to follow through the dog’s adoption process; from screening to placement. At the beginning, we’ll walk through each step with you. The Ambassador has to make sure that the dog will attend our Saturday Adoptions and take him/her to the vet when necessary. An ambassador is NOT financially responsible for the dog. Forte covers all expenses. If the dog was fostered by someone who is just a foster, but not part of FAR, the Ambassador is the main contact for the foster, and when they can’t bring the dog to the adoption or the vet, the Ambassador will make an arrangement for his/her transportation.
If you are interested in receiving more information on how you can make a difference for the animals, please contact us at: volunteer@FARescue.org.