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.

Bean Adopted!

September 5, 2015

A little puppy was found wandering in the streets in East LA and a Good Samaritan picked her up. She was so tiny her foster mom gave her the name Bean. A happy little puppy that found her forever home very quick! Bean lives now in the middle of the mountains of Topanga with her… Continue Reading »

Sonya Adopted!

September 3, 2015

Sonya Adopted! Beautiful Sonya was found in the streets of Los Angeles by one of Forte’s friends. She brought her to the pound where she waited anxiously but no one came to pick her up. As soon as she became available for adoption, Forte took her out of that terrible place and rescued her from… Continue Reading »

Charlie Adopted!

September 2, 2015

Charlie was given up by his previous family because they truly did not appreciate what a wonderful guy he is. He went immediately to one of our foster families who could not believe how easy going and adaptable he was. Despite the trauma of being rejected by the only family he knew and the circumstances… Continue Reading »

Sizzles Adopted!

September 2, 2015

Beautiful Sizzles was neglected by her former family, there was a lot of damage that needed to be undone. In addition to having little confidence and socialization skills, a series of tests revealed a chronic digestive condition that will require lifelong attention. Despite her special needs, her soulful spirit charmed her adopters, and Sizzles found… Continue Reading »

Sienna Adopted!

September 2, 2015

Sienna was languishing in the pound with what they called “eye infections.” We saved her and found out that she actually had entropion on both eyes and the surgery and related medical care cost us over $3, 000. Perhaps that was the reason she was discarded. It caused her pain and she mostly had her… Continue Reading »

Sansa Adopted!

September 2, 2015

What people sometimes do! Sansa’s original family took her to a vet’s office and then abandoned her there! When one of our volunteers heard about it, she asked Forte for help. It was probably for the best because in no time she found a wonderful, loving home with someone who will never abandon her. In… Continue Reading »

Caroline Adopted!

August 16, 2015

Caroline Adopted! Little Caroline has been abandoned twice in her life and the second time she came to us. When she first came to us she was a timid and gentle girl. Luckily we found a wonderful foster Mom for her pretty quickly who showered her with love and helped her to feel secure again…. Continue Reading »

Bellatrix Adopted!

August 7, 2015

When we received an email about Belatrix from the neighbor of where she had been living for 5 years, it broke our hearts. She had been chained up outside by herself for 5 years in the back yard. She was ignored, neglected, fed very little and had no shelter. The neighbor could hear her crying… Continue Reading »

Cooper Adopted!

August 2, 2015

Super Cooper the Copper Cocker came to us when his family no longer had the time for him. He had been spending his days and nights alone and his family decided this was no longer fair on him. He was stressed and scared when he first came to us. He kept to himself and would… Continue Reading »

Chops Adopted!

July 29, 2015

Chops was dazed and confused when his family surrendered him to the pound. He was overwhelmed and shut down, but we knew he had great potential. Once in our care, we met the real Chops; good-natured, happy, affectionate, well-behaved and good with all creatures! Within two weeks of his rescue, he found himself with an… Continue Reading »

Boots Adopted!

July 7, 2015

Boots had been in the pound for almost two months and his time was up. Forte literally pulled him out of there a few hours before he was supposed to be killed. As if to make up for the long time it took to get him out of the pound, it took only one short… Continue Reading »

Leland Adopted!

June 25, 2015

Oh Little Leland, what a character he is! It took him 11 months before he finally got adopted. A girl dumped him at the pound after having him for practically his whole life, just saying that she couldn’t keep him anymore. Lucky for him, at the same time one of our volunteers was there to… Continue Reading »

Bear Adopted!

June 23, 2015

It didn’t take long for Bear, gorgeous as he is, to find his forever home. But he (nor we) would never have expected for him to go from homeless in the streets of South LA to a ranch with 4 acres and 13 horses in Santa Barbara! Paradise even gets more beautiful when he goes… Continue Reading »

Tedik Adopted!

June 17, 2015

Tedik was rescued from the streets by a good samaritan. Every effort was made to locate his previous family if he had one but nobody came forward for him and so we set out to find him a great home. He is a happy go lucky, Dad and a cat named Bagheera. Such a happy… Continue Reading »

Honey Adopted!

June 17, 2015

Sweet Honey was dumped at the pound by her previous family who said they could not afford to take care of a dog. We saw a video of her looking so sad and confused and we knew we had to save her. She went straight into the arms of loving foster parents who doted on… Continue Reading »

Weiler Adopted!

June 17, 2015

It’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to dump a dog at all, where his owners threw him out of their car and where he was found by lifeguards, this lovable little chihuahua quickly found his way into the hearts of all the volunteers he met. Despite his troubled past, he was a sweetheart… Continue Reading »

Smokey Adopted!

June 17, 2015

Smokey is one of those dogs we will never forget, and for two reasons. First of all, his incredible story. One of our volunteers heard about a dog that wasn’t treated well. She asked for a photo and was shocked, his abusive owners left him starving in the back yard with no food or water…. Continue Reading »

Joey Adopted!

June 17, 2015

You may be familiar with Joey.  A few months ago, he was left scared and abandoned, tied to a post with a small sign tied around his neck: “My name is Joey.  I am looking for a home.  Please take care of me!!”.  Fortunately, someone soon found him and walked him 3 miles to the… Continue Reading »

Joshlynn Adopted!

June 12, 2015

At the end of 2014, right before Christmas, Joshlynn ended up in the pound when she was found as a stray. When our founder saw that Joshlynn’s time was almost up and that she was so depressed in the pound, she decided to pull her, whether we had a foster or not. Luckily she could… Continue Reading »

Leonardo Adopted!

March 29, 2015

When Leonardo, about 8 months old, was found as a stray and brought to the shelter, he was dehydrated and emaciated. The staff called the number on his tag, but the person who answered said they didn’t want him anymore and that they had left the gate open intentionally. How sick can you be, he… Continue Reading »