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.

Xena Adopted!

March 29, 2015

This feisty little girl started life homeless and in the pound. Adopted from there, her guardian found she was not capable of caring for Xena the way she deserved, so she surrendered her to us. Now, Xena has been renamed Pitchoune and lives with a dedicated couple who has already started her with training and… Continue Reading »

Bronson Adopted!

February 17, 2015

A very lucky dog has found his home! Bronson, one of the sweetest beagles you’ll ever meet, was nearly surrendered to the pound after his family lost their home. Forte swooped in and stopped this from happening, giving him an excellent foster home while we looked for his new family. While there were some minor… Continue Reading »

Rocky Road Adopted!

February 17, 2015

Rocky Road was adopted from the pound as a puppy and dumped back at the pound recently by his family. He had been kept outside his entire life and when surrendered he was dirty and matted and desperate for love. He was lucky enough to be able to move into a temporary home when he… Continue Reading »

Huckleberry Adopted!

January 28, 2015

One of our volunteers found Huckleberry at the shelter. He reminded him of his own childhood dog and he reached out to us to save him. Pulled on his last day, Huckleberry immediately charmed our volunteers with his sweet and affectionate demeanor. On one of his first adoption events he caught the eye of a… Continue Reading »

Pepper Adopted!

December 24, 2014

Pepper was dumped at the San Bernadino City pound, scared, overweight and full of ticks. Forte saved her on her last day. Now Pepper has lost 10 lbs and lives with a wonderful caring couple near the ocean in Marina del Rey.Her new family says that she is a happy girl, very playful at home,… Continue Reading »

Troy Adopted!

December 24, 2014

A good Samaritan took Troy away from a sad situation. He lived with people in a poor neighborhood who had no idea how to take care of a dog. Troy got out regularly but always came back and as a thank you for that he got beaten. Despite this unhappy part of his life, such… Continue Reading »

Morgan Adopted!

December 3, 2014

Rarely have we seen such a perfect dog as Morgan. Rescued from the pound on her last day, her calm demeanor and friendly personality charms everyone who meets her, dogs included. One of our volunteers was even jokingly trying to decide which of her own dogs to give up in order to adopt Morgan for… Continue Reading »

Coffee Adopted!

December 3, 2014

Everyone needs a little help sometimes! We rescue most of our dogs from the pound but we sometimes work with independent rescuers. There is one such kind hearted woman in Ensenada, Mexico which is where Coffee and Simon came from. One month ago they immigrated to the US to find their forever homes. Both very… Continue Reading »

Harley Boy Adopted!

November 20, 2014

Harley Boy had not had the best start to his life after being dumped, but twice at the pound by his previous families. The last family dumped him because they decided to have children. He was a big favorite of the volunteers at the pound and they begged us to save his life on the… Continue Reading »

Lester Adopted!

November 20, 2014

Lester came in the East Valley Shelter in August 2013 as a stray. A senior dog with bad teeth, but with the temperament of a puppy! The volunteers made a plea to the rescue community to save the life of this happy boy and two ladies stepped up. They had a foster home, but that… Continue Reading »

Angelina Adopted!

November 20, 2014

Our dear sweet Angelina may be one of the luckiest dogs Forte has ever rescued. We acquired her from a good guy in a bad neighborhood, who had rescued her from “some guy giving away puppies on a street corner.” She was 3 months old and adorable. We didn’t know it at the time (and neither… Continue Reading »

Hansel Adopted!

November 20, 2014

Our handsome boy Hansel was with us for quite a while and for most of that time was living with his loving foster Dad. During that time the bond between them became obvious and Hansel`s foster Dad decided that he could not possibly ever let him go and that they were meant to be together forever…. Continue Reading »

Romeo Adopted!

October 8, 2014

Around the 4th of July the pounds get full with a lot of freaked out-and-run away-from-fireworks dogs. Sadly, and despite his incredibly sweet face, he was overlooked every time. His time was running out but lucky for him Forte came to his rescue. Such a sweet and soulful dog! And now he found his forever home… Continue Reading »

Peluche Adopted!

October 1, 2014

 This couple came across Peluche when he was out on a walk with his foster Mom and they instantly fell in love with him. They had been searching for a rescue dog to adopt but had not found the right one. When they met Peluche they knew he was the one. They quickly got in… Continue Reading »

Karma Adopted!

September 15, 2014

Karma came to us originally as an outreach. She was in a boarding setting and it wasn’t until two of our former fosters came forward to pull her out and care for her that we knew she was extremely ill. With meds and all of the time and love that Jaclyn /Brett spent nursing her… Continue Reading »

Tucker Adopted!

September 2, 2014

Tucker was about to be abandoned at the pound when we rescued him through the intervention program. We don’t know why his family would have given up such a sweet and loving dog. Just take a look at his smiling face and you just fall in love. And that is exactly what happened with his foster. As… Continue Reading »

Rosy Adopted!

September 2, 2014

3 month old Rosy is one of those dogs that you just want to cuddle because that’s exactly what she wants to do. We got her just as she was about to be turned in at the pound because a landlord said “no”! How could anyone say no to this little cutie? Well we didn’t… Continue Reading »

Tony Adopted!

August 19, 2014

Tony came to us bonded to another little dog, who we believed was his sister. He was the more timid out of the two and followed Roni constantly. When we introduced him to a new foster and her dog, Weasel, these two dogs became even closer than we could have imagined. Tony’s foster adopted him,… Continue Reading »

Pluto Adopted!

August 8, 2014

Pluto was surrendered to the pound by his previous family at the age of 7 years. Being an incredibly sweet, also previously adopted from us. So now Pluto gets to stay with the family he has got to know and loves so much. There couldn`t be a better outcome for this sweet guy and we… Continue Reading »

Bonnie Adopted!

August 8, 2014

Bonnie Girl was only 8 months old and bound for the pound when a good Samaritan took her off the streets and contacted Forte. We knew right away that as a cattle dog, energetic and precocious and she proved us right! At one point, she let out a foster’s cat in the middle of the night… Continue Reading »