The Forgotten Dog Foundation was formed in 2009 by Linzi Glass and Cary Granat. We received our non-profit status in February, 2010.
The mission of THE FORGOTTEN DOG FOUNDATON is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs and, after careful screening, place them in loving forever homes. Our dogs are big and small, purebreds and mutts, young and old. They are shelter dogs that are set to be euthanized, dogs left in foreclosures and strays running the streets. We take in dogs that people can no longer keep, and save and rehabilitate abused dogs that are removed from their neglectful owners. We are strictly a foster based rescue where our dogs go from vet visit, grooming/bath directly into a loving foster home. We believe that caging dogs/boarding does not help in their recovery and see rapid positive changes and wagging tails within days of these terrified dogs being placed in foster homes.
To date we have saved over 5,000 dogs and found them all in loving forever homes. We have been involved in large-scale spay/neuter programs in Mexico and Nicaragua and spent a two-year period saving almost 500 dogs from a hoarding situation at a downtown vet clinic. (We saved the last 20 Chihuahuas and 10 large dogs before they were shut down for good last year).
The Forgotten Dog Foundation prides itself on not walking away from medical and special needs dogs of all ages. We have rescued blind dogs, dogs with diabetes who need daily insulin, dogs that are recovering from injuries, a puppy that survived after we did heart surgery and is now as good as new and in a wonderful forever home, dogs that are running and playing now after having their broken bones repaired. We patiently love them and care for them until they are fully recovered and are ready for their forever homes. Some dogs are with us for mere weeks, others for months or even years. We wait as long as it takes to find the right match for each and every dog. We require an application, meet-and-greet, home check and two-week trial period before finalizing an adoption.
We take back any of our dogs, even if it is years later. Medical and senior dogs, and breeds like Chihuahua’s that are euthanized the most in shelters, are also where our focus lies.
We are a group of dedicated individuals that know that saving one dog won’t change the world – but it will surely change the world for that one dog.