Category: “Adoptable Dogs”

This Little Dog Was Found On The Streets Of LA Right Before She Gave Birth

Bridgette, a little Chihuahua, was homeless, covered in fleas, wandering the streets of Los Angeles in the 100-degree heat — and she was enormously pregnant.

“It was very obvious to anyone that saw her that she was VERY pregnant,” Linzi Glass, executive director of The Forgotten Dog Foundation, told The Dodo. “She had a huge abdomen. She was only a few days away from giving birth when we got her.”

Almost as soon as Bridgette got situated in a safe, cool room at her foster family’s house, she gave birth to four tiny puppies.

And this happy ending very nearly didn’t happen at all.

Apparently, a concerned resident had taken Bridgette in for a few days before The Forgotten Dog Foundation heard about her. Not only did Bridgette end up homeless again after the landlord of the building found out about the dog in the apartment, Bridgette had also been given the wrong kind of flea bath and so when rescuers found her, she stank of chemicals from a soap meant to treat lice in human hair.

“Our vet office immediately bathed her multiple times and treated her for fleas with a product that is safe for pregnant moms,” Glass said. “Fortunately no harm was done to the puppies from this, nor did it harm Bridgette.”

Sadly, Bridgette is not the only homeless Chihuahua struggling to survive on the streets; California has a problem with Chihuahua overpopulation. It has been estimated that Chihuahuas represent up to 50 percent of the homeless dog population in California shelters. And many stray Chihuahuas still struggle on the streets.

“Chihuahuas originated from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, and made their way across the border,” Glass explained. “There are so many in California because many of them do not get spayed/neutered, like Bridgette.”

Fortunately, Bridgette was found just in time. And now she and her puppies will have a chance to know what a real home feels like, once they are ready to be adopted — probably in at least 12 weeks.

For now, Bridgette is nursing her babies in a comfortable bed and is eating many meals herself, to gain strength. “We are feeding her four times a day, a combination of wet high-calorie puppy food, chicken and rice and puppy kibble,” Glass said.

For the complete story, visit The Dodo here.

Miracle Tiny Chihuahua pups – Pinky and Peanut! Read their amazing rescue story.

Pinky(the white one) and Peanut are our miracle puppies! They are now almost 12 weeks old and were rescued by our foundation when they were an hour old. Their poor mom was a tiny chi who arrived at a downtown vet clinic with two puppies already dead inside her! The owners waited too long to get her medical attention. An emergency C section was performed and Pinky and Peanut were saved, but their poor mom, who was septic, died that night. An incredible angel named Christina Becker stepped in immediately to foster and bottle feed the two little girls. She has had them from day-one and has seen them go from bottle feeding babies to adorable tiny pups who love to play with her cat and pitbull Bella! Pinky and Peanut are very bonded and we will not separate them, so we are looking for one home for both girls. We want a very safe and calm home, no chaos or anywhere where they could get hurt.

They are going to be very small, even full grown. Experienced small chihuahua owners would be ideal. We would like owners who are not gone all day and can devote lots of time and attention to the tiny pair.

Please do not contact us if you are only looking to adopt one of them. They absolutely are going to be adopted as a pair. Pups are vaccinated but not yet spayed or microchipped. They are still too young but will be spaying them when we feel
they are big enough.

There are no words to thank Christina for giving them unconditional love and round-the-clock care when they were tiny babies, and her continued care as the little girls went from bottle feeding to solid food. She truly saved their lives!

The Miraculous Rescue and Transformation of Lizzy

After astounding medical treatment, Lizzy the Schnauzer is ready for her forever home!

Lizzy - Before and AfterA brave, stray Schnauzer mix named Lizzy had her jaw shattered after being brutally kicked as she was defending a puppy on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico. Unable to eat or drink for weeks, word of Lizzy’s desperate situation reached the rescue community in Los Angeles. Lizzy was rescued, and rushed across the border by The Forgotten Dog Foundation, along with the puppy she was defending. With time of the essence, Lizzy was taken immediately to a veterinary hospital in Los Angeles, where, after a week of being on a feeding tube, her jaw was put back together, saving her life. Thanks to skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Olds, who performed a five-hour surgery on her broken jaw, Lizzy was able to eat and drink again within 48 hours post surgery.

And then her journey of healing began…

“Lizzy reminds us all in rescue that everything is possible when a pack of people work together to save just one dog. Miracles can happen. Lizzy is one of those special, spirited dogs that keep us all going, even in the darkest hours of being in the trenches of animal rescue.” Linzi Glass, Executive Director of The Forgotten Dog Foundation shared.

Watch the amazing video of Lizzy’s rehabilitation and miraculous transformation, and witness how, after all she had been through, Lizzy found happiness and love.

To view Lizzy’s video click here:

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Lizzy – Before

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Lizzy – After

Saving Roo!


A few weeks ago, we got an email from a wonderful former adopter, attaching a picture of an adorable pit bull pup at the SLA shelter. It was more than just a, “please save this cute pup” Facebook post, rather a plea to help a pup who had a deformed front paw, which made his chances of being adopted almost impossible.

With the help of Ric Browde, Cassandra Mann and Andrea Braver, we started the process to save this poor pup!

The shelter vet noted on his paperwork that he did not believe that Roo’s damaged front paw was congenital, rather damaged in an accident of some kind**….we shudder to think what cruel person let him suffer with such an injury then dumped him at the shelter!

Roo was brought to our fosters house and he immediately wanted to play with the other dogs! It was great to see him roll over and wrestle, but heartbreaking to see him stumble ad fall to catch up to them as they all ran outside to play.

We have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon next week, and are hopeful that he will be able to give Roo the chance to run and play like all puppies should! If they cannot repair his leg we will look into a prosthetic leg. We will let you know how the visit with the Doctor goes. Fingers crossed and say a prayer!

Please help us and support the medical expenses for Roo ! A $5 donation will make a difference. We will keep you updated on Roo’s journey and greatly appreciate your kindness and concern for this most deserving pup!

**Update — We have good news!**

Roo met with the really wonderful Dr. Olds at VCA Animal Hospital on Friday.

Roo caused quite a stir in the waiting room, with everyone wanting to know what was wrong with his leg.

After Dr. Olds examined Roo, who was very well behaved, Dr. Olds determined that the deformity was congenital.
He did a series of X-rays and showed us where Roo is missing bone. He has no femur to speak of, but the good news is that Dr. Olds said that we should NOT amputate the leg. Rather, he would perform a surgery to straighten the leg, fuse the bones and set it in a splint. This means that Roo will have 4 legs!

Dr. Olds explained that the leg would never be fully functioning, but it would give him balance and stability. Dr Olds said that this was a rare surgery but he had done a few cases like Roo’s in the past. He showed us a picture of an adult pit bull with his wonderful family who had a leg just like Roo’s…and he looked amazing!


His surgery is set for this Thursday! While Dr. Olds is kindly giving us a rescue rate and discount, we will still need to raise funds for Roo, so please donate! Every dollar will help Roo to be a happy 4 legged pup!


Jorge Bendersky Book Signing and West Coast Launch Event at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills on April 8th

Jorge Bendersky Book Signing and West Coast Launch Event at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills on April 8th

Proceeds of Book Sales to Benefit the Forgotten Dog Foundation

Beverly Hills, CA – March 18, 2014 – Celebrity dog groomer, Jorge Bendersky, is excited to bring his new book, ‘DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show’ and pet grooming expertise to the west coast with an appearance and book signing at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center
9388 S. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(Located on South Santa Monica Blvd. between N. Crescent Drive and N. Canon Drive)

Join Jorge Bendersky at the award-winning 12,000 sq. ft. Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center to celebrate the launch of his new book! Attendees will have the opportunity “Ask The Groomer” questions regarding their canines health and grooming needs, and the first 20 guests will receive the application of a glitter pet tattoo – these stylish tattoos are temporary, safe, and non-toxic for our fabulous fur friends.

Raffle prizes and all proceeds from the sale of DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show will benefit local rescue group, The Forgotten Dog, learn more at Plus, meet adoptable dogs!

About ‘DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show’: DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show will show you how to take the best care of your dog, regardless of breed, temperament, or age. Practical step-by-step photos will take you through everything you need to know to bathe and trim your dog, plus care for her nails, ears, teeth, and more. Learn how to train her to relax and enjoy grooming.

About Author Jorge Bendersky: Jorge Bendersky is a celebrity dog groomer in New York City. He grooms Manhattan area dogs and consults on dog grooming. He has been a finalist in the Animal Planet show Groomer Has It, a judge on TLC’s Extreme Poodles, and an expert on Animal Planet’s Dogs 101. He has also appeared on The Today Show, ABC Nightline, CW11, and E! News, and in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and more. Learn more at

About The Forgotten Dog Foundation: The mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home shelter, stray, abused and abandoned dogs. Our goal is to place our rescues in foster homes rather than in boarding facilities. After temperament assessment, needed veterinary services, and lots of attention and socialization we carefully screen and place these dogs in loving forever homes.

About Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center: The ultimate pet lifestyle destination for pets and their people, the award-winning Pussy & Pooch features moderately priced high quality products, services, and everyday essentials with a focus on healthy nutrition and green living for pets. It’s also the exclusive home of the one-of-a-kind Pawbar® where furry friends can feast on made-to-order meaty pet meals. Dedicated to its local communities in downtown Los Angeles, Belmont Shore, downtown Long Beach and Beverly Hills, CA, Pussy & Pooch regularly hosts Mutt Mingles, Meow Mingles, Pet Adoptions, Pet-centric Charity Events, Pet Nutritional Guidance and more. Follow Pussy & Pooch on Twitter @pussyandpooch, Instagram @pussandpooch and


Frankie has found his forever home!

Frankie has found his forever home!

Frankie, the black chihuahua rescued from a drain pipe, has found his forever home! He was adopted by a wonderful family in Los Angeles and he now has four siblings, including three (rescued) chihuahuas and an Australian Cattledog.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Frankie, Miley, The Forgotten Dog Foundation, Hope For Paws, and The Fuzzy Pet Foundation.



*Original Post*

Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male
Size: Small
Age: Young
More information: Neutered; Up-to-date with routine shots; microchipped
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Contact: 310-990-2020 or email Linzi


Frankie is thriving at his foster Lisa’s house. He got neutered, hence the cone, but is enjoying playing and having fun with big Frankie(he was named after him)and Lisa’s other dog.

Thank you all so much for your concern and interest in Frankie. We are receiving a large number of inquiries and are trying to respond to them all as quickly as possible.

We are ideally looking to place Frankie in a home in Southern California, with another playful dog, and an owner who is not gone all day, and can devote love time an attention to this most deserving boy. Inquiries should be sent to

For more information about Frankie, please contact Linzi. An application, home check, adoption contract and fee are required for all adoptions. Dogs can be seen at weekly adoption events or by appointment. For adoption consideration, please download and complete an adoption application.




Bruno the Boxer needs a home!

Bruno, our six month old purebred boxer puppy, still needs a foster (or forever) home. He is ultimately looking for his forever home … one that hopefully comes with another playful dog. If you are interested in adopting Bruno, please contact Linzi at!

If you are unable to foster or adopt, please help us spread the word by sharing this post!


Bonded Pairs

The Forgotten Dog Foundation has several bonded pairs of dogs that we would like to have adopted together. If you can open your hearts and homes to two special dogs, please contact Linzi at!


Cheech and Timber need a home together!

CHEECH, A FIVE YEAR OLD LONG HAIRED CHI/SPANIEL MIX MALE (15 pounds), and his best friend TIMBER, a ten year old 35 pound lab mix spent their whole lives as outdoor dogs. When their owner died a few weeks ago the man’s daughter could not keep them so they were both shelter bound! We stepped in and saved them both. Both dogs are super sweet and loving and get along with all people and other dogs. No cats, though. We are looking for a home for them together, ideally, or apart of Timber, the older one, can get a lot of love and attention and Cheech can be with another dog.

They are now inside dogs at their foster and are very happy!

Both dogs are neutered, microchipped and current on shots.

Contact Linzi at if you’re interested!


Miracle Granted!

Update! We were able to save this wonderful family and all have been placed in their forever homes!

Here is a picture of Zavey and his sister!

Here are a few photos of Lulu and her sister Pebbles in Eugene, Oregon. The girls were in training with our friends Jeremy and Mandy from Sevadog!

Here are a few photos of Sunny and her sister Pebbles reunited in Eugene, Oregon, for a playdate. The pictures of Sunny in her tutu are on the day she was going to live with her forever family. Such a happy day!!


Before The Forgotten Dog Foundation got involved, all of these dogs were shelter bound – the mom, dad and 11 puppies! The mom is the pit and the dad is the Dobie. Now, all members of this family have found their forever homes.