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Please help us raise $10,000 before end of year!

We have had an incredible year of dog rescue and took on many medical and
special needs cases. As a result, we really need to raise $10,000 to see us
through the end of the year.

Every dog we save gets top notch and immediate medical care before going
into experienced and wonderful foster homes. Once these dogs are groomed,
well fed and rehabilitated- which can sometimes take many months, they go
into wonderful forever homes.

Below are just a few of the dogs with medical issues that we saved in the
past three months.

We need your help so that we can save a few more urgent dogs before the end
of the year. All donations are tax deductible.

Below: Molly- a senior blind poodle found on the streets and taken to a very
full shelter. No one was going to save her- but we did. See the before and
after pics below.

Tiny three and a half pound, Zoey was found in a field and taken to a county
shelter with a huge bulging and painful eye. She was to be euthanized the
next day because surgery was urgent. We saved her that day and our vet
removed her eye immediately. She is now safe and happy in a loving foster

Tiny Maltese pup Fiona, just five weeks old and just two and a half pounds,
was relinquished to us when owners found out she had a huge hole in her
heart and would die without surgery. We got her immediately to our wonderful
team of cardiologists and fed her very well for 6 weeks to get her to the
four pounds she needed to be for the surgery. She had expensive heart
surgery ten days ago.

Fiona is now as good as new and will have a normal, long and happy life. She
will be up for adoption in three months.

These are just a few of our most recent medical rescues, which does not
include dogs that come to us needing less major medical. Strays, owner
relinquished and shelter dogs that also need love and kindness and some
medical, but not major.

We are dedicated to our cause and will be saving many more dogs in 2019, but
right now funds are low, and we could really use your help!

We have a donate button on our home page: or checks can
be mailed to:

The Forgotten Dog Foundation
1112 Montana Ave suite 166
Santa Monica, CA 90403

With thanks and gratitude,
Executive Director


Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”

Dear Forgotten Dog Foundation friends and supporters,

We can’t thank you enough for all your kindness and generosity over the past eight years, helping us to save dogs in need.

We rescued almost 600 dogs this year, some we took into our foundation, while others we helped facilitate and transport to rescue organizations that we know well and trust. Many of the dogs we brought into our organization were dogs in terrible shape, with medical needs, that required surgeries and long recuperations. We saw them all through the rough times, and watched them go through miraculous transformations, then found them wonderful forever homes.

This year we started a spay/neuter program in Tijuana, Mexico, with the help of a generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous. In the four campaigns, lasting just one day each, we spayed and neutered 847 dogs and cats. We also provided dog and cat food, blankets, leashes and collars and snacks for the families that waited patiently for their animals to be sterilized. We aim to continue this program in 2018.

Please help us continue the work we do, saving one dog at a time, and changing their lives for the better, forever. Your tax-deductible donation is greatly needed and appreciated.

On behalf of our amazing group of volunteers and board members we wish you all a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season.

With gratitude,

Linzi Glass
Executive Director, The Forgotten Dog Foundation
Non profit 501 (c) 3

Click here to view our holiday newsletter: Happy Holidays newsletter




We only learned of who they were after someone inquired where their dog beds were. They are, without our consent or permission, using our good name and reputation to create false offers. Please contact them directly about their disreputable conduct. Our focus is saving dogs lives. We do not do promotions or giveaways. We are very sorry about this very dishonest representation of us and your expectation of receiving free dog beds/treats/clothes etc.

Sept 9th adoption event

Support Stray Dogs in Kenya

Please support stray dogs in Kenya and buy these beautiful collars made in Africa. Email Joseph at to order and learn more! Pictures of our rescue dogs wearing his collars.

Rock Star is ready for his home!


This adorable Maltese, that we call ROCK STAR, is ready for his FOREVER HOME. A big thanks to Eldad Hagar and Lisa Arturo for saving him. We are so glad to have him in our rescue pack!. A special thanks to his wonderful foster, Gina.

Valentine’s Day Dog Adoption Event

Join us on Saturday, February 13th for a Valentine’s Day Dog Adoption!

Saturday, February 13th

11am – 2pm

Bark Williams Dog Spa

2901 Ocean Park Blvd. @ 30th St.

Join me for free give-aways, sweets and treats!

Help make a dogs dream a reality

by giving the gift of LOVE!

Valentines Day Adoption Flyer

Happy Holidays from The Forgotten Dog Foundation





Saved! Ten Dogs in Ten Days

Dear Forgotten Dog Foundation Friends and Supporters,

It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through 2015, and while here in California we are dealing with a major drought, there is far from a drought when it comes to the number of animals that desperately need saving in Los Angeles. This summer has been an all time high for the rescue community, and we need your support now more than ever. To give you insight into what we are faced with every day, here are the stories of ten dogs that we rescued in just ten days. Three of the ten dogs needed extensive surgeries that cost over $10,000. Despite the difficult life each has had so far, each and every one will have a wonderful and happy ending because of our dedication to them, and because of your loving and generous support.

With thanks from all of us at The Forgotten Dog and the Lucky Ten!


IMG_0449Truman was seen being hit by a homeless man as he scrounged for food. This filthy and starving 11 month old was rescued by our Watts Angel, Kathy, who had a knife pulled on her as she saved this pup! She immediately brought him to us. After getting him fully vet checked and bathed, we discovered that this sweet and gentle boy was just an amazingly sweet dog, despite the horrors that he had clearly been through.


photo 1 (6)At his very first adoption Truman, our immediate name for him, was smitten with a lovely woman, Caryn, and her two daughters, and the feelings were mutual!

Truman is now living the good life in Pacific Palisades and is so loved and cherished!




IMG_0441 (1)We got a call from another rescuer telling us that Bailey would be heading to the shelter in the morning as the person who had him was unable to keep him for any longer. With the animal numbers way beyond capacity at the shelters–because of the deluge of lost dogs found running scared from the 4th of July fireworks–we knew that even a dog as cute as Bailey might not make it out. We immediately sent someone to get him, and we are so glad that we did! Bailey is a two year old Havanese mix and is just an adorable and easy boy, who just needs a spot to sit beside you on the couch. He’s good with all people and other dogs. Now neutered, vaccinated and groomed, Bailey is with one of our fosters, but ready for his forever home.



photo (2)Lincoln is a calm and sweet one year old Shep mix. We rescued him with the help of Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws and Lisa Chiarelli. He had been starving for months on the streets of Watts, begging for food at the Taco stand. Lincoln bonds easily and is loving and well behaved. He is good with kids and adults alike, and all dogs, big and small. He would be best with active owners who are not gone all day. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccines.




2pupsstandsit (1)We rescued Leo and Linus, two 4 month old Giant Schnauzer/Airedale mixes, from a backyard breeder situation in South LA. They came to us filthy, dehydrated, and full of fleas and ticks.

After being bathed, fully vetted and treated-microchipped, neutered and vaccinated–they are now healthy and happy! These spectacular boys are good natured and will be large breed dogs for sure. We wish to place them with other playful dogs apart. They are good with all dogs and people and need active owners!



IMG_0600 (1)This shy and gorgeous, roughly one year old Golden retriever mix, now named Cheyenne, was found terrified on the streets of South LA right before the 4th of July. Efforts were made to find her owners, but with no collar, ta
g or microchip, our search was difficult. After no owner stepped up, she became one of ours. After we had her vaccinated, microchipped and spayed, Cheyenne was adopted and is living with a loving family in Eagle Rock, CA!




photo (3)At seven pounds and seven months old, Hoot came into the South Los Angeles shelter as a stray with a fracture in her leg. She was put in ISO with other injured dogs and there she sat. With time running out and euthanasia a definite reality, a long standing foster saw a plea to save her and reached out to us. We immediately got Hoot to safety and to our orthopedic surgeon. Turns out the broken leg had healed and surgery was not needed.

Hoot is a happy, loving sprightly angel who prances and plays and gives kisses all day. She was also just adopted by an actor and his wife and is enjoying her new life in New York City!



photo 1 (8)Little Mimi, a cockapoo pup that was only eight weeks old when we rescued her, was hit by a car in Bakersfield and was then left untreated for 24 hours! When we learned of this situation, we immediately had a transporter get Mimi and bring her straight to one of our specialty vets. After putting her on fluids and photo (4)oxygen for a day, Mimi was stabilized and x-rayed. We learned that she had two broken legs. Dr Olds, the wonderful orthopedic surgeon at VCA Brentwood, did surgery on Mimi’s one leg and splinted the other. Because she is so young, spirited Mimi is healing fast and ruling the coop at her foster’s home! This little princess will soon be ready for her forever home.



papatommyTommy was found in a field in Bakersfield fending for his three Shep/pit mix pups. Sadly the mama of his babies was nowhere in sight, and so Tommy was both mom and dad to them. Papa and babies were taken into someone’s back yard. We were told they were going to another rescue when we offered to take them all. We were horrified to learn that they were never given to a rescue, and they all got out right before the 4th of July! Ten days later Tommy was found starving and filthy scrounging for food. We had him immediately picked up and brought to our vets in LA. He was dehydrated and riddled with ticks. After a few days of vet care and grooming, Tommy was neutered at a different facility and suffered a rare complication post surgery and he nearlyIMG_0643 died! Fortunately after emergency surgery to stop the internal bleeding, Tommy is finally on the mend and doing fine!
This sweet, two year old boy has adopted Leo, our giant Schnauzer puppy, as his new son for now. Sadly, after posting reward signs in Bakersfield for his babies, none have been found.



IMG_0668The call came late at night, and a texted photo of a little, blind gray dog. Hit by a car in South Los Angeles – the driver did not stop, no one else stopped, no one cared. Except one woman who saw the horrible hit-and-run, who called a friend… who called The Forgotten Dog Foundation.

The easy, simple thing to do is say no, sorry, we can’t help. But that photo… a matted, dehydrated little bag of bones who had obviously suffered a lifetime of neglect, finally fending for her herself on the mean streets. We immediately rushed to save her.

We named her Tilly and took her to go to the nearest all-night vet. Tilly was thought to be blind and thought to be a senior. She was immediately given a pain injection and put on fluids. Once stabilized, x-rays showed that she had a double fracture in her pelvis, and dislocation of both hips. The car ran right over her.

We transferred her the next day to our orthopedic surgeon in West L.A. where wonderful Dr. Olds was reluctant to perform surgery on Tilly’s hips for eight weeks, until her pelvis had healed.

He also discovered that Tilly is not a senior as first thought, but somewhat younger. And after a very gentle, warm bath, the little gray waif was free of a coat of motor oil and filth, and transformed into a fluffy, white, mostly-Maltese beauty. Most importantly, Tilly was wagging her tail IMAG1361_1 (1)and giving kisses to the doctor and staff. We knew that we would do whatever was necessary to restore the sweet little girl to health, and find her the happy forever home she so deserved.

Unfortunately, Tilly’s injuries were such that she could not go to the bathroom, and stopped eating. Dr. Olds performed surgery last week. He realigned her pelvis, performed an FHO (removal of the top of the femur) on one side of her hip, and relocated the second hip.
We are pleased to so that Tilly came through with flying colors and is on the mend!


Thank you for your continued support of The Forgotten Dog Foundation. Together, we can continue to help save more dogs like these lucky ten.

With appreciation and gratitude,

Linzi Glass
Executive Director
The Forgotten Dog Foundation