Happy Holidays 2020

Dear Friends, Adopters, Volunteers, Fosters and Supporters of The Forgotten Dog Foundation,

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a very trying and challenging year for everyone.

We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy – no doubt we all looking forward to a much better 2021.

While the pandemic has been awful for us, it has been mostly good for our rescue dogs. With so many people at home, we had multiple requests to foster, and adopted many of our dogs into amazing homes, with some of our long-time, not easy to place dogs finally finding loving forever owners.

We understand that this has been a stressful financial year for most – donations were naturally way down this year, so your continued support means more to us now than ever. Every donation helps, no matter how big or small, and makes it possible for us to save dogs in need. All donations are tax-deductible.

Below are some very happy moments and adoptions from 2020. We hope these uplifting doggy-tales bring some light to your holidays.

Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy, joyous and safe holiday season and a happy New Year.

With gratitude and appreciation,
Linzi, Gina and The Forgotten Dog Team.

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization




Katie, Sam, Pepe, Tato, Ben and Bowie and Layla and Lula are all dogs that were in our foundation for  between one year and seven years. Some, we thought, would never be adopted, and would be with us forever. We were proved wrong! Kind, patient people- otherwise known as ANGELS appeared this year and were willing to work through the issues, emotional or medical, that these dogs had. We are THRILLED that they are now all adopted!



This is  Richard and Barry. We are Katie’s new daddy’s. Katie also has a brother name PNut. 

She is the most beautiful little girl who has been a wonderful addition to our family. Our first meeting I knew she was one! 

Our experience with Linzi and Gina at The forgotten dog was amazing! They both made the adoption of Katie so easy and stress free. We are so happy and thankful for Katie! She is so precious to us!

I can’t say enough about The Forgotten Dog foundation and the excellent work they do to find forever homes for the dogs they rescue.  Thank you again for our precious Katie!

Richard, Barry, PNut, and Katie, Long Beach



Monk (SAM)  is the embodiment of a ‘good boy’. He’s the furry glue that made us a family and we are so excited for everything to come.

Everyday is an adorable new adventure.

Alicia and Jack, Santa Monica



Welcome to your forever home, Layla and Lulu. You make us laugh every day and are so full of love. So much gratitude to Linzi and Gina for rescuing these precious girls and taking the time to make sure the transition would be a success. We are all overjoyed.

Kirsten, David, and Anorah, Tarzana 



Tato has brought joy to our little family.  Willow gained a best friend and we gained a goofy puppy companion.  The puppies are constantly playing and getting into mischief together. They’re our little ying/yang, they balance each other perfectly.  We could not imagine a more perfect fit.

Meredith and Kevin, Long Beach



Bowie and Ben bring us constant joy. When they met (Bowie came to us in June 2018 and Ben in November) it was clear they were meant to be together. They are yin and yang, frick and frack and so different while being so similar. The kindest, purest dogs we have ever met. We are grateful to now call them our own —— two years later. Fostering is so fulfilling and I’m glad to call us foster fails! ♥️

Sara and Cam, Santa Monica



The love of the Forgotten Dog Foundation nurtured Pepe until he found his forever home. We don’t feel like we just adopted a dog. We built a wonderful friendship with the foundation too. Pepe runs our house and fills it with more love than we could have thought imaginable. He loves walks with dad and sunbathing by the pool, but nothing comes close to bedtime cuddles with mom. We couldn’t love Pepe more!!!

Rita and Adam, West Hills






Daisy means everything to me.. could not have made it this far in the Pandemic without her.

Cathy & Daisy, Los Angeles





We lost our tiger beau after a long cancer battle we’d had him for 13 years and he was truly an extension of our family. Our true fur child. We were devastated and vowed never to become pet owners again…. and then we stumbled across a little photo and bio of Oliver. I can’t explain it but something connected and we got in the car and went out to visit him within a few days. After a playdate and introduction we drove home and we just knew. We called the Forgotten dog within the next couple of days and asked for Oliver to become part of our family. What none of us knew at the time was that Oliver had a past that left him with a little fear and anxiety. The Forgotten dog worked with us every step of the way in every which way they could. They overextended themselves with resources for us to help Oliver acclimate to his new home and overcome his past. It was challenging but the Forgotten dog rose to the challenge and today Oliver is a happy bouncy shiny laughing silly wonderful addition to our family and we are so grateful to have him and to have had the support that we had from the Forgotten dog Foundation all along the way.

Skylar and Juan, West Hollywood



Petal is now our sweet little Daisy️ She has brought pure love and joy to our family and has made our life complete. She and Milo are best friends and inseparable. THANK YOU for bringing us together!!

Alma, Allen and family, Yorba Linda 




This year has been an especially strange and scary time, so adopting Quincy has not only been a huge comfort but the much needed joy our home needed. During a time where we can’t see family or friends, Quincy has become both. After just day one of fostering Q, we instantly bonded and I knew that we would be family forever. Extremely grateful to The Forgotten Dog Foundation for saving Quincy and so many other dogs like him who deserve to be loved and cared for, and finding them forever homes.

Erica and Adam, La Canada


Adopting Will for my daughter Maddie was the best decision. She loves and cares for him and he loves her back! Will was so scared and broken when we adopted him. You would never know that now! He is leash trained, loves walks and when we come home he zips around the house with excitement like a puppy. Adoption was easy and Linzi and Gina are great people to deal with!

Rachelle and daughter Maddie, Newport Beach 



Adopting Charlie has been one of the greatest gifts of our lives! Charlie is such a family dog and wants nothing more than to be snuggled up with my two young children. Working with The Forgotten Dog was so great because I felt like they were really invested in the kind of life that their dogs would end up having.

Stacey and Steve Rifkin and family, Toluca Lake 



Toby has been a part of our family since May 2020. Due to his troubled past, he has been a little challenging but he is getting more and more acclimated to his stable routine. He loves to go to work with mommy and is a great cuddler. Having lost my senior dog a few months prior, Toby & I both fill a loving void for each other.

Margherita and Dane, Burbank 


Stevie has absolutely brightened up our lives, especially in this crazy year! She sits by Maria’s side while she teaches remotely and snuggles Hilary when she gets home from working at the hospital every day.

Maria and Hilary, Sherman Oaks 



Cinnamon aka Charlie has been a joy and a love! She has brought so much laughter to our home with her big personality!  We feel blessed to have met you, Linzi and admire the rescue work you do! Happy Holidays!

Brett, Carolyn and family, Rancho Santa Margarita


Lola has brought nothing but joy to our lives. She has been so loving and brave, traveling with us everywhere. We are blown away at how much she has grown and are absolutely thrilled to be her forever home

Krista and Steven, Santa Monica 



Stella has brought an incredible amount of joy and love into our lives, especially given how difficult this year has been. Her spunky personality always makes us laugh, and her sweet and cuddly side can cheer us up on any day! We are so grateful that Stella came in to our lives. And she taught us that senior dogs rule!! 🙂

Joanna and Evan, Marina Del Rey



He is the light of our life and gods precious gift of this baby boy to us during these difficult times. He’s so handsome, cute, smart as a whip, funny, playful and everyone knows him now in the neighborhood.   He has lots of doggie friends. Everyone loves Toddy!

We are a complete and happy family now that Toddy is in our lives ️️

Valerie and Irwin, Playa Vista



Thanks to The Forgotten Dog Foundation and his fosters, Nelson was well taken care of before he found his forever home with us. We are so incredibly thankful. This good boy has changed our lives and reminds us that treats and belly rubs really do make everything better.

We really could not have asked for a better rescue experience. It was meant to be!

Carolina and Kyle, Los Angeles 


I’ve had a decade long relationship with the Forgotten Dog – I adopted Nelson in 2010 and then in the beginning of the pandemic March 2020  I adopted Nina (chocolate brown girl in pic) Thank you Linzi for knowing the perfect dogs for me  – and to Gina and all of you at F. D.! What a blessing these two precious dogs are in my life. 

Barbara, Pasadena



The Forgotten Dog Foundation is fantastic.  I am so grateful for Chappy.

Lindee, Pacific Palisades