IMPORTANT: Flip the Trend WARNING

IMPORTANT!

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED WITH FLIP THE TREND, NOR DID WE EVER AGREE TO SPONSOR ANY FREE GIVEAWAYS THROUGH THEM.

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.

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.

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 joyworld4@gmail.com to order and learn more! Pictures of our rescue dogs wearing his collars.

Rock Star is ready for his home!

PLEASE SHARE THE HOPE FOR PAWS RESCUE OF SCOOBY, now a FORGOTTEN DOG FOUNDATION BOY.

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.
PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO! THANK YOU!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m41N1TyI8mk

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

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

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Dolly: A Beautiful Transformation

What a success story! An amazing transformation … one rescue dog’s story!

Watch Dolly’s rescue video now.

As rescuers, the most rewarding part of what we do is being an active part of the miraculous transformation of a dog in need. Dolly the poodle is one such magical rescue story.

We received a call from a woman in Sylmar, saying that a very matted, stray dog had been scrounging for food in trash cans in a vacant lot for months. She had tried to catch her, but to no avail, so was finally reaching out to rescue. With the help of Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws, we managed to get Dolly that same day. She was in such horrific shape it was shocking even to us well seasoned rescuers. Dolly could barely see, and her matted fur was so heavy and thick it was tearing from her skin. What pain she must have endured. We rushed her immediately to the groomers where they shaved her, and removed 10 pounds of matting from this 15 pound dog! Once in a foster home, Dolly began to thrive. With lots of TLC and good nutrition she was ready for a home within a month. She was adopted, along with another rescue poodle that we had, by a wonderful woman. Dolly, now named Paris, lives the good life with her poodle sister, Nicky, in a lovely house in Cheviot Hills.

Its dog’s like Dolly that keep us doing the work we do…saving one dog at a time.

With your continued support, we are able to rescue more dogs like Paris!

http://www.theforgottendog.org/donations/.

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