Charlie 3113
Charlie 3113 Charlie 3113
Bernadette 3182
Bernadette 3182 Bernadette 3182
Bosley 3191
Bosley 3191 Bosley 3191
Zion 3189
Zion 3189 Zion 3189
Rexi 3187
Rexi 3187 Rexi 3187
Rosie 3185
Rosie 3185 Rosie 3185
Lolli 3184
Lolli 3184 Lolli 3184
Billy 3183
Billy 3183 Billy 3183
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Dogs Available for Foster

The dogs shown below need foster care while they wait for their new forever homes.

If you’re already a Muttville foster parent, please email foster@muttville.org if any of these dogs would fit into your home. And be sure to download Muttville’s Foster Manual, if you don’t already have it.

If you’re not a Muttville foster parent and would like to join our essential team of foster homes, please scroll down to learn how to become a Muttville foster parent and then fill out a foster application.

Gomer 3162

Leela 3068

Gomer 3162 Learn how you can foster me! Leela 3068 Learn how you can foster me!
Lhasa apso mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bernadette 3182

Poe 3112

Bernadette 3182 Learn how you can foster me! Poe 3112 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier Jack russell terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sashay 3134

Shanti 3181

Sashay 3134 Learn how you can foster me! Shanti 3181 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua / beagle mix Poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Billy 3183

Onyx 3150

Billy 3183 Learn how you can foster me! Onyx 3150 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Miniature pinscher mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cherry 3145

Lolli 3184

Cherry 3145 Learn how you can foster me! Lolli 3184 Learn how you can foster me!
Rat terrier mix Australian shepherd / saint bernard mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fiona 3157

Uno 3173

Fiona 3157 Learn how you can foster me! Uno 3173 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature schnauzer mix Labrador retriever
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Rocko Roll 2672

Rocko Roll 2672 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier
Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info

Become a Muttville foster parent

The foundation of Muttville’s operation is in our foster homes, where rescued dogs get love and comfort while waiting for adoption. Shelters often have very short time spans – sometimes as little as a few days – before an unadopted dog is slated for euthanasia. Muttville’s goal is to rescue these dogs from that fate. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save.

How it works

Fostering provides a temporary home for a rescued dog until a permanent “forever” home can be found. It also provides time for a dog to adjust or re-adjust to living in a home, and to learn socialization and good manners. For some dogs, the foster home also provides time to recover from an illness or medical procedure before he or she can be made available for adoption.

What foster parents do

As a foster parent, you’ll be responsible for the basic daily care for your friend in your home. In other words, your job is to shower him with the love and attention he needs to prepare him for adoption into a permanent home. We will pick up the cost of any medical expenses and, in some cases, the cost of food and supplies. You’ll be asked to bring your foster dog to adoption outreach events and medical appointments, and to introduce him/her to people who are interested in adoption.

Before taking your first foster dog home, you’ll be assigned to a Muttville mentor, who will guide you through the program and help with any problems you may encounter.

For more information, see our list of foster responsibilities.

How long will a foster dog stay in my care?

Time in a foster home can range from several days to several months. We’ll be able to give you a better estimate for your dog before you take him/her home.

Interested?

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area and would like to join the Muttville family of foster parents, please fill out a foster application. Thank you!

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