Jeanie 3999
Jeanie 3999 Jeanie 3999
Goose 4063 And Bogey 4064
Goose 4063 And Bogey 4064 Goose 4063 And Bogey 4064
Rosie 4062
Rosie 4062 Rosie 4062
Chuck 4061
Chuck 4061 Chuck 4061
Whiskey 4060
Whiskey 4060 Whiskey 4060
Elvira 3401
Elvira 3401 Elvira 3401
Ruby 4059
Ruby 4059 Ruby 4059
Moe 4058
Moe 4058 Moe 4058
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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.

Jeanie 3999

Wednesday Adams 2653

Jeanie 3999 Learn how you can foster me! Wednesday Adams 2653 Learn how you can foster me!
Pekingese mix Toy poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Goose 4063 And Bogey 4064

Rosie 4062

Goose 4063 And Bogey 4064 Learn how you can foster me! Rosie 4062 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mixes Chihuahua mix
Male/Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Chuck 4061

Whiskey 4060

Chuck 4061 Learn how you can foster me! Whiskey 4060 Learn how you can foster me!
Cavalier king charles spaniel mix Labrador retriever mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Elvira 3401

Ruby 4059

Elvira 3401 Learn how you can foster me! Ruby 4059 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Toy poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Moe 4058

Janis 3558

Moe 4058 Learn how you can foster me! Janis 3558 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle / cocker spaniel mix Miniature poodle
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Christo 4014

Bubba 4049

Christo 4014 Learn how you can foster me! Bubba 4049 Learn how you can foster me!
Border collie mix Terrier / shih tzu mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Kimmy 4051

Henry 4050

Kimmy 4051 Learn how you can foster me! Henry 4050 Learn how you can foster me!
Retriever mix Bichon / spaniel mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bob Marley 3991

Twinkie 4011

Bob Marley 3991 Learn how you can foster me! Twinkie 4011 Learn how you can foster me!
Cocker spaniel mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cupcake 3905

Belle 4047

Cupcake 3905 Learn how you can foster me! Belle 4047 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cindy 4044

Daisy 4029

Cindy 4044 Learn how you can foster me! Daisy 4029 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Beagle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Stevie 3956

Dexter 4018

Stevie 3956 Learn how you can foster me! Dexter 4018 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd / chow chow mix Terrier mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Oreo 4034

Oreo 4034 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu mix
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!