Rose 2845
Rose 2845 Rose 2845
Oscar 2912 And Sheeba 2913
Oscar 2912 And Sheeba 2913 Oscar 2912 And Sheeba 2913
Cotton 2911
Cotton 2911 Cotton 2911
Walter 2910
Walter 2910 Walter 2910
McNacho 2809
McNacho 2809 McNacho 2809
Tia 2907 And Tamara 2808
Tia 2907 And Tamara 2808 Tia 2907 And Tamara 2808
Popcorn 2906
Popcorn 2906 Popcorn 2906
Ari 2905
Ari 2905 Ari 2905
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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.

Rose 2845

Oscar 2912 And Sheeba 2913

Rose 2845 Learn how you can foster me! Oscar 2912 And Sheeba 2913 Learn how you can foster me!
Boxer Dachshund
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male/Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Walter 2910

Popcorn 2906

Walter 2910 Learn how you can foster me! Popcorn 2906 Learn how you can foster me!
Springer spaniel Pomeranian mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

McNacho 2809

Bronski 2904

McNacho 2809 Learn how you can foster me! Bronski 2904 Learn how you can foster me!
Toy poodle mix Longhaired dachshund mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Kyla 2903

Molly 2902

Kyla 2903 Learn how you can foster me! Molly 2902 Learn how you can foster me!
Yorkie mix Dachshund mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pikachu 2644

Cyrus 2567

Pikachu 2644 Learn how you can foster me! Cyrus 2567 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Pomeranian mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mama 2892

Echo 2899

Mama 2892 Learn how you can foster me! Echo 2899 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd mix Terrier mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lily 2831

Chrissie 2773

Lily 2831 Learn how you can foster me! Chrissie 2773 Learn how you can foster me!
Pekingese mix Labrador mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Dotty 2861

Betty 2806

Dotty 2861 Learn how you can foster me! Betty 2806 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Yoko 2885 And Baby 2886

Cinnamon 2898

Yoko 2885 And Baby 2886 Learn how you can foster me! Cinnamon 2898 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu mix Terrier mix
Female/Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info 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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