Pebbles 2573
Pebbles 2573 Pebbles 2573
Tundra 2568
Tundra 2568 Tundra 2568
George 2572
George 2572 George 2572
Gracie 2571
Gracie 2571 Gracie 2571
Fritz 2566
Fritz 2566 Fritz 2566
Aspen 2568
Aspen 2568 Aspen 2568
Cyrus 2567
Cyrus 2567 Cyrus 2567
Pequitas 2490
Pequitas 2490 Pequitas 2490
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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.

George 2572

Gracie 2571

George 2572 Learn how you can foster me! Gracie 2571 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pebbles 2573

Cyrus 2567

Pebbles 2573 Learn how you can foster me! Cyrus 2567 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Pomeranian mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fritz 2566

Aspen 2568

Fritz 2566 Learn how you can foster me! Aspen 2568 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Golden retriever mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Rhonda 2547

SweetPea 2559

Rhonda 2547 Learn how you can foster me! SweetPea 2559 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua / corgi mix Dachsund/terrier
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Billy Boy 2531

Pequitas 2490

Billy Boy 2531 Learn how you can foster me! Pequitas 2490 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian Cocker spaniel
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info more info

Chunk 2538

Cubby 2543

Chunk 2538 Learn how you can foster me! Cubby 2543 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua Tea cup chihuahua
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Tank 2561

Doc 2558

Tank 2561 Learn how you can foster me! Doc 2558 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Chocolate lab
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Uncle Jesse 2397

Uncle Jesse 2397 Learn how you can foster me!
Chi 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!

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