Mac 3585
Mac 3585 Mac 3585
Merlin 4001
Merlin 4001 Merlin 4001
Mango 3926
Mango 3926 Mango 3926
Jeanie 3999
Jeanie 3999 Jeanie 3999
Artie 3998
Artie 3998 Artie 3998
Mary Jane 3997
Mary Jane 3997 Mary Jane 3997
Malibu 3996
Malibu 3996 Malibu 3996
Bob Marley 3991
Bob Marley 3991 Bob Marley 3991
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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.

Artie 3998

Caroline 3960

Artie 3998 Learn how you can foster me! Caroline 3960 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshund mix Miniature schnauzer mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jonah 3989

Malibu 3996

Jonah 3989 Learn how you can foster me! Malibu 3996 Learn how you can foster me!
Australian cattle dog mix Kelpie / lab mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sydney 3990

Cupcake 3905

Sydney 3990 Learn how you can foster me! Cupcake 3905 Learn how you can foster me!
Pointer mix Poodle mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Merlin 4001

Harold 3987

Merlin 4001 Learn how you can foster me! Harold 3987 Learn how you can foster me!
Pekingese Miniature pinscher mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Maggie 3975 And Murphy 3976

Taylor 3949

Maggie 3975 And Murphy 3976 Learn how you can foster me! Taylor 3949 Learn how you can foster me!
Havanese mixes Rat terrier mix
Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mary Jane 3997

Bob Marley 3991

Mary Jane 3997 Learn how you can foster me! Bob Marley 3991 Learn how you can foster me!
Manchester terrier mix Cocker spaniel mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mac 3585

Jeanie 3999

Mac 3585 Learn how you can foster me! Jeanie 3999 Learn how you can foster me!
Rat terrier mix Pekingese mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Stevie 3956

Nyles 3900

Stevie 3956 Learn how you can foster me! Nyles 3900 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd / chow chow mix Poodle mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Puppet 3496

Puppet 3496 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix
Female | 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!