Pepper 3933
Pepper 3933 Pepper 3933
Fiddles 3932
Fiddles 3932 Fiddles 3932
Carter 3931
Carter 3931 Carter 3931
Thompson 3930
Thompson 3930 Thompson 3930
Trixie 3929
Trixie 3929 Trixie 3929
Bumpers 3928
Bumpers 3928 Bumpers 3928
Charlotte 3927
Charlotte 3927 Charlotte 3927
Mango 3926
Mango 3926 Mango 3926
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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.

Pepper 3933

Fiddles 3932

Pepper 3933 Learn how you can foster me! Fiddles 3932 Learn how you can foster me!
Australian shepherd mix Miniature schnauzer
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Carter 3931

Thompson 3930

Carter 3931 Learn how you can foster me! Thompson 3930 Learn how you can foster me!
Beagle Bassett hound / shepherd mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Trixie 3929

Bumpers 3928

Trixie 3929 Learn how you can foster me! Bumpers 3928 Learn how you can foster me!
Papillon mix Miniature poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Charlotte 3927

Mango 3926

Charlotte 3927 Learn how you can foster me! Mango 3926 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Pekingese mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Eddie 3924

Tiger Lily 3907

Eddie 3924 Learn how you can foster me! Tiger Lily 3907 Learn how you can foster me!
Longhaired dachshund Chow chow
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Farrah 3923

Milo 3917

Farrah 3923 Learn how you can foster me! Milo 3917 Learn how you can foster me!
Scottish terrier mix Cockapoo
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Meredith 3916

Bellisima 3915

Meredith  3916 Learn how you can foster me! Bellisima 3915 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Yorkie
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Valerie 3880

Nyles 3900

Valerie 3880 Learn how you can foster me! Nyles 3900 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Spidey 3776

Miss Mai Tai 3914

Spidey 3776 Learn how you can foster me! Miss Mai Tai 3914 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Rat terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Vinny 3873

Jr 3884

Vinny 3873 Learn how you can foster me! Jr 3884 Learn how you can foster me!
Vizsla mix Australian cattle dog mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fernando 3906

Foxy 3764

Fernando 3906 Learn how you can foster me! Foxy 3764 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua Pomeranian mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cupcake 3905

Professor 3813

Cupcake 3905 Learn how you can foster me! Professor 3813 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Amelie & Blarney 3891 & 3887

Amelie & Blarney 3891 & 3887 Learn how you can foster me!
Coton de tulear
Female/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!