Cheerio 4875
Cheerio 4875 Cheerio 4875
Marley 4873
Marley 4873 Marley 4873
Evelyn 4870
Evelyn 4870 Evelyn 4870
Kit Kat 4868
Kit Kat 4868 Kit Kat 4868
Mikey 4294
Mikey 4294 Mikey 4294
West 4866
West 4866 West 4866
Stitch 4439
Stitch 4439 Stitch 4439
Gandalf 4579
Gandalf 4579 Gandalf 4579
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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.

Cheerio 4875

Evelyn 4870

Cheerio 4875 Learn how you can foster me! Evelyn 4870 Learn how you can foster me!
Short-haired chihuahua Short-haired chihuahua
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Marley 4873

Kit Kat 4868

Marley 4873 Learn how you can foster me! Kit Kat 4868 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature schnauzer mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mikey 4294

West 4866

Mikey 4294 Learn how you can foster me! West 4866 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua Basset hound mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Stitch 4439

Gandalf 4579

Stitch 4439 Learn how you can foster me! Gandalf 4579 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier mix Yorkshire terrier
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pancake 4623

Miranda 4839

Pancake 4623 Learn how you can foster me! Miranda 4839 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Doxie mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

LaLa 4853

Lupita 4856

LaLa 4853 Learn how you can foster me! Lupita 4856 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Luciel 4860

Eleanor 4790

Luciel 4860 Learn how you can foster me! Eleanor 4790 Learn how you can foster me!
German shepherd Chihuahua mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Gertie 4834

Mr Rogers 4830

Gertie 4834 Learn how you can foster me! Mr Rogers 4830 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Zara 4862

Simon 4836

Zara 4862 Learn how you can foster me! Simon 4836 Learn how you can foster me!
American pit bull terrier mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sophia 4842

Polly Anne & Salina 4261/4262

Sophia 4842 Learn how you can foster me! Polly Anne & Salina 4261/4262 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Pug/chihuahua mixes
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Dawn 4855

Jolie 4861

Dawn 4855 Learn how you can foster me! Jolie 4861 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Poodle
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Chandler 4819

Chandler 4819 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier
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.

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!