Little Foot 3121 & Lizzy 3122
Little Foot 3121 & Lizzy 3122 Little Foot 3121 & Lizzy 3122
Patootie 3149
Patootie 3149 Patootie 3149
Ethel 3051 And Lucy 3052
Ethel 3051 And Lucy 3052 Ethel 3051 And Lucy 3052
Cherry 3145
Cherry 3145 Cherry 3145
Peck 3143
Peck 3143 Peck 3143
Scooby 3142
Scooby 3142 Scooby 3142
Jane 3005
Jane 3005 Jane 3005
Daphne 2842
Daphne 2842 Daphne 2842
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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.

Patootie 3149

Clementine 3089

Patootie 3149 Learn how you can foster me! Clementine 3089 Learn how you can foster me!
Keeshond mix Terrier mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cappuccino 3125 & Mozie 3138

Cali 3132

Cappuccino 3125 & Mozie  3138 Learn how you can foster me! Cali 3132 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier mix Beagle
Male/Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Triscuit 3127

Peck 3143

Triscuit 3127 Learn how you can foster me! Peck 3143 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Chow chow mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Scooby 3142

Ethel 3051 And Lucy 3052

Scooby 3142 Learn how you can foster me! Ethel 3051 And Lucy 3052 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Beagle mixes
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female/Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Spidey 3133

Percy 3136

Spidey 3133 Learn how you can foster me! Percy 3136 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Spaniel, english springer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Romeo 3108

Daphne 2842

Romeo 3108 Learn how you can foster me! Daphne 2842 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sashay 3134

Della 3131

Sashay 3134 Learn how you can foster me! Della 3131 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua / beagle mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cherry 3145

Charlie 3113

Cherry 3145 Learn how you can foster me! Charlie 3113 Learn how you can foster me!
Rat terrier mix Pomeranian
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jelly Bean 3079

Dahlia 2847 And Rockie 2848

Jelly Bean 3079 Learn how you can foster me! Dahlia 2847 And Rockie 2848 Learn how you can foster me!
American bulldog mix Maltese
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Zorro 3092

Prince 3128

Zorro 3092 Learn how you can foster me! Prince 3128 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu mix Maltese
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Poe 3112

Keisha 3140

Poe 3112 Learn how you can foster me! Keisha 3140 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Helga 3078

Helga 3078 Learn how you can foster me!
Labrador retriever mix
Female | Extra large (over 90 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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