Dustin 4628
Dustin 4628 Dustin 4628
Fred 4605
Fred 4605 Fred 4605
Matza 3614
Matza 3614 Matza 3614
Wilson 4752
Wilson 4752 Wilson 4752
Mac 4750
Mac 4750 Mac 4750
Chet 4743
Chet 4743 Chet 4743
Cowboy 4748
Cowboy 4748 Cowboy 4748
Lupe 4745
Lupe 4745 Lupe 4745
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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.

Dustin 4628

Matza 3614

Dustin 4628 Learn how you can foster me! Matza 3614 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Wilson 4752

Mac 4750

Wilson 4752 Learn how you can foster me! Mac 4750 Learn how you can foster me!
Wire hair fox terrier Sheltie
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Chet 4743

Cowboy 4748

Chet 4743 Learn how you can foster me! Cowboy 4748 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Doxie mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lolita 4741

Dottie 4738

Lolita 4741 Learn how you can foster me! Dottie 4738 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Maltese
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pokey 4739

Valencia 4742

Pokey 4739 Learn how you can foster me! Valencia 4742 Learn how you can foster me!
Maltese Poodle/schnauzer mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Polly Anne & Salina 4261/4262

Joey 4737

Polly Anne & Salina 4261/4262 Learn how you can foster me! Joey 4737 Learn how you can foster me!
Pug/chihuahua mixes Maltese/terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Seymour 3775

Puppy 4702

Seymour 3775 Learn how you can foster me! Puppy 4702 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Jack russell terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jelly 4620

Sierra 4710

Jelly 4620 Learn how you can foster me! Sierra 4710 Learn how you can foster me!
Papillon mix Poodle
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Festus 4699

Mookie 4708

Festus 4699 Learn how you can foster me! Mookie 4708 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua Shih tzu
Male | Toy (under 6 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info 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!