Elliot 4648
Elliot 4648 Elliot 4648
Piper 4652
Piper 4652 Piper 4652
Gabriel 4651
Gabriel 4651 Gabriel 4651
Gilmore 4646
Gilmore 4646 Gilmore 4646
Moon 4595
Moon 4595 Moon 4595
Happy 4645
Happy 4645 Happy 4645
Yoda 4656
Yoda 4656 Yoda 4656
Ava 4647
Ava 4647 Ava 4647
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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.

Elliot 4648

Gabriel 4651

Elliot 4648 Learn how you can foster me! Gabriel 4651 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian Pomeranian/papillon mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Gilmore 4646

Happy 4645

Gilmore 4646 Learn how you can foster me! Happy 4645 Learn how you can foster me!
Maltese mix Spaniel mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Snoop Dogg 4615

Wanda 4607

Snoop Dogg 4615 Learn how you can foster me! Wanda 4607 Learn how you can foster me!
Beagle Terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Harold 3987

Louise 4643

Harold 3987 Learn how you can foster me! Louise 4643 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature pinscher mix Poodle
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Butch 4549

Beyonce 4612

Butch 4549 Learn how you can foster me! Beyonce 4612 Learn how you can foster me!
Corgi mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Not neutered more info

Plum 4639

Edna 4517

Plum 4639 Learn how you can foster me! Edna 4517 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Nora 4644

Apricot 4642

Nora 4644 Learn how you can foster me! Apricot 4642 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Poodle
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lamar 4616

Lamar 4616 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix
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!