Babette 2431
Babette 2431 Babette 2431
Jolly 2461
Jolly 2461 Jolly 2461
Bettina 2457
Bettina 2457 Bettina 2457
Bubblicious 2444
Bubblicious 2444 Bubblicious 2444
Lil Jude 2382
Lil Jude 2382 Lil Jude 2382
Wiley 2455
Wiley 2455 Wiley 2455
Lotus 2449
Lotus 2449 Lotus 2449
Jalepeno 2450
Jalepeno 2450 Jalepeno 2450
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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.

Jolly 2461

Bettina 2457

Jolly 2461 Learn how you can foster me! Bettina 2457 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier Poodle
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bentley 2453

Ava 2452

Bentley 2453 Learn how you can foster me! Ava 2452 Learn how you can foster me!
Golden retriever mix Shep/hound mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Marco 2189

Belle 2354

Marco 2189 Learn how you can foster me! Belle 2354 Learn how you can foster me!
Cattle dog/lab mix Puggle
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info more info

Bubblicious 2444

Latte 2442

Bubblicious 2444 Learn how you can foster me! Latte 2442 Learn how you can foster me!
Plott hound/lab mix Chi mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lambie 2417

Newt 2147

Lambie 2417 Learn how you can foster me! Newt 2147 Learn how you can foster me!
Bichon frise Toy ox terrier
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jalepeno 2450

Brady 849

Jalepeno 2450 Learn how you can foster me! Brady 849 Learn how you can foster me!
Pom/corgi Rottweiler/labrador mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 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.

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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