Shoshone 5003
Shoshone 5003 Shoshone 5003
Patrick 4504
Patrick 4504 Patrick 4504
Starla 4997
Starla 4997 Starla 4997
Ringo 4993
Ringo 4993 Ringo 4993
Corky 4995
Corky 4995 Corky 4995
Phillip 4998
Phillip 4998 Phillip 4998
Leonardo 5000
Leonardo 5000 Leonardo 5000
Dani 4994
Dani 4994 Dani 4994
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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.

Shoshone 5003

Starla 4997

Shoshone 5003 Learn how you can foster me! Starla 4997 Learn how you can foster me!
Border collie Chinese shar-pei
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Ringo 4993

Phillip 4998

Ringo 4993 Learn how you can foster me! Phillip 4998 Learn how you can foster me!
Lhasa apso Pomeranian mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Not neutered more info

Bo 4889

Cosmo 4913

Bo 4889 Learn how you can foster me! Cosmo 4913 Learn how you can foster me!
Bichon frise Maltese
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Uradiva 4925

Noemi 4916

Uradiva 4925 Learn how you can foster me! Noemi 4916 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshund Border collie mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sheriff 4985

Dolma 4955

Sheriff 4985 Learn how you can foster me! Dolma 4955 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Toy poodle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Tumbleweed 4986

Dani 4994

Tumbleweed 4986 Learn how you can foster me! Dani 4994 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian Chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Muriel 4858

Dillinger 4990

Muriel 4858 Learn how you can foster me! Dillinger 4990 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshund Italian greyhound/chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Al Poochino 4952

Zelda 4987

Al Poochino 4952 Learn how you can foster me! Zelda 4987 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Pomeranian
Male | Small (6-20 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!