Sheba
Sheba Sheba
Ladybug 2283
Ladybug 2283 Ladybug 2283
Panda 2282
Panda 2282 Panda 2282
Nacho 2281
Nacho 2281 Nacho 2281
Licorice 2193
Licorice 2193 Licorice 2193
Roger 2279
Roger 2279 Roger 2279
Maggie 2278
Maggie 2278 Maggie 2278
Ginger Ale 2277
Ginger Ale 2277 Ginger Ale 2277
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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.

Nacho 2281

Panda 2282

Nacho 2281 Learn how you can foster me! Panda 2282 Learn how you can foster me!
Lhassa apso Shih tzu
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info more info

Ladybug 2283

Roger 2279

Ladybug 2283 Learn how you can foster me! Roger 2279 Learn how you can foster me!
Chi/pug Jack russell mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Maggie 2278

Popeye 2232

Maggie 2278 Learn how you can foster me! Popeye 2232 Learn how you can foster me!
Lhassa apso/shih tzu mix Shephard mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Archer

Henry 2260

Archer Learn how you can foster me! Henry 2260 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Yorkie/terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lola 2094

Edward 2275

Lola 2094 Learn how you can foster me! Edward 2275 Learn how you can foster me!
American pitbull terrier Chinese crested/terrier
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Joan 2243

Timothy 2259

Joan 2243 Learn how you can foster me! Timothy 2259 Learn how you can foster me!
Doxie mix Chi/pug
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Reggie 2256

Paddy Cakes 2201

Reggie 2256 Learn how you can foster me! Paddy Cakes 2201 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua Shihtzu
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bon Bon 2187

Pugsley 2274

Bon Bon 2187 Learn how you can foster me! Pugsley 2274 Learn how you can foster me!
Min pin/chi mix Yorkshire terrier
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Oatmeal 2262

Elliot 2267

Oatmeal  2262 Learn how you can foster me! Elliot 2267 Learn how you can foster me!
Min pin Poodle min
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Newt 2147

Sasha 2249

Newt 2147 Learn how you can foster me! Sasha 2249 Learn how you can foster me!
Fox terrier Sharpei
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Trinket 2276

Trinket 2276 Learn how you can foster me!
Toy poodle
Toy (under 6 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!