Coffee 4589
Coffee 4589 Coffee 4589
Birdie 4573
Birdie 4573 Birdie 4573
Momo 4578
Momo 4578 Momo 4578
Neptune 4591
Neptune 4591 Neptune 4591
Maple 4583
Maple 4583 Maple 4583
Berry 4580
Berry 4580 Berry 4580
Myla 4585
Myla 4585 Myla 4585
Archer 4576
Archer 4576 Archer 4576
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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.

Nicki 4564

Patty 4559

Nicki 4564 Learn how you can foster me! Patty 4559 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshund Cattle dog/bulldog mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Archer 4576

Little Dog 4408

Archer 4576 Learn how you can foster me! Little Dog 4408 Learn how you can foster me!
Yorkshire terrier Terrier/chihuahua
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fuego 4255

Harold 3987

Fuego 4255 Learn how you can foster me! Harold 3987 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Miniature pinscher mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Harley 4572

Thea 4556

Harley 4572 Learn how you can foster me! Thea 4556 Learn how you can foster me!
Yorkshire terrier Schnauzer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Ace 4575

Milton 4505

Ace 4575 Learn how you can foster me! Milton 4505 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Not neutered more info Neutered more info

Edna 4517

Edna 4517 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix
Female | 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!