Wanda 2621
Wanda 2621 Wanda 2621
Pikachu 2644
Pikachu 2644 Pikachu 2644
Queen Bubbles 2643
Queen Bubbles 2643 Queen Bubbles 2643
Shakespeare 2642
Shakespeare 2642 Shakespeare 2642
Fred 2641
Fred 2641 Fred 2641
Gilbert 2640
Gilbert 2640 Gilbert 2640
Pierre 2639
Pierre 2639 Pierre 2639
Yoshi 2638
Yoshi 2638 Yoshi 2638
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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.

Gilbert 2640

Pierre 2639

Gilbert 2640 Learn how you can foster me! Pierre 2639 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Poodle min
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Yoshi 2638

Tesla 2637

Yoshi 2638 Learn how you can foster me! Tesla 2637 Learn how you can foster me!
Yorkie terrier Dachschund
Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
more info Neutered more info

Brandy 2636

Gertie 2635

Brandy 2636 Learn how you can foster me! Gertie 2635 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu mix Toy poodle
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pip Squeak 2634

Bernie 2633

Pip Squeak 2634 Learn how you can foster me! Bernie 2633 Learn how you can foster me!
Toy poodle Shih-tzu
Male | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Max 2632

Lola 2631

Max 2632 Learn how you can foster me! Lola 2631 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih-tzu Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
more info Neutered more info

Pikachu 2644

Queen Bubbles 2643

Pikachu 2644 Learn how you can foster me! Queen Bubbles 2643 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Chow chow
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Handsome Hank 2624

Shakespeare 2642

Handsome Hank 2624 Learn how you can foster me! Shakespeare 2642 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachschund Shepherd mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fred 2641

Koda Bear 2627

Fred 2641 Learn how you can foster me! Koda Bear 2627 Learn how you can foster me!
Pug, basset hound Pomeranian mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Romeo 2599

Bam Bam 2610

Romeo 2599 Learn how you can foster me! Bam Bam 2610 Learn how you can foster me!
Fluffy mutt Schnauzer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sierra 2589

McDreamy 2620

Sierra 2589 Learn how you can foster me! McDreamy 2620 Learn how you can foster me!
Labrador retriever Papillion mix (tea cup golden retriever??)
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cyrus 2567

Heidi 2617

Cyrus 2567 Learn how you can foster me! Heidi 2617 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Poodle min
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fonzi 2609

Fonzi 2609 Learn how you can foster me!
Min pin
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.

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!