Baxter 3553
Baxter 3553 Baxter 3553
Abby 3572
Abby 3572 Abby 3572
Chancey 3571
Chancey 3571 Chancey 3571
Dino 3570
Dino 3570 Dino 3570
Marco 3527
Marco 3527 Marco 3527
Kit 3481
Kit 3481 Kit 3481
Dory 3569
Dory 3569 Dory 3569
Bingo 3266
Bingo 3266 Bingo 3266
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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.

Baxter 3553

Abby 3572

Baxter 3553 Learn how you can foster me! Abby 3572 Learn how you can foster me!
Bassett / spaniel mix Labrador retriever
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Chancey 3571

Marco 3527

Chancey 3571 Learn how you can foster me! Marco 3527 Learn how you can foster me!
Labrador retriever mix Miniature poodle mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Dory 3569

Pina Colada 3565

Dory 3569 Learn how you can foster me! Pina Colada 3565 Learn how you can foster me!
Labrador / chow chow mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sunny 3566 & Brownie 3567

Toddy 3564

Sunny 3566 & Brownie 3567 Learn how you can foster me! Toddy 3564 Learn how you can foster me!
Yorkies Pointer mix
Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sugar 3559

Pinky 3550

Sugar 3559 Learn how you can foster me! Pinky 3550 Learn how you can foster me!
Toy poodle Longhaired chihuahua mix
Female/Female | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lenora 3542

Janis 3558

Lenora 3542 Learn how you can foster me! Janis 3558 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature schnauzer mix Miniature poodle
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

James Bond 3556

Harley 3545

James Bond 3556 Learn how you can foster me! Harley 3545 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Border collie mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Vonnie 3494

Arnie 3538

Vonnie 3494 Learn how you can foster me! Arnie 3538 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature pinscher mix Papillon mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fred 3525

Julie 3504

Fred 3525 Learn how you can foster me! Julie 3504 Learn how you can foster me!
Australian kelpie Miniature poodle mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Penny 3286

Olivia 3541

Penny 3286 Learn how you can foster me! Olivia 3541 Learn how you can foster me!
Maltese mix Jack russell mix
Female | 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.

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!