Turbo 2721
Turbo 2721 Turbo 2721
Jezebel 2665
Jezebel 2665 Jezebel 2665
Savannah 2720
Savannah 2720 Savannah 2720
Marilyn Monroe 2719
Marilyn Monroe 2719 Marilyn Monroe 2719
Sherie Ann 2718
Sherie Ann 2718 Sherie Ann 2718
Dolly Parton 2717
Dolly Parton 2717 Dolly Parton 2717
Wrigley 2716
Wrigley 2716 Wrigley 2716
Boojay 2714
Boojay 2714 Boojay 2714
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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.

Turbo 2721

Savannah 2720

Turbo 2721 Learn how you can foster me! Savannah 2720 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Beagle
Male | Toy (under 6 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Marilyn Monroe 2719

Sherie Ann 2718

Marilyn Monroe 2719 Learn how you can foster me! Sherie Ann 2718 Learn how you can foster me!
German shepherd mix Shih tzu mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Dolly Parton 2717

Wrigley 2716

Dolly Parton 2717 Learn how you can foster me! Wrigley 2716 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd mix American cocker spaniel
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Boojay 2714

Jakey 2713

Boojay 2714 Learn how you can foster me! Jakey 2713 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Shorty Cakes 2588

Wilbur 2709

Shorty Cakes 2588 Learn how you can foster me! Wilbur 2709 Learn how you can foster me!
Basset hound/welsh corgi mix Rottweiler mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Olivia 2707

Aurora 2708

Olivia 2707 Learn how you can foster me! Aurora 2708 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle Pomeranian
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bam Bam 2610

Tiny 2685

Bam Bam 2610 Learn how you can foster me! Tiny 2685 Learn how you can foster me!
Schnauzer Beagle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pancho 2666

Delilah 2700

Pancho 2666 Learn how you can foster me! Delilah 2700 Learn how you can foster me!
Maltese mix English bulldog
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Macy 2686

Pikachu 2644

Macy 2686 Learn how you can foster me! Pikachu 2644 Learn how you can foster me!
Toy poodle Pomeranian mix
Female | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Koda Bear 2627

Fred 2641

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

Cyrus 2567

Mini Moo 2627

Cyrus 2567 Learn how you can foster me! Mini Moo 2627 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Shepherd mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 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!