Honey Bee 3783
Honey Bee 3783 Honey Bee 3783
Roddy 3782
Roddy 3782 Roddy 3782
Sophie 3781
Sophie 3781 Sophie 3781
Daisy 3778
Daisy 3778 Daisy 3778
Melody 3711
Melody 3711 Melody 3711
Pinto 3740
Pinto 3740 Pinto 3740
Pippa 3739
Pippa 3739 Pippa 3739
Molly 3779
Molly 3779 Molly 3779
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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.

Honey Bee 3783

Roddy 3782

Honey Bee 3783 Learn how you can foster me! Roddy 3782 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Daisy 3778

Seymour 3775

Daisy 3778 Learn how you can foster me! Seymour 3775 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Terrier mix
Female | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Tootsie Pop 3760

Chewie 3730

Tootsie Pop 3760 Learn how you can foster me! Chewie 3730 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Zelda 3746

Dexter 3331

Zelda 3746 Learn how you can foster me! Dexter 3331 Learn how you can foster me!
Standard dachshund mix Miniature poodle mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Millie 3703

Sam 3718

Millie 3703 Learn how you can foster me! Sam 3718 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Miniature poodle
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Danny 3714

Molly 3779

Danny 3714 Learn how you can foster me! Molly 3779 Learn how you can foster me!
Cocker spaniel Boston terrier mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Scottie 3754 And Gina 3755

Pippa 3739

Scottie 3754 And Gina 3755 Learn how you can foster me! Pippa 3739 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshunds Miniature schnauzer
Male/Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Asia 2369

Marvin 3725

Asia 2369 Learn how you can foster me! Marvin 3725 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature schnauzer Silky terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Misty 3734 And Doobie 3735

Corky 3772

Misty 3734 And Doobie 3735 Learn how you can foster me! Corky 3772 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Chihuahua mix
Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bailey 3621

Coco Chanel 3759

Bailey 3621 Learn how you can foster me! Coco Chanel 3759 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Chocolate lab 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!