Chacho 3737
Chacho 3737 Chacho 3737
Poppy 3609
Poppy 3609 Poppy 3609
Zelda 3746
Zelda 3746 Zelda 3746
Velvet 3745
Velvet 3745 Velvet 3745
Albie 3744
Albie 3744 Albie 3744
Patricia 3743
Patricia 3743 Patricia 3743
Pinto 3740
Pinto 3740 Pinto 3740
Pippa 3739
Pippa 3739 Pippa 3739
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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.

Chacho 3737

Zelda 3746

Chacho 3737 Learn how you can foster me! Zelda 3746 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd mix Standard dachshund mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Velvet 3745

Albie 3744

Velvet 3745 Learn how you can foster me! Albie 3744 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu mix Pomeranian
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pinto 3740

Chewie 3730

Pinto 3740 Learn how you can foster me! Chewie 3730 Learn how you can foster me!
Australian shepherd / border collie mix Terrier mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Patricia 3743

Pippa 3739

Patricia 3743 Learn how you can foster me! Pippa 3739 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd mix Miniature schnauzer
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Terry 3738

Millie 3703

Terry 3738 Learn how you can foster me! Millie 3703 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Spaniel mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Danny 3714

Bailey 3621

Danny 3714 Learn how you can foster me! Bailey 3621 Learn how you can foster me!
Cocker spaniel Poodle mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Frank 3736

Asia 2369

Frank 3736 Learn how you can foster me! Asia 2369 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu mix Miniature schnauzer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Enid 3617

Martha 3719

Enid 3617 Learn how you can foster me! Martha 3719 Learn how you can foster me!
Pitbull terrier mix Terrier mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Patrick 3653

Marvin 3725

Patrick 3653 Learn how you can foster me! Marvin 3725 Learn how you can foster me!
Pitbull / mastiff mix Silky terrier mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sam 3718

Julie 3504

Sam 3718 Learn how you can foster me! Julie 3504 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle Miniature poodle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Googly 3733

Monica 3700

Googly 3733 Learn how you can foster me! Monica 3700 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Terrier mix
Male | 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!