Puffin 4242
Puffin 4242 Puffin 4242
Gracie 4247
Gracie 4247 Gracie 4247
Cioppino 4373
Cioppino 4373 Cioppino 4373
Margot 4366
Margot 4366 Margot 4366
Jody 4367
Jody 4367 Jody 4367
Mercy 4368
Mercy 4368 Mercy 4368
Louie 4369
Louie 4369 Louie 4369
Raider 4370
Raider 4370 Raider 4370
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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.

Pepita 4319

Puffin 4242

Pepita 4319 Learn how you can foster me! Puffin 4242 Learn how you can foster me!
Dauschund Lhasa apso
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sherbert 4330

Walter 4354

Sherbert 4330 Learn how you can foster me! Walter 4354 Learn how you can foster me!
Yorkshire terrier Basset hound
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Betty White 4372

Cioppino 4373

Betty White 4372 Learn how you can foster me! Cioppino 4373 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier/chihuahua Finnish spitz
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Boris 4342

Henry 4050

Boris 4342 Learn how you can foster me! Henry 4050 Learn how you can foster me!
Papillon mix Bichon / spaniel mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jody 4367

Samantha 4328 & Sabrina 4329

Jody 4367 Learn how you can foster me! Samantha 4328 & Sabrina 4329 Learn how you can foster me!
Basenji mix Lhasa apso
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female/Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Oliver 4340

James Dean 4217

Oliver 4340 Learn how you can foster me! James Dean 4217 Learn how you can foster me!
Bichon/poodle Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Madison 4362 & Juneau 4363

Juicy 4299

Madison 4362 & Juneau 4363 Learn how you can foster me! Juicy 4299 Learn how you can foster me!
Dauschund Poodle mix
Female/Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Nicky 4266

Potter 4253

Nicky 4266 Learn how you can foster me! Potter 4253 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Spooky 4356 & LuLu 4357

Louie 4369

Spooky 4356 & LuLu 4357 Learn how you can foster me! Louie 4369 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodles Chihuahua
Male/Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Raider 4370

Fuego 4255

Raider 4370 Learn how you can foster me! Fuego 4255 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature pinscher mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | 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!