Lola 3863
Lola 3863 Lola 3863
Baloo 3861
Baloo 3861 Baloo 3861
Shaggy 3860
Shaggy 3860 Shaggy 3860
Summer 3858
Summer 3858 Summer 3858
Cowboy 3859
Cowboy 3859 Cowboy 3859
Twinkle Toes 3732
Twinkle Toes 3732 Twinkle Toes 3732
Joe Bob 3856
Joe Bob 3856 Joe Bob 3856
Carl 3854
Carl 3854 Carl 3854
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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.

Danny 3714

Baloo 3861

Danny 3714 Learn how you can foster me! Baloo 3861 Learn how you can foster me!
Cocker spaniel Retriever mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Shaggy 3860

Cowboy 3859

Shaggy 3860 Learn how you can foster me! Cowboy 3859 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Cocker spaniel / poodle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Petey 3810

Pepper 3833

Petey 3810 Learn how you can foster me! Pepper 3833 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu mix Poodle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Tildy 3834

Walker 3851

Tildy 3834 Learn how you can foster me! Walker 3851 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Beagle / dachshund mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sophia 3849

Puppington 3816

Sophia 3849 Learn how you can foster me! Puppington 3816 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Collie / shepherd mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Darla 3808

Scottie 3754 And Gina 3755

Darla 3808 Learn how you can foster me! Scottie 3754 And Gina 3755 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier mix Dachshunds
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male/Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Corky 3772

Blanche 3848

Corky 3772 Learn how you can foster me! Blanche 3848 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Darling 3841

Carl 3854

Darling 3841 Learn how you can foster me! Carl 3854 Learn how you can foster me!
Chow chow / retriever mix Terrier mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Twinkle Toes 3732

Salli 3800

Twinkle Toes 3732 Learn how you can foster me! Salli 3800 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Spidey 3776

Mandy 3537

Spidey 3776 Learn how you can foster me! Mandy 3537 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Cocker spaniel
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Janie 3830

Professor 3813

Janie 3830 Learn how you can foster me! Professor 3813 Learn how you can foster me!
Sheltie mix Terrier mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Herman 3811

Joe Bob 3856

Herman 3811 Learn how you can foster me! Joe Bob 3856 Learn how you can foster me!
Labrador retriever mix Pomeranian mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Wendy 3583

Gloria 3752

Wendy 3583 Learn how you can foster me! Gloria 3752 Learn how you can foster me!
Shar-pei mix Terrier mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Foxy 3764

Lucy 3829

Foxy 3764 Learn how you can foster me! Lucy 3829 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Rat terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Leonardo 3762

Leonardo 3762 Learn how you can foster me!
American eskimo mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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!