Scooby 2476
Scooby 2476 Scooby 2476
Joker 2365
Joker 2365 Joker 2365
Alfie 2475
Alfie 2475 Alfie 2475
Rocki 2473
Rocki 2473 Rocki 2473
Ivan 2474
Ivan 2474 Ivan 2474
Greta 2472
Greta 2472 Greta 2472
Dynamo 2471
Dynamo 2471 Dynamo 2471
Lulu 2387 Aka Lurline
Lulu 2387 Aka Lurline Lulu 2387 Aka Lurline
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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.

Talia 2468

Alfie 2475

Talia 2468 Learn how you can foster me! Alfie 2475 Learn how you can foster me!
Aussie shep mix Toy poodle
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Scooby 2476

Greta 2472

Scooby 2476 Learn how you can foster me! Greta 2472 Learn how you can foster me!
Chi-weenie Schnauzer mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Ivan 2474

Rocki 2473

Ivan 2474 Learn how you can foster me! Rocki 2473 Learn how you can foster me!
Toy poodle Aussie mix
Male | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Latte 2442

Lambie 2417

Latte 2442 Learn how you can foster me! Lambie 2417 Learn how you can foster me!
Chi mix Bichon frise
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fiji 2463

Iggy 2467

Fiji 2463 Learn how you can foster me! Iggy 2467 Learn how you can foster me!
Foxhound mix
Female | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Ava 2452

Riley 2464

Ava 2452 Learn how you can foster me! Riley 2464 Learn how you can foster me!
Shep/hound mix Greyhound/pit mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Babette 2431

Joker 2365

Babette 2431 Learn how you can foster me! Joker 2365 Learn how you can foster me!
Lhasa apso mix Boxer/pit mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mocha 2465

Solomon 2438

Mocha 2465 Learn how you can foster me! Solomon 2438 Learn how you can foster me!
Chow mix Chi mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Senior Macho 2432

Senior Macho 2432 Learn how you can foster me!
Rat terrier
Male | Medium (20-50 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!

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