Frida 3041
Frida 3041 Frida 3041
Curly Q 2790
Curly Q 2790 Curly Q 2790
Molly 3026
Molly 3026 Molly 3026
Lulu 3047
Lulu 3047 Lulu 3047
Domino 3056
Domino 3056 Domino 3056
Coco 2814
Coco 2814 Coco 2814
Boss 3054
Boss 3054 Boss 3054
Sassy 3053
Sassy 3053 Sassy 3053
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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.

Domino 3056

Curly Q 2790

Domino 3056 Learn how you can foster me! Curly Q 2790 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Bichon frise mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Molly 3026

Lulu 3047

Molly 3026 Learn how you can foster me! Lulu 3047 Learn how you can foster me!
Mastiff mix Miniature poodle
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Boss 3054

Coco 2814

Boss 3054 Learn how you can foster me! Coco 2814 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Miniature poodle
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Sassy 3053

Ethel 3051 And Lucy 3052

Sassy 3053 Learn how you can foster me! Ethel 3051 And Lucy 3052 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd mix Beagle mixes
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female/Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Orville 3049

Sadie 3048

Orville 3049 Learn how you can foster me! Sadie 3048 Learn how you can foster me!
Puggle mix German shorthaired pointer mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Houdini 3013 And Sugar 3014

Goldie Hawn 2979

Houdini 3013 And Sugar 3014 Learn how you can foster me! Goldie Hawn 2979 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mixes Golden retriever
Male/Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bianca 3042

Nani 2916

Bianca 3042 Learn how you can foster me! Nani 2916 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua Pom chi mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Antonio 3023

Jane 3005

Antonio 3023 Learn how you can foster me! Jane 3005 Learn how you can foster me!
Longhaired chihuahua mix Shih tzu mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Homer 2991

Louie 2996

Homer 2991 Learn how you can foster me! Louie 2996 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Pomeranian mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Tony 3040

Cider 3007

Tony 3040 Learn how you can foster me! Cider 3007 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Pekingese mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Valentino 3022

JD 2939 And Little Girl 2940

Valentino 3022 Learn how you can foster me! JD 2939 And Little Girl 2940 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male/Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mitts 2992

Buddy 2993

Mitts 2992 Learn how you can foster me! Buddy 2993 Learn how you can foster me!
Chinese crested mix Whippet mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lady Bug 3031

Freddie 2818

Lady Bug 3031 Learn how you can foster me! Freddie 2818 Learn how you can foster me!
Australian shepherd Beagle mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Winifred 2866

Birdie 3011

Winifred 2866 Learn how you can foster me! Birdie 3011 Learn how you can foster me!
Boston terrier mix poodle mix
Female | Medium (20-50 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!

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