Ruby 1309
Ruby 1309 Ruby 1309
Buddy 2993
Buddy 2993 Buddy 2993
Pumpkin 2990
Pumpkin 2990 Pumpkin 2990
Liza Minnelli 2989
Liza Minnelli 2989 Liza Minnelli 2989
Disco 2988
Disco 2988 Disco 2988
Parmesan 2987
Parmesan 2987 Parmesan 2987
Shenzi 2747
Shenzi 2747 Shenzi 2747
Lacey 2504
Lacey 2504 Lacey 2504
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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.

Ruby 1309

Buddy 2993

Ruby 1309 Learn how you can foster me! Buddy 2993 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature aussie shepherd Whippet mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pumpkin 2990

Liza Minnelli 2989

Pumpkin 2990 Learn how you can foster me! Liza Minnelli 2989 Learn how you can foster me!
Corgi mix American bulldog mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pesto 2896

Disco 2988

Pesto 2896 Learn how you can foster me! Disco 2988 Learn how you can foster me!
Labrador retriever mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Parmesan 2987

Pico 2985

Parmesan 2987 Learn how you can foster me! Pico 2985 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Reese 2984

Twinkles 2978

Reese 2984 Learn how you can foster me! Twinkles 2978 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Long haired chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cholula 2980

Kolbe 2981

Cholula 2980 Learn how you can foster me! Kolbe 2981 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Shih tzhu
Female | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Johnny 2412

Brandy 2970

Johnny 2412 Learn how you can foster me! Brandy 2970 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Shepherd/ norwegian elkhound mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jameson 2965

Sam 2941

Jameson 2965 Learn how you can foster me! Sam 2941 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Lhasa apso/terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Starman 2977

Baby 2886

Starman 2977 Learn how you can foster me! Baby 2886 Learn how you can foster me!
Papillon mix Terrier mix
Male | Toy (under 6 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Nani 2916

Muggs 2967

Nani 2916 Learn how you can foster me! Muggs 2967 Learn how you can foster me!
Pom chi mix Puggle
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Oscar 2912 And Sheeba 2913

Oscar 2912 And Sheeba 2913 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshund
Male/Female | 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!

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