Maxwell 2659
Maxwell 2659 Maxwell 2659
Gingerbread 2658
Gingerbread 2658 Gingerbread 2658
Jamba 2657
Jamba 2657 Jamba 2657
Bernie 2633
Bernie 2633 Bernie 2633
Wednesday Adams 2653
Wednesday Adams 2653 Wednesday Adams 2653
Suzie 2608
Suzie 2608 Suzie 2608
Joey 2654
Joey 2654 Joey 2654
Ebony 2652
Ebony 2652 Ebony 2652
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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.

Maxwell 2659

Jamba 2657

Maxwell 2659 Learn how you can foster me! Jamba 2657 Learn how you can foster me!
Mini schnauzer Lhasa apso
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bernie 2633

Wednesday Adams 2653

Bernie 2633 Learn how you can foster me! Wednesday Adams 2653 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih-tzu Toy poodle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Joey 2654

Ebony 2652

Joey 2654 Learn how you can foster me! Ebony 2652 Learn how you can foster me!
West highland terrier Shih tzu
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jafar 2656

Bam Bam 2610

Jafar 2656 Learn how you can foster me! Bam Bam 2610 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Schnauzer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lucille 2651

Pikachu 2644

Lucille 2651 Learn how you can foster me! Pikachu 2644 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Koda Bear 2627

Pip Squeak 2634

Koda Bear 2627 Learn how you can foster me! Pip Squeak 2634 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Toy poodle
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fanny 2535

Cyrus 2567

Fanny 2535 Learn how you can foster me! Cyrus 2567 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd / lab mix Pomeranian mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Romeo 2599

Dumpling 2648

Romeo 2599 Learn how you can foster me! Dumpling 2648 Learn how you can foster me!
Fluffy mutt Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fred 2641

Brandy 2636

Fred 2641 Learn how you can foster me! Brandy 2636 Learn how you can foster me!
Pug, basset hound Shih tzu mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Gigdet 2647

Molly 2646

Gigdet 2647 Learn how you can foster me! Molly 2646 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier Pug
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Clay 2650

Clay 2650 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua
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!