Bailey 4471
Bailey 4471 Bailey 4471
Betsey 4470
Betsey 4470 Betsey 4470
Hector 3660
Hector 3660 Hector 3660
Bennie 4469
Bennie 4469 Bennie 4469
Jasper 4056
Jasper 4056 Jasper 4056
Moose 4468
Moose 4468 Moose 4468
Joe 4467
Joe 4467 Joe 4467
Peter Pan 4466
Peter Pan 4466 Peter Pan 4466
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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.

Dude 4465

Mrs. Jones 4451

Dude 4465 Learn how you can foster me! Mrs. Jones 4451 Learn how you can foster me!
American pit bull terrier mix Shih tzu
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Fuego 4255

Scamper 4436

Fuego 4255 Learn how you can foster me! Scamper 4436 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Manuka 4457

Francis 4464

Manuka 4457 Learn how you can foster me! Francis 4464 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier/beagle mix Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Coconut 4381

Carmela 4417

Coconut 4381 Learn how you can foster me! Carmela 4417 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Pekingese
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Leon 4461

Peter Pan 4466

Leon 4461 Learn how you can foster me! Peter Pan 4466 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Shih tzu
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cookie 4444

Junior 4175

Cookie 4444 Learn how you can foster me! Junior 4175 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Miniature pinscher
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bessie 4445

Lago 4455

Bessie 4445 Learn how you can foster me! Lago 4455 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Spaniel mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Taylor 3949

Moose 4468

Taylor 3949 Learn how you can foster me! Moose 4468 Learn how you can foster me!
Rat terrier mix Dachshund mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Chorizo 4458

Elton 4413

Chorizo 4458 Learn how you can foster me! Elton 4413 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Yorkie mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Dora 4453

Stewie 4442

Dora 4453 Learn how you can foster me! Stewie 4442 Learn how you can foster me!
German shepherd Chihuahua mix
Female | Extra large (over 90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jasper 4056

Tofu 4459

Jasper 4056 Learn how you can foster me! Tofu 4459 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Diana 4429

Bennie 4469

Diana 4429 Learn how you can foster me! Bennie 4469 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Shagster 4430

Shagster 4430 Learn how you can foster me!
Bearded collie mix
Male | Large (50-90 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.

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!