Bubz 4804
Bubz 4804 Bubz 4804
Brighton 4796
Brighton 4796 Brighton 4796
Levon 4794
Levon 4794 Levon 4794
BeeBee 4799
BeeBee 4799 BeeBee 4799
Nathan 4661
Nathan 4661 Nathan 4661
Bobo 4714
Bobo 4714 Bobo 4714
Scout 4792
Scout 4792 Scout 4792
Eleanor 4790
Eleanor 4790 Eleanor 4790
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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.

Jackson 4910

Gibson 4901

Jackson 4910 Learn how you can foster me! Gibson 4901 Learn how you can foster me!
Beagle mix Maltese
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Brighton 4796

Petunia 4898

Brighton 4796 Learn how you can foster me! Petunia 4898 Learn how you can foster me!
Maltese Terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Zoey 4912

Bubz 4804

Zoey 4912 Learn how you can foster me! Bubz 4804 Learn how you can foster me!
Irish setter Corgi mix
Female | Extra large (over 90 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Neptune 4591

Ben 4784

Neptune 4591 Learn how you can foster me! Ben 4784 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Schnauzer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Polly Anne & Salina 4261/4262

Howie 4787

Polly Anne & Salina 4261/4262 Learn how you can foster me! Howie 4787 Learn how you can foster me!
Pug/chihuahua mixes Labrador retriever/shepherd mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Maestro 4783

Bolt 4897

Maestro 4783 Learn how you can foster me! Bolt 4897 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua/terrier mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Chet 4743

Chet 4743 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix
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.

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!