Gilda 4026
Gilda 4026 Gilda 4026
Casper 4248
Casper 4248 Casper 4248
Gracie 4247
Gracie 4247 Gracie 4247
Jiffy 4246
Jiffy 4246 Jiffy 4246
Owen 4245
Owen 4245 Owen 4245
Melba 4244
Melba 4244 Melba 4244
Tostado 4240
Tostado 4240 Tostado 4240
Brock 4232
Brock 4232 Brock 4232
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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.

Gilda 4026

Jiffy 4246

Gilda 4026 Learn how you can foster me! Jiffy 4246 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier / poodle mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Owen 4245

Gracie 4247

Owen 4245 Learn how you can foster me! Gracie 4247 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Schnauzer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Casper 4248

Melba 4244

Casper 4248 Learn how you can foster me! Melba 4244 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua Terrier mix
Male | Toy (under 6 lbs) Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info more info

Tostado 4240

Brock 4232

Tostado 4240 Learn how you can foster me! Brock 4232 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd mix American eskimo
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
more info Neutered more info

Jolly 4222

Leonard 4193

Jolly 4222 Learn how you can foster me! Leonard 4193 Learn how you can foster me!
Maltese Pomeranian mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Puffin 4242

Mia 4162

Puffin 4242 Learn how you can foster me! Mia 4162 Learn how you can foster me!
Lhasa apso Harrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Shiro 4214

Willie Wonky 4221

Shiro 4214 Learn how you can foster me! Willie Wonky 4221 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Rat terrier
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Henry 4050

Alfredo 4234

Henry 4050 Learn how you can foster me! Alfredo 4234 Learn how you can foster me!
Bichon / spaniel mix Poodle
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Tabasco 4083

Tabasco 4083 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier
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!