Misty 2379
Misty 2379 Misty 2379
Polliwog 2445
Polliwog 2445 Polliwog 2445
Koda Bear 2627
Koda Bear 2627 Koda Bear 2627
Wanda 2621
Wanda 2621 Wanda 2621
McDreamy 2620
McDreamy 2620 McDreamy 2620
Marcel 2619
Marcel 2619 Marcel 2619
Baily 2616
Baily 2616 Baily 2616
Heidi 2617
Heidi 2617 Heidi 2617
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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.

Misty 2379

Koda Bear 2627

Misty 2379 Learn how you can foster me! Koda Bear 2627 Learn how you can foster me!
Keeshond Pomeranian mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Romeo 2599

Bam Bam 2610

Romeo 2599 Learn how you can foster me! Bam Bam 2610 Learn how you can foster me!
Fluffy mutt Schnauzer
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

McDreamy 2620

Cyrus 2567

McDreamy 2620 Learn how you can foster me! Cyrus 2567 Learn how you can foster me!
Papillion mix (tea cup golden retriever??) Pomeranian mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Heidi 2617

Fonzi 2609

Heidi 2617 Learn how you can foster me! Fonzi 2609 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle min Min pin
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info 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!