Taylor 3949
Taylor 3949 Taylor 3949
Polly Anne 4262
Polly Anne 4262 Polly Anne 4262
Salina 4261
Salina 4261 Salina 4261
Pepe Le Pew 3826
Pepe Le Pew 3826 Pepe Le Pew 3826
Harold 3987
Harold 3987 Harold 3987
Al 4020
Al 4020 Al 4020
Chato 4032
Chato 4032 Chato 4032
Willie Wonky 4221
Willie Wonky 4221 Willie Wonky 4221
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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.

Andy 4533

Henry 4499

Andy 4533 Learn how you can foster me! Henry 4499 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle Basset hound mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Edna 4517

Angie 4532

Edna 4517 Learn how you can foster me! Angie 4532 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Australian shepherd
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mortie 4489

Shiloh 4392

Mortie 4489 Learn how you can foster me! Shiloh 4392 Learn how you can foster me!
Beagle/terrier mix Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Mowgli 4528

Remy 4508

Mowgli 4528 Learn how you can foster me! Remy 4508 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Pekingese mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Darby 4536

Chorizo 4458

Darby 4536 Learn how you can foster me! Chorizo 4458 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Dusty 4534

Dude 4465

Dusty 4534 Learn how you can foster me! Dude 4465 Learn how you can foster me!
Cocker spaniel American pit bull terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bennie 4469

Shagster 4430

Bennie 4469 Learn how you can foster me! Shagster 4430 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Bearded collie mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lucky Charm 4521

Milton 4505

Lucky Charm 4521 Learn how you can foster me! Milton 4505 Learn how you can foster me!
Yorkie/poodle Chihuahua mix
Male | Toy (under 6 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Nola 4526

Fuego 4255

Nola 4526 Learn how you can foster me! Fuego 4255 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Stewie 4442

Mrs. Jones 4451

Stewie 4442 Learn how you can foster me! Mrs. Jones 4451 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Shih tzu
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | 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.

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!