Bingo 3266
Bingo 3266 Bingo 3266
Scout 3265
Scout 3265 Scout 3265
Chico 3264
Chico 3264 Chico 3264
Eddie 3263
Eddie 3263 Eddie 3263
Finnegan 3262
Finnegan 3262 Finnegan 3262
Ingrid 3260 And Tinx 3261
Ingrid 3260 And Tinx 3261 Ingrid 3260 And Tinx 3261
Lovey 3259
Lovey 3259 Lovey 3259
Chunk 3258
Chunk 3258 Chunk 3258
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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.

Scout 3265

Chico 3264

Scout 3265 Learn how you can foster me! Chico 3264 Learn how you can foster me!
Cocker spaniel Pomeranian
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Finnegan 3262

Ingrid 3260 And Tinx 3261

Finnegan 3262 Learn how you can foster me! Ingrid 3260 And Tinx 3261 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian Pomeranian
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female/Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Lovey 3259

Smiley 3255

Lovey 3259 Learn how you can foster me! Smiley 3255 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Shepherd mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Benny 3252

Lion 3250 And Toffee 3251

Benny 3252 Learn how you can foster me! Lion 3250 And Toffee 3251 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua / spaniel mix Spaniel and poodle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male/Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Girlfriend 3240

Copper 3249

Girlfriend 3240 Learn how you can foster me! Copper 3249 Learn how you can foster me!
Cattledog/corgi mix Pomeranian mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Betina 3203

Sashay 3134

Betina 3203 Learn how you can foster me! Sashay 3134 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih tzu Chihuahua / beagle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cora 3245

Marlow 3214

Cora 3245 Learn how you can foster me! Marlow 3214 Learn how you can foster me!
Basset hound / lab mix Pomeranian mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Viola 3244

Bobby 3237

Viola 3244 Learn how you can foster me! Bobby 3237 Learn how you can foster me!
Chow chow mix Parson russell terrier mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Rita 3218

Dahlia 2847 And Rockie 2848

Rita 3218 Learn how you can foster me! Dahlia 2847 And Rockie 2848 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Maltese
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Foofy 3235

Gus 3242

Foofy 3235 Learn how you can foster me! Gus 3242 Learn how you can foster me!
Bichon mix Cocker spaniel
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Solomon 2775

Rocko Roll 2672

Solomon 2775 Learn how you can foster me! Rocko Roll 2672 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshund, miniature smooth haired Jack russell terrier
Male | 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!

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