Rose 2845
Rose 2845 Rose 2845
Mister Banks 2759
Mister Banks 2759 Mister Banks 2759
Mama 2892
Mama 2892 Mama 2892
Halle 2961
Halle 2961 Halle 2961
Trixie 2960
Trixie 2960 Trixie 2960
Bon Bon 2959
Bon Bon 2959 Bon Bon 2959
Catherine Zeta-Jones 2957
Catherine Zeta-Jones 2957 Catherine Zeta-Jones 2957
Pickle 2956
Pickle 2956 Pickle 2956
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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.

Halle 2961

Trixie 2960

Halle 2961 Learn how you can foster me! Trixie 2960 Learn how you can foster me!
Shih-tzu Pomeranian mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Bon Bon 2959

Sam 2941

Bon Bon 2959 Learn how you can foster me! Sam 2941 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Lhasa apso/terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cinnamon 2898

Johnny 2412

Cinnamon 2898 Learn how you can foster me! Johnny 2412 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Cyrus 2567

Bisquit 2932

Cyrus 2567 Learn how you can foster me! Bisquit 2932 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian mix Shih-tzu mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Billy Pup 2937

Henry 2924

Billy Pup 2937 Learn how you can foster me! Henry 2924 Learn how you can foster me!
Pomeranian Bichon frise mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Elvis 2942

Sherlock 2954

Elvis 2942 Learn how you can foster me! Sherlock 2954 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua/dachshund mix Miniature poodle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Calpurnia 2943

Miss McNugget 2951 And Tater Tot 2952

Calpurnia 2943 Learn how you can foster me! Miss McNugget 2951 And Tater Tot 2952 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Yorkshire terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Catherine Zeta-Jones 2957

Shane 2923

Catherine Zeta-Jones 2957 Learn how you can foster me! Shane 2923 Learn how you can foster me!
Doberman pinscher mix Bichon frise
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Baby 2886

JD 2939 And Little Girl 2940

Baby 2886 Learn how you can foster me! JD 2939 And Little Girl 2940 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Chihuahua mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male/Female | Toy (under 6 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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