Honey 2768
Honey 2768 Honey 2768
Rudolph 2767
Rudolph 2767 Rudolph 2767
Jingles 2766
Jingles 2766 Jingles 2766
Penny 2764 And Sarge 2765
Penny 2764 And Sarge 2765 Penny 2764 And Sarge 2765
Oreo 2763
Oreo 2763 Oreo 2763
Tater Tot 2762
Tater Tot 2762 Tater Tot 2762
Chester 2443
Chester 2443 Chester 2443
Elmer 2761
Elmer 2761 Elmer 2761
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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.

Shenzi 2747

Prince 2752

Shenzi 2747 Learn how you can foster me! Prince 2752 Learn how you can foster me!
West highland terrier mix Labrador/pitbull mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Honey 2768

Cheekies 2760

Honey 2768 Learn how you can foster me! Cheekies 2760 Learn how you can foster me!
Rhodesian ridgeback mix Shih tzu mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Dolly Parton 2717

Cissy 2751

Dolly Parton 2717 Learn how you can foster me! Cissy 2751 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd mix Poodle mix
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Rudolph 2767

Jack Flash 2756

Rudolph 2767 Learn how you can foster me! Jack Flash 2756 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Jack russell terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Penny 2764 And Sarge 2765

Princess Helena 2730

Penny 2764 And Sarge 2765 Learn how you can foster me! Princess Helena 2730 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature pinscher and boston terrier Poodle mix
Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jingles 2766

Savannah 2720

Jingles 2766 Learn how you can foster me! Savannah 2720 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Beagle
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Snowy 2746

Sammy 2743

Snowy 2746 Learn how you can foster me! Sammy 2743 Learn how you can foster me!
Poodle mix Labrador retriever mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Elmer 2761

Mister Banks 2759

Elmer 2761 Learn how you can foster me! Mister Banks 2759 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Maltese
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Chester 2443

Scarlett 2734 And Rhett 2735

Chester 2443 Learn how you can foster me! Scarlett 2734 And Rhett 2735 Learn how you can foster me!
Doxie/jack russell terrier mix Japanese chin mix and terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female/Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Rusty 2758

Rusty 2758 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd/lab mix
Male | Large (50-90 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!