Coco 2814
Coco 2814 Coco 2814
Blossom 2838
Blossom 2838 Blossom 2838
Flower 2837
Flower 2837 Flower 2837
Elsa 2836
Elsa 2836 Elsa 2836
Hally 8
Hally 8 Hally 8
Dax 2835
Dax 2835 Dax 2835
Savannah 2720
Savannah 2720 Savannah 2720
Spot 2834
Spot 2834 Spot 2834
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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.

Blossom 2838

Flower 2837

Blossom 2838 Learn how you can foster me! Flower 2837 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Miniature poodle mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Coco 2814

Elsa 2836

Coco 2814 Learn how you can foster me! Elsa 2836 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle Chihuahua mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Hally 8

Dax 2835

Hally 8 Learn how you can foster me! Dax 2835 Learn how you can foster me!
Labrador retriever mix French bulldog
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Spot 2834

Lily 2831

Spot 2834 Learn how you can foster me! Lily 2831 Learn how you can foster me!
Jack russell terrier Pekingese mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Polly 2824

Betty 2806

Polly 2824 Learn how you can foster me! Betty 2806 Learn how you can foster me!
Spaniel mix Terrier mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Teddy 2362

Vivian 2826

Teddy 2362 Learn how you can foster me! Vivian 2826 Learn how you can foster me!
Toy poodle Terrier mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Rusty 2758

Scarlett 2734

Rusty 2758 Learn how you can foster me! Scarlett 2734 Learn how you can foster me!
Shepherd/lab mix Japanese chin mix and terrier mix
Male | Large (50-90 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Josie 2817

Cheekies 2760

Josie 2817 Learn how you can foster me! Cheekies 2760 Learn how you can foster me!
Miniature poodle mix Shih tzu mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Marty 2804

Marty 2804 Learn how you can foster me!
Basset hound/flat coat retriever 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!