Ralphie 2729
Ralphie 2729 Ralphie 2729
Parker 2728
Parker 2728 Parker 2728
Odie 2725
Odie 2725 Odie 2725
Sparky 2723
Sparky 2723 Sparky 2723
Felicia 2722
Felicia 2722 Felicia 2722
Rocko Roll 2672
Rocko Roll 2672 Rocko Roll 2672
Jezebel 2665
Jezebel 2665 Jezebel 2665
Savannah 2720
Savannah 2720 Savannah 2720
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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.

Sparky 2723

Ralphie 2729

Sparky 2723 Learn how you can foster me! Ralphie 2729 Learn how you can foster me!
Dachshund mix Jack russell terrier
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Parker 2728

Odie 2725

Parker 2728 Learn how you can foster me! Odie 2725 Learn how you can foster me!
American eskimo mix Labrador retriever mix
Male | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Felicia 2722

Wilbur 2709

Felicia 2722 Learn how you can foster me! Wilbur 2709 Learn how you can foster me!
Terrier mix Rottweiler mix
Female | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Pancho 2666

Tiny 2685

Pancho 2666 Learn how you can foster me! Tiny 2685 Learn how you can foster me!
Maltese mix Beagle mix
Male | Small (6-20 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Marilyn Monroe 2719

Bam Bam 2610

Marilyn Monroe 2719 Learn how you can foster me! Bam Bam 2610 Learn how you can foster me!
German shepherd mix Schnauzer
Female | Large (50-90 lbs) Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Delilah 2700

Dolly Parton 2717

Delilah 2700 Learn how you can foster me! Dolly Parton 2717 Learn how you can foster me!
English bulldog Shepherd mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Savannah 2720

Shorty Cakes 2588

Savannah 2720 Learn how you can foster me! Shorty Cakes 2588 Learn how you can foster me!
Beagle Basset hound/welsh corgi mix
Female | Medium (20-50 lbs) Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
Neutered more info Neutered more info

Jakey 2713

McDreamy 2620

Jakey 2713 Learn how you can foster me! McDreamy 2620 Learn how you can foster me!
Chihuahua mix Papillion mix (tea cup golden retriever??)
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!