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Gobstopper 7778
Gobstopper 7778
Gobstopper 7778
Mabel 7697
Mabel 7697
Mabel 7697
Pillsbury 7834
Pillsbury 7834
Pillsbury 7834
Dr. Dog 7816
Dr. Dog 7816
Dr. Dog 7816
Tilly Rose 7810
Tilly Rose 7810
Tilly Rose 7810
Maddy 7819
Maddy 7819
Maddy 7819
Gummi 7815
Gummi 7815
Gummi 7815
Fiddles 7823
Fiddles 7823
Fiddles 7823
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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 the latest 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.

Ducky 7841

Sissy 7848

Ducky 7841
Sissy 7848

American Eskimo | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Chihuahua Terrier Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Pillsbury 7834

Joey Ramone 7847

Pillsbury 7834
Joey Ramone 7847

Bichon Frise Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Mix | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Smartie 7846

Sonoma 7845

Smartie 7846
Sonoma 7845

Chihuahua/ Papillon Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua/ Papillon Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Pilgrim 7843

Rhiannon 7842

Pilgrim 7843
Rhiannon 7842

Shih Tzu / Maltese Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Maddy 7819

Pink 7830

Maddy 7819
Pink 7830

Shephard Mix | Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Lily 7831 & Coco 7832

Deedles 7833

Lily 7831 & Coco 7832
Deedles 7833

Poodle | Female/Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Veronica 7835

Preston 7752

Veronica 7835
Preston 7752

Terrier/Chihuahua Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Ripple 7806

Ripple 7806

Terrier Chihuahua Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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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.

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!