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Jay-Z 6069
Jay-Z 6069
Jay-Z 6069
Kazoo 6095
Kazoo 6095
Kazoo 6095
Gizmo 6013
Gizmo 6013
Gizmo 6013
Fuzzi 6101
Fuzzi 6101
Fuzzi 6101
Lady Beyonce 5977
Lady Beyonce 5977
Lady Beyonce 5977
Tasha 6094
Tasha 6094
Tasha 6094
B.b. 6093
B.b. 6093
B.b. 6093
Mulligatawny 6092
Mulligatawny 6092
Mulligatawny 6092
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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.

Kombucha 6099

B.b. 6093

Kombucha 6099
B.b. 6093

Terrier | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Dachshund | Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Bumper 6065

Hemingway 5765

Bumper 6065
Hemingway 5765

Chihuahua mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Yorkshire Terrier | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Neo 6042

Bob Seger 5892

Neo 6042
Bob Seger 5892

Jack Russell Terrier Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Gizmo 6013

Trolly 6003

Gizmo 6013
Trolly 6003

Pomeranian/ spaniel mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Bichon Frise | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Butterball 5916

Nikolo 5405

Butterball 5916
Nikolo 5405

Pomeranian Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | 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!