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Jocelyn 5540
Jocelyn 5540
Jocelyn 5540
Mercy 5561
Mercy 5561
Mercy 5561
Kool 5562
Kool 5562
Kool 5562
Emery 5563
Emery 5563
Emery 5563
Khloe 5552
Khloe 5552
Khloe 5552
Oksana 5321
Oksana 5321
Oksana 5321
Lima Bean 5474
Lima Bean 5474
Lima Bean 5474
Kim 5551
Kim 5551
Kim 5551
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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.

Jocelyn 5540

Kool 5562

Jocelyn 5540
Kool 5562

Chihuahua | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Poodle | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Scrumpy 5524 & Tessie 5523

Michael 5546

Scrumpy 5524 & Tessie 5523
Michael 5546

Chihuahua Mix | Male/Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Yorkshire Terrier | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Birdie 5558

Kim 5551

Birdie 5558
Kim 5551

Chihuahua, Applehead | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua, mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Milana 5394

Lady Bull 5557

Milana 5394
Lady Bull 5557

Miniature Pinscher Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Bobby 5501

Nikolo 5405

Bobby 5501
Nikolo 5405

Pomeranian Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Beau 5498

Rollo 5554

Beau 5498
Rollo 5554

Chihuahua Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Labrador Retriever Mix | Male | Large (50-90 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!