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Moptop 5872
Moptop 5872
Moptop 5872
Lunchbox 5875
Lunchbox 5875
Lunchbox 5875
Edamame 5881
Edamame 5881
Edamame 5881
Mocha 5879
Mocha 5879
Mocha 5879
Macaroni 5742
Macaroni 5742
Macaroni 5742
Sweet Girl 5878
Sweet Girl 5878
Sweet Girl 5878
Calla Lily 5877
Calla Lily 5877
Calla Lily 5877
Willa 5862
Willa 5862
Willa 5862
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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.

Moptop 5872

Mocha 5879

Moptop 5872
Mocha 5879

Lhasa Apso | Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Lunchbox 5875

Edamame 5881

Lunchbox 5875
Edamame 5881

Scottish Terrier Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Pomeranian Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Sweet Girl 5878

Macaroni 5742

Sweet Girl 5878
Macaroni 5742

Lab Mix | Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Jack Russell Terrier Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Cardinal 5803

Petrie 5858

Cardinal 5803
Petrie 5858

Lhasa Apso | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Poodle | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Turnip 5600

Keyta 5856

Turnip 5600
Keyta 5856

Maltese | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Gus 5800

Nikolo 5405

Gus 5800
Nikolo 5405

Pointer/Lab Mix | Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Willa 5862

Professor Plum 5790

Willa 5862
Professor Plum 5790

Miniature Poodle Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Mya 5861

Furbie 5834

Mya 5861
Furbie 5834

Chihuahua Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Bichon Frise | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Wigglebutt 5806

Noonan 5842

Wigglebutt 5806
Noonan 5842

Chihuahua mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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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!