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Nola 6512
Nola 6512
Nola 6512
Trombone Joe 6511
Trombone Joe 6511
Trombone Joe 6511
Prairie 6509
Prairie 6509
Prairie 6509
Alfalfa 6508
Alfalfa 6508
Alfalfa 6508
Duffy 6516
Duffy 6516
Duffy 6516
Neon 6521
Neon 6521
Neon 6521
Trucker 6519
Trucker 6519
Trucker 6519
Surprise 6515
Surprise 6515
Surprise 6515
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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.

Nola 6512

Trombone Joe 6511

Nola 6512
Trombone Joe 6511

Rat Terrier | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Bichon Frise | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Idgie 6522

Prairie 6509

Idgie 6522
Prairie 6509

Toy Poodle | Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Mini Poodle | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Sunkist 6524

Duffy 6516

Sunkist 6524
Duffy 6516

Chihuahua/Terrier Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Havanese/ Poodle Mix | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Neon 6521

Honeybee 6525

Neon 6521
Honeybee 6525

Maltese | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Trucker 6519

Snoop 6527

Trucker 6519
Snoop 6527

Chihuahua/ Pug Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Mini Pinscher Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Little Monster 6510

Terra 6517

Little Monster 6510
Terra 6517

Yorkshire terrier | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Zydeco 6518

Franknfurter 5990

Zydeco 6518
Franknfurter 5990

Jack Russell/ Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Basset Hound/ Spaniel mix | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Tugboat 6513

Sheldon 6450

Tugboat 6513
Sheldon 6450

Shih Tzu/ Lhasa Apso Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Terrier Mix | Male | Medium (20-50 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!