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Princess 7723
Princess 7723
Princess 7723
Gertie 7725
Gertie 7725
Gertie 7725
Calamity Jane 7716
Calamity Jane 7716
Calamity Jane 7716
Burton 6064
Burton 6064
Burton 6064
Valentino 7598
Valentino 7598
Valentino 7598
Shrimp 7727 & Grits 7728
Shrimp 7727 & Grits 7728
Shrimp 7727 & Grits 7728
Bisquick 7717
Bisquick 7717
Bisquick 7717
Frittata 7714
Frittata 7714
Frittata 7714
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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.

Gertie 7725

Capone 7730

Gertie 7725
Capone 7730

Chinese Shar-Pei Mix | Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Lhapsa Apso MIx | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Wicket 7735

Wista 7734

Wicket 7735
Wista 7734

Shih Tzu | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Shih Tzu | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Valentino 7598

Kewpie 7732

Valentino 7598
Kewpie 7732

Min Pin/Italian Greyhound Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Shrimp 7727 & Grits 7728

Jolly Rancher 7731

Shrimp 7727 & Grits 7728
Jolly Rancher 7731

Dachshund's | Male/Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Cairn Terrier Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Rue 7685

Spudette 7722

Rue 7685
Spudette 7722

Maltese Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Bull Terrier | Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Chocolate Milk 7721

St. Francis 7640

Chocolate Milk 7721
St. Francis 7640

Pocket Pitt | Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Pit Bull | Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Frittata 7714

Pop Rock 7707

Frittata 7714
Pop Rock 7707

Pug Corgi mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Maltese Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Ingrid 7679

Ann Halen 7511

Ingrid 7679
Ann Halen 7511

Miniature Poodle Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Mr. Belding 7622

Mr. Belding 7622

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!