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Myra 5823
Myra 5823
Myra 5823
Karen 5932
Karen 5932
Karen 5932
Tom Hanks 5930
Tom Hanks 5930
Tom Hanks 5930
Sprout 5940
Sprout 5940
Sprout 5940
Georgette 5937
Georgette 5937
Georgette 5937
Pony Boy 5897
Pony Boy 5897
Pony Boy 5897
Straw 5935
Straw 5935
Straw 5935
Chickadee 5931
Chickadee 5931
Chickadee 5931
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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.

Mcgruff 5896

Daffodil 5923

Mcgruff 5896
Daffodil 5923

Shih Tzu | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog Mix | Female | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Pillow 5928

Gus 5800

Pillow 5928
Gus 5800

Pom Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Pointer/Lab Mix | Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Hopalong 5913

Lulu Belle 5777

Hopalong 5913
Lulu Belle 5777

Chihuahua | Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Sheltie/Pom | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Mya 5861

Aretha 5901

Mya 5861
Aretha 5901

Chihuahua Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Terrier Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Tom Hanks 5930

Butterball 5916

Tom Hanks 5930
Butterball 5916

Mini Spaniel Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Pomeranian Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Cardinal 5803

Pony Boy 5897

Cardinal 5803
Pony Boy 5897

Lhasa Apso | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chinese Crested | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Professor Plum 5790

Spudz 5912

Professor Plum 5790
Spudz 5912

Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Pomeranian Dachshund mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chickadee 5931

Chickadee 5931

Spaniel Mix | Female | 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!