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Haley 7478
Haley 7478
Haley 7478
Peanuts 6728
Peanuts 6728
Peanuts 6728
String Bean 6768
String Bean 6768
String Bean 6768
Scrunchie 7567
Scrunchie 7567
Scrunchie 7567
Connie 7547
Connie 7547
Connie 7547
Margaret 7563
Margaret 7563
Margaret 7563
Flashdance 7568
Flashdance 7568
Flashdance 7568
Jazzercise 7562
Jazzercise 7562
Jazzercise 7562
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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.

Haley 7478

Heather 7577

Haley 7478
Heather 7577

Pomeranian | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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German Shephard | Female | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Walkman 7578

Walrus 7557

Walkman 7578
Walrus 7557

Poodle Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Poodle | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Care Bear 7572

Dozer 7540

Care Bear 7572
Dozer 7540

Chihuahua | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Miniature Pincher Mich | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Bueller 7573

Claire Huxtable 7574

Bueller 7573
Claire Huxtable 7574

Poodle | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Dachshund | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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King Kong 7556

Goonie 7575

King Kong 7556
Goonie 7575

Pomeranian | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Yorkie Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Cowabunga 7576

Indiana Jones

Cowabunga 7576
Indiana Jones

Chihuahua Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Truffle Kerfuffle 7533

Alf 7580

Truffle Kerfuffle 7533
Alf 7580

Pomeranian | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Terrier Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Teddy Ruxpin 7581

Fanny Pack 7571

Teddy Ruxpin 7581
Fanny Pack 7571

Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Papillon/ Pomeranian Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Duran Duran 7569

Sparkle 7553

Duran Duran 7569
Sparkle 7553

Bichon Frise Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Maltese/Poodle Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Scrunchie 7567

Cedric 7542

Scrunchie 7567
Cedric 7542

Chihuahua | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Shepherd Chow mix | Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Badda Bing 7560

Hail Mary 7482

Badda Bing 7560
Hail Mary 7482

Lhasa Apso Mix | Male | Medium (20-50 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Locket 7561

Connie 7547

Locket 7561
Connie 7547

Chihuahua | Female | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Chihuahua Dachshund Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Sriracha 7548

Norma 7558

Sriracha 7548
Norma 7558

Chihuahua Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Braeburn 7518

Geezer 7528

Braeburn 7518
Geezer 7528

Chiweenie | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Miniature Poodle Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Persimmon 7522

Persimmon 7522

Chiweenie!! | 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!