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Chelsea 5566
Chelsea 5566
Chelsea 5566
Adele 5628
Adele 5628
Adele 5628
Roz 5392
Roz 5392
Roz 5392
Midge 5590
Midge 5590
Midge 5590
Heff 5420
Heff 5420
Heff 5420
Little Bit 5603 & Shorty 5604
Little Bit 5603 & Shorty 5604
Little Bit 5603 & Shorty 5604
Kim 5551
Kim 5551
Kim 5551
Toffee 5692
Toffee 5692
Toffee 5692
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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.

Folsom 5655

Ashbury 5657

Folsom 5655
Ashbury 5657

Poodle Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Lhasa Apso Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Noah 5658

Maxwell 5708

Noah 5658
Maxwell 5708

Jack Russell Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Labradoodle | Male | Large (50-90 lbs)
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Stuart Little 5705

Toffee 5692

Stuart Little 5705
Toffee 5692

Chihuahua, long haired | Male | Toy (under 6 lbs)
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Terrier mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Worf 5639

Midge 5590

Worf 5639
Midge 5590

Chihuahua Mix | Male
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Poodle | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Trudy 5701

Rut-Ro 5676

Trudy 5701
Rut-Ro 5676

Yorkie/Terrier Mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Shih Tzu Mix | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Heff 5420

Kim 5551

Heff 5420
Kim 5551

Chihuahua | Male | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua, mix | Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Pineapple 5703 & Aloha 5704

Klay 5679

Pineapple 5703 & Aloha 5704
Klay 5679

Chihuahua mix | Female/Female | Small (6-20 lbs)
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Chihuahua Mix | Male | Toy (under 6 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!