Grateful Dogs Rescue is looking for San Francisco bay area foster homes for the dogs posted below. These dogs URGENTLY need foster homes. They are at risk of euthanization at the San Francisco Animal Care and Control Shelter. The Grateful Dogs Rescue evaluators met these dogs and have evaluations on each. Grateful Dogs Rescue believes that getting them out of the shelter and into a loving family will prove that they are very much adoptable! They need temporary foster homes until adopters can be found. To learn more about fostering a dog with Grateful Dogs Rescue click here.
Please print out a copy of our poster of "Dogs Urgently Needing Foster Homes" and post it at your local dog park, pet store, office and/or coffee shop. We appreciate your help getting the word out about these wonderful dogs who need to be rescued from the shelter so they won't be euthanized.
October 2013 Foster Poster (790 KB)
October 2013 Foster Poster (790 KB)
Can You Foster Sweet Rowan?
Rowan is a sweet, skinny, young female beagle mix who needs a foster. She needs to be spayed before leaving the shelter.
Dexter Needs A Foster Home
Dexter is a nine month old, small male Chihuahua who weighs around twelve pounds. Dexter is a cute puppyish scamp with coloring and physique like a miniature corgi; He has mild hair loss on his lower back that the vet suspects is FAD and is treating with cephalexin. He was quite friendly and playful with the Grateful Dogs Rescue volunteer evaluator. He was excited and a bit mouthy in play like an active young dog. Dexter was confident and curious outside, interested in other dogs – not in a bad way – no barkiness noticed. We found Dexter to be spunky, energetic, active and fun. Back in the kennel he amused himself romping with a tennis ball and chewing on the GDR volunteer's hand (which was not encouraged).
Marmaduke Is Looking For A Foster Home
Marmaduke is a male black and white Great Dane/Boxer mix – a nice big guy. He did fine out in the yard but had no interest in balls though. Marmaduke did fine with handling and hecomes when called. He met a small dog and did fine and also met a very active shepherd and did fine. He play bows but really does not quite understand the play thing and if another dog is too rough he walks away. Marmaduke did fine with food. He pulls on his leash but does respond to correction. What the GDR volunteer evaluator really like dis this guy never did jump up on her. Nice dog and adoptable.
Luther Needs A Foster Home and Training
Luther is a male black and brown Miniature Pinser/Dachsund mix who is 3 years old. This dog was hiding under a blanket when the Grateful Dogs Rescue volunteer evaluator opened the cage, but once out of his blanket was seeking attention. Luther does not walk well on leash (dances in circles and sprints) so he needs training. He is full of energy, loves to run around. Luther did great with handling, and let the GDR volunteer cut his nails. He continuously checked in with the GDR evaluator and loves to jump up on her lap for attention. Luther did good with other dogs and was not interested in the food for the food bowl test. He is okay for adoption.
Can You Foster Sweet Sparrow?
Sparrow is a male Pug/Chihuahua mix who is cream and around 1-1/2 years old. He is a sweet little dog who is really shy but wants to be your friend. He was playing with the Grateful Dogs Rescue volunteer evaluator a little. Sparrow did great with another dog and showed no food issues. Okay for adoption. (Update: Sparrow is no longer shy and has become very outgoing)
Bandit Needs Someone To Foster Him
Bandit is a male tricolor Aussie mix who will be a great pet for an active individual or family. This dog is very active. At the beginning of the evaluation, the Grateful Dogs Rescue volunteer thought he would not allow correction but he did. Bandit did well with cats and the food test. He also did very well with handling and restrain, gave the evaluator no problem at all with the mouth test and other handling procedures including pinning him down. The GDR volunteer took this dog out with a female German Shepherd and he was playful right from the start. Bandit did fantastic even thought the Shepherd was unsure and nipping at him. This is a very nice dog. He jumps up and likes to play with other dogs. He is very handle-able.
APPLY TO FOSTER A DOG WITH GRATEFUL DOGS RESCUE
Grateful Dogs Rescue is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to finding homes for dogs from the San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control that are too sick, frightened, or inured to be made available for adoption. We provide veterinary care and nurturing foster homes (when available) for each dog. If you are interested in fostering one of these dogs, or being put on our list for future dogs that need foster homes, please complete the form below to help us make the best match between dog and foster home.