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Maggie is an 11-12 pound Spaniel mix.  Maggie is smart and affectionate and stubborn and silly and a bit of a challenge but totally worth the time and love.  She would do better in a foster home where she could get more attention from her foster parent, maybe as an only dog or with just one other dog.  Please let us know if you would like to hear more about Maggie and might be interested in fostering her.

Zeke is a young (about 8 months) handsome brindle and white pit bull mix. He passed all of the shelters behavior test and was made available for adoption but was pulled for medical reasons. He passed out 2 times in play group. We had a cardiologist evaluation and it is not a heart problem so it might be neurological; we will take him for more tests when he is in a foster home. We would still like to take him if we can find a foster home. Zeke is playful and sociable. He loves people and other dogs. He walks well on leash. Please let us know if you could foster this sweet pup!


Tanner came to ACC as a stray with a lame front paw which started to improve in a few days. An xray showed a hairline fracture of one non-load bearing toe which has already started to heal. He didn't seem much bothered by it and was ready for new friends, both human and dog, right away. He really attaches to people and watches your eyes all the time. Tanner seems to be happiest being touched or leaning on you. He is house trained but needs obedience work which he is already taking to. We help with that if you would like some instruction or classes. He should be relatively quiet for the next 4 weeks or so , but can take walks and live normally around the house. He just needs to avoid rough play or impact on his foot. We cover any costs for medical care while being fostered. Tanner will be a great family companion for a long time for whoever is lucky enough to adopt him. We think he is a mix of maybe Lab, Stafford- shire or Visla? We will be doing a DNA test on him to be sure.
Please let us know if you can foster Tanner!

Please print out a copy of our "Foster a Dog" flier (see downloadable PDF file below) 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.

To learn more about fostering a dog with Grateful Dogs Rescue.

Urgent Fosters

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.