Rescuing Dogs since 1990!


Poor ​Maevis, she has already been adopted and returned twice, this last time after more than 6 years!  Maevis is a Bassett Hound/German Shepherd dog mix and is 9-10 years old and weighs about 65 pounds.  All she asks for is some nice walks, a comfortable place to sleep, and a home without small children or other dogs.  Can you foster Maevis?

​​Bear is a handsome 1-2 year old labrador retriever mix of about 50 pounds. This young guy has spent his whole life in a back yard, he has lots of energy but still loves people. He wants to kiss everyone he meets. He is a beautiful boy but we have had trouble getting a good photo that shows him off.  Bear needs a patient foster who can help him learn what it is like to live outside a back yard. His foster will get lots of help from our volunteers. Please let us know if you would be interested in fostering Bear!


Phoebe seems to be a sweet but very scared young chi mix. She is a pretty buff color. She came in with 3 other chis that were much better socialized and went up for adoption at the SPCA, but Phoebe was too scared so she was left behind. She needs a patient foster home that can let this little girl come out of her shell slowly. Let us know if you would be interested in fostering Phoebe!


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.