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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.

Oboe is a 2 year old male pit bull mix. He is super sweet but shy. He is really a staff favorite. Medical notes say he may have a torn CCL (ACL) but his limping is much better so it may not be that serious.
Oboe needs a foster home!


Liam is about 7 lbs of happiness. Now that he has adjusted to the shelter he is crazy about all the new dog friends and new people that he was afraid of a few days ago. He is about 5 years old, house trained, but not too much obedience training. Of course his favorite spot is on your lap but he also likes to run around like crazy. He came into the shelter with another dog but is quite happy being alone at the moment. He needs a home or foster as soon as possible as the shelter is filling up with dogs. Please contact us for a time we can set up for you to meet Liam.


Hayley is a smart active girl who loves running in the park and playing with toys. She knows sit and down and how to wait at a door. She learns new tricks quickly and is treat motivated. She loves people and she loves other dogs. She has a lot of energy and would love a foster home where she could get a lot of exercise. Hayley needs a foster home!


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.