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Feeling the Urge to Foster?

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Mitten Mutts operates out of Bay City and Saginaw. Occassionally, we will partner with foster homes outside of that area, but it is rare. If you wish to be considered to foster, fill out our Foster Application

Once you fill out the Foster Application (link above), our volunteers will check your references, review your application, and follow-up with you via email within a couple of days.

If your application seems like a good fit, we will schedule a home visit.

After the home visit, we will schedule a meet and greet.

Prior to fostering your first dog, you will sign our Foster Contract.

You will then be assigned a foster coordinator who will help you with everything:

  • Finding a dog to foster

  • Making sure the dog is medically up-to-date

  • Navigating the adoption process

  • And so much more!

If your intent is to Foster-to-Adopt, please let us know as soon as possible.

Mitten Mutts Dog Rescue will provide all medication. If need be, we can also provide a crate and food.

For more information, please read our Foster Handbook.







Mitten Mutt's Promise to You and Your Foster Pup

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We will cover costs for all veterinary care and we provide necessary supplies such as collars, toys, and monthly preventatives.

Once your pup is ready for adoption, we will post on Facebook and PetFinder, etc. to let the world know that your foster is ready to find their FURever home.

You will have access to Mitten Mutt Groupies (our volunteers) who will answer any questions, provide any help you may require, and screen potential adopters of your Mitten Mutt.

How Else Can You Volunteer?

Mitten Mutts Dog Rescue is a nonprofit run solely by volunteers so there is ALWAYS something to do or another way to help out! 

Here are some ways you can volunteer with us if you don't want to foster (yet):

  • Making crafts to sell at events to raise money for the dogs

  • Manning tables at events to tell the public who we are!

  • Helping to transport dogs from shelters

  • Conducting home visits for fosters and adopters

If you have any other ideas for ways you could help the dogs of Mitten Mutts, just let us know! We are open to suggestions!

If you have questions, ideas, or would like to know more about adopting, feel free to email us at

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