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Greenhill Humane Society
88530 Green Hill Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402

(541) 689-1503

Friday - Tuesday
11am - 6pm
Closed Wed. & Thurs.

1st Avenue Shelter
3970 W. 1st Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

(541) 844-1777

Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5:30pm
Closed Sun. & Mon.

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Greenhill Humane Society Foster Care Program   


Thank you for your interest in the Foster Care Program. Together our foster parents make an enormous contribution to Greenhill by caring for approximately 600 animals each year. Without these dedicated volunteers Greenhill could not provide loving homes to nearly as many deserving animals as we do each year.

Foster parents and families are needed to help care for kittens, puppies, cats, dogs and small animals, for short and long-term foster stays.

Please contact Kristi Chizacky, Volunteer/Foster Care Manager with questions about this rewarding opportunity. Kristi can be reached at 541-689-1503 x114 and via email.

Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent:

1. Please review the foster program requirements (please see below).
2. Please complete the online Foster Care Application. Click here to fill out the application. (If you would like to volunteer (not foster), please complete the  online Volunteer Application on the Volunteering page).
3.  Upon receipt of your Foster Care Application, we will contact you to further discuss the foster care program with you.
4. Attend a foster care interview and training session (to be scheduled with foster care staff). 

Foster Program Requirements:

You must be at least 21 years of age to become a foster parent. Children are encouraged to participate fully in this rewarding experience with their parents.

Landlord approval is required for all foster parents who rent their residence.  Please confirm with your landlord that you are approved to foster animals prior to scheduling a foster care interview and training session.

Current vaccinations are required for all foster parents' dogs/cats prior to placing a foster animal in your home.  Please confirm that your animals are up-to-date on their vaccinations prior to scheduling a foster care interview and training session. We also recommend you speak with your veterinarian to make sure fostering is a good fit for you and your pets.

 Read the Pawsitive Press

Greenhill's Volunteer and Foster Newsletter

Monthly Foster Spotlight
Craig and Jen Riehl
After some tough animal losses of their own, Craig and Jennifer Riehl weren’t sure if they were ready to add a new family member. They decided fostering dogs would be a good way to fill the animal void that had been created in their home.

“We lost our 14-year-old shepherd dog on the day after our wedding…her companion (13-year-old black lab) had passed away the year before,” they said.

The couple signed up to foster in October 2013 and though they hadn’t been sure if they were ready and weren’t expecting to fall in love, it happened. It was just their first foster case, a puppy named Maggie, who quickly won her way into their hearts and forever home. It is one of things about fostering they appreciate.

“It not only gives you the chance to care for an animal that needs you, it also gives you the chance to see if you are ready to add a member to your family,” they said. “We get to give dogs some positive human interaction and home to play in. So far we have only fostered puppies and it is a lot of fun to play with puppies, then send them off when they are ready for their forever home.”

Jen works during the day at Willigespie Elementary and Craig has embarked on agility training through Greenhill’s training program recently with Maggie. Jen is also one of the coordinators of the Burrito Brigade, whose mission is “to feed the unhoused and hungry of Eugene, Oregon through a local community network of personal donors and nonprofit partnerships while engaging our community in the fight to end hunger.”



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