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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 


Kittens of all ages come into our care throughout the year, but spring is an especially busy time.

Help us care for these little fur-iends by becoming a foster.
Read commonly asked questions about kitten fostering and find out what to do if you find a litter of kittens here.

Fill out a Foster Application here.


Becoming a Foster

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
September 2015 
Matt Clevinger

Matt Clevinger and his family started fostering for Greenhill slightly over a year ago. “We happened to go to the Willamalane Summer Fair in Springfield,” he recollected. “I saw the Greenhill table and started talking to the volunteer.” Matt and his wife, CJ, went home and talked to their apartment manager. After getting the “OK,” they signed up for a meeting along with their 5-year-old daughter, June, to start fostering kittens.

Matt has repeatedly opened his heart and home to abandoned kittens. Prior to volunteering, his family took in Cuddles, a one-day old kitten they found abandoned and struggling, who went on to live a full and happy 19 years. “We enjoy seeing them go from weak little animals to healthy, social, and playful kittens and then be able to let them go to Greenhill to find safe, wonderful homes.” Matt still marvels at how kittens change and grow while they are in foster. “The 4 little bottle babies at home right now are growing fast and already opening their eyes.”

Matt and CJ’s daughter loves to play and take care of the cats just as much as her parents do. Matt thinks it could be more than just a hobby for June! “We can see June as perhaps a future veterinarian because she sure has learned a lot about taking care of kittens.”

Matt, a Navy Veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, volunteered in the past as a firefighter and EMT. Coming from a military family, he moved around a lot before landing in Oregon in 2012. Matt also volunteers at Gilham Elementary School, where his daughter is preparing to go into 1st Grade. “I really enjoyed making a difference in these children's lives.”

When Matt is not volunteering his time to his community, he is a self-proclaimed “techie” who enjoys photography and video editing. Matt loves spending time with his family “having whatever adventures might come to mind.

Thank you, Matt, for all that you do for the kittens and cats in our community!


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