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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 

 Puppy and Adult Dog Fosters Needed

Are you interested in helping care for puppies and / or adult dogs? We can use you! Fosters are needed for adult dog medical or behavioral cases. Puppy foster stays are generally just 2-3 weeks.

Help us care for these fur-iends by becoming a foster!

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
December 2015
Molly Craig


Margaret Mead said, “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.” Molly Craig is changing the world, one foster cat at a time. “I started doing this when I saw how many homeless animals have no place to go,” she said. Wanting to protect and save the lives of her community’s most vulnerable animals, Molly has spent years opening her heart and home to cats and kittens in Lane County.


“Lane County continues to have a serious problem with cat and dog abandonment and overpopulation,” she said. “People who open their hearts to fostering not only enrich their own lives by reaching out to someone in need, but they do no less than save the life of a wonderful being.”

Since July 2014, Molly has helped save the lives of countless cats and kittens through Greenhill. Take for example the three timid, skittish kittens whose owner was unable to take care of them. With Molly’s time, attention, and care, those three kittens were dashing around her spare bedroom, “rolling and pouncing” in no time. “I'd go in with food, toys and that high-pitched kitten voice and try to win them over,” she reminisced. “Eventually, they succumbed to their own curiosity and need of affection and would run to the door to when they heard me coming. They were precious and brought me great joy. It was difficult to give them up.”

Although shelter cats and kittens have a wide range of temperaments, Molly is hopeful when she fosters fearful cats who are able to overcome their apprehension and learn to trust her. It takes a lot of patience sometimes, but she is up for the challenge if it means saving an animal’s life.

When she is not socializing and caring for cats in transition, Molly spends her time exploring the beautiful Oregon landscape. Like many Oregonians, she enjoys hiking and exploring the coast, mountains, waterfalls, and high desert—the “nicks and crannies of this breathtaking state.”

Thanks Molly, for all your help with the cats and kittens in transition in your community!



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