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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).
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.
Monthly Foster Spotlight
Brittany Lukens and Chad Fulton
Ten 3-week-old puppies might be enough to intimidate many but not Brittany Lukens and Chad Fulton. For these fosters of the month, it was an opportunity not to be missed – even with the extra work and constant cleaning up.
“At first, it was as expected, lots of poop and pee, lots of napping,” they said. “As they grew older, their excitement about the world around them and their personalities came out. It was truly so amazing to care for 10 babies as they grew to be 8 weeks old. They started testing their voices, learning how to play with their siblings, getting strategic about toys and food and simply becoming who they will be. It was undoubtedly a lot of work but Chad and I feel so lucky to have had the experience.”
A dog trainer and a third year PhD student, Brittany and Chad said their favorite part of fostering is watching as the foster starts to relax at their home. Once they settle in and start to trust “it feels like we couldn’t receive a better gift.” “If your life allows you, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to foster for Greenhill. Fostering is a great way to incorporate a positive and significant deed into your life. Loving and caring for an animal in need is truly beneficial for the foster and for you,” they said. “Fostering gives you a chance to make this world a better place for animals that have been forgotten or rejected. What more can you ask for?”
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