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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  
 

 
The Kittens Are Coming!

Greenhill and 1st Avenue are looking for fosters to help us care for these fragile, young felines.

The average length of stay in foster care for kittens is 3 weeks, though this can vary and may be longer. Fosters provide our animals with enrichment, socialization, and daily care. We provide medical and behavioral support as well as guidance through every step of the process! Not interested in kittens? We are also in need of fosters for adult dogs and adult cats! These stays can be longer, but help us to provide more animals with specialized care. If you are interested in helping us care for the animals in our community through fostering, please contact our Foster Care Manager at (541)689-1503 Ext. 114 or foster@green-hill.org. Fill out a Volunteer/Foster application.


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.

 


Monthly Foster Spotlight
 
The Grossnicklaus Family
 
 
 
For the Grossnicklaus clan, becoming a foster family was an activity that everyone could quite literally snuggle up to.

“We have been fostering for one year. We decided to start fostering because it is something the entire family can do together – which is great with all of us having different schedules. It is something we can do together as a family,” said Julie Grossnicklaus.

The experience means lots of kittens can be found at the household…during both good times and bad. “We had two where I got very sick while fostering and those two kitties laid in bed next to me giving me love as if taking care of me even though they were with us so I could be taking care of them,” Julie said.

Beyond the therapeutic benefits for them, the Grossnicklaus family enjoys showering fosters with all the love and attention they can. When everyone pitches in, well socialized kittens are the proud result.
 
“We love seeing these shy, scared kitties come to our house and day by day they become secure, strong and their personalities bloom into playful, fun, loving, happy kitties ready to have a successful transition to their forever homes.”

When not in foster mode, the family cares for 6 cats of their own. They also stay busy with teenage girls’ lives and endless activities. But the positive benefits of fostering an animal (or two or three) keeps them coming back for more fosters.

“It is a wonderful way to make a positive impact on the lives of animals. You get to make the perfect pet for someone else to have and love for life.”
 

 

 

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