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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
Carol Greig



Carol Greig and her family began fostering in 1994 when her daughter wanted a dog. The Greigs started volunteering as dog walkers and cattery companions at the shelter, but when their schedule became too busy to volunteer, they decided to try fostering. “I wanted her to have some experience with all sorts of animals without the commitment to full time.”


When Carol’s daughter was about 12 years old, they committed to fostering 8 three day old puppies whose mother had died. “That meant bottle feeding around the clock. Since I worked full time as a Kindergarten teacher, I needed to take the puppies to school. I taught my students how to bottle feed, clean, love and train the puppies. We had puppies and kids everywhere! The class was divided into puppy teams with 3 students to a puppy. I can still hear my five year olds telling others students "wash your hands, sit down, put a towel in your lap to catch the pee and be gentle". These puppies were highly socialized and every one was adopted by families from my school.”

Carol’s favorite thing about fostering is getting to know the foster animals and watching them learn to trust, and then eventually to love. Carol has now retired from 34 years of public school teaching. She enjoys sewing, travel, digging in the dirt, bee keeping and time with her family. Carol is a lifetime learner and enjoys meeting people from around the world and learning about their culture.







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