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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   


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
Stella and Nick with Nutmeg


Stella Strother-Blood, and her partner, Nick, started fostering since their future plans were unsure. Traveling or maybe a long-distance move could be coming so they didn’t want to commit for the long-term. Still, they missed those doggie kisses and all the fun that comes with sharing your life with an animal!

“One of my favorite things is our new tradition of going on evening walks after dinner with our foster dog. It’s a great way to re-connect after a busy day,” Stella said. “I also love taking our foster dogs on car rides. They absolutely love it and it makes running errands a bit more fun!”
Nick adds that having an “always-cheerful” dog around the house isn’t so bad either.

For Stella, who works part-time at a local nonprofit, taking their current foster, Nutmeg (pictured above) to her Pet of the Week TV spot has been one of the highlights so far.
“I felt like a proud and nervous mom watching her on live TV!” she said.

Nick, who works at a clean cookstove company in Cottage Grove, remembers another favorite moment.

“My most memorable experience was the first time we were able to take off Nutmeg’s e-collar. After weeks of patiently enduring eye drops three times a day, she ran laps around the house out of sheer excitement (and without plowing into things with the collar).”

Since both say they plan to continue fostering for a long time, these are sure to be just some of many in their growing collection of foster memories.




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