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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
February 2016
Anne Wilson
Meet Anne Wilson, Greenhill’s February Foster of the Month. “I started fostering 8 years ago,” says Anne. “My family fostered many cats and kittens from Greenhill. Brownie, a Siamese cat, ended up being adopted by my parents. He is diabetic and receives insulin shots twice a day. Now having my own home I wanted to foster again and help other kitties who need some love and care.”
Anne often takes on our long-term foster cats, so she has plenty of time to get to know each cat she takes into her home. One of the best things about fostering is that each foster is unique. When asked what her most enjoyable experience fostering would be, Anne answered, “Having a cat cuddle on my lap or having Jonah (her current foster cat) purr in my ear to wake me up in the morning, or when I drive up to my house to see him looking out the window for me. He definitely loves me and waits for me like a puppy dog. He knows which car is mine driving up the street and when he sees it he will run to the garage door to greet me.”
Her favorite thing about fostering? “Knowing that my foster cats are receiving the best possible care before they are returned to the shelter for adoption. The cats become part of the family for the time they are with me. They get a lot of attention and love. They love back with purrs and snuggles so that is an added perk.” Anne’s fosters are truly part of the family; we even get Christmas cards starring a familiar furry face!
For anyone thinking about fostering, Anne has some excellent advice on this most worthwhile endeavor: “Fostering is important! If you would like some animal companionship and would like to take care of animals who need some help before transitioning to a new home or who need some extra care after a surgery, fostering may be perfect for you. It is a good feeling to know that you can help a fellow animal friend through some rough times.
"It is also good if you want the companionship but are not quite ready to be committed to an animal for the rest of their life. We see lots of compassion for people but those without a voice deserve a helping hand too. Not only is it good for the animal you are taking care of, it is also good for you too. Play with a cat or a dog and appreciate his focus. When you feel your life is moving too fast consider slowing down and becoming a foster parent to any of the animals in need at Greenhill. It has a positive and calming effect. You will be glad you did! I know for me it has made my life so much happier knowing I am coming home to a sweet little kitty that needs me just as much as I need him.”
Thanks Anne for generously donating your time to cats in need. You make a big difference in all of their lives.




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