Foster Care

Current Foster Parents: find your foster resource library here!


Have you ever thought about fostering?

Thank you for your interest in the Foster Care Program! Together our foster parents make an enormous contribution to Greenhill and the animals of our community by caring for over 700 animals per year when they need us the most. Without these dedicated volunteers, Greenhill could not provide loving homes to nearly as many deserving animals as we do each year.

We are always looking for foster parents who can open their hearts and their homes to many types of animals such as kittens, puppies and rabbits, nursing Moms with babies, as well as adult animals recovering from surgery or illness. Foster stays can vary from 2 weeks to several months, depending on the animal’s needs and the foster parent’s availability.

If you  have questions or would like more information about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Kristi Chizacky, Foster Care Manager, at 541-689-1503 ext. 114 or e-mail Or click on the Foster Care Application link below to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to view frequently asked questions about fostering.

Download and watch this video to learn more about what it’s like to be a foster parent! Download the video from this link: Fostering Video

Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent:

1. Please review the foster program requirements (please see below).
2. Please complete the online Foster Care Application by clicking here. 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 your interests and the foster care program with you.
4. Complete the foster care program online foster care training and paperwork. A background check will be completed for all new foster parents.

Foster Program Requirements:

  • You must be at least 19 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 submitting a foster care application. We will contact your landlord to discuss any fostering restrictions.
  • 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 submitting a foster care application. We also recommend you speak with your veterinarian to make sure fostering is a good fit for you and your pets.

Monthly Foster Spotlight

November 2019

Meet our Foster of the Month Carol Allen! Carol has been a kitten foster mom for a year now, and has fostered so many kittens for us in that one year! Carol says, “I have been fostering for two kittens seasons, and I will continue! I love it!” She decided to be a foster mom because she had a lot of free time, and it looked like a fun way to help out the kittens!

We asked Carol what her most memorable foster experience has been so far, and she said, “They are all enjoyable experiences! The first baby I got was unique to me never having done this before. He was sooo small I couldn’t believe it! His name was Dash, and he grew into a very handsome kitten.

Carol’s favorite thing about fostering is she loves to see the kittens go from such tiny things into beautiful kittens that get adopted!

Carol loves to garden and going to estate sales to find things for her foster kittens when she isn’t fostering, and has three ginger cats that keep her busy!

“It [fostering] is a very rewarding feeling knowing you are helping these guys! It doesn’t have to be kittens. There are many animals that would love to have a foster home. If you can open your heart and home, please give it [fostering] a try!” said Carol.