Foster Care Program
Have you ever thought about fostering?
Ready to Foster?
Together our foster parents make an enormous contribution to Greenhill and the animals of our community by caring for over 600 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 email@example.com. Or click on the Foster Care Application link below to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Ready to Foster?
Review the foster program requirements.
- You must be at least 18 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.
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.
Upon receipt of your Foster Care Application, we will contact you to further discuss your interests and the foster care program with you.
Complete the foster care program online foster care training and paperwork. A background check will be completed for all new foster parents.
Meet our March Foster of the Month, Margo S!
Margo first started working with Greenhill as a volunteer who would help walk dogs and clean the kennels. She decided to start fostering in 2015 after her dogs passed away, “When my beloved fox terriers passed, within a year of each other, I was devastated. I started fostering. Caring for homeless puppies and kittens helped mend my broken heart,” She said.
Margo has helped foster over a hundred animals through Greenhill. Out of all her foster stays her favorite was the thirteen pitbull puppies she helped deliver, “Sweet, cuddly and adorable, they followed me everywhere! They loved everyone and everyone loved them!” Another memorable foster she had were five husky puppies which she ended up taking in on Christmas Eve. “The five nearly full-grown husky puppies from a hoarding case were a real challenge. Completely unsocialized and so half-starved they had to be fed in separate rooms or they’d fight. They’d come in from the yard through the dog door and spread mud halfway up the walls! It was Christmas and we had a guest from Los Angeles staying. Fortunately he’s a dog lover!” she said.
For anyone considering fostering with Greenhill Margo said, “Seeing my fosters get loving homes is my reward. People say, “Oh, I couldn’t stand to let them go!” To that I say, “It’s not about me. It’s about the dogs.” If you have the space and the time and are concerned about homeless animals, consider fostering. Even if you save only one, it will make a difference to that one!”