Foster Care Program

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 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 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.

Find out What it's like to be a foster

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 hereIf 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.

Foster Spotlight

June 2021

Kim D. & Kylie W.

Meet our June Fosters of the Month, Kim Daley and Kylie Welch! Kim and Kylie started fostering with Greenhill in November 2019 and have already fostered bottle baby kittens 6 times. Outside of fostering, Kylie is a full-time student at Oregon State University studying biology and Kim is a nurse in a local hospital.

Kim and Kylie have fostered several memorable kittens! One kitten who stands out to them was a kitten named Rosa who came to them at 3 weeks old. She was very underweight, had an abscess on her leg, and wouldn’t take the bottle willingly. After about 5 weeks in Kim and Kylie’s care, she was robust and ready to find her forever home. Kim said, “We worked with her every two hours for three days until she finally started sucking. It was amazing watching her go from being so weak she could hardly swallow to sucking vigorously.”

One of Kim and Kylie’s favorite things about fostering is watching their kittens progress through each developmental stage. Kim said, “We love watching them grow; it’s like we can see them get bigger every day. It’s fun when they learn to sit up, walk, play and interact with siblings. We also love cuddling them and making them a part of our family while we have them.“

Kim and Kylie are eager to receive their next litter of bottle babies! They think fostering is “a wonderful way to be involved in helping animals in our community. Greenhill does a great job supporting foster families at all hours of the day or night.”