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 foster@green-hill.org. 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

December 2022

Ophelia W.

Meet our December Foster of the Month, Ophelia W.! Ophelia started fostering in 2020 when the covid lockdown started. She decided to start fostering with Greenhill after talking with a friend who suggested she give fostering a try.  

Ophelia has helped with both kittens and adult cats. The foster stay that stood out to her the most was an 8-year-old cat named Andy. Ophelia said, “I was told that he was spicy and likely not going to be a lap cat…but within four days he was in my lap, soaking up all the pets and love.”  Her favorite part about fostering is getting to know each cat’s personality, and gaining their trust during their foster stay.  

When not fostering Ophelia works as a stage hand, and likes to save up for traveling to volunteer with humanitarian work in other countries. Her most recent trip was to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees.  For anyone considering fostering Ophelia said, “I highly recommend fostering for Greenhill Humane Society. They are professional, provide all necessary supplies and veterinarian care, and are absolutely lovely to work with and communicate with. I trust their commitment to the care of the animals who end up in their hands.”