Foster Care Program

Have you ever thought 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. 
  • 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.

Foster Spotlight

April 2024

Deanna and Arne B.

Deanna and Arne have been fostering with Greenhill for about 8 months now, though they do have about 5 years of experience fostering for other organizations in the past. She recalls, “This time my thought, at least in part, was to test drive some kitties to find our next Cat in Residence. We had been empty nesters for about a year, after being cat parents non-stop since literally the week my husband Arne and I got married – almost 45 years! We were nervous about picking a new cat and thought fostering might help us find “the one.” It turned out that even before I fostered, a Greenhill adoption special last summer enticed us out to take a look, and we came home with our wonderful 2-year-old boy McKenzie. But I still wanted to try fostering again, because… kittens!”

We asked Deanna to share with us an enjoyable or unique fostering experience. Deanna told us, “Several of the kittens in my last litter were very shy. One in particular would flinch when anyone reached for her. She mostly got over that after several days, but she never purred. I’ve not seen that in a kitten, and was seriously wondering if she was somehow incapable of it. On the night before she would go back to Greenhill for adoption, I was idly petting her while watching one of the others, and heard purring. I assumed it was one of the other kittens, and then realized it was her! That was awesome, and made me feel really good.”

Deanna also remarked that their favorite thing about fostering is getting to know each kitty’s personality. She finds it amazing how different they all are, and how quickly they develop into their distinct personalities. Deanna adds, “That, and all the laughs from watching their antics when they play!”