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 2022

Aurora & Izzy

Meet our May Fosters of the Month, Aurora and Izzy! Aurora and Izzy have been fostering for about a year now. They decided to start fostering because they wanted to help the community, and since they have always had a soft spot for animals they felt fostering would be the perfect way to do just that.

One of Aurora’s favorite foster moments was with her first foster, which were a mom and her litter of kittens. Aurora thought the kittens would be her favorite from the foster family. But she was pleasantly surprised when she found herself bonding with the mother. “She would want to spend time with me and give me kisses and was such a sweet and kind Mama Cat,” Aurora said.

Aurora and Izzy’s favorite part of fostering is knowing they are giving animals a loving and safe environment during an important part of their lives. As well as helping prepare them to become new family members in a loving home.

When not fostering, Aurora works full time and loves to travel, and Izzy is a full-time student who loves plants and gardening. To anyone considering fostering, Aurora and Izzy said, “It is such a wonderful opportunity to give and receive unconditional love to these furry friends. Fostering has made me so happy and it isn’t as hard as people think because the reward is so great.