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

September 2021

Sharon & Sonny B.

Meet our September Fosters of the Month, Sharon and Sonny B! Sharon and Sonny have been fostering with Greenhill since May 2020. When she found herself with extra spare time as a result of the pandemic, Sharon said, “It was the perfect opportunity to contact Greenhill to see if we could help our local community through pet fostering and indulge my love for kittens all at the same time.”

Sharon and Sonny foster both kittens and rabbits, and they have already fostered through us 8 times! Their most memorable foster case has been their very first one, a litter of three kittens who “immediately turned our quiet house upside down, but also provided tremendous rewards and constant laughs.” They added that although fostering comes with challenges, it is so rewarding to see foster animals grow up and become ready to find their forever homes.

When Sharon and Sonny aren’t busy with kittens and bunnies, Sharon teaches at a school and Sonny works for an engineering company. In their words, they recommend fostering because “Greenhill provides such an important service to our local area and gives excellent support to us as foster providers. This experience has been a bit of a silver lining for us during a very unusual year.”