1st Avenue Shelter

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Photo courtesy of Kelly Beal Photography

1st Avenue Public Animal Shelter

The 1st Avenue Shelter provides services for the Cities of Eugene and Springfield, and Lane County. The shelter cares for stray, abandoned, and neglected animals, reunites owners with their pets, provides medical attention, and finds new loving homes for animals.

To view stray and adoptable animals at the 1st Avenue Shelter please visit during shelter hours or check out www.green-hill.org and see tabs at top of page.

  • 3970 West 1st Avenue
  • Shelter Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
  • 541-844-1777
  • City of Eugene Dog licenses can be purchased or renewed at the Shelter.
  • The City of Eugene's low cost Spay and Neuter Clinic operates out of the same location: 541-682-3643.

Related Documents

Contract for Service
Along with Lane County and the City of Springfield, the City of Eugene contracts with Greenhill Humane Society SPCA, a local nonprofit 501c3 organization, to operate the 1st Avenue Shelter at the publicly-owned shelter facility. As an independent contractor, Greenhill is compensated for contracted services the organization provides to the City of Eugene.

Animal Shelter Contract

Monthly Reports

1st Avenue Shelter Activities
Greenhill Humane Society is required under contract with the City of Eugene to submit monthly reports on shelter and adoption activities. As these are available they will be posted here.

Most Recent Shelter Statistics l Previous Monthly Statistics

1st Avenue Shelter Outcomes
Greenhill Humane Society has created this outcome report that lists outcomes for all animals in the shelter for a particular month. This report is not required under the City of Eugene's contract with Greenhill Humane Society.

Most Recent Shelter Outcomes l Previous Monthly Outcomes

1st Avenue Shelter Transfers to Greenhill Humane Society
Several times a month, some animals are transferred from the shelter to Greenhill Humane Society. This is done for several reasons including getting animals more exposure to potential adoptive families, and ensuring there is always some kennel space available for incoming animals at the shelter.

Most Recent Shelter Transfers l Previous Monthly Transfers


As part of its contract with the City of Eugene, Greenhill has developed a variety of protocols to provide guidance on how various areas of shelter and adoption activities are carried out. The following protocols have been completed. As additional protocols are completed they will be posted here.

Animal Maintenance Protocol
Canine Behavior Protocol
Foster Program Protocol
Euthanasia Protocol
Medication Protocol