1st Avenue Shelter

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Photo courtesy of Kelly Beal Photography

1st Avenue Public Animal Shelter


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-owner shelter facility. 

The 1st Avenue 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.

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