Happy Tails!

Take time to enjoy these happy endings. We love hearing how the newly found families are doing, so if you have adopted from us, and whould like us to share your story, please email us at savinggrace@savinggracenc.org, or use the form in the contact us page.

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Hi, Molly and the gang,

We have had Fish for a few months now and she is the best! I've never had a small dog before and we are just so close because she goes everywhere with us! She is on my lap right now!  She sleeps under the covers with me every night. She is full of spunk and loves adventures outside around the farm. She is all "big dog" in a tiny package! She makes sure her American Bulldog brother and her new HUGE Pit Bull brother know that Fish is boss in this house!! I love her so much!

Thank you, Saving Grace!!

Shayna Dudak 


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Hi, Molly!

We just wanted to say thanks again. We absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE our little princess. She is absolutely perfect. So well-mannered and full of snuggling love. Right now she's curled on the couch next to the fire. :) We truly cannot imagine life without her. She even came with us to pick out our Xmas tree today.

We cannot thank you enough for saving her, showering her with love and getting her ready for us. You truly run a first class business.

Wishing you and your "entire" family a joyous and blessed holiday season!!


Janine, Mike, Luke, Seth, Ben and Rooney McGann


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Hi, Molly! Just a short note to let you know that Horton is doing great! He had some rocky days when I first brought him home with some separation anxiety but he is calming down daily and adjusting to the routine of my going to work much better. He is a genuine sweetheart - the sweetest dog I've ever known and I love him to pieces!

Thanks again for the opportunity to adopt Horton. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Jo Rae Wright


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Hi, Molly!

Just a quick note to wish you and all the great folks at Saving Grace a very Merry Christmas! Just made a small donation and will try to do so throughout 2011. Here is a recent picture of my girl, Sophie (f/k/a Fawn). How adorable is this doggie! I know all parents say that. Believe it or not, we found her the perfect companion a few months back through the Johnston County Animal Protection Society. Her name is Juno and she is so submissive and adores her big sister.

Happy New Year and please keep up all the good work you and your volunteers do for the great dogs out there that only need a chance!

Tammy Butler


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I adopted "Spike" (his name was originally Claus) from Saving Grace in January 2010. He's brought nothing but joy to me and my older dog. He thinks he's a big dog and chases my terrier around the house all the time. He loves to cuddle with me and has my mother wrapped around his little paw!

Been checking out the site for another one. Thanks for all you do!

Tracy H.


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Hi, Molly and Sheila!

I just wanted to give you an update on Monty. We had an uneventful trip home yesterday for the most part. He had a bath and got acclimated to "my boys"! (Ozzie, miniature poodle, conveyed his dominance which Monty readily acknowledged!) The two cats are not happy but Monty has not chased or pursued them in any way. I know that in a day or so they will be best friends. Monty went to the vet today and he was a real hit!

Monty has not stopped wagging his tail since he arrived. . . so I trust that you provide replacement tails when his wears out!!!! He is the most amazing dog and I could not be happier.

Thank you so much for allowing him to be a part of my life. I truly appreciate the work that you do for rescued pets.

Lisa Raines


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Just wanted to thank you for allowing me to adopt Laney last night! She did great in the car and seems to be adjusting very well. She walked right into her crate at bedtime, laid down and promptly fell asleep. She has already been on three walks and has really taken to both me and my boyfriend.  We have decided to keep her name - it seems to fit her well. She is a dream companion!




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Dear Saving Grace,

We recently adopted our second dog from Saving Grace and I wanted to share the story with you. Two years ago we adopted Fenway, an adorable white and brown hound dog mix. I was so moved by the Saving Grace organization that I started to volunteer by taking pictures or exercising the dogs. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, I have really gotten to know the women of Saving Grace and seen firsthand how they go above and beyond for every dog that crosses their path.

About 5 months ago I was out volunteering when Molly told me to check out a female pit bull who had recently come to Saving Grace. It was love at first sight and I knew I just had to adopt her. Then the challenge of convincing not only my partner Megan but also our beloved, spoiled first child Fenway that we desperately "needed" another pup in the house. We decided to adopt her and started telling everyone we knew about this great new dog we were adopting. When we mentioned that she was a pit bull we found it interesting that we were automatically asked "Aren't you scared she will be mean?" or "Oh, be careful, you know how pits can be." To which I would now like to answer yes, I know how dogs can be and I am also aware that the way you raise and treat a dog or any animal for that matter will determine how it act with you throughout its life. Let me tell you about my pit bull, "my ferocious eat your face off insane animal who shouldn't be trusted." Her name is Brady and she is a saint!

She is by far the sweetest, calmest, most well behaved dog who has ever crossed my path. She lets Fenway eat out of her bowl while she is still eating her dinner. She sleeps on her back in bed with us. She barks when there is someone outside to protect her family and then when they enter the house, she wags her tail and licks their hand. She is a dream. She is a pit bull. And she along with the rest of her breed have gotten a bad rap. So next time you see a dog up for adoption and in the breed category it says "pit mix" take an extra second to ask yourself, would you like a loyal companion? One who will be there for you no matter what? Would you like unconditional love?

if you answered yes to any of these questions then maybe you should give a pit a chance. I will now get down off my soap box and just say Thank You to Molly and all the wonderful people of Saving Grace for giving my pit bull a chance at a life. Thank you for all you do for every dog, cat, fish, bird, horse, cow, pig, donkey, goat, sheep, and human whom you have saved in one way or another. You truly are a Saving Grace!

Durham, NC


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I wanted to update you on how Rivers (Newton) is doing. My husband, Dan, had adopted him from Saving Grace last Halloween. He has been a FABULOUS addition to our little family and could not have been a better fit for us. He is such a sweet dog that loves every person and animal he sees. He also loves going on runs with Dan, and we cannot keep him out of the water, so he is appropriately named. =) Thank you so much for the work that you guys do and thank you so much for connecting us with our dog. He definitely makes our days lighter and a lot more fun.

Rachel Marotta


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Thank you for your nice card! We couldn't be more thrilled with Dudley (our Scout). He is everything we could have wanted. He is the most loving dog I've ever owned and so snuggly as our big lap dog! He sleeps right in between us at night with his head on the pillow (thank goodness for a king sized bed). He stays in the crate while we're at work with a lunch break when my husband comes home during the week. He goes for 3 walks a day and loves it!

Yesterday he started running alongside me on my bike and this makes for quick exercise that turns into a looong nap for him. He also got his first "Doggie Do" yesterday from the mobile groomer and he looks very handsome after a nice bath and blow-out! :) He seems to be very happy and we love him to pieces. I'll keep you updated and will definitely send you a Christmas card with his beautiful pic.

Thanks so much,

Sarah Forslund (and Scout!)