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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Just wanted to give you a quick update on Abby after only one day! Al and I are so surprised at how quickly she is settling into our home. She was a *little* frantic when we first brought her into the house yesterday (expected), but she started to settle down after about 30 minutes. She is quickly learning that the leash is not a bad thing and is not pulling away from it now - she's a smart and quick learner! She's been going potty outdoors well, only one accident inside. She doesn't want us out of her sight and is right by our side wherever we go, but that is not a bother to us. : ) She likes her crate fine, but doesn't like the door shut, so we are putting it in the bathroom at night and babygating her in there and will do the same when I have to go out and run an errand.

When we went to bed last night, she cried for 5 minutes and then settled down and got into her crate and we did not hear another peep out of her the rest of the night. She is quickly learning the rules of the house and settling in - again, she is such a smart girl! She has a bean bag bed and a round bed that she loves. I wish you could see how she is when she is in them - I think some of her personality is starting to emerge because today she is rolling around in both of the beds as if they feel SO GOOD to her body. She is making these funny snorkling (for lack of a better word) noises as she rolls all around inside the beds, acting like a gooney bird. I have an appt. with my vet this upcoming Tuesday for her wellness check-up and then in 4 weeks she will see my groomer and get a bath and brush. I will send you another update with a few pictures as soon as I can, but wanted to let you know how well things went for her first full day with us.

~ Ann


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Matilda (for now she is nicknamed Maggie) is doing great! I have attached a pic of her with Madison and Mandy.

She slept great in her crate last night and has used the pee pads already. What a wonderful little girl! We are so thrilled to have her in our lives - thank you for the work you do to save these wonderful dogs!

BJ & Brian

Hildie Bean

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(Hildie was adopted a few months ago to a home in Canada.)

As you can see she has settled in very nicely!



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Molly, just wanted to let you know that Maria is making a fine adjustment to our family. She loves riding in the car already and she enjoyed her outing to the pet store last night. She is eating and drinking well, and has already decided that she loves to follow Molly and me around the house.

She slept great in her crate last night, but she clearly covets our bed — it won’t be long, I am sure! She and our cat are peacefully coexisting nicely — no fights.

Thank you for taking such great care of her before she came to us!

Don O'Toole


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Hi, Molly,

Just wanted to give you an update on Tess. In a nutshell, she's doing great! She seems to be feeling better -- she has a spring in her step these days when we go on walks and she wags her tail while we're walking. She's still basically low key, which is very good because the cats have learned that they can all come downstairs now and she won't bother them!

I took Tess back to the vet last week for a re-check on her ears. She got an "all clear" from Dr. Jodi. I've got a portable crate in my room so she can sleep in my room at night, but she seems to feel better downstairs in her "regular" crate. I leave her crate door open, though, so she can lounge around downstairs ... or come upstairs to be with us if she wants to. We have our first "basic manners" class soon with one of Sylvie's trainers.

Tess had fun going to the Carrboro farmer's market and talking walks around the neighborhood. That night, Tess promptly feel asleep on the kitchen floor -- I think she was worn out!

Hope all is going well with you!



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Hi, friends at Saving Grace -

I wanted to let you know that Mimi has really settled into our home. She is a love sponge and a sweet, smart girl. We have been to the vet and they agree she is outstanding but have no idea what mixture of breeds produced her! I wonder about her experiences as she comes well when called, sits on command and is not fearful or anxious in any way. I love her dearly already and feel that she is happy and loves us too.

Thanks again,
Gail Hutchinson


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Dear Molly and Friends,

Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt such a lovely little girl! Jasper (name to be changed) has come into our home with confidence and grace. She did beautifully in the car ride home - not a peep. She and Hector get along very well and he is so-o-o-o happy to have a buddy!

Jasper met our 19 year old daughter and it was mutual love at first sight. We are so pleased at her leash and crate training - virtually no work for us. We are so happy with her, thank you!

Megan and Mike Heilman


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Dear Molly and everyone else there!

Well, it's been 10 months since we've adopted Riley from you. Riley (the deaf mastiff) is wonderful! He has yet to meet a person he doesn't love and we couldn't imagine our home without him!

Again, thank you for all that you do!

Monica Maloney and Marlena Aldred

Boo Boo

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Hi, Molly! I thought I would send you some pictures of Boo Boo (I think her name was Cali). She is great with my daughter Celeste and with the cats and other dogs. Yogi is so glad to have a friend. Yogi lost a lot of weight and has to eat twice as much as before because of how active she is now. Turns out Yogi and Boo Boo both weigh 45 lbs. and are exactly the same size. They love each other and are best buddies.

Boo Boo is the most passive dog ever and is so submissive and snuggly. She also has passed her Canine Good Citizen’s test.

Jenn Goetz


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Dear Molly & everyone at Saving Grace,

October 10th is closing in on us and this will mark the 1st year anniversary that we have had our precious little Maiya. No one is sure as to how old or when Maiya (aka Dahlia) was born, so we are celebrating her 4th birthday on October 10th of each year. When we adopted Maiya we thought it was the best thing we have ever done, and now we know it is!!! She and her brother "Taizo" are inseparable. Words can not express how much we all love her. She is and has been nothing short of "PERFECT" in every way.

Maiya had quite a bout with ear infections due to the neglect that she had to endure prior to being rescued by Saving Grace. She just went to the vet for her yearly check-up and got an A+. Dr. Smith said that "she is a keeper" and commented she was the very best patient a vet could ask for. She was only 9 lbs. (pure skin and bones) when we picked her up from Saving Grace and now weighs just over 13 lbs. She is now at a healthy weight and we will try to maintain that weight without putting on any extra.

There is never a day go by that I do not look at her and am so very happy that she is in a safe and happy environment. We wish that we lived closer so that we could volunteer and help raise money for Saving Grace. We will be in Myrtle Beach (at our 2nd home) from January through April so if there is something that comes up in that time period we could bring Maiya & Taizo to then we would be happy to do so.

Thank you to Molly and all the Angels who help these loving animals on a daily basis. We are so thankful that you saw hope in Maiya. We feel so very blessed every day and a hundred times a day we kiss and tell her how much we love her. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Dolores, Harry, Maiya & Taizo Reynolds
Victor, New York