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,

Landra is doing well and we love her very much. She has settled into her new life here quite nicely. She loves her boy and her kitty companions. She enjoys endless games of frisbee and going for walks as well as riding in the car. Her favorite activity is chasing squirrels - they are used to her now and taunt her repeatedly. She has a wonderful thick bed that is in the living room in the daytime and in the bedroom at nighttime. She will "sit," "stay" and "play dead" after she hears "bang." She is very well behaved and visits with many of the neighborhood dogs when we go for our afternoon walk. Everyone comes to say "hello" to 'Lannie'. She waits at the bus stop everyday for her boy. When she sees the bus she starts to whine a little, then she starts "talking" kinda like Chewbacca noises and then it's a full on bark bark for that bus to let her boy go! She is also a great watchdog and lets me know when someone is here. She will quiet down when I tell her but if it is a stranger she will stand right there and give a small "woof" about every 45 seconds or so...just to let them know that she has her eyes on them. She really is a good sweet dog. Thanks for bringing her into our lives!



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Dear Molly,

First off, I have to tell you that we re-named Twiggy. Her new name is Lulu! It actually fits her personality well and she learned it very fast. As I write to you, Lulu is sitting in my lap snoozing a little after taking her morning constitutional in our backyard. There are lots of squirrels and birds to play with, and she has two new best friends, a toy poodle named Toby and a yorkie named Penny who lives next door.

It seemed when we first brought Lulu home that she hadn't had too many experiences so even though she is older, it was just like training a puppy, only she caught on very fast. She is one smart little girl. Today, she is completely housetrained and leash trained, she knows what time to go to bed and she goes to her crate on her own every night.

This is the first time that I have had a Terrier Mix in the family, so I am learning right along with her what she enjoys doing. She loves a good puzzle. As a game we hide a treat that she gets to sniff a little before we hide it, and she goes around the house or the yard trying to locate it. She loves the reward in the end.

I have to say something about her personality here; Lulu is a sweet and gentle soul who would never bite or scratch another living being. She prefers intelligent play and does not really participate in rough play that involves tugging or biting. We have a huge backyard and she loves to run! The smile on her face when she is running is priceless. All in all, Lulu is a wonderful addition to the family. Everyone here loves her. Thank you so much for all that you do!



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Hi, Molly and everyone at Saving Grace!

Simone is now known as Sydney and has been a great addition to our family! She is a smart and very well behaved dog. Sydney fit in from the very first day and gets along great with her big sister, Piper. They love to chase each other around the yard; in fact, Sydney has brought Piper out of her shell so we see a different Piper now which is great! Sydney loves to look out the window and play with her toys.

Thank you for all you do and for bringing Sydney to us!

Leigh Ann and Gerry

Dash and Bolt

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Hi, Molly,

Both Dash (aka Elliot) and Bolt (aka Cupid) are doing great. We adopted our first dog, Bolt, 3 years ago from Saving Grace and what a great, sweet dog he is. Thus, when we decided to adopt a second dog 6 months ago, there was no doubt in our minds that we were going back to Saving Grace. We knew we were going to get another dog that got along well with other dogs, had a great disposition, and was going to be a welcome addition to our family.

Dash and Bolt get along great and we enjoy watching them play together every day. We wouldn't hesitate to come back to Saving Grace if we were to adopt another dog.

Trish, Don, Bolt, and Dash


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Flossy (renamed Molly now) is doing great in her new home! She acclimated very well and seems to love her new family. As you know, she was on the hefty side when I got her. I am proud to say she has currently lost 12 pounds and has more energy and spunk than ever. She loves going on walks and hanging out with my parents' dogs. She is in the process of being accepted into the canine blood bank at school so she can help save other doggies' lives.

I could not have asked for a better friend and I think she can say the same. Thank you so much for doing what you do! I will definitely think about adopting from Saving Grace when I am ready to adopt another furry friend.



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Hi, Molly,

Maks (Owen) is doing great. I love him SO much! He's a feisty little guy. We take long walks every day and he has so much personality, he makes friends everywhere. He is never so happy as when little kids have their hands all over him. :) He's adjusted nicely to my night owl ways, and sleeps in with me in the morning. I had absolutely no trouble with "accidents" in the house. You guys did a great job training him. He goes in his crate on the very few occasions when I go out and can't take him with me, but otherwise sleeps on the bed with me at night. He sticks his nose in my ear in the morning and when I see his cute little face I break out in a big grin every morning.

Thank you all so much for the great work you do in taking care of these precious creatures so that people like me can find their forever friends!

Karen Jannino


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We love Dagwood! He has made a wonderful addition to our home. At first he was a little timid, but now I think he knows he has him a forever home and takes full advantage of all the loving he can get and he gives a lot of love in return.

We didn't realize how empty the house was after our other Dachshund passed away last year, but Dagwood has made all the difference in our home and our hearts! He is perfect - loving to not only us but to everyone who comes through the door.

We are so grateful that we saw his picture on Saving Grace and spread the word to everyone we meet who might be interested in finding a wonderful pet.

Again, thank you for all you do!


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Chickadee - now Ali - is doing great! She's the most friendly and sweetest dog we've ever met. She's so gentle and loves everyone. People are constantly asking where we got her from! Of course, we say great things about Saving Grace! Thanks so much for our addition to the family - she really is the best gift anyone could get.

Sue and Taylor


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We're so happy with our puppy! My husband came up with the name "Ellie" because we adopted her 11/11/11. She's our first pet and we were amazed at how quickly we grew attached to her. She's excellent in the crate, and while potty training took a while, that's expected with a puppy and she's almost completely potty trained now. We're probably biased, but Ellie's a smart dog; I can tell her to bring me a particular toy, like her rope, and she'll pick the rope from all her other toys and bring it to me. She's very playful and enjoys playing Frisbee and going on walks. She loves people and other dogs, and so many people comment on what a happy dog she is.

We tell everyone we can about Saving Grace, because it's such a well-run organization with friendly dogs. We're so thankful for the opportunity to adopt Ellie. There's nothing like having a dog to greet you when you get home and take naps on your lap. She's the best!

Thanks for everything!

Heather & Jonathan


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Hello Molly, you probably don't remember me - my name is Hannibal and I used to be called Espresso. This month marks my one year with my really nice humans, Mary and Lenny, AND a very long year with a little red furry animal who does not let me sleep in peace for a minute. I am not really complaining. We all get plenty of hugs and loving and great food here and Mary really lets me sleep anywhere I want as long as Lenny does the dusting and vacuuming. I am writing to tell you how grateful I really am that you found them for me (the humans) but I really don't understand the red furry animal. Here, look at these pictures and you will see what I mean. Do you have any advice or should I just let him sleep where he wants?? He's so little, I don't want to accidentally fall asleep on top of him.

In the meantime, my humans also want to thank you for all you are doing for dogs like me. If you had not taken me in (and my six brothers and sisters) when I was a baby, I don't know WHERE I would be sleeping today!

Hannibal "Espresso" Zorcik