About Us

Saving Grace began in 2004 at a private residence and farm to bring adoptable dogs and loving homes together.  North Carolina is one of the highest states for euthanasia in the country and our mission is to make an impact. Since beginning, we’ve placed over 30,000 animals, however the task is still daunting.

Saving Grace partners with shelters with extremely limited resources where euthanasia rates are high across North Carolina to find adoptable dogs that just need a ‘second chance.’ We also take a lot of dogs in need of critical care or in dire situations from them as well.

Animals are chosen based on their adoptability as successful family members and Saving Grace strives to provide a more natural and non-traditional shelter environment for dogs to interact with others and exhibit their natural behaviors while awaiting their forever homes. Our Funny Farm setting allows adopters to mingle and interact with a variety of dogs and choose a new companion based on temperament and suitability for their home and family. 

Saving Grace is operated in majority by a hardworking and dedicated volunteer and foster base. This team is dedicated to finding an ever-changing but always special group of dogs an equally special family like yours.

From intake to adoption, dogs are cared for by a support system of committed fosters and volunteers.  Volunteer roles include everything from transportation, daily care, medical care, and everything in between to get them ready for adoption.

    How it Works

    Step 1:  Identify the dogs to rescue

    We work with our shelter partners to bring back dogs who are ready to be adoption candidates for our program.

    Puppy at Yellowtail Event
    Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)

    Step 2: Transport the dogs to Saving Grace

    Once the team selects dogs to come to Saving Grace, our transport team gets on the road to bring them to Wake Forest.

    Step 3: Complete medical treatment and vetting

    Most of the dogs we find in the shelters have not had proper medical treatment.

    All animals that com into our program are spayed or neutered.  neutered. They receive vaccinations, deworming, microchips, and anything else required to make them a successful adoption candidate. We have a heartworm treatment protocol for any dog that tests positive and most of our heartworm positive dogs recover and go on to live happy lives.

    Puppy at Yellowtail Event
    Puppy at Yellowtail Event

    Step 4: Finding their fur-ever home!

    Once our dogs have completed their vetting they are available for adoption. Most of our dogs are located on our website although we often have more on site than listed. Once the paperwork is complete, adopters are invited out to the farm to meet with an adoption counselor and potential matches.

    Step 5: Adoption follow-up

    We always love hearing from alumnae with the Happy Tails, make sure you send us your pictures and updates which we like to post on our social media pages.

    Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)

    Host a Dog Sleepover

    Mazie wants to sleepover!

    What is a Sleepover?

    Find out how you can take a dog home for a sleepover.

    Dog heading out for a sleepover

    Pick a Date

    We offer sleepovers most weekends.

    Adorable pup heading out for a sleepover

    Pick Them Up

    C'mon out and pick them up, and plan some fun!

    Dogs with Suitcase.

    Bring Them Back

    It's tough, but maybe you'll make it permanent?

    Foster a Dog

    Foster puppies peeking out of a fence.

    What is Fostering?

    Find out what it takes to foster vulnerable dogs.

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    Apply to be a Foster

    Take the first steps to being a foster.

    Dog supervising paperwork.

    Attend a Foster Orientation

    We'll share more details after you submit your application.


    Accept an Assignment

    There's someone out there waiting for you!

    Adopt from Saving Grace

    Happy Tails

    Stories shared by happy adopters
    Smiling bulldog

    What is it like to Adopt?

    Understand what it is like to adopt a shelter dog.
    Dog heading out for a sleepover

    Apply to Adopt

    Once you understand what it takes, apply!
    forever home

    Take Them Home

    Pick them up, and stop at the Supply Co to stock up!
    Dogs with Suitcase.

    Love Them!

    Here's some tips and tricks for establishing an incredible relationship!

    About Saving Grace

    Meet Molly Goldston

    Founder of Saving Grace


    Meet Our Pack

    Here's who makes things happen!

    Saving Grace Cottage

    Saving Grace Cottage

    A great place to stay!

    Mama dog with puppies

    Spay/Neuter Clinic

    On-site dedicated services.

    Saving Grace Wake Forest

    aka "The Funny Farm"
    13400 Old Creedmoor Rd,
    Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA

    Saving Grace Wake Forest

    13400 Old Creedmoor Rd
    Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA

    Volunteer for Saving Grace

    Explore Volunteer Options

    Find your sweet spot!

    Volunteer with dog

    Fill Out the Application

    Begin the process to join our team.

    New Volunteer Orientation

    Get Oriented

    Attend volunteer orientation.

    Volunteer holding dog.

    Attend a Mentor Session

    We'll show you the ropes.

    Dog getting a bath

    Sign up for Shifts/Tasks

    Make a difference.

    Volunteer getting a dog hug.

    Keep Coming Back!

    Make a difference.

    Host a Dog for a weekend

    Will you take a deserving dog for the weekend to give them a break from the Funny Farm?

    We Need Fosters!

    Not all our dogs are ready to stay at the Funny Farm - our Fosters help get them ready for adoption!

    Donate Dollars

    Legacy Giving

    Donate Supplies

    Create a fundraiser

    Shop the Supply Co.

    Other ways to give:

    Saving Grace Supply Company

    Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
    Saturday: 10am - 4pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4016 Durham Rd Raleigh, NC 27614

    Saving Grace Supply Company

    Get the basics to help you make your new adoptee feel at home!

    Shop Online!

    Saving Grace