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Host a Dog Sleepover

Mazie wants to sleepover!

What is a Sleepover?

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

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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

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What is it like to Adopt?

Understand what it is like to adopt a shelter dog.
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Apply to Adopt

Once you understand what it takes, apply!
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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!

Get Involved


Learn about all the different volunteer opportunities available from spending time with the dogs outside to sitting at a computer helping with administrative projects.


Learn about our two types of foster dogs in the Saving Grace Program: puppies and dogs needing time to recover.


Host a dog for a weekend giving dogs a much needed break from the farm and proving you a fun and fullfilling weekend.



Visit us at the Saving Grace Supply Company for all your dog’s needs!

Meet Our Dogs

Your new best friend might just be waiting to meet you!

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

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)
    Saving Grace