Love Them!

Once you take your new pup home, a new life begins for all!

Just like people, every dog is different since he/she has been exposed to different things and will react in different ways. Always put them in comfortable situations. Even though you have a loving home to offer them, you are still an “unknown” and they will slowly learn to trust you as well as the new routine and expectations.

Here are some resources to help you be successful, and some Happy Tails of others who have adopted/been adopted!

Return policy

We understand sometimes an adoption doesn't work out and we will take back our adopted dogs. We are here to support you in this process and need you to partner with us and begin communicating early if there are any concerns. Each return is handled on a case-by-case basis. The more information you can provide for us, the better decisions we can make about his/her viability within our program.

Please follow these steps:

  • Begin email communications with the Adoptions team as soon as possible. (Adoptions@savinggracenc.org)
  • Request and receive a scheduled, confirmed appointment to return your dog.
  • Complete a relinquish form and bring with you:
    • the original medical sheet
    • adoption packet including rabies vaccination certificates and tags and microchip information
    • UPDATED medical record information from your vet
  • Remember- a partial refund of your adoption fee in the amount of $295 is offered within 7 days.

Please note: While we accept our adopted dogs back, we will not knowingly place aggressive animals into another home. In these instances the dogย will be fully evaluated and observed once returned before acclimating back into our program.

If you need copies of your records after Adoption has already taken place, we charge a $25 Administrative Fee that must be paid by credit card prior to the records being pulled from archives and copies sent.

Congratulations!!

STEP 1: Understand the responsibility

Make sure you understand how adopting a pet will impact your life.

STEP 2: Fill out our adoption request form

STEP 3: Take them home

Once we agree you’ve found your new pet, pay your adoption fee, and take them home!

YOU ARE HERE

STEP 4: Love them forever!

We have some great resources to help smooth the transition, and keep your pup happy and healthy!

Happy Tails!

Look at these stories from happy adopters! Wouldn’t you like to be one?”

#SGHappyTail

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

We are pleased to share a very special happy tail today for Baxter who is very near and dear to many of us at SG. His family shared: "We adopted Baxter 7.5 years ago when he chose us by jumping into my husband's lap. Baxter turned 13 in February and is living on borrowed time. He had surgery in October 2022 to remove a large cancerous tumor and was given 5 months. We feel so fortunate that he is still with us.He really is the best dog. He is sweet and friendly to every dog, person, and child. He is my shadow and cuddle buddy. He greets all the residents at my mother-in-law's nursing home and makes them smile. We love him and are so thankful Saving Grace rescued him."Keep that tail wagging Baxter, we are so thrilled you found such an incredible family to spend your years with. #happytail #adopted ... See MoreSee Less

We are pleased to share a very special happy tail today for Baxter who is very near and dear to many of us at SG. 

His family shared: 

We adopted Baxter 7.5 years ago when he chose us by jumping into my husbands lap. Baxter turned 13 in February and is living on borrowed time. He had surgery in October 2022 to remove a large cancerous tumor and was given 5 months. We feel so fortunate that he is still with us.
He really is the best dog. He is sweet and friendly to every dog, person, and child. He is my shadow and cuddle buddy. He greets all the residents at my mother-in-laws nursing home and makes them smile. We love him and are so thankful Saving Grace rescued him.

Keep that tail wagging Baxter, we are so thrilled you found such an incredible family to spend your years with. 

#happytail #adopted

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Baxter’s little eyes are so sweet ๐Ÿฅน

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4 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tail time for our boy Clyde who is now Toby! Toby's family wrote in to us to share how he was doing: "Everything is great! We renamed him Toby and he's settled in to Brooklyn. He does like to run a lot and it can be challenging in NYC to find dog runs! He also destroys tennis balls. We've taught him to sit, stay, roll, give paws and generally be a great companion. We always mention Saving Grace and appreciate the great work you do. Attached are some pics of our boy!" We love seeing and hearing how happy he is. Stay warm up in NYC Toby!! #happytails #rescued ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tail time for our boy Clyde who is now Toby! Tobys family wrote in to us to share how he was doing: 

Everything is great! We renamed him Toby and hes settled in to Brooklyn. He does like to run a lot and it can be challenging in NYC to find dog runs! He also destroys tennis balls. Weve taught him to sit, stay, roll, give paws and generally be a great companion. We always mention Saving Grace and appreciate the great work you do. Attached are some pics of our boy! 

We love seeing and hearing how happy he is. Stay warm up in NYC Toby!! 

#happytails #rescued

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Sweet Clyde/Toby!!

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4 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Anika is always ready for a good time whether it be sleepover weekends, Saving Grace hikes with the team, or an outing to the My Carolina morning show to represent Saving Grace. She is a volunteer favorite who waits so patiently in her crate showing off her lovely manners yet ready for whatever adventure lies ahead when itโ€™s time to head out. She loves the outdoors, especially if there are birds and squirrels involved. Anika is very food motivated and quick to learn a new trick. She has waited longer than any dog for a home in our program and we know her people are out there, we just need to find them. Anika is sure to bring good times to her new home, one adventure at a time! ... See MoreSee Less

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YES ๐Ÿ‘ AND HOUND'S MAKE AWESOME PET'S โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘

Praying this precious one finds a great home…๐Ÿ™

Hounds are the best!!!

Please get me out

She’s so beautiful!!

Where is she? How old is she? We have a 6 year old rescue beagle that needs a buddy.

I've had beagles my entire life. My parents too. They are so awesome. Can't imagine why this dog is in the shelter this long?? I've had hyper ones, lazy ones, vocal ones and quiet ones. They are all different but always awesome.

She's so beautiful! ♥

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What an absolutely wonderful girl! โค๏ธ

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Prayers ๐Ÿ™ I hope she gets a loving home and family โค๏ธ

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Anika is a wonderful dog. I enjoy my time with her when I volunteer. She’s a friendly calm dog and is ready for her forever home.

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1 month ago
Saving Grace NC

Robin Hood stole the heart of his new family and we are here to share his happy tail! His family shares: "He is doing amazing!! He has been a blessing and jumped right in to life with us!! He and his brother get along awesome! He is the biggest snuggle bug and has a personality that will light up a room and bring joy to everyone!!"#happytails #adopted ... See MoreSee Less

Robin Hood stole the heart of his new family and we are here to share his happy tail! 

His family shares: He is doing amazing!! He has been a blessing and jumped right in to life with us!! He and his brother get along awesome! He is the biggest snuggle bug and has a personality that will light up a room and bring joy to everyone!!

#happytails #adopted

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Love Story๐Ÿฉต

He is adorable! So happy he found an amazing home!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™

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1 month ago
Saving Grace NC

A very touching and heartfelt happy tail update for Jade who is now Maizey Mae. Her family shares: "Maizey Mae is very happy in her new home. She loves to tear stuffies to pieces so her usual toys are the super chewer variety. She has completed her first basic obedience class from Training your best friend, but suffers from puppy distractions in group settings. We are working on that. At home she behaves well, but her puppy chewing phase is definitely in high gear. She is a super cuddler once sheโ€™s worn out! Maizey regularly gets the zoomies in our fenced back yard. Sheโ€™s loves to chase balls. Not so much into returning them though! Maizey has grown since we got her and was 42 pounds last weighed. She has brought a lot of joy and laughter into our lives after our very difficult year of caring for and then losing our Nicholas to nasal osteosarcoma. A group I provide flowers to, The Flower Cart of Wake Forest, gave a donation to your group in his name at Christmas, 2022. I thank you for saving Maizey so she could save us" ... See MoreSee Less

A very touching and heartfelt happy tail update for Jade who is now Maizey Mae. Her family shares: 

Maizey Mae is very happy in her new home. She loves to tear stuffies to pieces so her usual toys are the super chewer variety.  She has completed her first basic obedience class from Training your best friend, but suffers from puppy distractions in group settings. We are working on that. At home she behaves well, but her puppy chewing phase is definitely in high gear. She is a super cuddler once sheโ€™s worn out!  Maizey regularly gets the zoomies in our fenced back yard. Sheโ€™s loves to chase balls. Not so much into returning them though!    Maizey has grown since we got her and was 42 pounds last weighed. She has brought a lot of joy and laughter into our lives after our very difficult year of caring for and then losing our Nicholas to nasal osteosarcoma. A group I provide flowers to, The Flower Cart of Wake Forest, gave a donation to your group in his name at Christmas, 2022. I thank you for saving Maizey so she could save us

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Oh my gosh! She looks just like my dog, Mirabel (also from saving Grace)! Pretty girls!

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1 month ago
Saving Grace NC

Check in time for our former resident Wallaby. He is now Bowser and his new family have shared he is doing very well. He is all settled into his new home and very happy! We love seeing and hearing all of these happy tails!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Check in time for our former resident Wallaby. He is now Bowser and his new family have shared he is doing very well. He is all settled into his new home and very happy! 

We love seeing and hearing all of these happy tails!!!

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We have your dog adoption in our shelter and would like for you to take him back, we are NOT a no kill. I have messaged and emailed. Our shelter is full...

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2 months ago
Saving Grace NC

Bruno (fka Presley) has settled nicely into his new home. His family shared "Things are going great. We love our boy so much. Bruno is spoiled rotten, and he and our toddler have become the best of buddies."We love seeing how happy he is and the bond he has with their toddler. Our guess is those two will be thick as thieves as they grow up together ๐Ÿ˜Š ... See MoreSee Less

Bruno (fka Presley) has settled nicely into his new home. His family shared 

Things are going great. We love our boy so much. Bruno is spoiled rotten, and he and our toddler have become the best of buddies.

We love seeing how happy he is and the bond he has with their toddler. Our guess is those two will be thick as thieves as they grow up together ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Oh my goodness!! Our baby!!! Here’s another for you all!!

Was definitely a volunteer fave for the Wednesday morning shifties!

My Presley boy ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS UPDATE ON OUR BABY BOY. I miss him loads but so damn happy to see HIM happy!

Loved that boy!

Oh Presley has SO MANY girlfriends at SG!!

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2 months ago
Saving Grace NC

Blush came to Saving Grace from one of our local animal control partners. She had suffered long term neglect and had lost her vision due to a painful infection in both eyes. Our medical team went right to work to help her. Blush healed in a loving foster home, and was adopted. Today Blush (now Rosie) is finding her way around her new home, "using her little noggin to figure things out". Super sweet and much loved! Please consider giving to help more sweet pups like her! loom.ly/BBHdZJA #SGHappyTail #SGClinic #SGFoster #medicalteam #rescuedogs #sweetpup #instadogs #treatment #heal #loved #donate ... See MoreSee Less

Blush came to Saving Grace from one of our local animal control partners. She had suffered long term neglect and had lost her vision due to a painful infection in both eyes. Our medical team went right to work to help her. Blush healed in a loving foster home, and was adopted.  Today Blush (now Rosie) is finding her way around her new home, using her little noggin to figure things out.  Super sweet and much loved! Please consider giving to help more sweet pups like her! https://loom.ly/BBHdZJA 
#SGHappyTail #SGClinic #SGFoster #medicalteam #rescuedogs #sweetpup #instadogs #treatment #heal #loved #donate

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We love our fosters who care for these pups as they heal. Could not do it without them. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

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2 months ago
Saving Grace NC

Vaughn's former foster (now owner) fell in love with his sad little face, knowing he needed her. Medicated bath after bath, his hair began to grow back. She started him on heart medications, supplements, and vitamins and saw him really begin to blossom. He learned his new name, Clyde, and continues to surprise her each day. She says, "I think everyone needs a grouchy, old, frosted face in their life. Itโ€™s changed my life for the better and I couldnโ€™t be more thankful to Saving Grace for giving my old man another chance at life. I think, in his own way, Clyde is thankful too!" Donate to save more like him, loom.ly/BBHdZJA#SGHappyTails, #SavingGraceNC, #SGFoster #bethankful #changedmylife #heartfelt #bestday #littleface #bethankful #chanceatlife #changedmylife #bestday #seniordogs ... See MoreSee Less

Vaughns former foster (now owner) fell in love with his sad little face, knowing he needed her. Medicated bath after bath, his hair began to grow back. She started him on heart medications, supplements, and vitamins and saw him really begin to blossom. He learned his new name, Clyde, and continues to surprise her each day. She says, I think everyone needs a grouchy, old, frosted face in their life. Itโ€™s changed my life for the better and I couldnโ€™t be more thankful to Saving Grace for giving my old man another chance at life. I think, in his own way, Clyde is thankful too! Donate to save more like him, https://loom.ly/BBHdZJA
#SGHappyTails,  #SavingGraceNC, #SGFoster #bethankful #changedmylife #heartfelt #bestday #littleface #bethankful #chanceatlife #changedmylife #bestday #seniordogs

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Thank you for fostering! You do important work! And you failed in a great way. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

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2 months ago
Saving Grace NC

Dogs celebrate YOU any time of year, but the holidays are special. What holiday traditions do you share with your dog(s)? #SavingGraceNC #SGHappyTails #dogs_of_instagram #instadogs #bespecial #holidays #holiday #traditions #ilovemydog ... See MoreSee Less

Dogs celebrate YOU any time of year, but the holidays are special.  What holiday traditions do you share with your dog(s)? 
#SavingGraceNC #SGHappyTails #dogs_of_instagram #instadogs #bespecial #holidays #holiday #traditions #ilovemydog

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Grace Kelly (Gillian) was adopted over 2 1/2 yrs ago. She has an energetic personality with a touch of cat-like qualities. She thanks Saving Grace NC for coming to her rescue and finding an ideal home where she is loved. โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ PS. Santa refilled her toy basket with new squeaky toys!

Willow (was Pheta) has been with us since Thanksgiving. I can't imagine life without her. Every person she meets is a friend, loves walks and loves cuddles

Lola, FKA UPS, enjoyed a nice nap after getting snuck several bites of Christmas dinner ๐Ÿ’• As always, so thankful for SG for rescuing her, and will ensure the rest of her days are spent being spoiled like the princess she is ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ•

"Smee" now Comet is my Christmas present this year he joined our family almost a week ago, he is thriving in his new home with us. A huge thank you to his foster family he has an amazing disposition with our kiddos, two older dogs and cats. We are grateful for you all ๐Ÿฅฐ

Ainsley is my daughter's pup that WE adopted in January 2021 from Saving Grace. Ainsley truly RESCUED us, instead of the other way around and has been such a blessing to our family ♥๏ธ She too gets a stocking hung and gets toys and treats from all the family.

So grateful for our Saving Grace puppy! He is over a year old now and we can’t imagine life without him!! #kennyanddolly

Laila (formerly Quincy) had to have surgery right before Christmas so she is melting hearts at the vet with her stylish goggles before laser therapy ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Kody โค๏ธ (formerly Ragweed), now part of our family for 2 1/2 years

My girl Mistletoe!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ Hope she finds her forever family soon!!

If anyone here was lucky enough to adopt PeeWee, my 2020 Christmas foster who was “home for the howlidays” - would love to know if he is still doing well! He was the sweetest โค๏ธ

Leo gets a stocking full of toys and treats, and makes sure not to miss a piece of “accidentally dropped” turkey! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ„

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Saving Grace Wake Forest

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Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA

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13400 Old Creedmoor Rd
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