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 $280 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 dog 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: Apply to Adopt

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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2 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Meryl!We came to our adoption appointment knowing we wanted to meet Meryl, and once we did we fell in love! She now goes by Gale and she has been the perfect addition to our family. She is the best snuggle buddy and is a friend to every person, dog, cat and baby she meets! Thank you Saving Grace for saving her life and giving us the opportunity to love her forever! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Meryl!
We came to our adoption appointment knowing we wanted to meet Meryl, and once we did we fell in love! She now goes by Gale and she has been the perfect addition to our family. She is the best snuggle buddy and is a friend to every person, dog, cat and baby she meets! Thank you Saving Grace for saving her life and giving us the opportunity to love her forever! #SGHappyTail

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So glad she found her family. She is a lovely dog.

She is an absolute dream come true and I don’t know how we got lucky enough to have her 💜 the absolute sweetest soul🥰

YAY FOR GALE!! Merle was very well loved!! Happy for all!!

So happy to hear from this sweet girl 🥰

She’s beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

So happy for Gale!!💕🐾

We have a SG hound! They’re the best

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4 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Roxy & Bruno!Roxy (10 months old), and Bruno (8 months old), both Saving Grace babies, are doing great in their forever home!! So blessed and happy!! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Roxy & Bruno!
Roxy (10 months old), and Bruno (8 months old), both Saving Grace babies, are doing great in their forever home!! So blessed and happy!! #SGHappyTail

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So cute! Little one looks like he has some boxer in him with that wrinkled forehead 💕

So cute!!

Awe

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5 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Coco-Rita!Coco (formerly Coco-Rita) has been in her forever home for about two weeks now and she is fitting right in with her new pack. She loves going on morning walks and lounging in her new bed while I work. She may have some gray around her muzzle, but she is still as wiggly and excited as a pup when I pull out her harness for a walk. We hit the jackpot adopting this sweet senior as she is very well behaved, has never had an accident in the house and just loves everybody she meets (and of course everyone loves her as well!) #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Coco-Rita!
Coco (formerly Coco-Rita) has been in her forever home for about two weeks now and she is fitting right in with her new pack. She loves going on morning walks and lounging in her new bed while I work. She may have some gray around her muzzle, but she is still as wiggly and excited as a pup when I pull out her harness for a walk. We hit the jackpot adopting this sweet senior as she is very well behaved, has never had an accident in the house and just loves everybody she meets (and of course everyone loves her as well!) #SGHappyTail

Comment on Facebook

So exciting to see her settled In and loved ❤️

She looks wonderful and so happy and relaxed.

So happy a senior dog was adopted 💕 She looks very happy!

Reminds me of our Lottie (formerly known as “Maude”), also from Saving Grace. Her DNA came back 100% Plott hound.

She looks so happy!

Wonderful!! She is such a sweet dog! 🥰

Love that girl and over the moon she found her furever home!!

Happy to see her doing so well!

Makes me smile to see her again

This is so heart warming 🥰

Yay Coco!!

So awesome a senior

💖💖💖

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6 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Ferb!We adopted Mr. Ferbs Jackson (formerly Ferb) on March 30, 2022 and he is doing great in his forever home! He is unique, we discovered he is a Chihuahua-Lab mix. Ferbs brings us so much joy as we watch him grow. He is silly, likes to go camping, play, watch TV, snuggle, and give kisses as soon as the alarm clock goes off. I am so happy we came to Saving Grace to find our "ferbs" and I think he agrees! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Ferb!
We adopted Mr. Ferbs Jackson (formerly Ferb) on March 30, 2022 and he is doing great in his forever home! He is unique, we discovered he is a Chihuahua-Lab mix. Ferbs brings us so much joy as we watch him grow.  He is silly, likes to go camping, play, watch TV, snuggle, and give kisses as soon as the alarm clock goes off. I am so happy we came to Saving Grace to find our ferbs and I think he agrees! #SGHappyTail

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He is absolutely adorable!!💙🐾

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Klondike!Klondike (now named Duncan), is fitting right in with his new family-pack! He's such a sweet soul, curious & eager to please. We are all feeling so blessed & look forward to our adventure together! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Klondike!
Klondike (now named Duncan), is fitting right in with his new family-pack! Hes such a sweet soul, curious & eager to please. We are all feeling so blessed & look forward to our adventure together! #SGHappyTail

Comment on Facebook

Cutest thing I ever saw! Congratulations!

Duncan is truly adorable!!

Congratulations!

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Axel!Benny (formerly Axel) is doing great in his forever home! He has been the best addition to life! He is a snuggly, happy boy who loves to be outside with his humans! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Axel!
Benny (formerly Axel) is doing great in his forever home! He has been the best addition to life! He is a snuggly, happy boy who loves to be outside with his humans! #SGHappyTail

Comment on Facebook

Beautiful fur baby!!

🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Regal!

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Icicle!Dapper (formerly Icicle) is living his best life in his forever home! He's a sweet loving boy and listens very well. He has a great personality and awesome social skills which I can attest is part us but mainly you guys at Saving Grace! Thank you so much for this wonderful dog and the work that you all are doing! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Icicle!
Dapper (formerly Icicle) is living his best life in his forever home! Hes a sweet loving boy and listens very well. He has a great personality and awesome social skills which I can attest is part us but mainly you guys at Saving Grace! Thank you so much for this wonderful dog and the work that you all are doing! #SGHappyTail

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for loving my (former) boy. I fostered him for a few weeks before he was adopted by you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ He was such a sweet pup when I had him.

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails LaceyC!LaceyC (now named Fiona) is doing great in her forever home! She is just precious and her little personality is coming out more and more everyday! She is eating well, resting in her crate at night, and loves her big fur brother Finn. We just love her to pieces and it’s such a joy to watch her confidence grow as she gets more comfortable and trusting! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails LaceyC!
LaceyC (now named Fiona) is doing great in her forever home! She is just precious and her little personality is coming out more and more everyday! She is eating well, resting in her crate at night, and loves her big fur brother Finn. We just love her to pieces and it’s such a joy to watch her confidence grow as she gets more comfortable and trusting! #SGHappyTail
2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Mork!We wanted to say thank you for our wonderful pup Charlie (formerly Mork) whom we adopted in March 2021. He’s been such a warm, snuggly, loving and energetic addition to our family and helped our son so much during our move to another state. We’re so grateful he came into our lives! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Mork!
We wanted to say thank you for our wonderful pup Charlie (formerly Mork) whom we adopted in March 2021. He’s been such a warm, snuggly, loving and energetic addition to our family and helped our son so much during our move to another state. We’re so grateful he came into our lives! #SGHappyTail
2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Kraken!Kraken is now Lucy Pearl, she is doing so great in her forever home and we love her so much! She loves taking naps, walks, sniffing out the backyard and loves her crushed ice on a hot day! Thanks for everything your organization is doing for all these sweet dogs!! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Kraken!
Kraken is now Lucy Pearl, she is doing so great in her forever home and we love her so much! She loves taking naps, walks, sniffing out the backyard and loves her crushed ice on a hot day! Thanks for everything your organization is doing for all these sweet dogs!! #SGHappyTail

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Candace George

Carter Cifelli ❤️

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Shiloh!We adopted our Nala (formerly Shiloh) girl back in January! She has become my husband and I's best friend. Everyone she meets instantly falls in love with her. We are so thankful for her and for Saving Grace for leading us to her! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Shiloh!
We adopted our Nala (formerly Shiloh) girl back in January! She has become my husband and Is best friend. Everyone she meets instantly falls in love with her. We are so thankful for her and for Saving Grace for leading us to her! #SGHappyTail

Comment on Facebook

And you can tell she is in love

Sending love ❤️

💖

Alison Torchio

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Cheep!Cane (previously Cheep) is doing great in his furever home! His fur siblings are still getting used to him playing with them. He’s the typical annoying little brother. 😂We love him so much! Thank you Saving Grace! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Cheep!
Cane (previously Cheep) is doing great in his furever home! His fur siblings are still getting used to him playing with them. He’s the typical annoying little brother. 😂We love him so much! Thank you Saving Grace! #SGHappyTail

Host a Dog Sleepover

Step 1 What is a Sleepover?

Find out more about our Sleepover program.

Step 2 Pick a Date

Sign up for each time you'd like to have a Sleepover guest.

Step 3 Pick them up

Pick up your sleepover guest, and find fun things to do!

Step 4 Bring them back

It is tough to let them go, but maybe they'll become a permanent member of your home!

Foster a Dog

Step 1 Understand what it takes

Fostering isn't for everyone. Could it be a good fit for you?

Step 2
Apply to become a foster

Show your interest and let us get the process started

Step 3 Attend a Foster Orientation

Pick a session from the calendar to find out more about the program.

Step 4
Accept an Assignment

Taking them home is just the beginning. Your pup will need lots of patience and TLC!

Adopt from Saving Grace

Happy Tails

Stories shared by happy adopters

Step 1 Understand the responsibility

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

Step 2
Apply to adopt

Start the formal process that will get you an appointment to meet available dogs.

Step 3 Take them home

Once we all agree you've found your new pet, pay the adoption fee and take them home (after stopping at the Supply Co)!

Step 4
Love them!

Taking them home is just the beginning. Your pup will need lots of patience and TLC!

About Saving Grace

Meet Molly Goldston Founder of Saving Grace

Saving Grace Cottage A great place to stay!

Spay/Neuter Clinic

Saving Grace Wake Forest

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

Saving Grace Robeson County

273 Kenric Dr.
Lumberton, NC 28360, USA

Saving Grace Wake Forest

13400 Old Creedmoor Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA

Saving Grace - Robeson

273 Kenric Dr.
Lumberton, NC 28360, USA

Volunteer for Saving Grace

Step 1 Explore our volunteer options

Step 4 Attend a mentor session

Step 2 Fill out the application form

Step 5 Sign up for shifts/tasks

Step 3 Attend volunteer orientation

Step 6 Keep coming back!

We Need Fosters!

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

Host a Dog for a weekend

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

Donate Dollars

Every dollar donated to Saving Grace helps us help more dogs find forever homes.

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Other ways to give:

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Saturday: 12pm - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

4016 Durham Rd Raleigh, NC 27614

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