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 ย into another home. In these instances the dogย will be fully evaluated and observed once returned before acclimating back into our program.

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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15 hours ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Kennebec!Zinny (former Kennebec) is doing amazing in her foreverhome! She is such a great dog and has a TON of energy which works well for our active family. She made herself right at home quickly and our she is a great addition to our family. Thank you for everything! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Kennebec!
Zinny (former Kennebec) is doing amazing in her foreverhome! She is such a great dog and has a TON of energy which works well for our active family. She made herself right at home quickly and our she is a great addition to our family. Thank you for everything! #SGHappyTail

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Yay, Zinny! I fostered this sweet girl, and so grateful to see she’s living her best life!

That photo is absolutely adorable๐Ÿฅฐ. A very lucky pup๐Ÿ˜Š

Zinny, I’m glad you found your happy home! You deserve it๐Ÿ’•

Love this picture! She is living her best life!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ

She definitely acclimated quickly..totally chilled

That is the BEST picture!

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2 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Pacas! Pacas is doing great in her forever home! She is now called Ravioli or nickname Ravi! We wanted you to know that she is everything we had hoped for, and so very much more! Within 24 hours of adoption, she was staying at my side all around our farm property! We are very much in love with her! Thank you for all that you do for animals in need and for the community as a whole! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Pacas! 
Pacas is doing great in her forever home! She is now called Ravioli or nickname Ravi! We wanted you to know that she is everything we had hoped for, and so very much more!  Within 24 hours of adoption, she was staying at my side all around our farm property! We are very much in love with her! Thank you for all that you do for animals in need and for the community as a whole! #SGHappyTail

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She is absolutely adorable!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ

She’s adorable!

those feet!!

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4 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Jessica!Jessica (we call her Jessie) is such a perfect addition to our home! She loves going on adventures to breweries and hiking with us, as well as surveying the neighborhood with her cat sister, Indy. She's excellent at snuggling up with us on the couch or in bed and keeps us laughing all day long! We couldn't be more in love. Huge thanks to Saving Grace volunteer Cheryl for helping us find the perfect four-legged member of our family! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Jessica!
Jessica (we call her Jessie) is such a perfect addition to our home! She loves going on adventures to breweries and hiking with us, as well as surveying the neighborhood with her cat sister, Indy. Shes excellent at snuggling up with us on the couch or in bed and keeps us laughing all day long! We couldnt be more in love. Huge thanks to Saving Grace volunteer Cheryl for helping us find the perfect four-legged member of our family! #SGHappyTail
6 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Bollinger!Bollinger is doing wonderfully in her forever home! She gets along great with my other dog Zoey. She loves her cuddles and comes to her name. I have had her in the office several times already and the staff LOVE her. She is so sweet with everyone! She is smart and acclimating so fast to her new home. I have included a few pictures that I took tonight. Thanks for saving her and introducing us! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Bollinger!
Bollinger is doing wonderfully  in her forever home! She gets along great with my other dog Zoey. She loves her cuddles and comes to her name. I have had her in the office several times already and the staff LOVE her.  She is so sweet with everyone! She is smart and acclimating so fast to her new home. I have included a few pictures that I took tonight. Thanks for saving her and introducing us! #SGHappyTail

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Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป I was Bollinger’s foster mom! I would love to connect!

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

It's National Chihuahua Appreciation Day, and who better to celebrate than Jack, fka Glynis (yes, she's a girl!) This sweet chi mix is a champion traveler, visiting DC, Maryland, and parts of NC--and she's headed to France in August! She's living her best life and her owners are loving sharing it with her! Saving Grace has dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, and personalities--you are sure to find your next traveling (or hiking or napping) companion! Check out our website!#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #SGHappyTail #chihuahua #rescueismyfavoritebreed #traveldog #doglovers ... See MoreSee Less

Its National Chihuahua Appreciation Day, and who better to celebrate than Jack, fka Glynis (yes, shes a girl!) This sweet chi mix is a champion traveler, visiting DC, Maryland, and parts of NC--and shes headed to France in August! Shes living her best life and her owners are loving sharing it with her! Saving Grace has dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, and personalities--you are sure to find your next traveling (or hiking or napping) companion! Check out our website!
#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #SGHappyTail #chihuahua #rescueismyfavoritebreed #traveldog #doglovers

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Chi mixes Benne (adoptable through SG) and baby (SG alum) say happy national Chihuahua day!!

My sweet and sassy Chloe, adopted from Saving Grace last year! (Formerly known as Twister)

We love ours! Charlie, formally knowing as cheech ๐Ÿฅฐ

She looks to be a relative of my Toy Fox Terrier.

Bengy, formerly known as Cole, Saving Grace alumnus. 40% Chi!

My Zoe, adopted from Saving Grace on May 5th. Formerly known as Blossom.

Happy Chi Day from Lola B (formerly Bikini)

Rooshi (formerly Tina) SG alum 2017!!

Debbie Starr Garrett

Allyson Fine

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Elaine!We are loving Lulu (formerly Elaine) from SG! She is learning her commands very quickly. Lulu is really a joy. She seems to really enjoy her time in our large fenced yard as well as in the house. Thanks for getting her into your sanctuary and available for us! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Elaine!
We are loving Lulu (formerly Elaine) from SG! She is learning her commands very quickly.  Lulu is really a joy.  She seems to really enjoy her time in our large fenced yard as well as in the house.  Thanks for getting her into your sanctuary and available for us! #SGHappyTail

Comment on Facebook

Is Elaine from a litter last fall with siblings George, Patrick, Dolly (can’t remember the others)? If so, we have one of her siblings!

Hi sister!!!

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Cochise!Cochise is now named Remo and heโ€™s now 14 months old. He is doing great in his forever home and we LOVE him. He is handsome and smart! Thank you all so much for sending us such a wonderful family member! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Cochise!
Cochise is now named Remo and heโ€™s now 14 months old. He is doing great in his forever home and we LOVE him. He is handsome and smart! Thank you all so much for sending us such a wonderful family member! #SGHappyTail

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He is so adorable!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿพ

I love happy stories

๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Such a sweet face

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Wrangler!Thank you so much for finding our Max (formerly Wrangler), he is doing great in his forever home! We absolutely adore him, our senior dog Harley was getting lonely and we thought getting him a friend would boost his mood, everyone at Saving Grace was such a great help with pairing them! Harley and Max are now best friends! Thank You Saving Grace! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Wrangler!
Thank you so much for finding our Max (formerly Wrangler), he is doing great in his forever home! We absolutely adore him, our senior dog Harley was getting lonely and we thought getting him a friend would boost his mood, everyone at Saving Grace was such a great help with pairing them! Harley and Max are now best friends! Thank You Saving Grace! #SGHappyTail

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I love these happily ever after stories

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Tails Maroom!Maroon ( now named Chase!! ) is doing great in his forever home! We love him! He is so smart , quiet and intelligent dog! Thanks Saving Grace! #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails Maroom!
Maroon ( now named Chase!! ) is doing great in his forever home! We love him! He is 
 so smart , quiet and intelligent dog! Thanks 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”ย 
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?

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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

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