Frequently Asked Questions


If daily dog care isn’t for me, what other volunteer opportunities do you offer?

After completing the required mentoring, there are many areas of opportunity to help the rescue run.  You can sign up for transportation, laundry, spa\neuter clinic help, adoptions, host weekend, photos, bio writing, grant writing, events, and various administration duties.

Can I walk in anytime to see your facility?

The Saving Grace program is a combination of foster homes and an adoption facility located at a private residence. In order to focus on adoptions, adoption appointments are scheduled by appointment during hours when adoption counselors are available.

To best care for the dogs, trained volunteers are scheduled ahead of time to ensure the dogs and other volunteers will receive the care and support they need. Multiple orientations are offered each month and we welcome anyone to sign up for these orientations to receive an overview of volunteer opportunities and have a tour.

Saving Grace hosts open houses throughout the year to welcome our community. At this time, there are volunteers available to answer questions about volunteering and provide more information as needed.

Can I volunteer at your Robeson County location?

Yes, there is a separate application and orientation process for that, which is not the same as the Wake Forest site.

Visit our RobCo page for more information on volunteering at our Robeson County location.

Why do you want a 6-month volunteer commitment?

Saving Grace is fully manned by volunteers and the animals daily care depends on the consistency and regularity of our volunteer community. Saving Grace is committed to their training and mentorship to ensure that the animals are well taken care of each day. So we look for volunteers interested in a long-term commitment for consistency and efficiency.

Can someone under 18 years old volunteer?

Volunteers need to be 18 years or older to participate in shift and most on-site activities. If our younger generations want to participate in Saving Grace activities, we recommend they lead donation initiatives and supply drives for us or organize group volunteer events overseen by adult leaders.

Will I get to walk the dogs, play with the dogs or do basic training?

While there is plenty of opportunity to love on and provide affection to our animals, tasks and chores need to be completed during the shift hours. Dogs are split into play groups and while out for their exercise time, often need supervision. There are balls and toys available and occasionally dogs are on exercise restriction and need a leash walk. There are also other opportunities, such as the transportation or intake teams where you can have opportunities to engage with our residents.

Do I need to go thru a mentor session if I only plan to do administrative work or other jobs not working with the dogs directly?

Yes, everyone must attend the mentoring session, no matter what type of volunteering you will be doing, 

The mentor session will go over where supplies are kept, dog safety/handling, and give you a better understanding of our mission and rescue organization.

You won’t be bored…it’s a fascinating peek into who we are, what we do, and why!

Do I need to turn in proof of tetanus?

Yes, proof of current tetanus is required by all volunteers, as we have crates, fencing, etc that can be a hazard if cut on.

Are you really working 365 days?

Yes, the animals need care every day! We work and need volunteer help every day of the year, even major holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, etc) and even in inclement weather (rain, snow/ice or heat).

Adoptions and other areas like the clinic may be closed, volunteers are needed 365 days a year. 


Do you participate in group volunteer events?

Yes, we have limited group opportunities because of the need to manage and ensure the safety of our dogs and volunteers on site. We are always in need of assistance, but group activities need to coordinated on a case by case basis. Email if you are interested.

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.

Donate Supplies

Create a fundraiser

Raise the ruff

Shop the supply co.

Other ways to give:

Donate to Dogs in Need of Medical Support

Saving Grace Supply Company

Monday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturday: 12pm – 2pm
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!

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