Foster

Our foster homes play a critical role at Saving Grace, providing a safe place for pups who need a little time before they are ready for adoption. Watch our video, then read below to learn more about these needs and how you can help!

What dogs are in need of foster homes?

There are two main types of foster dogs in the Saving Grace foster program:

  • Puppies under six months and pregnant moms or moms with nursing pups come to Saving Grace and are immediately placed into foster care so we can get them up to date on their vaccinations.

    We have all numbers of puppies who are in need, from singles and pairs all the way up to large litters, and of course moms with any number of nursing pups.

  • Dogs needing time to recover can be puppies all the way up to seniors. There are many reasons why they may need time in a foster home but typically these dogs have suffered from an injury or illness, may need time to rest before or after surgery, or simply may need a quiet home for a little while to rest or put on some much needed weight.

Occasionally we have dogs that don’t fit into the categories above and we’ve been known to have the odd cat or kitten!

How do I become a foster home for Saving Grace?

Start your fostering journey by reading through Step 1: Understand what it takes. If you are new to fostering don’t worry, we will guide you through each step and be with you through the entire process.

Jump into our 4-Step Foster Process!

STEP 1: Understand what it takes

Is fostering a good fit for you?

STEP 2: Apply to be a Foster

If think you are ready to take on being a foster, fill out our application.

STEP 3: Attend a Foster Orientation

Once you’ve filled out your application, sign up for our orientation to get more information.

STEP 4: Approval and your first foster assignment!

Receive our welcome letter and handbook, and prepare for your first foster!

#SGFoster

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3 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Who doesn’t love some Coffee & Cream? These precious pups have loved their time in a foster home but now are ready for homes of their own. They’ll be at Saving Grace on Wednesday, ready to find their families! Make an appointment to come meet them. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful pups🩵🩵

We don’t smoke it .. we eat the grass!😶‍🌫️

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4 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Alexa and Siri have loved their time in a foster home but now they’re ready to find homes of their own! Make an appointment to meet them 💞 ... See MoreSee Less

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Adorable 🥰 they have been given the best start in an amazing foster home ❤️

How precious are these two puppies!! Praying for amazing homes!❤️🐾

What kind of dogs are they?

Jill Madsen, the one looks like a baby Fenway!

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4 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Go bananas for sweet Bananas!! This adorable puppy was recently adopted but pups just like her are who you could be fostering until they are old enough to find their furever home! If you would like to become a part of our wonderful foster program please visit our website at savinggracenc.org to find out more information!#SGfoster #rescuepuppy #puppy #foster ... See MoreSee Less

Go bananas for sweet Bananas!! This adorable puppy was recently adopted but pups just like her are who you could be fostering until they are old enough to find their furever home!  If you would like to become a part of our wonderful foster program please visit our website at savinggracenc.org to find out more information!
#SGfoster #rescuepuppy #puppy #foster

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Such a cutie!!!

Hannah Parkstone ❤️

So sweet ❤️

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Carmen Reeves

Jordin Mack.

Christie Barrett

Jill Bradford!!!!!!

Would love e the opportunity to

McKenna Gorham…..your foster puppy!

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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. 🐕🐕🐕

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2 months ago
Saving Grace NC

Meet Saving Grace volunteer Carter Cifelli! Carter is a puppy foster and also volunteers on Saving Grace’s communications team and supports the funny farm in a variety of ways. To anyone wondering about volunteering she says, “it’s always a good time to become a volunteer! I promise you will meet some amazing people, and feel the impact of your time on the many dogs in need.” Thanks for all you do, Carter! 👏💕 ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Saving Grace volunteer Carter Cifelli! Carter is a puppy foster and also volunteers on Saving Grace’s communications team and supports the funny farm in a variety of ways. 
To anyone wondering about volunteering she says, “it’s always a good time to become a volunteer! I promise you will meet some amazing people, and feel the impact of your time on the many dogs in need.” 
Thanks for all you do, Carter! 👏💕

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You are a truly awesome superhero! Thank you!

Carter is amazing!!!

We are so grateful for you, Carter! This guy has been such a blessing to our family. Thank you for the weeks you invested to keep him alive after his mom passed.

Thank you, Carter! We have gotten one of our precious dogs from her care! <3

Thank you for all you do!!! Lucky pups 🐶 💖

Thanks for all you do Carter!

What a great soul

I love you Carter Cifelli! Thanks for being my “go to” millennial ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you, Carter!!! So many pups are thriving because of her!❤️❤️

Love her!!!

You’re amazing, Carter!!

Thank you!

Thank you for all you do, Carter!❤️🐾❤️

Love You Carter Cifelli!!!

#THANKYOUCARTER!

Thank you Carter!

Thank You Carter!

the queen of fostering !!

Carter is my heroine!! We love our handsome Willy Wonka!!

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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. It’s changed my life for the better and I couldn’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. It’s changed my life for the better and I couldn’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. 🐕🐕

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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FAQs about Fostering

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    Foster

    For how long will I have a foster dog?

    We need foster homes from 2-10 weeks depending on the dog’s needs. Newborn puppies will need a foster home for about 10 weeks; whereas a dog recovering from a surgery may need 2-3 weeks. Each dog’s situation is unique, and their fostering needs will be as well.

  • Foster puppies looking through fence
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    What dogs are available to foster?

    The dogs in the foster program are puppies under six months, everything from single pups, pairs all the way up to large litters.

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    What is the difference between Fostering and Hosting?

    Our Foster program is for very young puppies, sometimes with their moms; and older dogs that need extra TLC after surgery or illness. Foster periods vary but range from 2 to 10 weeks while we work to get these fosters ready for adoption. Our Hosting program is for healthy dogs who are already available for adoption and the Host period is one weekend, or a week during our special holiday host events.

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.

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Pick Them Up

C'mon out and pick them up, and plan some fun!

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Bring Them Back

It's tough, but maybe you'll make it permanent?

Foster a Dog

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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.

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Attend a Foster Orientation

We'll share more details after you submit your application.

Puppies!

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!
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Love Them!

Here's some tips and tricks for establishing an incredible relationship!

About Saving Grace

Meet Molly Goldston

Founder of Saving Grace

Volunteer

Meet Our Pack

Here's who makes things happen!

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Saving Grace Cottage

A great place to stay!

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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

Volunteer for Saving Grace

Explore Volunteer Options

Find your sweet spot!

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Fill Out the Application

Begin the process to join our team.

New Volunteer Orientation

Get Oriented

Attend volunteer orientation.

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Attend a Mentor Session

We'll show you the ropes.

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Sign up for Shifts/Tasks

Make a difference.

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Keep Coming Back!

Make a difference.

Host a Dog for a weekend

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

We Need Fosters!

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

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Other ways to give:

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Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

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