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 with or without their moms; and dogs needing time to recover.

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!

Foster News

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1 hour ago
Saving Grace NC

Thank you to everyone who donated to Kinder, Nestle, and Ferrero! These pups are part of a litter of orphans that came to Saving Grace hoping for a chance. The orphans were all accepted by Reese, a sweet mama dog who only had one puppy of her own. These three puppies were born with eye defects and had surgery to have the malformed eyes removed a couple of weeks ago. They have healed wonderfully and are ready for their forever homes! 🐶Kinder and Nestle each needed to have one eye removed. Since their malformed eyes never worked, they are already adjusted and can do everything that a normal puppy can do! Both of Ferrero's eyes were malformed and had to be removed. He has been blind since birth and grew up in a loving foster home which gave him structure and confidence. Using his sense of smell and hearing to navigate, once he is familiar with an area he is very independent! 🐶All three pups are happy and healthy and can't wait to find their forever families. They will be onsite for appointments on Wednesday, December 1st. For more information on each puppy and to submit an adoption request, visit our website. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who donated to Kinder, Nestle, and Ferrero! These pups are part of a litter of orphans that came to Saving Grace hoping for a chance. The orphans were all accepted by Reese, a sweet mama dog who only had one puppy of her own. These three puppies were born with eye defects and had surgery to have the malformed eyes removed a couple of weeks ago. They have healed wonderfully and are ready for their forever homes! 
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Kinder and Nestle each needed to have one eye removed. Since their malformed eyes never worked, they are already adjusted and can do everything that a normal puppy can do! Both of Ferreros eyes were malformed and had to be removed. He has been blind since birth and grew up in a loving foster home which gave him structure and confidence. Using his sense of smell and hearing to navigate, once he is familiar with an area he is very independent! 
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All three pups are happy and healthy and cant wait to find their forever families. They will be onsite for appointments on Wednesday, December 1st. For more information on each puppy and to submit an adoption request, visit our website.

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Such kindness and goodness

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

Thank you to our friends at F45 Training North Raleigh for raising money and donating supplies for Saving Grace! On Saturday some of our sweet foster puppies joined them for a morning workout (and lots of snuggles) and their members and coaches brought in supplies and donated money which will go towards the care of our dogs. Pet Mania also donated a gift basket which was raffled off with proceeds going to Saving Grace. Thanks so much for your generosity and support of our mission!! 💪 🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our friends at F45 Training North Raleigh for raising money and donating supplies for Saving Grace! On Saturday some of our sweet foster puppies joined them for a morning workout (and lots of snuggles) and their members and coaches brought in supplies and donated money which will go towards the care of our dogs. Pet Mania also donated a gift basket which was raffled off with proceeds going to Saving Grace. Thanks so much for your generosity and support of our mission!!  💪 🐶

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What fun! Pups and pecs 🙂

Wish I had known about this.

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

We are seeking donations of wire crates!!! We are in greatest need of medium to large crates (~36-42" lengths). These crates are important for families hosting dogs through our Host-a-Dog Sleepover program and those fostering dogs through our foster program. If you have any used crates that you wish to donate or would like to give new crates, please drop them at the donation shed at the Saving Grace farm!For other ways to help and monetary donations for crates, please go to loom.ly/BBHdZJA Don't forget to check out our Amazon Wishlist! loom.ly/Fg16k9wThank you so much for your generous support! ... See MoreSee Less

We are seeking donations of wire crates!!! We are in greatest need of medium to large crates (~36-42 lengths). These crates are important for families hosting dogs through our Host-a-Dog Sleepover program and those fostering dogs through our foster program. If you have any used crates that you wish to donate or would like to give new crates, please drop them at the donation shed at the Saving Grace farm!

For other ways to help and monetary donations for crates, please go to https://loom.ly/BBHdZJA 

Dont forget to check out our Amazon Wishlist! https://loom.ly/Fg16k9w

Thank you so much for your generous support!Image attachment

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Will drop off a gently used large crate this week. It doesn’t have the plastic floor piece, but put enough blankets/ towels in there and it will be just as comfy 🙂

Dang I have a large wire crate folded up sitting in my back room, a brand new med size plastic crate and misc collars/ harnesses I would gladly donate however, I live I harnett county and never get up that way.

Ok to bring one to the open house Friday?

I have a large wire crate to donate. How do I get it to you. I'm in Hillsborough.

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

This gorgeous, cuddly, active girl named Pamlico is looking for her furever home! Check her out with her foster mama Kelly to get an inkling of how loving and sweet she is with people, and she gets along well with other dogs, too! At around 75 pounds, she'll do great in an active home. If that could be you, fill out an adoption request by clicking on the link in our bio!#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #pitbullmix ... See MoreSee Less

This gorgeous, cuddly, active girl named Pamlico is looking for her furever home! Check her out with her foster mama Kelly to get an inkling of how loving and sweet she is with people, and she gets along well with other dogs, too! At around 75 pounds, shell do great in an active home. If that could be you, fill out an adoption request by clicking on the link in our bio!
#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #pitbullmix

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She looks exactly like my brindle boy who sadly passed at 13 this past January. She sounds perfect for me, but I live in CA.

I want to meet this girl!!!

She looks so much like ruby Laura C. Ehrhardt

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Sweet Melinda May and her tiny Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are doing great in their foster home! ... See MoreSee Less

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So precious!!

So sweet ❤️

Can I get more info on when the puppies will be available and what your fees are?

Cole Breit it’s meant to be, agents of Shield puppies😍

Danny Dean

Could someone message me and let me know when the puppies will be available for adoption in what the process an fees are

Ashley Childress, Rachael Wilson-McCall, Jessica Fleischmann, Erin Booth this!!!!!!!

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Sweet Gunther is recovering well from surgery! He came to Saving Grace with a gunshot wound and required surgery to remove his injured front leg. He is healing in a wonderful foster home and finally being loved the way he deserves! He's learning how to get around as a tripawd and with some encouragement has figured out how to get up and down the stairs. His foster home reports that he is very snuggly, affectionate, and enjoys a good game of tug o war. He loves playing fetch with his favorite squeaky toy and you can always count on him to want to roll around in a pile of leaves. We love seeing Gunther get to enjoy life! Thank you to everyone who donates to Saving Grace so we can help dogs like Gunther. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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Go Gunther! Looking good!

He’s precious!!

How old and how big is Gunther?

Sam Bust-Webber he is literally the male Birdie

Heal up quickly, Gunther, you deserve your happy ending💙💜

❤️🐾

Emma Britt

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FAQs about Fostering

  • Little boy with foster dogs

    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

    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.

  • 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

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

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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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Saturday: 12pm – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

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