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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!

Dogs with Suitcase.

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!

Get Involved

Volunteer

Learn about all the different volunteer opportunities available from spending time with the dogs outside to sitting at a computer helping with administrative projects.

Foster

Learn about our two types of foster dogs in the Saving Grace Program: puppies and dogs needing time to recover.

Sleepover

Host a dog for a weekend giving dogs a much needed break from the farm and proving you a fun and fullfilling weekend.

Spotlight

Shop

Visit us at the Saving Grace Supply Company for all your dog’s needs!

Meet Our Dogs

Your new best friend might just be waiting to meet you!

About Saving Grace

Meet Molly Goldston

Founder of Saving Grace

Volunteer

Meet Our Pack

Here’s who makes things happen!

Saving Grace Cottage

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

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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7 days ago
Saving Grace NC

Celebrate the joy and love of rescue dogs with us! These amazing pups bring laughter, love, and a bit of that "funny farm" magic to our lives every day. Whether you've adopted, fostered, volunteered, or donated (or are about to), you're a vital part of our community. Let's give a big shout-out to all the rescue dogs and the incredible people who support them! 🐾 #NationalRescueDogDay #SavingGraceNC #SGWeLoveOurVolunteers #SGFoster #SGFarmLife #joyandlove #instadogs #rescuedogs #bestday #volunteer #donate #support ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrate the joy and love of rescue dogs with us! These amazing pups bring laughter, love, and a bit of that funny farm magic to our lives every day. Whether youve adopted, fostered, volunteered, or donated (or are about to), youre a vital part of our community. Lets give a big shout-out to all the rescue dogs and the incredible people who support them! 🐾 #NationalRescueDogDay #SavingGraceNC #SGWeLoveOurVolunteers #SGFoster #SGFarmLife #joyandlove #instadogs #rescuedogs #bestday #volunteer #donate #support

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My rescue smells the flowers too. I've rescued three and love them all dearly

Take time to stop and smell the flowers!

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

Mr. Clean and Revlon came into Saving Grace a few weeks ago with hardly any hair and just in pitiful condition. After a few weeks of medical care, treatment for parasites and of course TLC in an awesome foster home, they are ready for adoption. Revlon found her person this week and Mr. Clean is ready and waiting to find his peeps. He loves playing ball and is Mr. Personality with everyone he meets. Thank you for helping us make adoption journeys possible. Visit Savinggracenc.org to adopt Mr. Clean and fill your home with farts, grunts and of course lots of love! #tlc #playball #playingball #savinggracenc #bulldog #adoptme #chihuahua #makeover ... See MoreSee Less

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I loved fostering Mr. Clean for a short time when he first arrived to SG. He is the most loving dog and such a people-pleaser! He met so many new people and happily accepted all the pets and hugs he could get. Nobody is a stranger! He’s easy to please - fetch in the backyard and a cozy place to relax inside is all he needs. He was a perfect WFH buddy and would relax in the crate while I was working or lay by my feet chewing on a bone. Mr. Clean is really the whole package and I hope his family finds him very soon! 🥰

It's sad this bonded pair wasn't adopted together. 😩💔 He's so cute.

Mr. Clean is SO WONDERFUL!! He is crate and house trained, loves everyone he meets, absolutely hilarious, and SO CUTE!!!!

Is Mr Clean still available? I have excellent vet records. Dogs live to be in late teens and early 20's. 3400 sq home 5' tall aluminum fencing, gated.

I’ve just spent a few days at the Farm with him and love him to pieces! He is so much fun! Loves toys, nothing more entertaining for him than throwing a ball. He has a goofy grin when you show him some affection. Come meet this boy. ❤️

Mr Clean has come so far during his time in foster and he looks AMAZING! He is so handsome and is so sweet!

He is very handsome!!

Love this sweet boy!!

He’s precious. I hope he finds his forever home soon♥️

They are precious..Thank you for all that you do.

Awww he’s adorable. Shared

Oh my gosh he is soooo cute!!

Me clean is beautiful ❤️

He’s adorable 🥰 🐶

❤️🐾they are beautiful 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Deanwe need him

Corye Barbour Dunn

Danielle Serjan

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

After working in animal welfare for a certain amount of time, it becomes hard to be surprised by much. What may seem shocking to the average person, sadly, becomes routine to us.This week alone, we had two crates full of puppies left by our dumpster with a bag of food. Another group of 10 chihuahuas were left at a partner shelter that was already over capacity and had nowhere for them to go, so they turned to us. For our partner shelters and animal control agencies, these are common, everyday issues. Each week the number of shelters and dogs depending on us to literally be their saving grace grows. We are truly their only option to begin an adoption journey and see it through to a happily ever after.It’s endless and overwhelming, and we always do what we can, with what we have, for those we can serve. We do our best to maintain the necessary resources in anticipation of the unknown. But it isn’t easy, and we are always so grateful for our open foster homes, who take in and care for the abandoned and for our volunteers, who show up for the sweet pups that have been discarded. We depend completely and wholeheartedly on the support of our community to change their lives and I’m not ashamed to say we need your support. While we will never save them all, we will change the lives of the ones we do. Please visit loom.ly/BBHdZJA if you’d like to help ... See MoreSee Less

After working in animal welfare for a certain amount of time, it becomes hard to be surprised by much. What may seem shocking to the average person, sadly, becomes routine to us.
This week alone, we had two crates full of puppies left by our dumpster with a bag of food. Another group of 10 chihuahuas were left at a partner shelter that was already over capacity and had nowhere for them to go, so they turned to us. 
For our partner shelters and animal control agencies, these are common, everyday issues. Each week the number of shelters and dogs depending on us to literally be their saving grace grows. We are truly their only option to begin an adoption journey and see it through to a happily ever after.
It’s endless and overwhelming, and we always do what we can, with what we have, for those we can serve. We do our best to maintain the necessary resources in anticipation of the unknown. But it isn’t easy, and we are always so grateful for our open foster homes, who take in and care for the abandoned and for our volunteers, who show up for the sweet pups that have been discarded. 
We depend completely and wholeheartedly on the support of our community to change their lives and I’m not ashamed to say we need your support. While we will never save them all, we will change the lives of the ones we do. 
Please visit https://loom.ly/BBHdZJA if you’d like to helpImage attachment

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Love these adorable chihuahuas and wish we had room for one or more, but we already have 3 Saving Grace alums. I set up monthly donation today of $15/month ($5/dog we have from SG). I know it is not much, but I hope it helps these and future dogs at SG.

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

After working in animal welfare for a certain amount of time, it becomes hard to be surprised by much. What may seem shocking to the average person, sadly, becomes routine to us.This week alone, we had two crates full of puppies left by our dumpster with a bag of food. Another group of 10 chihuahuas were left at a partner shelter that was already over capacity and had nowhere for them to go, so they turned to us. For our partner shelters and animal control agencies, these are common, everyday issues. Each week the number of shelters and dogs depending on us to literally be their saving grace grows. We are truly their only option to begin an adoption journey and see it through to a happily ever after.It’s endless and overwhelming, and we always do what we can, with what we have, for those we can serve. We do our best to maintain the necessary resources in anticipation of the unknown. But it isn’t easy, and we are always so grateful for our open foster homes, who take in and care for the abandoned and for our volunteers, who show up for the sweet pups that have been discarded. We depend completely and wholeheartedly on the support of our community to change their lives and I’m not ashamed to say we need your support. While we will never save them all, we will change the lives of the ones we do. Please visit loom.ly/BBHdZJA if you'd like to help ... See MoreSee Less

After working in animal welfare for a certain amount of time, it becomes hard to be surprised by much. What may seem shocking to the average person, sadly, becomes routine to us.
This week alone, we had two crates full of puppies left by our dumpster with a bag of food. Another group of 10 chihuahuas were left at a partner shelter that was already over capacity and had nowhere for them to go, so they turned to us. 
For our partner shelters and animal control agencies, these are common, everyday issues. Each week the number of shelters and dogs depending on us to literally be their saving grace grows. We are truly their only option to begin an adoption journey and see it through to a happily ever after.
It’s endless and overwhelming, and we always do what we can, with what we have, for those we can serve. We do our best to maintain the necessary resources in anticipation of the unknown. But it isn’t easy, and we are always so grateful for our open foster homes, who take in and care for the abandoned and for our volunteers, who show up for the sweet pups that have been discarded. 
We depend completely and wholeheartedly on the support of our community to change their lives and I’m not ashamed to say we need your support. While we will never save them all, we will change the lives of the ones we do. 
Please visit https://loom.ly/BBHdZJA if youd like to helpImage attachment

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Can’t send $$$, foster. We have food, bowls, instruction on how to take care of these scrumptious pups Can’t adopt? Foster. We pay for their vaccines and their spay/neuter and then when they are ready to be adopted, you get to pick up another foster Singletons or doubles or even whole litters. So much to offer Such amazing joy your heart will feel

Our family thanks you for saving our Calvin. We appreciate you.

Please, please consider fostering or volunteering! Be the bridge that saves these innocent lives

Thank you for all that you do! So many dogs lives are changed because of Saving Grace. And even more people have their lives changed for the better too with a cherished family member in the shape of a dog.

Thank you for all you do. I love to see all your adoption pics. I have 3 dogs at the moment so I can't adopt right now.

Are they ready for fosters now?

Thanks for all you do for these babies. Hopefully we will be seeing you in June to get our forever furbaby!

I am so grateful for the thousands of dogs you have saved over the years, and the humans whose lives have been enriched and blessed by these animals! Thank you!

Thank you for all that you do for so many fur babies🥰

Thank you .

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Tag along with Frolic, Rocket, Bouncer, Caper, and Hopper as they explore Saving Grace Supply Co.! These sweet beaglets are also known as the Leaplings because they were born on leap day just as their mother was being surrendered to a shelter. They have been raised in a loving foster home for the past 10 weeks and will be available for adoption this week. We are grateful for our customers who shop with us at Saving Grace Supply Co and help make adoption journeys possible for dogs and puppies like Frolic, Caper, Bouncer, Rocket, and Hopper. For more information about adoption or fostering, please visit savinggracenc.org ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Do they have any basset in them too?

They are the cutest- holy wow!!

Precious! A lucky someone will adopt one of these cuties! Or more than one???

I’m coming tomorrow and hope to see them!!

Emily 🥰😍

Ellen Snelson Owens

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Tomorrow is our foster orientation; don't forget to sign up to learn how you can help! Foster Orientation is May 14th @ 6:00. Visit loom.ly/H9sAFaM to learn more and sign up! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is our foster orientation; dont forget to sign up to learn how you can help! 

Foster Orientation is May 14th @ 6:00. Visit https://loom.ly/H9sAFaM to learn more and sign up!

FAQs about Fostering

  • Little boy with foster dogs
    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.

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    Foster

    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.

  • Foster

    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.

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