Would I be a good foster?

Here are some things to consider before becoming a foster home.


Foster pups will need a space where they can eat, sleep and play. While the amount of space will increase with litter size, it is a good idea for your fosters to have their own easily cleanable space where they can be contained when you are away or they are resting.


Each foster case is unique, however typically dogs needing time to recover require 2-3 weeks, puppies will need 4-5 weeks and moms with nursing pups will need 6-12 weeks. During this you will need to have time available to bring your foster to Saving Grace for their vaccinations, medical care and photos.

You will also need time in your day to take care of your foster, plan for feeding, bathroom breaks and cleaning, and of course the fun part lots of playing and snuggles!

People who work full time can absolutely foster, and kids and personal dogs can be a great help socializing foster pups.


Fostering is frequently fun and always rewarding but it’s also important to keep in mind that it requires patience and understanding. Whether it’s a shy pup that needs lots of coaxing and treats, to an exhuberant jumper, it’s a good idea to expect some accidents and bumps along the way, which is all a part of getting these pups to their forever home.

Other things to consider

Foster pups will need to stay in your home or yard, not bringing them on outings keeps them safe until they are fully vaccinated.

Talk with the other members of the family and make sure everyone is on board, fostering is a group effort!

Make sure your landlord is on board before becoming a foster.

Also consider your existing pets, make sure the are up to date on their vaccines, and we strongly recommend having an area that they can retreat to should they need a break.

Fosters are amazing, but it is not for everyone

You Are Here

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!

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

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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

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!

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