Would I be a good foster?

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

Space

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.

Time

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.

Patience

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

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

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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

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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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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

4016 Durham Rd Raleigh, NC 27614

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