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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!

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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.


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!
Dogs with Suitcase.

Love Them!

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

Get Involved


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


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


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



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


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

Pack your Suitcase for an Adoption Journey

Jun 15, 2024

Dogs come to Saving Grace in a variety of ways, and always at their greatest time of need. Many come on an Animal Control truck after being picked up as strays, seized from an unfortunate situation or freed from a house where someone moved away, leaving them behind, abandoned.

A few days working in an animal shelter in the rural south teaches you that with some ingenuity and a little duct tape, people will rig anything from a cardboard beer case to an old cooler or laundry basket to transport pets. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, another creative inspiration comes your way, with little paws, noses and big, anxious eyes peeking through some makeshift parcel.

Mamma Sammi was not the first, but is the most recent to come to Saving Grace by suitcase. We can’t imagine how, much less why, someone would squeeze a mamma dog and her 5 puppies into a suitcase, zip them up and discard them. But no matter how dogs like Mamma Sammi and her pups find their way to Saving Grace, they are all on the same journey, in pursuit of a place to belong.

The level of frustration that would drive someone to discard an animal in such a way only serves to strengthen our resolve to see each one through their transformation to good health and into a home that will treat them well and cherish them as family members for the rest of their lives. 

It’s no secret that it takes a lot of hard work and resources to secure the who, what, where and how to make these adoption journeys possible, but with a little help from a LOT of hands and hearts, our Saving Grace dogs eventually transition to their forever homes, where they never even need a suitcase.

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