The Saving Grace dogs are lucky to have so many wonderful families eager to meet them (just like CELEBRITIES)! This keeps our wonderful group of volunteers bustling with appointments. In hoping to offer a visit to as many interested parties as possible, there are always several families visiting during each allotted slot. As a volunteer-based program, available appointments and wait times depend on the availability of volunteers at any given time. We appreciate visitors coming with an open mind and time to spend with the dogs if our team is experiencing a busy time. Your patience with our team and other visitors is much obliged.
Our team strives to ensure everyone feels comfortable with their adoption experience and decision as well as confident in fulfilling their new dog’s needs post adoption. We understand that this forever match may not happen at a potential adopter’s initial visit so although we do not hold dogs or offer trial periods, we never want a visitor to feel obligated to make a choice until prepared and certain.
Saving Grace always has a wonderful group of available dogs. Most of our dogs are very much mixed. All listed breed mixes are an assessment based on appearance. We encourage families to choose their new companion based on personality and temperament rather than possible breed mix. Age will most commonly be an estimate.
If you would like to bring your current dog to meet potential new family members, please make sure this is coordinated via email prior to your appointment. Someone must be present to wait with the dogs at all times, in our waiting area outside the gate. There is a small seating area, however, there is not an off-leash area so all meetings are on leash.
If this is your first visit or we’ve seen you many times, here’s a couple of helpful hints:
Traveling to the Farm: We’re near I-540 and North Raleigh so sometimes traffic can be heavy depending on your adoption appointment time. Just make sure you add some additional minutes.
Parking: While our lot is large enough to handle most appointments and events, it can get tough to navigate. Please don’t park along Old Creedmoor Rd or any residential driveways.
Entering the Property: Our double-gated pedestrian entrance is located in the parking lot just past the small blue shed. Look for a Saving Grace greeter or volunteer and notify them you’re there for an appoinment. Please make sure you close one gate before opening the other as you’re likely to encounter some friendly pups looking to say hello!
Bringing your dog for a meet and greet? Make sure you notify your adoption counselor prior to your visit. At arrival, leave it safely with someone else in the parking lot until every one can be escorted inside with your Saving Grace adoption counselor.
Thank you for your donation! It will go a long way in helping so many dogs in need. For your convenience, our Donation Station is located just outside the Parking Lot Entryway and is available at all times. We ask you do not drop them anywhere else on property.
While we appreciate any and all of your donations, please note the following:
Items in always in need:
- Dry Dog/Puppy Food (with meat as the main ingredient)
- Canned Food
- Blankets and Towels
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Paper Towels
- Bottled Water
- Zip Lock Bags (Gallon/Quart)
- Trash Bags (Contractor/Kitchen)
- Broth (Chicken/Beef)
- Large Kongs
- Carpets or Carpet Samples (Any Size)
- Mattresses (Any Size)
Looking to make an online donation? Click below for our Amazon Wish List:
Coming for a Foster Pickup or receive medical supplies/treatments? Please wait outside the main gate and notify a Saving Grace volunteer or representative. Do not bring your dog/puppy inside the gates.
Looking for the bathroom? Sorry folks. Nothing inside the gates. Only the portapotty in the parking lot or the Harris Teeter restrooms are available for public use.
Coming inside the gates? You’re likely to see many curious and excited souls looking to introduce themselves. Just be cognizant while entering and if you need some assistance, any of our staff or volunteers will gladly lend a hand.
We look forward to your visit! Any more questions? Send us us a note: