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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.

Dog heading out for a sleepover

Pick a Date

We offer sleepovers most weekends.

Adorable pup heading out for a sleepover

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

Foster puppies peeking out of a fence.

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.

Dog supervising paperwork.

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

Smiling bulldog

What is it like to Adopt?

Understand what it is like to adopt a shelter dog.
Dog heading out for a sleepover

Apply to Adopt

Once you understand what it takes, apply!
forever home

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

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!

Mama dog with puppies

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

Will you help Saving Grace continue to rescue, care for and adopt out deserving dogs?

Saving Grace would not be able to rescue, care for, and prepare all the dogs we bring in for adoption without a dedicated group of volunteers.

As a volunteer-powered non-profit organization, Saving Grace would simply not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. The number of dogs we can save is a direct correlation to the number of people we have helping us. We are always looking for new volunteers to welcome into the Saving Grace family and we have a need for every type of talent!

We have volunteer opportunities galore! Whether you want to spend time outside doing physical work in all kinds of weather, or sit at a computer drafting creative dog bios, or meet and greet people for events off-site or at the farm, or maybe support our veterinary staff in the clinic – we have a job for you!

Saving Grace Volunteers
Shift Work at the Farm

Every day care of the pack at the farm is critical for ensuring the wellbeing of the dogs.

Shifts are daily from 9-1pm and 5-8pm. This a great way to spend time with the dogs, meet new friends and be part of an amazing team!

Here are the three main areas for shifts:

 

  • Dog Care – Volunteers work in teams twice per day handling the daily care of our dogs. Responsibilities include feeding, cleaning, and rotating dogs for outside time. Some lifting required.
  • Meds – work during shift hours to administer medications to dogs in our care. This job is perfect for someone who is part Perfectionist and part Magician. Hot dogs are a wonderful means to get a pill in a dog!
  • Dishwashing/Poop scooping – Great tasks for people that want to join the team at the Farm but may not be comfortable with all of the shift responsibilities. This is a great way to engage with the dogs while they’re playing outside and maybe even sneak in a snuggle.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Transportation

We bring in dogs from shelters throughout North Carolina. We need help transporting dogs and getting them uloaded and settled once they arrive at Saving Grace.

  • Drivers: Drivers are needed M-F to take our vans or your personal vehicles to pick up dogs at our shelter partners and shuttle dogs for veterinary care. Transport needs vary by time and distance.
  • Loading and Unloading: Volunteers assist with transportation by loading and unloading dogs into the vans for transport.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Medical Support

Many of the dogs that come to Saving Grace need medical attention. Here’s what you can do to help out at the Farm!

  • Intake: Work with a team of people who welcome dogs to Saving Grace and provide initial evaluation and treatment.
  • Medical volunteers: Work with the medical team in preparing medications for dogs, administering preventatives and evaluating and treating other needs.
    • DAILY MEDICAL ASSISTANTS: This will be a set schedule (can be flexible) M-F Hours from 1-5.It will involve helping the medical lead with routine walk throughs, filling meds as decided by the medical lead. Record meds on medical sheet
    • PANACUR TEAM: All dogs are routinely dewormed and the panacur team works three days (T W Th ) on the morning shift every week. Each week there is a list of dogs to get panacur. Tasks include prepping the panacur meds, administering them to the dogs and updating the medical sheets.
    • PREVENTATIVES TEAM: Each week the preventative team gives all dogs that are due that week their monthly flea/tic and Heartworm preventatives and record them on the dogs med sheet. This job is best done with a partner which makes it easier.
    • PAPERWORK TEAM:  There are routine meds to be recorded on med sheets, files to be made and put away. Computer work as needed into SG tracking systems.
  • Wellness checks – assist the SG team during vet visits to prepare the dogs, take notes on the vet evaluations and communicate next steps for the health of the dog.
  • Heartworm treatments – work with the SG team to track, coordinate and administer heartworm treatments for the HW positive dogs in our care.
  • Vaccines: Dogs need a set number of vaccines given within a certain time period before they are ready for adoption. Volunteers are needed in assisting administering vaccines and updating med sheets appropriately. 
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Website and Social Media

In addition to a website, SG maintains a robust social media presence including a Facebook page, YouTube channel. Volunteers keep it all up to date with current stories and engaging our community for support.

Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Work in the Spay/Neuter Clinic

Many of the dogs that come to Saving Grace need medical attention. Here’s what you can do to help out in the Clinic!

  • Walk/Load/Exchange: bring dogs to and from the houses or parking lot into the onsite clinic for treatment.
  • Clinic Assistant: daily cleaning of kennels and surgery room following proper disease control protocol to ensure a sterile environment. Stock all kennel/cleaning supplies as needed.
  • Clean surgical laundry: Clean and sonicate surgical instruments and prepare surgical packs. Clean, fold and stock kennel laundry throughout the clinic.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Adoptions

Each weekday, wehave as many as XXXX adoption appointments. Help our Adoption Counselors make awesome matches!

  • Greeters – assist with welcoming new adoptors and matching adopters with counselors; some computer input needs required.
  • Counselors – work with adopters to help them find the right dog for them. Adoption appointments are held M-F, in the afternoons and evenings.
Molly and team saving dogs from Robeson County (from the Robesonian)
Administrative Support

Administrative tasks are vital to our work, and can usually be done from home:

  • Paperwork and Data Entry
  • Bios- write brief bios of new dogs that will be posted for potential adopters on our website.
Dog friends image taken by Bruce J. Murdoch
Photography

Assist our photographers to get dogs to pose for their profile pictures on our website. Hands on dog handling required.

We’d love your help!

You are here

STEP 1: Explore the options

There is always plenty to do at Saving Grace – do you like physical work and getting a bit dirty on a regular basis? Or would you prefer something a little less strenuous less frequently? We have it all!

STEP 2: Fill Out Our Volunteer Form

If one of our roles looks interesting, fill out our volunteer form.

STEP 3: Attend a Volunteer Orientation

Once you’ve filled out your application, we’ll send you a link to sign up for our volunteer orientation.

STEP 4: Attend a Mentoring Session

For those doing shift work at the farm, this is an important part of your orientation.

STEP 5: Sign up for Shifts/Tasks

Once you’ve completed orientation and a mentoring session, you’ll be entered into our system where you can sign up for shifts/tasks.

STEP 6: Keep coming back!

We want this to be a rewarding experience for you and hope you’ll return often! We appreciate your help and support more than you can ever know. Once you have completed a certain number of shifts, you are welcome to explore other volunteer areas of Saving Grace and find what interests or inspires you further!

Volunteer stories

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5 days ago
Saving Grace NC

We love our happy tails! Everest's (FKA: Era) new family shared the below update. She clearly is enjoying life and wow what adventures she goes on! "I wanted to submit an update of my dog from Saving Grace named Everest. She is known to you guys by the name of Era and I adopted her in September 2023. She is living her best life and has made my life more complete. Thank you for all the wonderful things you do. I would have never reach a deep part in my heart to love her the way that I do. She is my precious wonderful dog. Thank you SG!"#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

We love our happy tails! Everests (FKA: Era) new family shared the below update. She clearly is enjoying life and wow what adventures she goes on!  

I wanted to submit an update of my dog from Saving Grace named Everest. She is known to you guys by the name of Era and I adopted her in September 2023. She is living her best life and has made my life more complete. Thank you for all the wonderful things you do. I would have never reach a deep part in my heart to love her the way that I do. She is my precious wonderful dog.  Thank you SG!

#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for rescuing! We love your happily ever after! ❤️

Beautiful story…thank you to the family..you won’t be sorry adopting this beauty💖

I remember Everest- so happy to see her happy and having adventures.

Thank you for rescuing!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

Tassel loves getting spoiled by our volunteers but he’d really love a family of his own! This handsome guy came to us with a deformed front leg, so his life has gotten much better since his amputation and he’s not letting anything slow him down. Check out his bio on our website for more information and make an appointment to meet him! Tassel’s bio: loom.ly/sOfgLXA ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

He looks so happy….hed be a great love🩵

Tassel loves to run and play with other dogs. When he first arrived he would try to use his deformed front leg, since his amputation he has gotten so much stronger and used to not having that leg. It has been a great transformation to watch. Hoping he finds his family soon!

He’s such a sweet guy

Do you think she could maneuver stairs to a second floor?

He is the sweetest!!

What a sweet pup!!❤️

Love this sweet boy

💯Nothing slows this handsome dude down! Come meet him!!❤️

Having a bad morning and this made it better 🥰

Travis Howell don’t you need a twin pup?

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1 week ago
Saving Grace NC

Meet Frenchie! This sweet boy is very social and outgoing. He is great at making friends with humans and dogs alike! He loves hanging with the volunteers at the farm and would love to meet his forever family. Fill out an adoption request and meet this great boy today!Learn more about Frenchie: loom.ly/SbeDzTM#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #dogsofnc #rescueismyfavoritebreed ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Frenchie! This sweet boy is very social and outgoing. He is great at making friends with humans and dogs alike! He loves hanging with the volunteers at the farm and would love to meet his forever family. Fill out an adoption request and meet this great boy today!
Learn more about Frenchie: https://loom.ly/SbeDzTM
#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #dogsofnc #rescueismyfavoritebreed

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I love love love this boy. He’s so good. So sweet and loving and he looks like a bear and will cuddle like a teddy bear 🧸❤️😍

Happy Boy🩵🩵🩵

How old is he

Sweet boy ❤

Mollie Grace! Here’s “your boy”. ❤️

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Friday = Happy Tails!! Fig (fka: Gunther) has settled right in and is loving his new life! "Things are great. His name is Fig now. #handsomedogfig He is a very good boy, though he is known to steal a sock and bring it in the yard. He loves to play and cuddle with his beagle sisters.""#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday = Happy Tails!!  Fig (fka: Gunther) has settled right in and is loving his new life! 

Things are great. His name is Fig now. #handsomedogfig He is a very good boy, though he is known to steal a sock and bring it in the yard. He loves to play and cuddle with his beagle sisters.

#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails

Comment on Facebook

HE looks so happy and settled in!!

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Meet Kathy!On this week’s Animal Adoption Journey, this hilarious hound showed our friends My Carolina just how much love she has to give! Also, find out what supplies we need and how to become a Saving Grace volunteer.For more information on Kathy, visit www.shelterluv.com/embed/animal/SGNC-A-15596To check out our adoptable dogs, or to find out all the ways you can help Saving Grace, please visit www.savinggracenc.org A huge thanks to CBS 17 for having us and also to Michael & Son Services NC for sponsoring the weekly #AnimalAdoptionJourneys featuring Saving Grace shelter dogs!#savinggracenc #sgadoptme #shelterdogsrock #supportshelterdogs #cutedog #saveashelterdog ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

These sweet rescue dogs, zipped up in a suitcase & dumped on a hot day at a Johnston Co. fire dept. are thriving in our care, but still need some #SGFoster time prior to adoption, follow their #adoptionjourney to learn about more like them here, and how you can help... loom.ly/VKXFzUU#rescuedogs #SavingGraceNC #SGWeLoveOurVolunteers #donate #sweetrescue #bestday #SGFoster #SGHappyTail ... See MoreSee Less

These sweet rescue dogs, zipped up in a suitcase & dumped on a hot day at a  Johnston Co. fire dept. are thriving in our care, but still need some #SGFoster time prior to adoption, follow their #adoptionjourney to learn about more like them here, and how you can help... https://loom.ly/VKXFzUU
#rescuedogs #SavingGraceNC #SGWeLoveOurVolunteers #donate #sweetrescue #bestday   #SGFoster #SGHappyTail

Comment on Facebook

Some people are horrid. Some are angels.

When will they be available for new homes? So interested

Thank you for taking on this sweet family, both mama and pups! Saving Grace is the best!!!

Who in the heck would do such a thing? Poor Mommy and babies. I am so happy you have them. Thank God.

So happy you have them!

What in the actual gel is wrong with people?!?! 😡😡😡

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Wag away because its Friday and we know what that means.... Happy Tails!! We are thrilled to hear how Ayla (fka Vanna) is doing and are glad she is coming out of her shell. "Vanna, now Ayla, is doing great and she is the highlight of our every day. When we adopted her, she was very timid and afraid of all the wonders the world had to offer. Although still leery, she's been coming out of her shell and learning new people and places can be fun. We go to the park everyday, she is a stellar student in basic training classes at Thinking Dog, and she has gone camping and out for ice cream (a few times)! We can't image not having her in our family.Thank you, and your team, so much for all your work and dedication. You all touch so many hearts – of pups and people!"#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Wag away because its Friday and we know what that means.... Happy Tails!!  We are thrilled to hear how Ayla (fka Vanna) is doing and are glad she is coming out of her shell. 

Vanna, now Ayla, is doing great and she is the highlight of our every day. When we adopted her, she was very timid and afraid of all the wonders the world had to offer. Although still leery, shes been coming out of her shell and learning new people and places can be fun. We go to the park everyday, she is a stellar student in basic training classes at Thinking Dog, and she has gone camping and out for ice cream (a few times)!  We cant image not having her in our family.

Thank you, and your team, so much for all your work and dedication. You all touch so many hearts – of pups and people!

#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails

Comment on Facebook

Soooo cute🩷 Congratulations to you and Ayla!

Doggie doing well with new family! Yay

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3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Mark your calendar for these important Saving Grace events in June, or visit loom.ly/ifBQtzA to see the full calendar! #SavingGraceNC #markcalendar #events #animalrescue #rescuedog #fosteringsaveslives #SGWeLoveOurVolunteers #SGFoster #SGHostUpdate #SGEvent ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Our dogs are barking for canned food and our volunteers are using their best puppy dog eyes to tell you they need more tall kitchen trash bags! If you're going by the store, or shopping online, we have options for you to donate: Drop donations at our Bright Blue Donation Station, 13400 Old Creedmoor Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587 ORgo here to see online options, including through Saving Grace Supply Co., that can be delivered to us directly, loom.ly/t6bo5Q0 #SavingGraceNC #canfood #shoppingonline #wakeforest #puppydogeyes #rescuedogs ... See MoreSee Less

Our dogs are barking for canned food and our volunteers are using their best puppy dog eyes to tell you they need more tall kitchen trash bags!  If youre going by the store, or shopping online, we have options for you to donate:   Drop donations at our Bright Blue Donation Station, 13400 Old Creedmoor Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587 OR
go here to see online options, including through Saving Grace Supply Co., that can be delivered to us directly, https://loom.ly/t6bo5Q0  #SavingGraceNC #canfood #shoppingonline #wakeforest #puppydogeyes #rescuedogs

Comment on Facebook

can we Amazon deliver to the Wake Forest address? ♥️

10 packs of canned food is on the way for these sweet pups. ❤️

Roscoe, the handsome pup in the photo, is my former foster. He would make a great addition to your home 🙂

Case of food arriving by tomorrow. Thank you for letting us know the need!

Donation sent ❤️

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4 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Friday = Happy Tails! Today we are excited to share an update on Pia; who is clearly living her best life <3. "Pia is doing great! She is SO loved!! She is extremely affectionate, loves and plays very well other dogs, and becomes best friends with any human she meets. She has also been an easy and well-behaved gal which is always nice! We can’t imagine life without her 😊"#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday = Happy Tails! Today we are excited to share an update on Pia; who is clearly living her best life
4 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

We were honored to have had the chance to represent Saving Grace NC at the HSUS Animal Care Expo in San Antonio last week. This event provided us with the opportunity to network with leading individuals in our field, as we work together to enhance resources and improve the lives of shelter animals nationwide. The experience was truly enriching and we returned with valuable information to pass on to our dedicated volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

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I am so glad you all had a great Expo! Hope you can join us again next year in Vegas!!! Meanwhile, see you around RTP 😉.

Excellent exposure for Saving Grace!!!

That's wonderful, glad you could go. 🐾💜🐾

Nice I wanted to go but couldn’t make it work this time.. thank you.

Awesome!!! 🐾❤️🐾

I am so proud of Saving Grace NC. I have volunteered for nearly two years and tho’ I live in Scotland now, i still volunteer when I visit Raleigh. People in Scotland are desperate for more dogs and don’t understand how other countries have kill shelters. I’m always quick to tell them of my friends at Saving Grace NC. Here are two ‘graduates’ of SG

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4 weeks 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

Comment on Facebook

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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