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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!

Dogs with Suitcase.

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

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!
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!

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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

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!

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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

Our Happy Tail today is featuring Tucker. Tucker was a long time SG resident and holds a very special place in our hearts. We couldn't be more thrilled with this update <3 "Tucker is doing fantastic!!! I could not have imagined or hoped for a better dog. He gets along well with both of my other dogs, but he and Bolli have formed a special bond and act almost like litter mates, even though they are three years apart in age. They rough house together, and chase each other in the yard, and in the house, and even though he could easily overpower her, he is amazingly gentle with her.Tucker and I have also formed a very tight bond. He is attentive to where I am and what I ask him to do. And it is clear to me that he is genuinely joyful when I come home. Fortunately, because of my role as a pastor in a parish, I am able to bring him with me 90% of the time. He sits in on interviews with parishioners, and helps me console the grieving. Multiple people have asked if he is a service dog because of how great he is with them. I’m pretty sure that there is not a day that goes by that I have not called my sister and bragged about him.In my opinion, he is the perfect dog, and he was well cared for by saving grace until he found his forever home with me. Thank you so much for the wonderful way you nurtured him while he was with you. I have attached a few pictures of Tucker in action. Enjoy! Please feel free to ask questions about anything that I have not addressed or have us come out for a visit so you can see him in person if you would like."#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Our Happy Tail today is featuring Tucker. Tucker was a long time SG resident and holds a very special place in our hearts. We couldnt be more thrilled with this update

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Oh sweet Tucker! Makes my heart happy that he found his perfect home. It was always a joy to see him at the farm!

Tucker!!! I’m so happy he’s doing so well! He is a great dog and I’m glad he offers joy, fun, comfort and love. Sounds like he has excellent listening skills to the parishioners. I’d love to stop by and see our boy!! Thank you thank you for giving him the best life imaginable!!!! I do miss that boy. I think all the shift workers do.

I'm so happy for Tucker. I spent 2 hours with him at Saving Grace when we were looking in Feb 2023 and he is a sweet boy, but didn't seem like a match for us. I'm so glad he stayed with SG until a truely great home came looking for his big self. Wonderful update. Congrats for finding the right dog at the right time.

My Tucker boy!!!! So happy he has his family. He’s clearly happy and healthy and well loved. ❤️

So happy Tucker found his forever home.

I love hearing this!!! He is a special one for sure!! Thank you for the update! ❤️

He is such a great dog!

I love this. He waited an extra long time to find his perfect home!! I hope he’s playing ball as much as he wants!!

Tucker you are one lucky doggie!! Enjoy your new family and home

What joy this brings to my heart ❤️

Any chance that Tucker was part of the litter that originally had names for sauces? He looks much like our Lucy from SG (a.k.a. “Yum Yum”), born in Dec. 2022. Her temperament is also wonderful!

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Love this.

Sweet!!!

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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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He is the sweetest and a lovey

He sounds like the perfect housemate🩵

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2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Friday means Happy Tails!! Today we are celebrating Rory fka Tommy."Tommy is now Rory! He is the sweetest most amazing addition to our family. He loves his big brother Duke and his new little brother Toby. They are looking forward to their 1st Christmas . Have a great Christmas! "#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday means Happy Tails!! Today we are celebrating Rory fka Tommy.

Tommy is now Rory! He is the sweetest most amazing addition to our family. He loves his big brother Duke and his new little brother Toby. They are looking forward to their 1st Christmas . Have a great Christmas! 

#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails
2 weeks ago
Saving Grace NC

Big THANK YOU to all who came out to our Fidos & Flowers Open House!We had about 200 folks attend, many dogs found new families, and zero dogs slipped through the front gates for a Harris Teeter run! We had generous donations of dog food and linens, even new holiday outfits, collars and leashes for our next Christmas parade! Monetary donations are still being calculated, but we are thankful for every one.Thanks also to our amazing volunteers for making these events possible. If you are interested in becoming part of the event planning team, please visit loom.ly/HBkWzvI. And, mark your calendar for our next Open House event, Labor of Love on September 2, from 1 - 4pm. Registration will open soon - see you there!#SavingGraceNC #SGEvent #instadogs #newfamily #markcalendar #bethankful ... See MoreSee Less

Big THANK YOU to all who came out to our Fidos & Flowers Open House!

We had about 200 folks attend, many dogs found new families, and zero dogs slipped through the front gates for a Harris Teeter run! We had generous donations of dog food and linens, even new holiday outfits, collars and leashes for our next Christmas parade! Monetary donations are still being calculated, but we are thankful for every one.

Thanks also to our amazing volunteers for making these events possible.  If you are interested in becoming part of the event planning team, please visit https://loom.ly/HBkWzvI. And, mark your calendar for our next Open House event, Labor of Love on September 2, from 1 - 4pm.  Registration will open soon - see you there!
#SavingGraceNC #SGEvent #instadogs #newfamily #markcalendar #bethankful
1 month ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Friday means Happy Tails!! Today we are celebrating Lola fka "Tart -our Lola- is a wonderful dog. She’s equal parts sweet, affectionate, and destructive. We call her the velociterrier. 😂The vet thought she was probably younger than the 1.5 year estimate from SG, but it’s not a big deal. We’ve just had to deal with more puppy behavior than we anticipated. Training starts next month. But we are smitten, and she sleeps in the bed every night. We can’t imagine our lives without her. Thanks for checking in! "#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday means Happy Tails!! Today we are celebrating Lola fka 

Tart -our Lola- is a wonderful dog. She’s equal parts sweet, affectionate, and destructive. We call her the velociterrier. 😂
The vet thought she was probably younger than the 1.5 year estimate from SG, but it’s not a big deal. We’ve just had to deal with more puppy behavior than we anticipated. Training starts next month. But we are smitten, and she sleeps in the bed every night. We can’t imagine our lives without her. Thanks for checking in! 

#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails

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1 month ago
Saving Grace NC

Peppermint is a beautiful 2 year old hound! She's as kind as she is curious and yet a little shy mixed in too. Her volunteer walker said she is a great medium energy and was so friendly with all the other dogs in the group! Fill out an adoption request form on our website to meet her!Learn more about Peppermint: loom.ly/Yk-I7go#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #dogsofnc #rescueismyfavoritebreed ... See MoreSee Less

Peppermint is a beautiful 2 year old hound! Shes as kind as she is curious and yet a little shy mixed in too. Her volunteer walker said she is a great medium energy and was so friendly with all the other dogs in the group! Fill out an adoption request form on our website to meet her!

Learn more about Peppermint: https://loom.ly/Yk-I7go

#sgadoptme #savinggracenc #dogsofnc #rescueismyfavoritebreed

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What a great dog! 😍

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1 month ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Friday, happy tails!!! Bruce-Bruce (fka Heathcliff) is thriving as Batdog. We are happy to learn he no longer has to protect Gotham and is now busy protecting the Crosby family. "I’m so glad you asked because I would love to tell you just how much we love Heathcliff. His name is now Bruce- Bruce Wayne Batman Crosby. He is the absolute sweetest boy who just wants all the snuggles and pets he can get. He is enormously gentle and tolerant with our kids and they adore him. He has become our two year old’s emotional support animal, serving as the preferred source of consolation after any injury. We are so glad that he joined our family. Life with a puppy the size of a small horse can sometimes be challenging, but we wouldn’t trade it for world.All the best,Erika and the Crosby crew "#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday, happy tails!!! Bruce-Bruce (fka Heathcliff) is thriving as Batdog. We are happy to learn he no longer has to protect Gotham and is now busy protecting the Crosby family. 

I’m so glad you asked because I would love to tell you just how much we love Heathcliff.  His name is now Bruce- Bruce Wayne Batman Crosby. He is the absolute sweetest boy who just wants all the snuggles and pets he can get. He is enormously gentle and tolerant with our kids and they adore him. He has become our two year old’s emotional support animal, serving as the preferred source of consolation after any injury. We are so glad that he joined our family. Life with a puppy the size of a small horse can sometimes be challenging, but we wouldn’t trade it for world.

All the best,
Erika and the Crosby crew 

#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails

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Love to see this sweet boy doing so well!!!

So happy he got such an amazing family!💙🐾

You certainly got yourself a wonderful dog!! Love that boy!!❤️

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2 months ago
Saving Grace NC

Happy Friday, happy tails!!! "Hi guys! So glad to hear from you! We actually have two Saving Grace alumni and they’re both doing great. Blackjack and Opie (formerly Arthur and Sunny Bear) love their new home and each other. Jack loves giving kisses and snuggling right up to you, as well as helping his brother protect the home. He also loves to chase squirrels, play with his brother (they’ve always loved wrestling but recently started playing tug of war together) and watch tv (sometimes we’ll put dog tv on for him and he chases things around on the screen or barks at them - not a big fan of Bluey though.) "#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday, happy tails!!! 

Hi guys! 
So glad to hear from you! We actually have two Saving Grace alumni and they’re both doing great. Blackjack and Opie (formerly Arthur and Sunny Bear) love their new home and each other. Jack loves giving kisses and snuggling right up to you, as well as helping his brother protect the home. He also loves to chase squirrels, play with his brother (they’ve always loved wrestling but recently started playing tug of war together) and watch tv (sometimes we’ll put dog tv on for him and he chases things around on the screen or barks at them - not a big fan of Bluey though.) 

#adopted #weloveourvolunteers #happytails

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