WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) – Saving Grace Animals for Adoption was never supposed to have 80 dogs ready for adoption on its 7-acre farm. It started in 2004 with just one volunteer and few dogs, but now has close to 300 humans helping digs find their forever home.
Saving Grace is the CBS 17 3-Degree Guarantee charity for the month of November.
Molly Goldston, founder of Saving Grace always had a love for animals and saw a huge need for dogs in underserved communities and shelters to have a chance for adoption. She also wanted a place where families could come to adopt.
The dogs waiting for adaption at the farm in Wake Forest have it good. They do not live in kennel runs, but instead have access to lots of fresh air and space to run and place together with other dogs. They spend most of their day interacting with the other dogs and the humans that come to visit.
While at Saving Grace, dogs are crate trained, begin a housebreaking routine and basic manners such as walking on a leash, how to sit and not jump on people. Each dog is individually handled and observations about their personalities are noted so when a new human family comes looking to adapt, a perfect match can be made.
The dogs at Saving Grace are selected from local shelters where lack of kennel space keeps animals from being placed up for adoption. Before a dog comes into the Saving Grace program, it is evaluated for temperament and suitability as a family pet.
The dogs are also spayed or neutered, tested for heart worm, brought up to date on all vaccines, put on heart worm prevention, inspected for fleas and microchipped for their safety.
If you would like to learn more about how to meet and adopt the dogs at Saving Grace or become a volunteer, please visit their website here.