Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
I have adopted three dogs over the last several years from Saving Grace. I love the fact that they give so many older and special needs dogs a chance at a great life. I'm sure when my dogs were given the opportunity to go to this wonderful rescue it was obvious that the cost of their initial care would probability be more than the adoption fee. Molly could see that these great dogs were deserving of a life they hadn't known before. Thank you for giving so many dogs a beautiful place to recover from their past lives and a gateway to their new ones.
Saving Grace is, hands down, the best animal rescue organization I have ever come in contact with. They are incredibly experienced, helpful when trying to help you find your forever furbaby, and they love these animals beyond words. They reach far and wide across North Carolina and beyond and everyday they put the needs of their rescues first. I have gotten two doggies from them and when that time comes for me again, I'll be right back there. Any time someone mentions to me that they are looking for a furry family member, I always recommend them to SG. I think that says a lot given I live 3 hours away! They are fantastic and will always get a 5 Star rating from me! Molly and team, you're amazing! Thank you for all you do!
We've adopted 3 dogs from Saving Grace and they've all been excellent! The entire process, staff and facility was top notch. Since our adoption, we've had the chance to go back on many occassions to foster and volunteer. Looking forward to supporting for many years to come.
Saving Grace is heaven on earth! The grounds are absolutely stunning and watching all the dogs run around will put a smile on anyone's face. I began volunteering there and discovered more of the many wonderful things that this organization does and has to offer! The owner is one of the most selfless people I know. The dedication that she has for rescuing animals is amazing. Day in and day out she puts every effort into doing what she can to save those poor animals that have no hope in rural shelters. Not only does she give these dogs a chance at life, she works to build their trust and starts their training that they need to do well in a home. The volunteers at Saving Grace are very knowledgeable about dogs and their behaviors. This organization take the time to teach the volunteers the information they need to best help those coming in looking to adopt. This is what makes SG as successful of a rescue that it is. We take pride in helping the dogs and finding families that will love those dogs as much as we do! SG is definitely worth your time if you are looking to adopt a dog or kitten!!
My husband and I adopted Shaggy from Saving Grace two weeks ago. I can honestly say that it is the most wonderful place ever. They have all types of dogs running around and playing. They had three legged dogs, a blind dog that was soooo sweet, puppies and a complete selection of dogs of all shapes and sizes that were looking for homes. This was not a sad place like I had feared. You can tell the dogs are well cared for and were happy now even if they had had a rough past. They even had pigs and chickens which just made us laugh. There were flowers everywhere and lots of volunteers running here and there. Colleen and Hanah were fabulous in helping us find Shaggy. Colleen look her time with us and she really listened to what we needed/wanted and suggested him to us. I am not kidding, he is perfect for our life. He is 1 year old, loves to walk on a leash, rides well, house trained and our current dog just loves him. He is snuggling on the couch with me as I type this. THANK YOU Saving Grace for bringing us this dog. He was from a rural shelter and without you all, we would never have had the chance to meet him!!! To others thinking of adopting with Saving Grace, be patient with the volunteers. It took a little time until we got our chance that day but it was worth the wait because they took the time with us too to make sure we really found the most perfect dog (totally unbiased comment :-) ever!!
Such a sad excuse for a pet rescue organization. They'd rather allow a poor dog be euthanized instead of signing the dog over to a real rescue organization. Absolutely pathetic for an organization that should care about animals.
I have adopted 2 dogs from SG and my son has adopted one. We have had a great experience and received happy healthy dogs. It is important to go in with the right expectations. These dogs are rescues and unless getting a puppy, there WILL be some behavioral issues to overcome as well as time to adjust. My first dog I've had for 2 years now and I can say I am just now seeing who she truly is. She finally feels safe and loved. That is what makes rescues special. Until you have actually gone and volunteered there, I do t think it is fair to complain about a lack of response or short direct responses. So much goes on that you can't even imagine. And yes it is tiring selfless work that they do. Molly does it out of her personal residence, so talk about 24/7. There are some days I've heard her say she never got any rest because of the dogs a d up at 5am to load them for spay/neuter appointments. I can say hands down they give 100% and everyone makes mistakes or things slip through the cracks. Overall this is a fabulous organization who truly loves their dogs well.
I adopted a sweet puppy from saving grace. I was told the pup was completely healthy. Well when I took him to the vet from the first time I was quickly informed the pup had major catoracrs and would be blind in a few short months. Also the vet was looking at the paperwork given to us my SG and couldn't figure out why nothing was adding up. It turned out the paperwork was for another dog all together. Our vet tried to contact SG to sort it out and get the correct medical history....two years later we still have the wrong paper work and we have a very sweet but totally blind dog. We love him but I feel like SG took my $300 (if I remember correctly) and gave us an unhealthy dog. I would use extreme caution when getting a dog from them. Also they are impossiable to get in contact with except when it comes to coming to see dogs for the first time.
After hearing from several people how great Saving Grace was, I went there looking for a new family member. I decided on a sweet, dog that unfortunately has heartworm so I couldn’t take her home that day. I asked about her background but was told they didn’t know anything. They told me I could foster while she was in treatment until healthy to adopt. Went back to sign the fostering paperwork, asked again about her background (again, was told they don’t know) & took her home. She was fine until the next day. She stopped eating, couldn’t get her to go outside, play, nothing. She stayed on our outside patio couch only to later move to the inside couch. Something was wrong with this dog. It wasn’t normal, even for transitioning a dog. Concerned for her health, I tried to get in touch with Saving Grace. The foster paperwork states they need to be contacted before going to a vet or expenses are on me. You can only contact them via email. They have a phone but it states email is the best way. I emailed, heard nothing because it was evening, then the dog started throwing up bile, repeatedly. Still couldn’t get her to eat. I called an ER vet, $200 later, they hydrated her & gave her anti nausea meds but didn’t see anything immediately wrong. I emailed SG with my phone number but their response via email was less than concerned. Throughout the next day, the dog continued to not eat, drink and she wouldn’t move. I finally got her to eat baby food, which was good news but fearing there was something seriously wrong with her, the ER vet wanted her to come back for xrays and lab work. I emailed Saving Grace asking they take her to the vet. The response was they don’t have a vet on the weekends but to bring her back btwn 12-7 (this was Friday). After being told several times by different volunteers they are short handed, I didn’t feel comfortable with that as she would not be watched as closely as I could watch her. I made my own vet appt. then was later told they did have a vet and if I took her there, they would look at her. Btw, her behavior & throwing up bile is not an ‘urgent issue’ per the volunteer that took her when I dropped her off. Only life/death situations are urgent to them however still, only an email is available to contact them with. After explaining what was wrong with Maggie, that same volunteer (I later found out) gave wrong info to the founder & vet. The founder, Molly, was out of town, the vet didn’t see anything wrong but they decided to keep her until Molly came back to town. After a few heated, quite frankly insulting emails from the founder pointing a finger in my direction for what’s wrong, the last email from her said the dog was happy being back with her SIBLING! At no time was it ever mentioned this 4 y.o. dog had a sibling with her at SG! She wasn’t sick, she was GRIEVING! Not providing this info was not only a costly disservice to me but more importantly, a huge disservice to the dog. For an org. that kept saying their main concern is the dog, they failed in a big way. If they had actually called me instead of sticking w/email that lead to a ton of miscommunication, this whole situation might have been avoided. After pointing out I was never told about the sibling, I advised I was willing to overlook this mistake to give Maggie a good home. They refused citing my finding fault with them. No apologies, no accountability & Maggie still has no home. It seems they're more concerned w/themselves than the dogs. This org. is a mess. After reading some online reviews, I realize I should have done that prior to going there. If you still decide to go, pls go w/caution! This was a heartbreaking experience I hope others can avoid which is why I'm sharing this. Thank you for reviewing this and I hope my experience can help others.
This place is great! We haven't had a puppy for years but my 3 children convinced us. We first went to a couple other adoption centers we didn't really knew who we wanted at those places. Saving grace was the next place to go to and the staff was wonderful they said let me go get the puppies and while your waiting check cotton out (now beatrice) and she was so soft and calm right away we knew she was are soul dog so we adopted her and after her surgeries we went to go get her she is such a sweet girl. Saving grace is amazing and you will find your forever dog there , go check out saving grace you'll love it.