Saving Grace is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in our community find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family members for the rest of their lives.
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Adopted dogs make wonderful pets! So many people are told they can only get a dog with a good temperament if they purchase a pure bred from a breeder. This is not true. 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 that come to Saving Grace are hand-picked as the best dogs in the world, and then they get even better! We only select dogs that get along with other dogs and people. Most of our dogs love children - some more than others. We can help you pick those that would get along best with a family.
While at Saving Grace the dogs learn basic manners. We begin with the most important lessons, such as crate training and not jumping on people. Of course, it is the responsibility of the dog's new family to continue that training - including house training. The Saving Grace adoption fee helps to offset this extra-special care and training that each dog receives.
The evaluation continues when the dog is brought into the Saving Grace program. Dogs do not live in kennel runs; they have access to lots of fresh air and space to run and play together with other dogs. We observe their interaction with new dogs and people on a daily basis.
Once the dog is determined adoptable by Saving Grace standards, it receives any and all medical treatment necessary. This includes, but is not limited to: spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart worm test and treatment (if necessary), worming, and flea and tick prevention. All dogs get a microchip which can be traced back to the adopter and to Saving Grace.
While at Saving Grace, dogs are crate trained and begin a housebreaking routine. They learn basic manners such as walking nicely on a leash, how to sit and not to jump on people. As they are individually handled, observations about their personalities are noted.
Saving Grace keeps about 60 to 80 dogs available for adoption and generally has a variety of sizes, shapes, ages and temperaments. When an adopting family comes to Saving Grace, we want to learn as much about you as we know about our dogs.
We ask you to describe what you are looking for in a dog and your expectations of your new companion. We want to know what your daily life is like, activity level, and what the family composition is (an individual, an older couple, a family with young children, etc.). We take into consideration that information and the personalities and temperament of our dogs. That way, we're able to make the best possible match between the family and dog (or dogs!) and create a successful and happy outcome.
We have a lot of great foster homes and a fabulous farm where the dog would love to meet you, but since these guys are housed in private residences, we do require an appointment.
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