There are many differences between a rescue and a shelter and differences vary based on the missions of each separate and unique organization. We are a rescue that has a facility to temporarily house the dogs that we rescue until we are able to find forever homes for them. Often times people become frustrated with our limitations. We hope the following will clarify what our goals, purpose, and capabilities are. A life is saved whether you adopt from a rescue or a shelter! Thanks for reading!
Since 2006 Saving Grace has been rescuing and helping dogs in need in Lubbock, TX and surrounding communities. Click here for a timeline of the organization's history.
Lauren is our Executive Director. She works adoption events, fosters dogs, writes grants, coordinates our annual "Pit Stop" event, & cares for the dogs at the kennel
Our rescue was founded by a group of friends. We saw a strong need for advocates for Pit Bulls in our community. The Lubbock, TX animal shelter takes in close to 2,000 Pit Bulls each year and euthanizes approximately 80% of Pit Bulls that arrive at the shelter. Overpopulation, abandonment, homelessness, discrimination, and cruelty are all serious issues facing this "breed" in Lubbock and across the nation. Our mission is the following:
Jane helps with fostering dogs, community events, and helps care for the dogs at the kennel
Briana helps with administrative tasks, fostering dogs, at the kennel and training dogs
Laci works adoption events, fosters dogs, manages social media and fundraisers, and cares for the dogs at the kennel
Our ultimate goal is to see all of our rescues find homes where they will be cherished, loved, and appreciated for who they are.
All of our rescues are provided with quality veterinary care and given a safe place to recover from the abuse and neglect they have suffered.
We rescue dogs we encounter, receive calls/emails about, and assist the city shelter with Pit Bulls as resources allow.
To learn more about a team member and their involvement with Saving Grace click on their photo!