Vision & Mission
Saving Grace, Inc. is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization dedicated to the direct care of homeless, abandoned or neglected animals in Douglas County, Oregon. Our mission is to provide temporary refuge, basic veterinary care and a pathway home for companion animals who are homeless in Douglas County so that we may create a more humane community. We are the county's only full-service open-admission animal shelter, providing shelter, food and medical care to thousands of animals each year.
Beyond the basics, each animal receives compassionate care from our staff and volunteers while they wait to be reunited with their families or to find a new home. Warm blankets, toys and treats, time spent socializing with caring people; all are a part of the animals' experience at Saving Grace. We look forward to growing along with our community and being able to offer more programs geared towards keeping pets and their people together. With your help, we can make Douglas County a more humane place for people and pets.
Where We Began
In 2001, a group of concerned, passionate people knew that the animals of Douglas County needed and deserved the very best care. The new organization was named in honor of Grace, a yellow lab who was adopted from a shelter and touched the lives of many.
After a year of working through details, Saving Grace was deeded the land from Douglas County in June 2002 and took over shelter operations from the County in July. Since that time, Saving Grace has saved the lives of over 30,000 animals!
From the beginning, Saving Grace's focus was on adoptions and providing quality care. An Animal Healthy Advisory Committee of local veterinarians was formed to provide guidance on populations, practices for disease control and vaccination protocols.
The organization actively promoted spay/neuter, and in 2007 opened the onsite spay/neuter clinic. Since that time, Saving Grace has performed over 7,300 surgeries.
After years of fundraising and months of construction, we moved into our new building in November 2011. Our new facility finally allows us to provide the quality of care envisioned by our founders so many years ago.
As we look back over the past and look toward our future, we are grateful for the foresight of those who have led with vision and commitment, the strength and compassion of staff members past and present, the generosity of donors who have made our work possible, and the support of volunteers who have worked alongside us for the animals.
We hope you'll join us!
Our 13,000 square foot facility is located at 450 Old Del Rio Rd., Roseburg, Oregon.
Saving Grace utilizes a 43.2 kilowatt solar panel system. This $139,000 project was made possible with funding support from Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program customers. Design, construction and installation of the project was done by Newcastle Solar, based in Myrtle Creek, and went online with Pacific Power on June 21, 2018. Southern Oregon produces solar energy all year long, getting most of its solar energy between May and September during the long, cloudless days. When net metered with Pacific Power, any extra solar electricity is "saved" as credits to be used later when needed, such as in the winter. he more we save on power bills, the more we can spend on the animals!