Thank you for your interest in adopting a Golden Retriever from SEVA GRREAT. Before you complete an application, please take a few minutes to review how the adoption process works.

Our rescue covers the following areas

  • Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Chesapeake/Portsmouth
  • Hampton, Newport News, Smithfield, York County, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Mathews 
  • Richmond and Charlottesville
  • We may cover other areas within the Southeastern region of the state.  Please contact our adoption coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before completing an application to ensure we have volunteers to cover your area.
  • We DO NOT adopt out of state.

Hi!  My name is Mattie, I am 10 years old and this is my story.  I don’t want to talk about the first 10 years of my life.  I would like to talk about now.  And now started in November 2016 when a sweet lady came to the shelter where I was staying.  See, my family decided they didn’t want me anymore, so they dropped me off at this high kill shelter. 

Thinking about adopting a golden retriever? Well, how about considering a senior. Think about your lifestyle: Do you work all day? Perhaps you might not have the energy to keep up with a young dog. Or maybe you don't want to go through the "puppy stage" but really want a companion 

If your home is approved to adopt, your Home Evaluator will work with you to help you choose the dog who is the best fit for your family.

Adoption Fees: (as of 1 September 2017)

Ages 1-4  $450.00

Ages 5-8  $400.00

Ages 9 and older  $200.00

Turkey Dogs $600.00

The adoption fee helps cover a portion of the expenses we incur to take in and care for our Goldens.

Click here to read more about adopting.

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Golden Retriever from SEVA GRREAT. We have successfully placed nearly 1,500 Goldens since the fall of 1990. SEVA GRREAT covers the central and southeastern parts of Virginia from just west of Richmond down through Virginia Beach. If you live outside that area, you can search for a Golden Retriever rescue in your area at http://www.grca-nrc.org/.

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