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

Adoption Applications on Hold for the Holidays

Dear future adopter:

Thank you so much for your continuing patience to adopt one of our beautiful Goldens. We realize that you would like a new four-legged family member sooner rather than later; however, from now until the New Year we are going to temporarily stop the adoption process. We would like you to understand why...and here are the reasons.

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.