Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue, Education & Training





Welcome to SEVA GRREAT

A volunteer-staffed, non-profit organization that rescues abandoned and unwanted Golden Retrievers and places them in approved adoptive homes.

Become a Foster

Please consider providing a foster home for a Golden in need. Please contact us with any questions you may have or fill in the application form.

If you are looking for a way to support SEVA GRREAT each time you shop online, at no additional cost to you, an account is the way to go!

All you have to do is sign up at and designate Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue as your charity of choice.  Then you can either install the iGive web browser app or go to and shop like you normally do.  There are over 1800 retailers that will donate each time you make a purchase including Macy’s, WalMart, LL Bean, Kohl’s, BarkBox, and Walgreens.

Plus if you set up an account with and make a purchase within 30 days, will donate an extra $5 to Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue.
This is a great way to support the rescue at no additional cost to you.

Learn more about our International Rescue



Can you help get this gorgeous boy to the States?


Your donations would help give him the chance of a new life.


He would love a new home in the USA – let’s make his dreams a reality.


This beautiful golden will make a new owner in the USA very happy.


The easiest way to support our mission is to become a member.


Create a lasting legacy of support for our dogs by creating a planned gift. Your gift will help us continue to provide the care that transforms the lives of so many golden retrievers.


Without a doubt, SEVA GRREAT would not exist without our dedicated volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers to help with many aspects of the rescue operation.


When goldens come to SEVA GRREAT, they start out in foster care with the goal of getting them healthy and ready for adoption in to loving forever homes. 

“Is there anything more satisfying than seeing wariness and fear in a previously abused Golden transition to love, trust and a kiss on the nose?”

Call our Hotline for lost and found, to give up a golden, and for more information.

Your donations go to directly support the dogs in our care. Thank you for your generosity!

Latest News

Winter Membership Meeting and Valentine’s Party

Winter Membership Meeting and Valentine’s Party

Join us for our annual winter meeting and "holiday" party this year. Sunday, February 11th We've skipped the hustle and bustle of the major holidays and are trying something new at Valentines Day. Too bad our furry friends can't join us, but as always this one is just...

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GRREAT Times 2.0

GRREAT Times 2.0

Have you seen our new online newsletter yet? We have launched our new online newsletter that will be coming out quarterly, in January, April, July, October. We are hoping to fill it with lots of golden news, updates, health and information, and fun stuff. Take a look...

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President’s Message

President’s Message

We had a great time at our Fall Homecoming Picnic! Thank you for coming out!! The weather was perfect, the families were fun, the food was good, but let’s face it… the big draw were the Goldens! I didn’t count them all but I can tell you they were all well-behaved,...

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