It's Calendar Contest Time!

One of our most popular fundraisers – the finalists have been chosen so take a look and vote for your favorite . . . or vote for all of them, we don’t mind!

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.

Visit the SEVA GRREAT Store

With special thanks to:

Tito’s: Vodka for Dog People
Lucky Oyster Seafood Grill
Peninsula Community Foundation

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again…Our success is because of YOU! We could not do what we do without our loyal and generous supporters.

Give Local 757 raised over $1.8 million dollars for 208 local nonprofits. We at SEVA GRREAT are proud to be part of this community of nonprofits. This was our 9th year of participating, and we raised over $25,000. It is one of our largest fundraisers of the year.

We also want to thank our six Peer-to-Peer fundraisers. Together they raised $5,525 of the total.

Sharon Leeman
Jane Krom
Tracy Schmid
Jennifer Dauzier
Gregg Benshoff
Michelle Smith

With much love from all of us, Humans and Goldens, at SEVA GRREAT.

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.


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

Annual Calendar Contest Voting is Open!

Annual Calendar Contest Voting is Open!

Congratulations to our calendar finalists! Now it's your turn to decide who should be featured in our annual Calendar! Scroll through all of our finalists and vote for your favorite photo(s). They are listed in alphabetical order. To vote, use the "Vote" button under...

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GRREAT Times Spring Edition

GRREAT Times Spring Edition

Have you read the April newsletter yet? Lots of information and useful health tips along with what's happening with SEVA GRReat this spring. Visit the news page to check out all of the newsletters and to download the newsletter as a pdf. Click here to view PDF!

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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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