Submit your photos for our 2022 Calendar Contest! Your Golden could be one of the featured Goldens to grace next year’s calendar! We are looking for photos of Goldens showing off, acting silly, enjoying a special holiday, frolicking outside, lounging inside, or just sporting that GRREAT Golden “smile.” Show off your dog’s wonderful, GOLDEN personality! Your dog does not need to be a SEVA GRREAT Golden to participate.
Some people are tempted to shave their golden retrievers in the summer. After all, that fur "coat" must be warm, right? Won't they feel better without it? This blog post explains the function of the fur and why shaving is not a good idea. Read here: https://goldenretrieverhealth.blogspot.com/2021/05/dont-shave-that-golden.html
We are now accepting new adoption applications! Before you complete the application form, please review the Adoption Process article on the Adoption main page so you understand how our application/approval/adoption process works. Also, check to be sure you are in our service area in Southeastern Virginia.
- Visit smile.amazon.com
- Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
- Select your charity/SEVA GRREAT,
- Start shopping.
The easiest way to support our mission is to become a member. Membership eligibility is limited to any person or family who is over eighteen (18) years of age, residing within the territory of SEVA GRREAT, is current with their annual membership dues, is in good standing with local and federal laws pertaining to animals, and subscribes to the purpose of this organization.
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. The adoption fee helps cover a portion of the expenses we incur to take in and care for our Goldens. The current average cost of dogs in our care is more than $1,500.00 each.
Adoption fees as of 1 August 2019:
- Ages 1-4 $500.00
- Ages 5-8 $450.00
- Ages 9 and older $200.00
- Turkey Dogs $700.00
- China Dogs $850.00
Click here to read more about adopting.
SEVA GRREAT believes that every Golden deserves a chance, no matter their place of birth. To date we have rescued over 60 homeless Goldens from Turkey. Because those efforts have been so rewarding, we are expanding our efforts to help Goldens in China as well. Without our help, these dogs would die. Our first Golden arrivals from China will be coming to Virginia shortly. These dogs embody everything that is special about our breed.
For hundreds of years, homeless dogs have been a part of the Turkish environment. Estimates for the number of homeless dogs roaming the streets and in the shelters of Istanbul vary greatly from 70,000 to 150,000.
Once considered a status symbol by the wealthy in Turkey, Golden Retrievers have become more common and less valued. As a result, hundreds end up being released onto the streets dodging traffic and begging for scraps.