Because of your generosity SEVA GRREAT raised $21,600 in donations and prizes during the GIVE LOCAL 24 hour event. We finished in third place out of more than 200 nonprofit organizations. Thank you for another successful GIVE LOCAL 757 event. We are forever grateful for your support and friendship. Thank you for helping us help them. We could not do what we do without you. We are ecstatic and overjoyed with our success and what this means for our Goldens in need. This could not have happened without you, and we truly appreciate your support!!
Saving one dog will not change the world but surely, for that dog the world will change forever.
- Karen Davison
Announcing the 2019
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.
Many of you may be wondering “Why China”? While every country and culture has different beliefs and practices, we learned a bit of what life is like for Golden Retrievers in China and couldn’t turn our backs. The meat market is a very real threat to all dogs within the country, but we have learned that Goldens are a preferred breed due to size and temperament. There are also height restrictions throughout China, making legal ownership of a Golden Retriever difficult. A Beijing law states that a dog taller than 35 centimeters (1.1 foot) is considered illegal and that the dog can be locked up and put down if intercepted by police. Golden Retriever owners have to walk their dogs at unpopular hours for fear of confiscation.
With the support of many US Golden Retriever rescues, there will be about 100 goldens saved just in the month of March alone.
Please donate to help us save the next ones in need.
International Initiative to Save Slaughterhouse Goldens
It makes sense to have one of the first entries focused on safety. Safety provides the foundation for everything else we do to help our golden retrievers live long, healthy, and happy lives. There are lots of areas in which safety should be a concern: playing, going for a walk, play dates with other dogs, riding in the car. A safe environment free of dangerous things your dog might ingest, however, is crucial in the world of golden retrievers. I'll never forget taking one of my golden retrievers to a local emergency room when she developed a very large swelling on her nose subsequent to a wasp sting. Fearing a more exaggerated allergic reaction, and of course it was a Saturday night, I wanted to make sure things did not get worse and cause some real problems for her. So, off we went to the vet ER. Upon walking in the door, we were greeted with a chorus from the staff, all saying in unison." and what did yours eat tonight? The waiting room had no fewer than 4 golden retrievers in it, all of whom had ingested something they shouldn't have.
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.
Adoption Fees: (as of 1 April 2019)
Ages 1-4 $450.00
Ages 5-8 $400.00
Ages 9 and older $200.00
Turkey Dogs $600.00
China Dogs $850.00
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.