Thank you all for donating to SEVA GRREAT during the GIVE LOCAL 757 event again this year! The event was another tremendous success, thanks to your support!

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!!

Thank you!!

Saving one dog will not change the world but surely, for that dog the world will change forever.
  - Karen Davison

Announcing the 2019

China Goldens

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

SEVA-GRREAT is now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program!
To participate, register your Kroger Plus Card online at Our organization number is 88542 (or you can search on the name -- they have us listed as SEVA-GREAT). If you don't have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at customer service in any Kroger store.
For each purchase to count, remember to swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your card when shopping. Our first reward from Kroger is on its way... let's register some new members, let's keep on shopping, and as always THANK YOU for all you do for our Goldens!
Detailed instructions for enrolling follow:

York Veterinary Hospital
4628 George Washington Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692
(757) 898-3700


Cooke Vet Medical Ctr
1520 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 547-9421


Quioccasin Vet Hosp
9218 Quioccasin Rd, Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 741-3200


Acredale Animal Hosp
1200 Lake James Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 523-6100


Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital
4340 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452


Anderson’s Corner
8391 Richmond Rd, Toano, VA 23168
(757) 566-2224


Midlothian Animal Clinic
14411 Sommerville Ct., Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 794-2099


SEVA GRREATWelcome to the new web-face of SEVA GRREAT!  It has been a few years since we freshened up our website, so we took the opportunity to update our backend services and our management system.  As the internet matures, so does the need to update your technology.  Our newest management system allows us to more easily manage upgrades, security, and information on our site.  There are plenty of behind-the-scenes changes that have taken place, but here are some of the front-side changes you can expect to notice.