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.

Applications Closed for Holidays

During the winter holiday season we are going to temporarily “paws” the adoption process. We would like you to understand why, so please click for the reasons.

Become a Foster

If you are considering providing a foster home for a Golden in need, please contact us with any questions you may have. Please fill in the application form.

The New SEVA GRREAT Store is now open!

Nags Head Beach House Raffle to Benefit SEVA GRREAT

Raffle tickets at $25.00 each will be sold for a week’s vacation (Saturday to Saturday) in a beautiful 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath dog-friendly beach house in Nags Head, NC!  Choose an available “off-season” week in March 2023 OR November-December 2023 – based on availability.

Tickets are $25 each and are available for sale via PayPal below. You can also pay by check. Checks are payable to SEVA GRREAT and mailed to SEVA GRREAT, P.O. Box 8014, Yorktown, Va. 23693. Checks must be received by 12/14/2022. Once you purchase tickets, your numbers will be emailed to you; however, paper tickets will be used for the drawing.

The drawing will be held 12:00PM (noon) on Saturday, December 17th.

Winner does not have to be present at the drawing.

For additional information, please contact Tracy Schmid at

Vacation Raffle

+ + STOP PRESS: A generous donor will match $5000 in donations to support Turkey Dogs! + +

Purchase your SEVA GRREAT 2023 Calendar Today!


We have lots of GRREAT stuff up for auction – thanks to our wonderful members! BUT, not all items are going up for auction at once….we are staggering the items and dates until the close of the auction on December 1st. Make sure you don’t miss out – keep checking back.


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


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

Applications Paws’d for Holidays

Applications Paws’d for Holidays

Interested adopters and SEVA GRREAT supporters: During the winter holiday season we are going to temporarily “paws” the adoption process. We would like you to understand why, so here are the...

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Our International Rescue Efforts are Back!!!

Our International Rescue Efforts are Back!!!

More than a year after the CDC implemented its suspension on dogs entering the US from “high-risk” rabies countries, we’re happy to say that we’re back in action. Your generosity helped us support...

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2023 SEVA GRREAT Calendars are On Sale Now

2023 SEVA GRREAT Calendars are On Sale Now

Calendars are only $10 each at events or $12 when purchased online. Loyal website visitor, Clem Kadiddlehopper, asks; “Where can I buy those amazing SEVA GRREAT Calendars?”  Well Clem, we’re glad...

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