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 reasons.
First, it is very important for a newly adopted Golden to join his/her forever family when things are at their most "normal". The holidays are anything but "normal" in most households ~ it's a hectic time of year with more of everything ~ more traveling, more time away from home shopping and visiting, more guests, more food...and this can be very stressful for a new Golden family member.
Second, our dedicated volunteers are also busy with their families and need a well-deserved break during the holidays.
Also, many of the millions of homeless pets in North America are pets that were returned or abandoned as a result of an "impulse" buy. Since many pets are bought impulsively during the holidays, we support "no pet buying" over the holiday season.
Adoption applications are now closed and will reopen in the new year. Soon, we also will not be posting any dogs as available for adoption to our already approved families until after the holidays.
In the meantime, all the Goldens in our care are happily spending this time with their wonderful foster families and are safe and sound and happy (so worry not)! They're even probably sharing in the spoils of leftover turkey.
We will be back up and running again in the new year and hopefully we will be able to find many dogs their new families and homes then. We at SEVA GRREAT would like to thank you for being rescue-minded, and wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!
Loyal website visitor, Clem Kadiddlehopper, asks; "Where can I buy those amazing SEVA GRREAT Calenders?" Well Clem, we're glad you asked! Click the 'Read More' button for the list of the places where you can find our annual SEVA GRREAT Calendars. They make great gifts and every month has our organization's precious Golden Retrievers. You can also buy them online using our Credit Card/Paypal checkout module on the righthand side of the website.
Veterinary practices are experiencing unprecedented stress and high demands. This can be frustrating for pet owners as it means longer waits for appointments, reduced hours or complete closure of some facilities, and emergency rooms turning away patients they would have seen in previous years. Along with the current stressful work environment, many veterinary professionals report they are increasingly subjected to hostile, belligerent, and sometimes threatening behavior by some of the pet owners who come to them for care. Read more about this situation and how, in the face of all the changes we are seeing, we are far from helpless! There is a great deal that we can do to help our dogs live happy and healthy lives while making the best use of our veterinary professionals.
The CDC suspension on dogs entering the US from "high-risk" rabies countries has gone into effect July 14, 2021. SEVA GRREAT is actively involved with the non-profit rescues across the country to request an exemption from the suspension. A letter to the CDC was organized by our national representative and signed by over 50 non-profit rescues. The exemption request is for those non-profits who obtain the appropriate permits issued by USDA-APHIS to bring the dogs into the US. Animal Wellness Action is the group we are working with to represent us in Washington and with the CDC. We are also using this letter to explain to members of the Senate and House what the issue is and why the requested exemption will address the concerns of the CDC. While we know a response will not come quickly, initial conversations with the CDC indicate they may be open to discussing this requested exemption.
We will be following the very closely and will provide updates via our website and social media as we get them.
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