Congratulations to our calendar finalists! Now it's your turn to decide who should be featured in our annual Calendar! Scroll through all of our finalists and vote for your favorite photo(s). They are listed in no particular order. To vote, use the "Vote" button under each photo. Each "vote" is a $1.00 donation to SEVA GRREAT and you may vote as many times as you like. For example, a $10.00 donation equals 10 votes for the dog(s) of your choice. You can vote for several dogs if you like; simply add them to your cart.
Voting ends at midnight on August 23, 2020. The 13 photos with the most votes will receive a monthly feature and the top vote-getter will be on the cover of the calendar. This calendar contest is a fundraiser, and your votes directly support rescued golden retrievers in our program, helping ensure they find wonderful forever homes (and hopefully featured in a future SEVA GRREAT calendar)! Vote early and vote often! We look forward to finding out which Goldens will be our 12 monthly features and which Golden you choose will be on the calendar cover!
Our voting page can be accessed from the main menu above at "Calendar Contest".
We are excited to announce that we are getting more dogs from China! 22 Golden Retrievers were rescued off of a truck headed to a slaughterhouse. We are partnering with 2 other rescue groups here on the East Coast to bring all 22 of them to the United States within the next month. The meat market is a very real threat to all dogs within the country, but 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 14 inches high is considered illegal and that a larger dog can be locked up and put down if intercepted by police. Please know that the majority of the Chinese people are against the dog meat industry and many illegal slaughterhouses are being shut down by the government, often pressured by rescue groups and dog advocates. But there are still thousands in danger.
Every dog we bring to the United States is a life that is saved. Here is a video of them arriving at the rescue facility in China. China Dogs
SEVA GRREAT has been closely monitoring the current Covid19 statewide guidelines as “sheltering in” restrictions begin to diminish. We are seeing varying updates affecting our current geographical area which makes it a little more challenging to begin overall unilateral operations. Having said that, we are definitely preparing to fully get back to our mission as soon as we possibly can. This of course will be done with every precaution taken for the safety of our volunteers and interested families contacting us. The adoption application process will remain closed for the time being due to the ongoing shortage of Goldens available. Further updates regarding the status of our renewed operations will be provided as additional information becomes available to us. We appreciate your continued patience.
Thanks for your patience. If there are any immediate concerns please contact us on the SEVA GRREAT hot line numbers. Please stay safe as we all work together to get past the coronavirus pandemic.
President, SEVA GRREAT