Hello wonderful SEVA GRREAT supporters! Since we reopened applications on January 15, we have had almost 50 families submit applications, which has added to an already large waiting list. Believe it or not, we have too much of a good thing! We currently do not have nearly enough dogs for all of the families who want to adopt. We know how excited, hopeful, and eager everyone gets about the possibility of adopting a new dog – and how disappointing and frustrating it is when families are not chosen for adoption or there are no dogs available. We don't want you to experience that so we are closing applications again for the time being. Please continue to check the website and our Facebook page for future updates.

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience!

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Golden Retriever from SEVA GRREAT. Before you complete an application, please take a few minutes to review how the adoption process works.

Our rescue covers the following areas

  • Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Chesapeake/Portsmouth
  • Hampton, Newport News, Smithfield, York County, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Mathews 
  • Richmond and Charlottesville
  • We may cover other areas within the Southeastern region of the state.  Please contact our adoption coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before completing an application to ensure we have volunteers to cover your area.
  • We DO NOT adopt out of state or in western/southwestern Virginia.

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.  The adoption fee helps cover a portion of the expenses we incur to take in and care for our Goldens. The current average cost of dogs in our care is more than $1,500.00 each.

Adoption fees as of 1 August 2019:

  • Ages 1-4  $500.00
  • Ages 5-8  $450.00
  • Ages 9 and older  $200.00
  • Turkey Dogs $700.00
  • China Dogs $850.00

Click here to read more about adopting.

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.

Thinking about adopting a golden retriever? Well, how about considering a senior. Think about your lifestyle: Do you work all day? Perhaps you might not have the energy to keep up with a young dog. Or maybe you don't want to go through the "puppy stage" but really want a companion 

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