Monthly Archives: April 2013

Reminder: Bark In The Park – Saturday, April 27

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We are excited to participate in Heritage Humane Society’s Annual Bark in the Park to be held April 27, 2013 from 10-3 at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. For more information, check
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Meet SEVA GRREAT at Bark in the Park to purchase your very own Sara England prints or coasters!


Gracie Update from Quan

gracie smallJust a quick note that Gracie had a check up today. Dr. Murphie was very pleased with how flexible her elbow movement is, and we are going back for another check up in two weeks, Dr. Murphie thinks that will be the time start her physical therapy.

He said Gracie will definitely have arthritis in the future as the result of the injury.

The staff was thrilled to see her and Gracie was so excited to see them, too.

Here is a picture of Gracie yesterday chillin’ on our deck.

Huckleberry Update

Huck2huck surgery
Wow, a lot has happened in the last 2 weeks! I went in for my hip replacement on March 2. The surgery went great! When Dr. Murphy called my foster mom to update her, he said, “Huck’s doing great, almost too great. He doesn’t know or act like he just had a major surgery.”

I was so excited to see my foster mom when she came to get me that I wiggled and whined in the waiting room. We made our way out to the car and headed home. As I walked into the house I was greeted with lots of gentle kisses from my foster brothers and sister. I think they understood what I had just been through. Once home, I slept for about 48 hours straight.

The first week was a breeze. Although, I don’t understand why I always have to have that red leash hooked up to me when I go outside. Doesn’t she see it holds me back from running and playing?!?!

Tuesday we went on a road trip back to Anderson’s corner for my first check-up. As we pulled up to the vet I started getting excited, because I knew I had so many friends inside. Well the excitement continued inside and I put on quite a show while waiting to be called back for my exam. Several people had seen my story and were thrilled to see I was doing so good…..again, almost too good. I felt like I was a celebrity!!!

Dr. Murphy checked me out and said everything looked perfect. I was healing as planned! With all the good news I don’t understand why he told my foster mom that I still have several weeks of exercise restriction (whatever that is?), and have to have that little red leash anytime I go outside. What a bummer!!! Dr. Murphy obviously doesn’t understand that there are squirrels that are trying to invade our backyard and I need to help the others protect the fence line!!

I go back in once a week for the next month and will update you on my progress! Thanks again for any donations that will help fund my expensive surgery.


Spring Membership Meeting and Beach Gathering – Virginia Beach


WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 9am – 2pm

WHERE: Little Island Park/Sandbridge Beach – 3820 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Please join us for our quarterly membership meeting at Sandbridge. This will be a wonderful opportunity for SEVA GRREAT members to bring their Goldens for a spring party at the beach, and to hear more about the rescue. We have a picnic shelter reserved from 9am – 2pm, and there will be a brief membership meeting at 11am. Otherwise, hope for GRREAT weather and bring your pups and family for a fun day at the beach. We are not planning a formal cookout, but feel free to bring a picnic lunch if desired. We hope to see as many volunteers and former adopters as possible!!