Monthly Archives: May 2013

Golden Days/Out Here with Animals – Gloucester 5/18

When Sat May 18, 2013 10am – 3pm Eastern Time
Where Tractor Supply Company, 6499 Market Drive, Gloucester, VA 23061

Join us in a new location to meet some our adoptable Goldens and learn more about becoming involved with SEVA GRREAT!!
TSC loves pets, and you and your Golden will love to come shopping. We hope to see you there!!!

Pictures Needed for 2014 Calendar

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We are off to another GRREAT start but are still in need of more pictures for next year’s calendar. Deadline for submission is June 15th.

Look through your digital pictures and find the cutest picture you have. It could be seasonal (we really need Valentine’s Day, Spring, and Patriotic pictures) or you dog doing something unusual that demonstrates the wonderful Golden outlook on life.

Visit the website for contest rules and downloadable entry form. Submit your entries to

Saturday, May 11 • 10 am – 3 pm at MOUNT TRASHMORE PARK

It’s a day for the dogs as they compete in the 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz® Local Competition, canine disc contest, 21st Annual Dog-Gonest Dog Show and the Agility Course. Enjoy canine-related product and service exhibits, rescue organizations, and canine demonstrations.

SEVA GRREAT and some of our available Goldens will be there, so come see us for more information!! And we’d love to see some of our recently adopted Goldens and their familes as well, so please come out and help us spread the word!!

Gracie Update

Gracee AdoptMegracieGracie had her first PT yesterday. We can already see the difference in her. She uses her right leg more often and walks better. She lost a lot of muscle on her shoulder and elbow.

As little as she is, her PT and massage requires three people, because she won’t be still and probably thinks they are going to hurt her. They told me once she gets use to this, I will have to do this at home. She learned how to walk on the treadmill. She will have PT twice a week and may start water therapy next week.

Gracie was shaking when I dropped her off at Quioccasin Vet yesterday morning. By the time I picked her up, she did not want to leave! She walked along the side of the building and saw them through the glass door and begged to stay there. They let her in and she had another round of petting.

Gracie also had a check up this morning. Dr. Murphie said she is doing well. She does not need to be crated, and she can be off leash in the house. She can go up stairs but not down. She is allowed to have 20 to 30 minutes walks twice a day.

Dr. Murphie said the injury will not impact her life span, but arthritis has started. Range of motion is decreased, especially the extension. PT will help to improve this, but she will probably have a limp. 😦

We will be back to Anderson Veterniary Hospital on 6/4.

Gracie is doing well at home, too. She is learning the basic commands and has not had accident in the house.