Monthly Archives: October 2014

We need pictures for the 2016 Calendar!

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Without your wonderful photos, there can be no calendar!

Hey, all you beautiful Goldens, DON’T BE LAZY!  Get your human companions to keep their cameras on hand for all the cute moments you provide.  YOU, TOO, could be in the 2016 Calendar!

We are in dire need of seasonal pictures to fill our empty calendar.  Last year we had to beg for fall and Halloween pics.  We did get a couple of really GRREAT ones but I know there are more out there to be discovered.2016 calendar contest rules

You may now submit your pictures year-round at  Send them as you take them.  We are at work 24/7.

If you don’t have your 2015 Calendar yet, look for it at one of our upcoming events or order it on line at

Thanks for your continued support  of our beloved dogs.


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Busy Weekend Ahead!

Henrico Humane Society PET EXPO – Richmond
When:  Saturday, October 25, 10am – 4pm
Where:  Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA
Learn more about becoming involved with SEVA GRREAT and meet some adoptable Goldens. Plus, get your SEVA GRREAT 2015 Calendars and merchandise in plenty of time for the holidays! The 15th Annual Pet Expo is a unique indoor event where you can bring your pet to enjoy a day of fun and excitement with the whole family! Over 75 exhibitors that sell animal-related goods and services will be on hand, plus many animal rescue groups. Activities are scheduled throughout the day, many of which you can do with your pet!
When:  Saturday, October 25, 1pm – 4pm
Where:  Ridgeway Park, 85 E. Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
Come visit SEVA GRREAT again this fall for a fun event. Dress your pet in his or her favorite “Howl’oween” costume, enter them in a contest, and enjoy vendors and entertainment sure to delight all pets and their owners. We hope to have many of our Goldens and their humans there to help spread the word about SEVA GRREAT.
YAPPY HOURS at Keswick Vineyards – Keswick
When:  Sunday, October 26, 12pm – 3pm
Where:  1575 Keswick Winery Dr, Keswick, VA 22947
Join us for a new event to have fun, share the word about SEVA GRREAT, and help adoptable Goldens. While this location may be a bit outside our “typical” coverage area, it’s a great opportunity to help more Goldens in need. Come join us with your pups if you can. And be sure to have your pup dressed in their Halloween best for the costume contest!!
Yappy Hours! Every Sunday Keswick Vineyards is a big supporter of rescuing animals (we have 16 rescued dogs and cats of our own!) and so Yappy Hours is a weekly event, in which we invite local animal shelters to visit and bring their furry friends that are in need of homes. Everyone is invited to come out and bring their own furry friends and enjoy the company of all, with the end goal being to find some homes for these animals in need. For every bottle opened during Yappy Hours Keswick Vineyards donates a dollar to the visiting animal rescue shelter!

Meet Lacey


Meet 4 year old Lacey! She came to SEVA GRREAT after being left at a veterinarian’s office to be euthanized because her extreme weight made her almost immobile. This pretty plus sized girl weighed in at 139 pounds – about twice her healthy weight. Needless to say, she had trouble getting around without the assistance of one or two people. She had to be lifted with a towel just to stand up and then taking 2 or 3 steps was her limit before needing to rest for about 10 minutes.

Our vets expressed concern that both of her ACLs were possibly torn and put her on pain medication in an effort to help immediately relieve her discomfort. Lacey also suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome, a kidney disorder. Lacey is now on special prescription food, special supplements and blood pressure medication.

Despite all of her complications, this beautiful blonde has been incredibly friendly, loving and thankful during all the daily care she requires. Her spirit and positive attitude never takes a break. This sweet girl unconditionally has a smile and wagging tail for everyone she meets. Her story is improving weekly. In the short 4 months she has been in SEVA GRREAT’s care not only has she lost about 20 pounds, she has become very mobile and even able to play ball again. She recently mastered climbing a ramp that allows her to get in and out of the car with ease. Every new obstacle she conquers just makes her happier and happier.

While weekly swims at the local dog swim club are expensive, they have proven to be the safest and most helpful exercise she can get. In addition to her swims, Lacey also enjoys short walks and fetching a ball.

We know the future holds GRREAT things for this extra special SEVA GRREAT girl. She will continue with her current treatment plan of swimming, walking, medications and special food for the next two months and then her Vets will reevaluate her weight and knees for a possible surgery. Donations will help her keep swimming, eating the right foods, taking her important medications and knee surgery that will allow her to enjoy a full, playful life.

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