Category Archives: Events

SEVA GRREAT Homecoming Picnic – Newport News

Sunday, September 13,  1pm – 4pm
News City Park 13564 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News -Shelter # 20 (map)
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You do not want to miss this event. There are games to play and treats to eat! You can catch a ball or catch up with old friends and make new ones, because, let’s face it, most of you have never met another dog that wasn’t your immediate friend, right!
Bring your people (big & small) and your canine siblings, even if they’re not Goldens.
We would LOVE to see as many of our adopted Goldens and their families as possible!!
Stay tuned to our website for details as the date gets closer!

BISSELL’s Annual Pet Foundation Contest Through 12/19/2014

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It’s that time again! BISSELL Pet Foundation is giving homeless pets Hope for the Holidays! Click over to their page, like ’em, and comment on their post daily for your chance to win a BOLT ION Pet vacuum AND help our Goldens. The contest continues through the 19th with new giveaways every day!
Did you know that 72% of BISSELL Associates own pets compared to the national average of 60-65%? How many pets have you adopted into your home?Like the BISSELL Pet Foundation Facebook page & comment on its post with your answer by 11:59 p.m. EST today to WIN a BISSELL® BOLT™ ION PET 2-in-1 Lightweight Cordless Vacuum and the gift of cleaning on the go!

Yorktown Toyland Parade – December 13th


WHEN:     Sat, December 13, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

WHERE:  Riverwalk Landing (map)
Join SEVA GRREAT goldens and their favorite people again this year….it’s part of Yorktown Market Days at Riverwalk Landing. The event runs from 8 am – 3 pm, featuring unique items for the holiday season, food, flowers, art, and holiday music.

The parade should start around 1:30 pm and will feature the Yorktown Fife and Drum Club, Polar Express, and more. What could be more fun than sharing the Christmas spirit while helping our SEVA GRREAT Goldens spread word about the rescue and find their forever homes! Visit htttp://riverwa​ for more information.

Virginia Beach Christmas Parade – Nov 22nd!

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WHEN:     Sat, November 22, 4:30pm – 8:00pm

WHERE:  Town Center, Virginia Beach
Mark your calendars! Get digging in the attic to find your holiday finest! Round up those jingle bell collars! We’ve had a wonderful turnout the past few years, and know that everyone (humans and dogs) had an AMAZING experience. You won’t want to miss out on it this year!! It’s time again to show off our SEVA GRREAT Goldens at the Light up the Town Parade in Virginia Beach. We’re stepping off promptly at 6:00 PM from a NEW LOCATION: Bank Street, between Independence Blvd and Market Street, and the adjacent parking lot. Because of the new building being constructed at Town Center, the parade route has changed some. Our Goldens and their people should be there NO LATER than 5:15 pm. Parade participants are encouraged to park vehicles not participating in the parade in any of the free parking garages located around Town Center. Our Goldens are always a highlight of the parade. We can’t wait to see you there to spread some Christmas cheer and awareness for SEVA GRREAT. Be sure to check your email and our Facebook page for any last minute updates!!
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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!

Mark your calendars for upcoming events!

ANNUAL HOMECOMING PICNIC – MEMBERSHIP MEETINGRoxy, Kodi, Riley, Copper, and Max enjoy their weekly get together;  Sumner fosters

When:   Sat, September 13, 1pm – 4pm

Where:  Newport News City Park 13564 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News -Shelter # 20 (map)
ATTENTION GOLDENS!! You do not want to miss this event. There are games to play and treats to eat! You can catch up with old friends and make new ones, because, let’s face it… most of you have never met another dog that wasn’t your immediate friend, right! Bring your people (big & small) and your canine siblings, even if they’re not Goldens. We would LOVE to see as many of our adopted Goldens and their families as possible!!   Get your 2015 Calendars!

When:    Sat, September 20, 9:30am – 3:00pm

Where:   Meadow Farm Museum – Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (map)
Stop by this fun event and visit ,and becoming involved with the rescue. We would love to see as many volunteers, adoptable dogs, and SEVA GRREAT alumni (i.e. adopted dogs and their people) as possible!! Parade, Arts and Crafts, Fair, Car Show, Live Music, and Demonstrations on two stages. Kids Activities: live animal petting zoo, moonwalks, mountain climbing wall and more.  Food and Refreshments available for purchase. Free Admission  – Free Parking
When:   Sat, September 20, 10am – 2pm
Where:  Tractor Supply Company, 6499 Market Drive, Gloucester, VA 23061 (map)
Come see us at Pet Appreciation Day at the Gloucester TSC. 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!!!
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When:    Fri – Sun, September 26 – 28
Where:   Watch for exact location (map)
SEVA GRREAT will have a booth in the non-profit section at Neptune Festival this year, so come check us out. We will have SEVA GRREAT volunteers and Goldens there to spread the word about our rescue. 2015 Calendars will be available as well, along with some awesome new merchandise. This was a wonderful time last year, so please come join us again. And as always, we are thankful for the support from our friends at Collars for Causes!!

Looking for something to do this dreary day? IT’S NOT TOO LATE to go to the CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL!!

+++ 04 Hank-Coutcher02 britanyzoo - AprilAre you just sitting around watching TV and bored to tears?  Time’s a-wasting!  Jump in the car and head to the VIRGINIA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL before they run out of beer!

Thanks to our GRREAT friends at DoG Street Pub, SEVA GRREAT has been chosen as one of the rescues to benefit from the festivities at the Virginia Craft Beer Festival.

You still have time to get there.  WHERE?  Merchants Square in Williamsburg.  It started a little while ago but if you hurry (but don’t go any faster than your guardian angel can fly!) you can still make it.  Oh, make sure you have a designated driver to come back home.

AND, you can be among the first to see the NEW 2016 CALENDAR!

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