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Monday, July 16, 2012

Aloha and Goldens: pre-post for July 23

With a little nod to Sugar the Golden Retriever, who is always giving us Golden Alohas:

For July 23, all pet bloggers are highlighting dog rescue as part of our Be the Change commitment. But I will be on vacation in Hawaii! So - this is my July 23 post and it will stay up until the end of the month.

A volunteer with SEVA GRREAT helped us find and adopt Kasey.
The dog rescue group nearest to my heart is Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue (SEVA GRREAT). Both Toby (see previous post "How Toby Joined the Family") and our previous golden mix, Kasey came to us by way of this group. It was kind of an indirect adoption in Kasey's case. At the time, SEVA GRREAT didn't work with mixed breeds at all. Ted and I sent in our application and it turned out that our home evaluator was a coworker of mine. When she saw our paperwork she called me and asked if we had our hearts set on a purebred golden. If not, she knew (because of her volunteer work with the rescue) of a golden mix who needed a home but had been turned down by SEVA GRREAT. She gave us the contact info for the owner and voila, Kasey came into our lives!

The thing I think is most noteworthy about SEVA GRREAT is the expense and effort they put into saving sick, injured, and elderly Goldens. They fundraise tirelessly to pay for the medical expenses for these dogs. Toby and his brothers recovered from parvovirus under their auspices.  They have a special fund, the the Gracie fund, that helps pay for the specialized care and rehab. Gracie was one of the sweet Goldens this organization helped.
If you are interested in learning more, or seeing the beautiful Golden Retrievers of all ages available for adoption through SEVA GRREAT, please 
click here. And thanks!


Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Gracie is such a beautiful dog!!!

Have a great time in Hawaii!! OMG I am dying to win the lottery so that I may move there. I honeymooned in Kauai and just loved it!

Donna and the Dogs said...

Sounds like a wonderful group of rescuers...and how uncanny that the woman was a co-worker too. :-)

Enjoy your trip to Hawaii!!

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