Congratulations to our calendar finalists! Now it's your turn to decide who should be featured in our 2019 Calendar! Scroll through all of our finalists and vote for your favorite photo(s). They are listed in alphabetical order. To vote, use the "Add to Cart" button under each photo. Each "vote" is a $1.00 donation to SEVA GRREAT and you may vote as many times as you like. For example, a $10.00 donation equals 10 votes for the dog(s) of your choice. You can vote for several dogs if you like; simply add them to your cart.
Voting ends at midnight on August 12, 2018. The 13 photos with the most votes will receive a monthly feature and the top vote-getter will be on the cover of the 2019 Calendar. Don't worry, every photo you see here--plus many more--will be in our calendar. This calendar contest is a fundraiser, and your votes directly support rescued golden retrievers in our program, helping ensure they find wonderful forever homes (and hopefully featured in a future SEVA GRREAT calendar)! Vote early and vote often! We look forward to finding out which Goldens will be our 12 monthly features and which Golden you choose will be on the calendar cover!
Our voting page can be accessed from the main menu above at "Calendar Contest".
There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold.
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend.
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go.
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay.
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time.
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.
- Author Unknown
The easiest way to support our mission is to become a member. Membership eligibility is limited to any person or family who is over eighteen (18) years of age, residing within the territory of SEVA GRREAT, is current with their annual membership dues, is in good standing with local and federal laws pertaining to animals, and subscribes to the purpose of this organization.
If your home is approved to adopt, your Home Evaluator will work with you to help you choose the dog who is the best fit for your family.
Adoption Fees: (as of 1 September 2017)
Ages 1-4 $450.00
Ages 5-8 $400.00
Ages 9 and older $200.00
Turkey Dogs $600.00
The adoption fee helps cover a portion of the expenses we incur to take in and care for our Goldens.
Click here to read more about adopting.
For hundreds of years, homeless dogs have been a part of the Turkish environment. Estimates for the number of homeless dogs roaming the streets and in the shelters of Istanbul vary greatly from 70,000 to 150,000.
Once considered a status symbol by the wealthy in Turkey, Golden Retrievers have become more common and less valued. As a result, hundreds end up being released onto the streets dodging traffic and begging for scraps.