Green Pets America

Green Pets America. Not your usual rescue the dogs nonprofit.

10 Year Anniversary Celebrated by Green Pets America.  Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. We are both an animal welfare and an animal rights organization. We cover a lot of needs in our overarching vision to keep families and their companion animals safe and together.

As an “animal welfare” organization we are a compassionate and articulate voice for the safety and compassionate care of our beloved companion animals. Our programs are BlackDog Syndrome.org and our book Rescue Renew Rehome.

As an “animal rights” organization we argue for a right to life for all companion animals through our Companion Animal Right to Life group, named CARLA.

The vision of Green Pets is in its name.  Pets; or more appropriately named companion animals are a precious resource to be sustained and not thrown away.  Green Pets believes our companion animals are not disposable. Companion animals have a right to life. When in shelters they must be rescued, renewed and rehomed. We were founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007. GPAC is a nationally recognized Gold Star Rated 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Steve Monahan and GPAC were recognized by the State Senate and other entities for their dedication to families and companion animals.

The concept for Green Pets America Charities was based on Steve’s desire to give a second chance at life for dogs sitting in death row kill shelters. Steve survived a terminal illness and felt compelled to help animals get a new chance at life, just as he was blessed to receive.

Green Pets America

In the past 10 years, GPA has rescued, renewed and rehomed over 1,000 death row shelter animals throughout Georgia. Dog Food was given to places like Papas Pantry, Must Ministries, and The Cherokee Animal Shelter.  A need was filled by helping families keep their pets with them when the tough times hit.

Green Pets helped children needing a service dog to help them live to the best of their abilities.

Green Pets is keenly aware a phenomenon called “Black Dog Syndrome”.  It’s a sad truth that leaves black dogs in shelters much longer than their tan furred brethren.  Just like certain breeds, dogs shouldn’t be judged on the color of their fur or their breed.

Green Pets helped honor our local working K9s by providing a fenced in area at the Woodstock police station for a K9 outdoor “break room”.  Our police K9 is on the job protecting us 24/7 and Green Pets America believes we all should love and celebrate these working officers, with the dignity, honor, and respect they deserve.

As Green Pets reflects on the last 10 years, we look to the future, not the past. We work towards the bright and shining day when our companion animals will be cared for with compassion, and have a right to life, just as we do. Our companion animals teach us how to live with one another in peace. They teach us unconditional love for ourselves and for one another.

Green Pets not your basic rescue the dogs nonprofit


 Steven Monahan is an Animal Welfare leader, best-selling author and Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities.  Steven has been recognized by the State of Georgia and the city of Woodstock Ga. for humanitarian work on behalf of Georgia’s families and companion animals.


750,000 Black Dogs Killed

750,000 Black Dogs Killed. Every year over 750,000 black dogs are killed yearly. Green Pets America’s newest “pet” project is an awareness campaign for Black Dog Syndrome. A phenomenon that most shelter workers deal with daily.

People judge dogs by their color

Black Dogs get passed over for lighter colored dogs

Black Dogs are least adopted and therefore the most euthanized of all shelter dogs. Over 750,000 are euthanized yearly in our animal shelters.

Darkly furred dogs rot in their kennels waiting for someone to love them.

Lighter colored siblings get adopted out immediately.


At Green Pets we ask… is the color of a dog the kind of judgment we want to teach our children?  The thought process of thinking one dog is better than the other, solely based on a dog’s color is wrong. It’s equal to making the same judgment about the people in our community.

Harsh treatment of our animals is a deep seeded psycho social issue.  As an example, there’s a direct link to animal abuse and domestic abuse.  And between the judgment of people by color.

We hope to change seeded bias with the “Black Dog Friday” educational campaign. We do this in many ways including teaching in schools the humane treatment of all animals, regardless of age, color or breed.

As the saying goes, if you know better you do better. At Green Pets we work daily to ensure via education that our next generation will do better when it comes to loving and caring for all companion animals, regardless of breed, age or color. 


Black Dog Friday

  • Educating about Black Dog Syndrome
  • Helping save 750,000 black dogs yearly
  • Teaching children dogs and people are the same regardless of color.
  • Helping black dogs get adopted from shelters every Friday.
  • Connecting people to awesome dogs… and dogs to awesome people.
  • Helping end People, Gender and Animal bias in America

#BlackDogFriday

750,000 Black Dogs Killed


People and Pets

The Green Pets America Programs


Pet EMC

Purpose:  Providing Emergency Medical Care for sick and injured pets whose families cannot pay for medical treatment.

Activities: Working with veterinary offices in local communities to provide pro bono medical care for families in need.

Fundraising via social media and local community events.

Rescue Renew Rehome

Focus:  Animal Welfare /General Public Education

Purpose:  Reduce killing, abuse, and harm to companion animals

Activities:  We use the Rescue Renew Rehome programs in our book to educate the general public, schools, civic groups, political leaders, local businesses and community animal shelters on the Green Pets America 20 point program to reduce animal abandonment by owners and increase adoptions from the animal shelter.

We Are Rescue Ga.org

Executive Director & Founder Kristen Butler

Purpose: Dog & Cat Rescue

Focus: Saving the lives of dogs and cats who fall through the cracks and are abandoned or dumped.

Activities: Rescue, vet, train, foster and adopt. Licensed rescue through the State of Georgia.

Black Dog Friday.org

Purpose:  Reduce the number of Black Dogs euthanized in animal shelters

Focus:  Education and Marketing to General Public / Children / School Education

Activities:  Black dogs are the most euthanized dogs in America. We educate on the issue and market programs to adopt Black Dogs from shelters on Fridays.


 

Green Pets America

Green Pets America. Not your usual rescue the dogs nonprofit.

10 Year Anniversary Celebrated by Green Pets America.  Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. We are both an animal welfare and an animal rights organization. We cover a lot of needs in our overarching vision to keep families and their companion animals safe and together.

As an “animal welfare” organization we are a compassionate and articulate voice for the safety and compassionate care of our beloved companion animals. Our programs are BlackDog Syndrome.org and our book Rescue Renew Rehome.

As an “animal rights” organization we argue for a right to life for all companion animals through our Companion Animal Right to Life group, named CARLA.

The vision of Green Pets is in its name.  Pets; or more appropriately named companion animals are a precious resource to be sustained and not thrown away.  Green Pets believes our companion animals are not disposable. Companion animals have a right to life. When in shelters they must be rescued, renewed and rehomed. We were founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007. GPAC is a nationally recognized Gold Star Rated 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Steve Monahan and GPAC were recognized by the State Senate and other entities for their dedication to families and companion animals.

The concept for Green Pets America Charities was based on Steve’s desire to give a second chance at life for dogs sitting in death row kill shelters. Steve survived a terminal illness and felt compelled to help animals get a new chance at life, just as he was blessed to receive.

Green Pets America

In the past 10 years, GPA has rescued, renewed and rehomed over 1,000 death row shelter animals throughout Georgia. Dog Food was given to places like Papas Pantry, Must Ministries, and The Cherokee Animal Shelter.  A need was filled by helping families keep their pets with them when the tough times hit.

Green Pets helped children needing a service dog to help them live to the best of their abilities.

Green Pets is keenly aware a phenomenon called “Black Dog Syndrome”.  It’s a sad truth that leaves black dogs in shelters much longer than their tan furred brethren.  Just like certain breeds, dogs shouldn’t be judged on the color of their fur or their breed.

Green Pets helped honor our local working K9s by providing a fenced in area at the Woodstock police station for a K9 outdoor “break room”.  Our police K9 is on the job protecting us 24/7 and Green Pets America believes we all should love and celebrate these working officers, with the dignity, honor, and respect they deserve.

As Green Pets reflects on the last 10 years, we look to the future, not the past. We work towards the bright and shining day when our companion animals will be cared for with compassion, and have a right to life, just as we do. Our companion animals teach us how to live with one another in peace. They teach us unconditional love for ourselves and for one another.

Green Pets not your basic rescue the dogs nonprofit


 Steven Monahan is an Animal Welfare leader, best-selling author and Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities.  Steven has been recognized by the State of Georgia and the city of Woodstock Ga. for humanitarian work on behalf of Georgia’s families and companion animals.