Giving Tuesday Please Support Green Pets America Charities

Giving Tuesday Please Support Green Pets America Charities.

If you can make a donation to the Green Pets America Charities food pantry hungry pets and families in need will be ever so great-full.

Thank you on behalf of our companion animals and families. 

Green Pets America Charities, 501c3, founded 2004  Atlanta, Georgia.

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Black Dog Syndrome Killing America’s Black Dogs

Black Dog Syndrome is killing America’s black dogs. Black dog syndrome is a phenomenon in America, and indeed throughout the world, in which black dogs are passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals. Animal shelters try to overcome this syndrome bias from pet adopters yet black dogs remain the most abandoned and most euthanized dogs in animal shelters.

Ending Black Dog Syndrome is a community service program of Green Pets America to educate the public on this syndrome and assist animal shelters across America get their black shelter dogs adopted.

As Executive Director and founder of a dog rescue nonprofit, Green Pets America Charities, I have spent the last 12 years involved with rescuing dogs from shelters. Everything from walking in and pulling them out of kill shelters, to taking them to vets, to bringing them to our rescue group, to placing them in foster care and working diligently to adopt them. I’ve spent many a weekend at Pet Smart with two dozen dogs trying to get them adopted.

Through all this, one thing became apparent to me. Black Dogs were the least adopted of all the dogs we rescued. They were the least adopted in the shelters we went into as well. We therefore had a higher than usual selection of black dogs, versus light colored or mixed color dogs to rescue from our area animal shelters.

What we also found was black dogs languished not only much longer in shelters, but rescue groups as well. Where we could adopt other colors out on average in three months, some black dogs took up to a year…. Some, even more.

So I did some research and found that our experience was not unusual, it was sadly normal. There is a phenomena and its named, Black Dog Syndrome (BDS). Black Dog Syndrome is known by shelters and rescue groups throughout America. Numerous respected national organizations have long recognized BDS as an issue that adversely affects the adoption rates of black pets.

So, what exactly is this syndrome?Black Dog Syndrome Killing America's Black Dogs

Black Dog Syndrome is a sometimes conscious, but most times unconscious mental, and emotional bias in humans against black dogs.

Well, there are many reasons, including superstitious fear of black dogs, “old wives’ tales” about black dogs, Black dogs depicted in movies and literature as evil or devilish. A scary, growling black dog can be seen in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Harry Potter series and The Omen.

Because of this bias, black shelter dogs are the most euthanized dogs in our animal shelters.

In a survey, Pet finder the respected national organization where we post our dogs available for adoption, animal shelter and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for about 3 months, whereas, black dogs and senior or special needs dogs average 12 months on the Pet finder adoption site.

The only real fact, not ignorance, superstition or media and folklore bias is that black dogs do not photograph well on animal shelters and rescue groups websites, listing pictures of dogs for adoption. This is easily overcome however by simply photographing black dogs in front of blue screens or blue paper, as we have done at our rescue organization Green Pets America.

At Ending Black Dog Syndrome [BlackDogSyndrome.org] the color of a dogs coat has nothing to do with the dogs’ temperament or personality. Ask any owner of a black dog. Ask me, we have three. Our black dogs are as loving, playful, smart and a joy to be with each day as our other two, non-black dogs.

So what can you do to end Black Dog Syndrome?

You can go to an animal shelter and adopt a black shelter dog.

You can share this with friends and family, encouraging them to consider adopting a black dog the next time they get a dog. 

Remind people it’s not the color of the dog, but the size of her heart that is important.

Steven Monahan, Founder Green Pets America

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Black Dog Syndrome Killing America's Black Dogs

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SAVE A LIFE Cause Marketing program between Green Pets America and Clear Channel

SAVE A LIFE CAUSE MARKETING PROGRAM between Green Pets America and Clear Channel.

SAVE A LIFE is a public awareness campaign created to save the lives of homeless animals in America.
Each year over 8 million animals are abandoned. They wind up in our animal shelters. About half are adopted into new homes. The other half, not adopted are killed. Truly a sad and unnecessary action.
Clear Channel is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching more than half a billion people in more than 40 countries on five continents each month.

SAVE A LIFE is a clear example of a Cause Marketing joint venture that saves lives and benefits both partners, Green Pets America and Clear Channel, Atlanta, Georgia.

SAVE A LIFE Cause Marketing program between Green Pets America and Clear Channel 

What is Cause Marketing?

Cause marketing is a type of marketing involving the cooperative efforts of a for-profit business and a non-profit organization for mutual gain. Cause marketing differs from corporate philanthropy, as the latter generally involves a specific donation that is tax-deductible, while Cause Marketing is a mutually beneficial partnership relationship not simply based on a one time donation.

What Are the Benefits of Cause Marketing?

The benefits of cause marketing for nonprofit organizations are many including an increased ability to promote the nonprofit organization’s cause or mission via the greater financial resources of a large business, and an increased ability to reach possible supporters through another company’s customer base.

The benefits of cause marketing for business include positive public relations, improved customer relations, additional marketing opportunities, and making more money. Studies demonstrate that people like and shop at businesses that support causes.

To learn how Cause Marketing can increase your businesses brand level, and how it can help nonprofits achieve their missions subscribe to Green Pets America to support our cause marketing programs to save the lives of America’s homeless animal shelter animals.

Our current Cause Marketing Programs you can participate in are:

CARLA – COMPANION ANIMAL RIGHT LIFE ACT.

BLACK DOG SYNDROME.ORG

AND SAVE A LIFE

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SUPPORT CARLA COMPANION ANIMALS RIGHT LIFE ACT

SUPPORT CARLA the COMPANION ANIMALS RIGHT LIFE ACT, a Cause Marketing program of Green Pets America Charities.

Every year over 4 million companion animals in America are killed in our animal shelters.

Why? because companion animals are legally labeled “things” in the eyes of the law. We know from science however that companion animals are sentient beings: that have feelings and emotions, have intelligence and feel pain and happiness. In the 21st century companion animals must not be labeled by lawyers as things. A car is a thing. A dog or cat is not an unfeeling, unintelligent lifeless thing.

Many countries around the world have changed their laws to treat animals with rights as sentient beings. America must get on board as well. Help Green Pets America Charities change the law in America. Please support CARLA – Companion Animals Right to Life Act. Help us as we advocate for legal “personhood’ for companion animals. Give them a right to life in America.

Help us sue for our animals right to life and tell the lawyers that our companion animals are not mere things to be killed at will with no legal rights to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Cause Marketing?

Cause marketing is a type of marketing involving the cooperative efforts of a for-profit business and a non-profit organization for mutual gain. Cause marketing differs from corporate philanthropy, as the latter generally involves a specific donation that is tax-deductible, while Cause Marketing is a mutually beneficial partnership relationship not simply based on a one time donation.

What Are the Benefits of Cause Marketing?

The benefits of cause marketing for nonprofit organizations are many including an increased ability to promote the nonprofit organization’s cause or mission via the greater financial resources of a large business, and an increased ability to reach possible supporters through another company’s customer base.

The benefits of cause marketing for business include positive public relations, improved customer relations, additional marketing opportunities, and making more money. Studies demonstrate that people like and shop at businesses that support causes.

To learn how Cause Marketing can increase your businesses brand level, and how it can help nonprofits achieve their missions subscribe to Green Pets America to support our cause marketing programs to save the lives of America’s homeless animal shelter animals.

Our current Cause Marketing Programs you can participate in are:

CARLA – COMPANION ANIMAL RIGHT LIFE ACT.

BLACK DOG SYNDROME.ORG

AND SAVE A LIFE

 

 

SUPPORT CARLA COMPANION ANIMALS RIGHT LIFE ACT

SUPPORT CARLA COMPANION ANIMALS RIGHT LIFE ACT

 

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Pet Food Industry Organic will become the next big thing in natural pet food

According to our research at Green Pets America of the Pet Food Industry – Organic will become the “next big thing” in natural pet food.

Going Green and organic-pet-food-purchasing. Traditional purchase motivators of price, taste and convenience are presently the primary drivers of consumer shopping behavior for pet foods. However, over half of Americans pet owners weigh green issues such as environment, holistic health and wellness, product safety, social impact, and transparency — in their pet food purchasing decisions.

The, Packaged Facts’ July/August 2016 National Pet Owner Survey found that pet owners are more likely than consumers in general to have their shopping decisions impacted by natural, organic or eco-friendly considerations.

As example, while 60 percent of all US adults agree with the statement, “I prefer to buy packaged foods with no artificial ingredients,” this percentage rises to 63 percent among pet product purchasers, and to 74 percent among pet owners who purchase natural, organic or eco-friendly products.

Given the consumer attitudes driving market change and innovation, the likelihood that organic will become the “next big thing” in natural pet food increases significantly as the obstacles to organic pet food are even gradually overcome. As super premium pet food marketers seek more definitive ways to distinguish themselves from the rest of the natural pack, green eco friendly pet products with organic claims may soon become dominant.

Pet Food Industry - Organic will become the “next big thing” in natural pet food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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