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10 year anniversary celebrated by green pets america

10 Year Anniversary Celebrated by Green Pets America

10 Year Anniversary Celebrated by Green Pets America. Green Pets is not your usual rescue the dogs nonprofit. Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. We are both an animal welfare and an animal rights organization. Green Pets America cover’s 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. 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 but deserve a right to life and when in shelters 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 of Georgia 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.

10 Year Anniversary Celebrated by Green Pets America

In the past 10 years, GPA have 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 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.

Steve Monahan, Green Pets Founder, said; Green Pets is not your basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. In our day to day efforts, we seek to fill the gaps in animal welfare that exist in providing needed resources to ensure families and their beloved pets remain bonded and together in hard times.

We listen to families and their individual needs.  It may be helping with funds to pay for routine veterinary care for a beloved pet. Or emergency care when a dog or cat is injured.  It even means providing resources for spay and neutering. The State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock Georgia recognized Green Pets for their service to Georgia’s families and pets.

As Green Pets takes a moment to look back on the last 10 years, we look to the future not the past. We work for and look forward to 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 basic rescue the dogs nonprofit

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets Charities. On this site I share my insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights: As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.


Green Pets is not basic “rescue the dogs” nonprofit. We cover a lot of needs in our overarching vision of keeping families and pets together. And being a compassionate and articulate voice for our beloved companion animals.

The vision of Green Pets is in its name.  Pets are a precious resource to be sustained and not thrown away.  Green Pets believes pets are not disposable but rather a resource that needs to be rescued, renewed and rehomed. Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007. Gold Star Rated 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. Recognized by the State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock for our works to the State and Community.

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofitThe concept for Green Pets was based on my love of animals and best-selling animal welfare book, Rescue Renew Rehome.  RRR was written to share the human animal bond. And help shelters adopt more dogs.

In the past 10 years, GPA have rescued, renewed and rehomed almost 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 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.

Steve Monahan, Green Pets Founder, said; Green Pets is not your basic rescue the dogs nonprofit. In our day to day efforts, we seek to fill the gaps in animal welfare that exist in providing needed resources to keep families and their beloved pets remain bonded together in hard times.

We listen to families and their individual needs.  It may be helping with funds to pay for routine veterinary care for a beloved pet. Or emergency care when a dog or cat is injured.  It even means providing resources for spay and neutering.

The State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock Georgia recognized Green Pets for their service to Georgia’s families and pets.

As Green Pets takes a moment to look back on the last 10 years, we look to the future and helping our surrounding area to “Live Green” with their pets.  Our Pets are so precious to us, as they give us unconditional love, we should all be giving them a chance to live healthy, happy and safe.

Green Pets not basic rescue the dogs nonprofit.

Happy Ending After Surviving a Terminal Illness

We want to share with you a happy ending after surviving a terminal Illness.

The past few years after surviving a terminal illness I threw myself face first into one new thing after another. I was so happy to come back from the dead, I wasn’t going to miss a thing. I wanted to do all I could to enjoy each moment and each day. And by enjoying each day I would build a new life.

Well for the past 10 years I have been doing that. Enjoying each day and trying new things. What were those new things? In my previous life I was a structured, Type A, work obsessed corporate executive at a fortune 100 enterprise. This time I was bound to never work for anyone ever again. So, I became an entrepreneur.

I started an Executive Search firm, grew it and sold it. I then started a Business Brokerage firm. Decided it was too much like work so I started a non-profit. Love that, and kept leading it but needed more to occupy my life. So with all my past experience I became a Life and Business Coach. Teaching people how not to work themselves to death. I also with that became a writer and launched a small book publishing firm.

But with all that busy-ness I started to become disillusioned. Somewhere along the way, it went from fun and exciting, to an obsession. So I decided I needed to get back to being happy full-time. I knew in my heart that to be happy I had to pick just one of all the businesses I had. I knew by doing just one, I would have time to both plant and smell the roses again. But, What would my one thing be?


Happy Ending After Surviving a Terminal Illness


I have experienced it all throughout my life that when I have a burning desire, something shows up in my life to guide me towards it. And what showed up? The One Thing book by Gary Keller.

When I read the book I knew I was being guided towards my goal of happiness and doing just One Thing. The One Thing that made all other of the things I was doing unnecessary. I decided upon a criteria for my One Thing. It had to change the lives of others. It had to use my passion and it had to be the best thing I could do with my remaining years.

Well if you have read my One Thing 66 Day Workbook I wrote after finishing Keller’s book, you know I created a specific plan to not just pick my One Thing, but to really accomplish and live it. I wanted to change my life for now the third time.

So of all the business I have and all the various things I’ve been doing; what is my One Thing? Its devoting myself 100% to my nonprofit organization. The nonprofit I started after surviving my terminal illness over 10 years ago Green Pets America Charities. GPA is unique among animal welfare organizations.

GPA is not your usual rescue the dogs organization. We are that of course… but we are so much more. Our whole reason for being is to make life better for families with companion animals. Particularly we help families in need care for and feed their pets. We keep the bond between people and their pets strong and together, even through difficult financial times.

Happy Ending After Surviving a terminal Illness. I was given that new life I prayed for and have used it to, Be Good and Do Good. We have  worked and built a strong human and animal bond for over 10 years now.

Our group does it well, and we do it with love. We have even been recognized by our home State Senate of Georgia, and our home city as well for helping Georgia’s families and pets bonded together, in their deep love for one another .

Happy Ending After Surviving a terminal Illness


Steven Monahan is the Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities, shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including, nutrition, pet food, total wellness, animal welfare and animal rights. As well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry.

Steve is also creator and author of The One Thing 66 Day Workbook. Steve created the 66 Day Workbook to help others achieve their one thing as he did. Without expecting or planning it The One Thing 66 Day Workbook has turned out to be a best seller. Steve is now using proceeds from the books sales to further support the mission of Green Pets America.

Kind of a happy ending  and a Win-Win story after surviving a terminal illness.

the meals fur pets story

The Meals Fur Pets Story

The Meals Fur Pets Story is not your basic “rescue the dogs” kind of nonprofit. In the day to day area that means we seek to fill in the gaps that exist in making sure there are the needed resources to keep a families pet and the family together in hard times.

It may be providing funds to pay for medical care for a beloved pet. Or pay medical bills a family cannot pay for a dog run over by a car, needing emergency vet care. It means paying for spay and neuter to reduce  the number of puppies abandoned, winding up in our local animal shelter.

Or providing healthy, holistic, organic pet food so no family pet goes without at least one healthy and nutritious meal a day.

The Meals Fur Pets Story

We believe dogs and cats; the animals we call our pets or companion animals, are an extension of our family. They deserve the same respect, care, nutritious food and love provided to all in our family and in our community.

The Meals Fur Pets Story for over 10 years has worked with local food pantries to ensure a family that finds themselves on hard times shouldn’t mean they give their furry companions up.  Would you give up your kids if you lost your job?

MFP helps families pay medical expenses of a loved companion animal ensure their loved one stays as healthy as possible.  A loyal and faithful companion should never be given up because they get sick, injured or hungry.

The Meals Fur Pets Story

 

We’ve even helped honor our working K9s by providing a fenced in area as their very own “break room”.  Our police K9 is on the job protecting us 24/7 and at Green Pets America we want to help care for and celebrate these working officers, with the dignity, honor and respect they deserve.

And, we have even been recognized by the State Senate of Georgia and City Council of Woodstock for our work for Georgia’s families and pets.

What will the next 10 years bring?

Meals Fur Pets has always been about pets and green living. Starting now in 2017 we will grow and expand our vision of a green, organic, healthy and holistic lifestyle for people and their pets.

Great strides have been made in peoples desire to bring shelter and homeless animals into their homes the last decade. We see our mission as now helping those families care for their new family members…and themselves as well.

We have a lot of experience in wellness and nutrition and will be providing articles, courses, community programs and even healthy green products for pets and families.

Meals Fur Pets bringing Green, Organic, Healthy & Holistic Living to People & Pets.

The Meals Fur Pets Story

About Green Pets America Foundation

Why does Animal Welfare Continue to Get Worse

For those of us whose mission is to protect the lives and provide well-being to our fellow animals, there’s a troubling question we’ve asked ourselves for a decade: Why does Animal Welfare Continue to Get Worse? 
 
Why, despite the continuing work of animal welfare, animal rights, the green movement, and ecological groups, does the animal situation, Globally and in America continue to get worse not better?

To change this societal issue Green Pets America Charities educates school age children and adults that the brutal treatment of our companion animals is a deep seeded psycho social issue that must be addressed before meaningful and lasting change will occur.  At Green Pets we show via our programs the direct scientific link of animal abuse to domestic abuse.  And the direct scientific link to species discrimination and race discrimination.Why does Animal Welfare Continue to Get Worse