Why We Love Our Pets Video

Why We Love Our Pets Video. I’ve been in animal welfare for over twelve years now. After surviving a terminal illness I left the fast charging corporate world, never regretting that life changing decision. Twenty-five years in a stressful career almost killed me and the near death experience woke me up. It taught me what is important and lasting and what is not. What is lasting is living simply in the present moment. Living in the present moment, not fretting about the future or regretting mistakes of the past is something rescued dogs taught me as well.

The dying experience was brutal, but It taught me what is important and lasting in this life, and what is not. What is lasting is living simply in the present moment. Living in the present moment, not fretting about the future or regretting mistakes of the past is something rescued death row dogs taught me as well.

After leaving the corporate grind I started a non-profit focused on rescuing and finding permanent loving homes for death row dogs. It seemed the fitting thing. Given a rare second chance at a happy, fulfilling life for myself I wanted to give death row dogs a second chance as well.

Death row dogs taught me more about living a life without worry or regret than 20 years of corporate business ever did. Death row dogs taught me much, and teach me lessons to this day.  The three primary life lessons I experienced being with rescued dogs are these.

Giving and accepting unconditional love. Not the kind of love we humans most times give, where if you love me, I will love you. Or, if you provide things for me I will love you. No, dogs give us love not for any benefit, but just because they love us. That is truly un-conditional love.

 Second dogs teach us to live in the moment. After we rescue them from death row they walk out the door and forget their past problems and show only happiness. They don’t blame the owners that abandoned them or have a woe is me attitude as we humans would. No, they move on, prance about and do their happy dance of freedom. They immediately enjoy life as nothing ever happened.

And, that takes us to the third lesson I learned from death row dogs. They always live in the moment. They are happy right now. They don’t look to be happy in the future but are happy right now in the present. Dogs do not live in their heads as we humans do. Because of that, they experience life so much clearer and fuller than we humans. Think about it. If you did not think about the past every day. Or did not worry and fear the future every day how would you feel? And how much mental time would you have to live right now, right here in the moment?

We say dogs are not as smart as humans because we have bigger brains. Well, I say that maybe our bigger brains that allow us to think every second do us more harm than good. Maybe a smaller brain as dogs have that allow them to live in the moment, not the past or future worrying, but happy right now might not be a bad thing?

If you do not have a dog I know this may sound a bit crazy to you. But, If you are lucky enough to have a dog in your life you probably will know the meaning of what I learned being with rescued dogs the past twelve years. The purest love a human will ever experience is the unconditional love of a dog.

If you do not have a dog I know this may sound a bit crazy to you. But, If you are lucky enough to have a dog in your life you probably will know the meaning of what I learned being with rescued dogs the past twelve years. “The purest love a human will ever experience is the unconditional love of a dog”.


 Steven Monahan is a national animal welfare leader. Founder of Green Pets America Charities and Black Dog Syndrome.org. For 12 years Steve ran a death row rescue and pet food pantry. He is the Author of the Rescue Renew Rehome book. Steven has been recognized by the State Senate of Georgia for humanitarian service to Georgia’s companion animals. Steven is a prior Fortune 500 Executive.


You can purchase his best seller book RESCUE RENEW REHOME on Amazon books today to learn more about the love and rescue of death row shelter dogs.


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Learn how your community can rescue, renew and rehome all of your animal shelters animals

Learn how your community can rescue, renew and rehome all of your animal shelters animals.

Learn how your community can rescue, renew and rehome all of your animal shelters animals

An inspiring book, authored by Steven Monahan, founder of Green Pets America Charities. Steven was honored by the State Senate of Georgia for humanitarian efforts for Georgia’s families and companion animals.

Learn the Green Pets America  20-point program for your community to adopt every healthy shelter animal.

Learn how the Green Pets America Cause Marketing programs will bring in the big dollars you need to make a dramatic impact on your animal shelter’s services and adoption of all healthy animals.

Additionally, You will love the heartwarming stories of rescue dogs, therapy dogs, and statistics on the Pet Industry in America.


Read the great Amazon book reviews below.

This plan will work! Loved this book! Very true!  I am giving copies to everyone I know! Everyone needs a copy in their home! I can’t speak highly enough of this book!  

 “This book is great for those who want to help and get the word out about opening and supporting no-kill shelters. If we raise awareness, then we can start changing the world to make it a better place for us and our animals!!! 

“This is a wonderful book about rescuing animals from shelters. There is a long chapter by Leecy Madison about her work at the Pentagon after 9/11 with her DSR therapy dog, Shiva It’s about saving animals from shelters and the wonderful work pets do for us to enrich our lives.

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Animal Welfare Book Rescue Renew Rehome

Animal Welfare Book Rescue Renew Rehome 3rd edition just released.

Written by the founder of Green Pets America Charities, celebrating 10 years of caring for animals and families in need.

Animal welfare is about Compassion for animals.

COMPASSION

Compassion: To suffer together.  It’s the feeling that arises when we are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.

Compassion is not the same as empathy, though the concepts are related. While empathy refers to our ability to take the perspective of and feel the emotions of another person, compassion is when those feelings and thoughts include the desire to help.

Neuroscience has shown that when we feel compassion, our heart rate slows down, we secrete the bonding hormone oxytocin, and regions of the brain linked to empathy, caregiving, and feelings of pleasure light up: resulting  in our desire to approach and care for other’s.

RESCUE RENEW REHOME – COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS – Available now on Amazon Books.

This book has Great stories, Great information and Great reviews.

 

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OMG MY FAVORITE DOG BOOK

OMG my favorite dog book…

Be Inspired! Read Rescue Renew Rehome and be inspired with the possibilities to rescue and adopt America’s homeless pets.

RESCUE RENEW REHOME

Learn 20 ways to save more our animals now: and learn how to set up private animal adoption shelters and community pet Villages across America to save all 4 million every year going forward.

You will read the story of Shiva the 911 Dog that consoled survivors at the Pentagon, and the stories of Ruby and Sweet Pea who were Rescued Renewed and Rehomed.

This book will also show you how working together we can adopt 4 million homeless pets yearly.

You will learn about the new Green Shelters and Green Villages, where pet owners come together as a community to care for, adopt and celebrate our pets.

You will learn about “Cause Marketing” … think Breast Cancer Runs and Ice Bucket Challenge and how Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups can learn to use it to raise the money they need to adopt all dogs and cats.

You will learn about America’s $58-Billion-dollar Pet Industry and how it will help end the euthanization of healthy and happy shelter animals.

This is game changing break through book you must read. You will be buying copies for your animal loving friends, family, your local Animal Shelter, and Rescue Groups.RESCUE RENEW REHOME

 

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Amazon Reviews Rescue Renew Rehome

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This plan will work! Loved this book! Very true!  I am giving copies to everyone I know! Everyone needs a copy in their home! I can’t speak high enough of this book!

This book is great for those who want to help and get the … This book is great for those who want to help and get the word out about opening and supporting no-kill shelters. If we raise awareness, then we can start changing the world to make it a better place for us and our animals!!! 

This is a wonderful book about rescuing animals from shelters. There is a long chapter by Leecy Madison about her work at the Pentagon after 9/11 with her DSR therapy dog, Shiva It’s about saving animals from shelters and the wonderful work pets do for us to enrich our lives.

RESCUE RENEW REHOME Book

Rescue Renew Rehome Book is a game changing, break through, must read dog book. You will be buying copies for your animal loving friends, family and for your local Animal Shelter and Rescue Groups as well.

Read Rescue Renew Rehome and you will be inspired with the possibilities to save our homeless pets.

Discover the 20 Community Marketing Programs to help adopt more animal shelters animals. Additionally learn how to rebrand animal shelter’s to”Green Shelters” and “Green Villages” across America.

Also, you will read the story of Shiva the 911 Dog that consoled survivors at the Pentagon, and the stories of Ruby and Sweet Pea who were rescued renewed and rehomed and how all homeless can be rehomed as well.

Learn about “Cause Marketing” … think Breast Cancer Runs and Ice Bucket Challenge, Black Dog Friday and others.

Learn how to use Cause Marketing to raise money for your community shelter, or local rescue group.

And finally, learn about America’s $58-Billion-dollar Pet Industry and how the pet industry will help America rehome its homeless animals.

Purchase RESCUE RENEW REHOME on AMAZON BOOKS
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Why Do We have 8 Million Homeless Pets in America?

People often ask me why do we have 8 million homeless pets in America.

I’ve been involved in animal welfare and rescue since 2004. I felt the calling and followed it after surviving a terminal illness. A dying and rebirth process that changed my life forever.

With a new lease on life I felt compelled to help others. The others I chose were animals, in particular death row shelter dogs. Actually dog rescue was not a cause I chose, it chose me. For before my life change I was a hard charging corporate executive with Fortune 500 companies. I loved animals, and always had dogs but never thought it would turn into a calling.

Life seems to have its own agenda however and we must be ever alert for the correct path to walk to find our calling – and a life of deeper meaning. I didn’t question or argue with it, I just started doing it. I always loved dogs and that was good enough for me. And that’s how my journey to save 8 million dogs…and cats started.

Soon into the journey however I started to ask myself some hard to answer questions. Like, why are we killing these healthy, beautiful homeless animals? Why when we love our family pets so much do we dispose of them and destroy them.  I kept asking others and myself questions such as, why do they have to die? Why do we as a society allow this to happen? Can’t we see the needless tragedy of it all? Why when we seem to be as smart and affluent as a country can’t we solve this problem?

I finally came to find my answers about five years ago. The answers all revolved around one thing.

Disposing, discarding and destroying family pets is basically a mirror reflection of our American society.

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Our disposal of our pets is no different than anything else in our current disposable society. This is not an indictment, but simply a fact. Today we all live in a disposable society. We acquire something and if we tire of it we get a new something. Don’t like your perfectly good cell phone? Turn it in and get another shinier one. Don’t like your marriage?  No problem, dispose of your spouse and get a new one. Not feeling happy?  Don’t look inside and examine your thinking, just get some drugs and your pain and unhappiness will all go away. Tired of this or tired of that?  No problems dispose of it and get a new this or that.

But there is a steep cost to our souls, our health our stability and our lives to living in a disposable society. We have skyrocketing divorce rates. We have skyrocketing consumer debt. Our disposed of kids are lost emotionally, taking drugs to mask the pain and are dying of heroin overdoses at alarming rates.

And as to our family pets? Well when we tire of them, or they become a bit of a problem? No problem, we just emotionally detach ourselves from then and dispose of them as well. We take them to the shelter; dump them off there and wham our problem is solved. We turn them into a community shelter and let the government handle our personal problem.  Well they handle it all right. They dispose of the problem. We know the facts. We know that when we turn a family pet over to the shelter the odds are at best 50/50 that in 5 days the shelter will destroy and then dispose of your problem for you. And in some cases; at ultra-high kill shelters the statistics are 90 %, will destroyed and discarded in just a few days’ time.

America, we have to wake up and realize that the only way we can solve our homeless pet issue is to see it for what it really is. 8 Million homeless pets in America is a reflection of our disposable society. We talk about the future and ignore the present. We only want the future and do not respect, or learn from the past. We tire of what we have, always wanting something new. In rescue I see it every day. There is a belief that homeless animals are too big of a problem to solve. Too many believe euthanizing 4 million of them is the only solution. They are not open to implementing proven alternatives to the problem. We seem to have no will to solve our problems any longer. We seem to prefer to argue and ignore social issues. We put forth no effort to tackle hard issues and offer balanced solutions.

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I have become so exasperated that I wrote a book with the 20 best solutions to end the believed need to euthanize homeless animals in America. The book is not about kill shelters versus no kill. It is not about blame for the people who relinquish their pets or the shelters who must deal with what has occurred. It’s about a better way, an intelligent and humane way to care for our beloved homeless animals. And a better way to operate animal shelters. Changing the focus of shelters from a place that disposes of homeless animals to a community center that adopts its community’s homeless animals…. all of them…not just half of them.

Our current system of saving homeless animals is terribly dysfunctional and broken. We are dealing with a system we have inherited. We as a society are dealing with this system we do not like and only we working together as a society can we reinvent and create a new system of animal welfare that we will like.

Can we change society? Well eventually all societies change. For the better, or for the worse, but all societies change. I am optimistic. I really believe that our country is awakening to our disposable mindset and is moving towards change.

Believing that society is shifting – and linking that positive shift to animal welfare is why we started our non-profit Green Pets America. We believe that shortly we will become a greener recyclable society that values all life. We believe it is not too late to awaken and become a better society that goes from discarding and destroying our family pets to recycling them by “rescuing renewing and rehoming” That is our mantra, our tag line and therefore the name of our book.

Rescue Renew Rehome offers pragmatic solutions. Solutions that when fully embraced by a country that loves its companion animals will finally end the needless disposal of 8 million pets yearly, and the needless euthanization and destroying of 4 million annually in our shelters.

This book is divided into four primary sections. In section one we share the stories of the powerful emotional bond we have with our animals. Each Chapter written by a guest author. You will love the inspiring story of Shiva the therapy dog who consoled the survivors after 911 at the Pentagon. And the story of Ruby and of Sweet Pea lovable pets that were rescued rehomed and reloved. In this section we share with you what you already know in your heart. Our companion animals are here to teach us how to live – and how to love one another; not superficial love but deep, spiritual, unconditional love. Our companion animals offer unconditional love to a society that deeply needs it today.

In section two start to get into practical solutions to adopt our homeless animals. We start visioning what the modern American animal shelter will look like. We call them “Green Shelters”. For they are just that, Recycle, Renew, Rehoming Shelters. Shelters will soon change from – disposal centers – to adoption centers. And with our 20 Step Guide we show you exactly how animal shelters and rescue groups will rehome all 8 million of our homeless animals each year.

And as our society becomes less of a disposable society, recognizes the connection of animals and nature to our own very survival, the number of pets discarded yearly will decrease.

In section three we talk about a fairly new marketing concept; especially to animal welfare called “Cause Marketing”. Our animal shelters by embracing modern marketing strategies, particularly “Cause Marketing” and reaching out to the generosity of Americans will find the money they need to reinvent the American animal shelter and create Green Shelters across America. Think “Ice Bucket Challenge” and “Breast Cancer Walks”

And finally in the fourth section we share statistics on the pet industry in America. Americans we love our pets. And we spend lavishly to care for them. The pet industry is a gigantic $58-Billion-dollar industry in America. To end the homeless animal issue in America the pet industry must become a major contributor of resources, time and talent to the solution. The American pet industry has both the money and the motivation to become part of America’s homeless pet challenge. I believe the pet industry is recognizing its connection and responsibility to being part of the solution.

We hope you will join the millions of Americans who are part of the solution to ending the disposable of pets in America. We hope you will purchase this book of solutions and purchase an extra copy for your local animal shelter as well. Help them learn the 20 ways to solve this problem in America and help them adopt all their cats and dogs into loving homes in your community.

We hope you become part of the solution. Volunteer at your shelter or rescue group and help them Rescue Renew and Rehome Americas loving companion animals.

Rescuing dogs saved my life. Rescue a dog and you will find that your heart will be rescued and saved as well.

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