Green Pets America



How we started. Green Pets America Charities, started as a pet food pantry, in Woodstock Georgia in 2005, helping families in need feed and care for their pets. We delivered food to shut- ins, trailer parks, rural counties and those in both urban and rural areas without money or transportation to get quality nutritious pet food for their family pets.

We then added death row rescue to our services. We rescued and readopted over 1,000 death row dogs in the Cherokee, Cobb and surrounding north Georgia counties. We then helped families in need secure service dogs to help them better cope with their disabilities. We also pay for medical vet care for families without the funds to treat their ill or injured the family pet.

Then, with over 10 years’ experience in the animal welfare and pet industry, Green Pets America Charities achieved its vision and  became a National Animal Welfare Association. Our niche is creating outside the box, innovative ideas, technologies, and marketing programs.

Black Dog Syndrome and Rescue Renew Rehome are our two most current advocacy programs. Both of these education programs bring attention and solutions to the senseless euthanizations of 4 million shelter animals and over 700,000 black dogs in America’s animal shelters each year.

Rescue Renew Rehome. green pets americaIn addition to inspiring stories, Rescue Renew Rehome educates pet owner on how to get involved in helping save the 4 million companion animals killed yearly in America’s shelters.  The book also provides education and resources to help pet parents care for their family pets.

Additionally, via our 20-point program, we teach animal shelters how to create and help fund no kill shelters that compassionately care for their communities’ homeless animals: striving for full adoption.


Please help us educate America about our primary Cause Black Dog Syndrome  by making a donation today.

Thank you, Steve Monahan, Founder & Executive Director, Green Pets America Charities.


Green Pets America, creating “Celebration” the future of animal care & welfare in America

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Teaching Kids A Persons or Dogs Color shouldn’t Matter

“Teaching Kids a Persons or Dogs Color shouldn’t Matter”

Green Pets newest “pet” project is an awareness campaign for “Black Dog Friday”. Black Dog Syndrome is a real thing.  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

Dark 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 judgement 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 judgement 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 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

  • Teaching children dogs and people are the same regardless of color.
  • Getting black dogs adopted from shelters every Friday.
  • Connecting people to awesome dogs… and dogs to awesome people.
  • Helping end People, Gender and Animal bias in America

Black Dog Friday  – Teaching Kids a Persons or Dogs Color shouldn’t Matter


Teaching Kids Color Doesn't Matter

Teaching Kids a Persons or Dogs Color shouldn’t Matter

People and Pets

The Green Pets America Programs


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

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

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.

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 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.

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 Influencer, best-selling author and Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities and Clean Pet Food Adviser. Steve shares his insights, expertise and opinions on the human animal bond; including,  animal welfare, animal rights, nutrition, pet food ratings;  as well as news, trends and developments in the global pet industry. Steve 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.

Rescue Renew Rehome

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

Rescue Renew Rehome

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 high 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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