take a trip to Europa-Park in Germany

take a trip to Europa-Park in Germany

Europa-Park

Europa-Park in Germany welcomes dogs.“Fast pawses at the ready!”Photo by Facebook.com/europaparkEN

There’s really no need to visit the rest of Europe if you take a trip to  a quaint theme park called Europa Park, located in Germany. Its 15 European-themed areas pay homage to the unique national architecture, cuisine and plants from around the continent.

Take a trip to Europa-Park in Germany. There are more than 50 pet-friendly restaurants throughout the park, Traveling from England to Portugal in a few minutes can be a lot of work, so don’t forget to let Fido pause at one of the park’s 15 water stations for refreshment. Canines are not allowed to enter the attractions or shows, and certain breeds are not permitted. If your pooch fits into one of these categories, you can put her up at Toms‘ Hundewelt for the day. This nearby kennel offers transportation to Europa-Park and overnight boarding. So if you want to take a mini trip to Europe with you and your dog take a trip to Europa-Park in Germany


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Who is PAWS B Us

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Paws B Us is a PET THEME PARK in the initial development stage. Paws B Us is being created and designed by Steven Monahan, animal welfare leader and founder of GPA Charities.

Steven is a prior Corporate executive, who after surviving a terminal illness expanded his vision and purpose in life. He became an animal welfare philanthropist. Steve’s vision is celebrating the Human and Animal bond. Bringing an end to animal cruelty, and species extinction.

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At Paws B Us you and your companion animals can spend the day together. Enjoy pet events, pet centric restaurants, in and outdoor dining. A stay over hotel, and green space walking trails and parks.

Stop at Veterinarian offices, get shots, and wellness exams. Visit unique boutique pet and food shops. Visit dog groomers. Stop by and get a pet portrait. Maybe try pet obedience lessons. Or, dog Agility training, and events in our outdoor stadium.

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No Kill Pet Adoption

Think Disney for you and your companion pets. Spend the day or stay over at the Paws Hotel. Then in the morning have breakfast together where you and you Pooch can dine together at the Paws Bistro.

Enjoy pet events, pet centric restaurants, restaurants, hotel, and green space walking trails.
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What is a Eco Green Animal Welfare Celebration Center

Paws B Us Imagine a Disney look pet park

What is a Eco Green Animal Welfare Celebration Center?

Celebration Pet Park – think Disney for Pets – the future for animal welfare and the pet industry. Celebrating the Human & Animal bond

A 21st century eco Green animal Celebration Center enhancing and enjoying the Human & Animal bond – a eco green Pet Theme Park, no-kill shelter, adoption center, pet boutiques pet food, vets, groomers, restaurant, walking trails, events stadium, etc. all celebrating the Human & Animal bond

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Think of Celebration Centers as local community animal centers of shops, no kill shelter, adoption center, Vet offices, large green walking parks, nature trails and even restaurants and an events stadium for pet owners and their pets to congregate, hang out for the day have a meal and enjoy the day together and enjoy local and national level animal events.

A eco-green picturesque multi acre County or State destination Pet Theme Park to spend the day caring for, shopping for and hanging out with fellow animal lovers in your community.

CELEBRATION is a totally new concept, outside the box 21st century replacement for 19th century animal shelters. It is a combination of for-profit and not for-profit business, all centered on America’ love for animals. CELEBRATION- Celebrating the Human & Animal bond.

Celebration Pet Park – think Disney for Pets – the future for animal welfare and the pet industry. Celebrating the Human & Animal bond

Humane Societies, community animal shelters and community rescue groups across America work tirelessly to adopt all shelter animals. And as we work today, we are planning for tomorrow as well. In this short introduction article we are sharing with you a new unique vision from the Green Pets America Humane Society, founded in 2004. Top 1% of all non profits, and Gold Star rated.

Celebration Pet Park – think Disney for Pets – the future for animal welfare and the pet industry. Celebrating the Human & Animal bond


Green Pets America Humane Society. Top 1% all nonprofits in America. Founded in 2004. Gold Star Rated

Donate – together we will bring Americas shelters into the 21st century

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What is a Eco Green Animal Welfare Celebration Center

Imagine a Disney-esque  beautiful spacious eco green destination center with a pet hotel, pet friendly restaurants, national pet retailers, a myriad of locally owned retail pet boutiques, and a multi acre indoor and outdoor pet events facility for pet owners and lovers to attend local, and national dog shows and agility events.

Each Celebration Pet Park will have space dedicated to family-friendly activities such as walking trails, events stadiums, agility courses, frisbee fields, and pet-centric community activities such as hikes, dog agility teams, and children’s engagement programs.

Vision this groundbreaking 21st century concept in your county, replacing your not so community friendly animal shelter.

Celebration Pet Parks are a bold idea. But, one day soon Green no kill animal pet parks, shops & stadiums will be across the United States. Why?, because a new day for animal welfare has come. Todays pet parents accept only the most compassionate care for their companion animals. And we demand an end to killing healthy shelter dogs and cats, just because the politicians will not sufficiently fund and maintain our animal shelters.

Today our companion animals are recognized as sentient beings that feel pain, experience love, and give us their total unconditional love. They seek only to please us and be with us. They teach us how to live happy lives. We love then in life, and we grieve them in death. At the Green Pets America Humane Society we believe the future for animal welfare is bright.


Green Pets America Charities { GreenPetsAmerica.org} top 1% all nonprofits in America. Founded in 2004. Gold Star Rated.

Please Donate – help us bring animal shelters into the 21st century in America.


Article by Steven Monahan Founder, Executive Director Green Pets America Humane Society. Licensee and creator of TEDx Dupree Park, greater Atlanta, Georgia.

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Steven Monahan – TEDx Dupree Park Stage.

Please Donate – help bring animal shelters into the 21st century in America. CELEBRATION – a eco Green animal center celebrating the Human & Animal bond.


First Green Humane Society

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At Green Pets America Humane Society life is simple. Each day we are planting seeds to spread knowledge to help humanity, animals, and our green planet.

Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, artist, writer, and animal welfare philanthropist. Founder of Green Pets America Foundation: Rainbow Bridge Charities, Dog Art, Dog Foody, and licensee creator of TEDx Dupree Park.

Green Pets, was started in 1997 after I survived survived a terminal illness. It was a life changing event and, awakened me to the blessings of life, living in the moment and caring for others as we walk the path of life together. With a new awakened sense of purpose and hope for a better world I left the corporate world behind and created the Green Pets America Foundation, out of my love for animals, animal welfare, and our beautiful green planet.


Our eco green focused animal welfare society has five operating charities. Rainbow Bridge Charities, Dog Art, Dog Foody, Dogs N Cats Funnies, and our global educational charity TEDx Dupree Park.

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Helping and comforting pet owners deal with loss of their pet
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Dog Art – Celebrating our Companion Animals
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Dog Foody – Everything you need to know for a healthy pet

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What Tom Brady and Your Dog Both Love

What Tom Brady and Your Dog Both Love

What Tom Brady and Your Dog Both Love. I just finished reading Tom Brady’s book – The TB 12 Method. It’s an incredibly detailed and helpful book on maintaining maximum health even as we grow older. As a 43-year-old professional NFL quarterback, who seems to get stronger each year, even in this body pounding sport he is one to listen to on how to live and eat healthily.

Now up front we will say we love that Tom has a incredible bond with his dogs. He has pictures of him and his dogs all around, home, office, locker. He inspires other to awaken within themselves the human animal bond within each of us.

 One part of his eating and wellness routine is hydration…how much water to drink for optimum health daily. I am one who drinks little water daily. I never seem to think about it or be thirsty. But watching my wife and older kids who go the gym or do Yoga regularly I watch them drink water regularly and really enjoy it daily.

 Brady’s hydrating mantra is to drink half his body weight in ounces of water daily. So, at his weight of two hundred-twenty pounds, he drinks 110 ounces of water daily. my first reaction was…that’s a lot of water!

I not only realized I was under hydrating but started wondering how my four dogs were doing as well. So, I started researching. I talked with my vet, other vets and read articles on hydration for humans and for animals. This article covers some of what I learned. What Tom Brady and Your Dog Both Love.

1. Many Dogs Don’t Drink Enough Water

 You might be surprised to learn that while some dogs naturally and instinctively know to drink the correct amount of water, many dogs today don’t drink enough water, And, some drink too much. So, it’s possible your own canine companion is either under- or over-hydrated.

Keeping an eye on your pet’s water consumption is important because too little can result in dehydration, urinary tract issues like kidney stones, and organ failure. And drinking too much water can be toxic.

Also, the amount of water your dog drinks can be an indicator of an underlying illness. Dogs with pancreatitis, parvovirus, or leptospirosis tend not to drink much water, but a brewing bladder infection, other types of infection, or a metabolic problem such as Cushing’s disease, and diabetes can cause excessive thirst and water consumption. So, if your pet is drinking less or more water than normal, you should have her checked by your veterinarian to rule out an underlying condition.

2. Water Consumption Guidelines for Dogs

How much water your dog needs each day depends on his size, diet, age, activity level, and weather conditions. A good general guideline is that a healthy dog should drink between ½ and 1.0 ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. So, a healthy 65-pound Labrador Retriever should be drinking between about 33 and 65 ounces, or about ¼ to ½ gallon of fresh water daily.

If your dog is eating a moisture-rich, species-appropriate diet, she’s getting some of her water needs met with each meal, so she may not drink as much from her water bowl. But if she’s eating primarily dry dog [Kibble} she will need more than the average daily intake to compensate for the lack of moisture in the dry kibble.

If, however, you feed your dog canned dog food he is getting a fair amount of water as can food has a high moisture content, which is a good thing.

3. Extra Water Needs

Puppies need to drink small amounts of water every couple of hours and should be closely monitored and encouraged to drink.

After a period of hard play or exercise, use caution when your dog rehydrates. If he immediately laps up the contents of his water bowl, rest him for a bit before you refill his bowl.

If your dog is outdoors often and very active, it’s good to have water outside in a clean bowl, or with you when he exercises or runs with you so that you can give him frequent short water breaks to keep him hydrated.

During the warmer months of the year, especially during summer, it’s important to monitor your dog’s water intake to ensure she’s adequately hydrated.

4. Over-hydration

The medical term for the desire to drink too much water is called psychogenic polydipsia. Symptoms of over-hydration (water intoxication) include staggering/loss of coordination, lethargy, nausea, bloating, vomiting, dilated pupils, glazed eyes, light gum color, and excessive salivation. In severe cases, there can also be difficulty breathing, collapse, loss of consciousness, seizures, coma, and death.

If your dog tends to overindulge in the wet stuff, make sure you’re there to supervise his activity. The bodily condition that occurs when dogs over-consume water is called hyponatremia (or inadequate levels of sodium in the bloodstream). It is most commonly seen in dogs who like to stay in the lake, pond or pool all day; pets that lap or bite at the water continuously while playing in it; and dogs that swallow water unintentionally as they dive for a ball or other toy.

Be aware of the symptoms of water overhydration and monitor your dog’s appearance and behavior when he’s playing in the water. And if your dog enjoys being sprayed with water from the hose or sprinkler, you should monitor that activity as well. Water from a hose or sprinkler is under pressure, and you’d be surprised how much your dog can swallow in just a short time of play.

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5. How to Tell if Your Dog is Under – Hydrated

To determine if your dog may need more water, lift some skin at the back of her neck and let it go. If your dog is well hydrated, the skin will fall quickly back into place. The skin of a dehydrated dog will fall more slowly and form sort of a tent. Another method is to check your dog’s gums. Moist, slick gums indicate a good level of hydration; dry or sticky gums mean your pet’s body needs more water.

If your dog doesn’t drink enough water, make sure to praise her and give her a treat whenever she drinks from her water bowl, and place fresh water close to all the places she frequents, like her bed and food bowl.

6. Summary – Be Observant

Just as you and me the water needs of our bodies differ, daily, weekly and by season so always be observant of your dog and you will be able to tell if they are getting enough or too much water each week. Remember this, hydration is critically important to your dog’s health Humans and animals are mainly water and we cannot go long without replenishing our bods critical need for good ole H2o.

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What Tom Brady and Your Dog Both Love

Article. What Tom Brady and Your Dog Both Love. Article by Steven Monahan, Founder, Green Pets America . And research from holistic veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker’s blog at – https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/dr-karen-becker.aspx