Green Pets America was founded in 2006. Our mission is rescue and animal welfare advocacy. We work daily to end neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals, ensuring that their interests and well-being are humanely protected as we work to end the 125 year old failed practice of euthanizing 4 million pets annually in America.
Green Pets America is a non-profit a 501c3 nonprofit. We have been awarded the Gold Star seal for transparency and trust from Guide Star, Americas non-profit rating agency. Additionally we received the humanitarian award from the State Senate of Georgia for serving Georgia’s families and animals.
We are a no kill green recycle and adopt organization, dedicated to finding safe loving homes for all adoptable pets we rescue. We are proud to be a part of the no kill solution to ending pet homelessness in America
Every year Americans discard 8 million dogs and cats. America’s shelters adopt out 4 million and destroy the remaining 4 million. This tragedy must end. We must become a Green Pets Nation. Please join with Green Pets America to advocate for going green!
Our mission at Green Pets America Communities is to end the 125 year old failed practice of euthanizing 4 million pets annually in America’s animal shelters. Every year Americans discard 8 million dogs and cats. Our shelters adopt out 4 million and destroy the remaining 4 million. This tragedy must end. We must become a Green Pets Society. We must “Rescue & Recycle” not “Dump & Destroy”
Please join with Green Pets America to advocate for going green! Rescue & Recycle must be our new animal welfare policy in America:There is a loving home out there for all homeless discarded animals.
Join the rescue and recycle green pets movement. Green Pets America Communities are made up of animal lovers, rescue groups and elected officials who are working together, not individually to implement the rescue – recycle no kill sheltering movement that has already saved tens of thousands of animals across America. We must create green pets communities across America that control the lives of animals where people live. The day that one shelter manager controls the lives of all the homeless animals in their community is over. That control over life and death cannot be left to our government shelters. That control over life and death of innocent animals must reside with the entire community. That is why we are creating grass-roots Green Pets America Communities, not just single shelters.
We believe that the hope of a better future for our animals and indeed our whole world lies in the hearts and minds of today’s children.
Education as well as rescue is part of our Green Pets America communities strategy to end killing over 4 million animals yearly in America’s animal shelters. We have various education programs including taking Green Pets America rescued dogs into middle schools, high schools and college classrooms. We talk about animal care, homeless animals and how they can help make life better for animals in their community. It is much more that however. We want to have them learn how to work cooperatively, to learn empathy for animals and one another, and learn to be leaders.
Kids just love seeing and petting our rescue dogs and love to tell us about their own pet.
Green Pets America Communities at Cherokee Charter School
We live today in a new world. An exponentially accelerating changing world. Since the 1800’s that rate of change has accelerated every decade and has now reached exponential rapid change.The old social paradigm was “repetition reinforces repetition” – Think assembly line production, manufacturing and even education of our children.The paradigm shifted dramatically in the late 1980’s s and the world is now suffering through this dramatic change. The new paradigm is the polar opposite of the old repetition, repetition. Change not repetition is the new normal Today change begets new change…rapidly accelerating change. In just 10 years from now children and adults who cannot adjust and contribute to a constantly changing world and society will be marginalized and stuck in dead-end jobs.We are experiencing that already. We must immediately change the Pedagogy of how we educate our children, and the social skills they will need to thrive in this exponentially changing world. We believe we can help our children learn new skills and social interaction skills by tying it into fun animal education as well as social skills education.
Despite the rapid change issues we must deal with in the short-term, the long-term outlook is positive. The future will be a world in which every single person learns how to become a contributor and collaborator and learn the skills; social and functional, to drive change in an exponentially changing world where solutions and opportunities must outpace problems.
Green Pets School Program Mission
Teach and develop children through animals. Focus on the social skills they will need to thrive in the new exponentially changing world.
Compassion for Animals
Responsible pet ownership
Creativity in career, problem solving and social challenges
Ethics in life and business
Empathy for others
Our Children are our hope for a better tomorrow. We are a proud “Partner in Education” participant with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.
Animals in a classroom have shown to dramatically get kids involved in learning. But don’t take my word for it, take look at the results from the 2002 study, “Behavioral effects of the presence of a dog in a classroom.”
With an animal in the classroom children were less engaged in loud, conspicuous, or troublesome behavior.
They paid more attention to their teacher, cooperated better, and communicated more intensely with one another.
Improvements in social behavior were more pronounced in boys than in girls, perhaps because girls showed less boisterous, “rough-and-tumble” activity to begin with.
The teacher’s authority increased, particularly with respect to certain male students, in the presence of her compliant, obedient dog.
The teacher continued to bring her dogs to school the following year. She reported that the effects observed in the study were lasting and long-term.
Help Green Pets America Communities create a better world for our children and animals.