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.


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.


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


Pit Bulls

pit bulls

Pit Bulls have big heads, yes.

But more important is they have big hearts.

In a world becoming jaded and heartless, we need more, not less big hearts around us.

Pit Bulls in the 1920’s and 1930’s were America’s most popular family dogs. They were called Nannie Dogs, because the Nannies who took care of the families children wanted a lovable dog around to teach the children to love all animals.

Then in the 90s inner city “Thugs” claimed Pits as there dog and ruined a big hearted dogs reputation. But at their heart Pit Bulls are still lovable dogs.

Rescue a Pit Bull from a local shelter or rescue group today.

The 5 Lessons Death Row Dogs Taught Me About Living

5 Lessons Death Row Dogs Taught Me About Living

It’s important for me as a writer to do my art in a way that uplifts people, and celebrates nature and animals.

Our country came to a monumental fork in the road in the 80’s: The road to riches on one side, and the road to reverence on the other.

The majority of the world chose the road to riches.

A small minority chose, The Road to Reverence. Reverence for life; nature, and animals.

That choice has dramatically changed our world in the past 30 years; some say for the better, some say for the worst. One thing for certain is that choice has led us to a tragic loss of compassion and caring for one another…for nature… and for our animals.

10 years ago I was told I had a few months to live. A higher nature intervened however… and I was given a second chance.

With that new chance, I had a choice. I had a rare chance to go back and confront that fork in the road again. To choose the fork in the road to riches, or the fork that led to compassion, nature, and animals.

This time I chose the road less traveled. I chose the fork to Compassion, Nature and Animals. I chose the Road to Tirawa.

I have never been more at peace, and more in awe of the disconnectedness of life, nature and animals.

There is an ancient Pawnee Indian belief. It says;

“In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, [the One Above], did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the animals, and from the animals, and from the stars, the sun and the moon, man should learn how to live.”

My teachers are now the animals of Tirawa, particularly dogs. I started a no kill rescue to give them a new lease on life: just as I was given. I chose the fork that would allow me to spend my remaining years in the natural and spiritual world of animal; not the secular world of material riches

5 Lessons on living a higher life that I learned from shelter dogs these past 10 years?

  1. Shelter dogs have taught me what selfless and unconditional love looks like.
  2. Shelter dogs have taught me how to live in the moment, no longer fretting about the past, or worrying about the future.
  3. Abused shelter dogs taught me how to love all: even those who hurt us.
  4. Abandoned and discarded shelter dogs have taught me to forgive all, even those who reject and wrong us
  5. And most of all shelter dogs have taught me how to live in joy and in peace, every moment of every day.

And that is why we are all really here: To do as our teachers, our dogs do: have fun, and share joyfully and fully, with forgiveness and hope each day in this miraculous and divine moment of time together.

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