What is AHIMSA Animal Welfare

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What is AHIMSA ANIMAL WELFARE? Ahimsa Animal Welfare is nonviolence, respect and care for all living things great and small. Steven Monahan founder of GPA Charities, is the founder of “Ahimsa Animal Welfare”. AHIMSA PARK is the centerpiece. A gathering place for those who believe in non-violence, respect, love and care for all living things, great and small.


The word Ahimsa is an ancient Buddhist life moral principle of nonviolence which applies to all living beings. It is a key virtue in Jainism, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. Ahimsa is one of the cardinal virtues of Jainism, the first of the five precepts of Buddhism.

Nonviolence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of Godhead within us. Imperfect man cannot grasp the whole of that essence – he would not be able to bear its full blaze, but even an infinitesimal fraction of it, when it becomes active within us, can work wonders.”- Mahatma Gandhi

The concept of Ahimsa extends to all living beings, and therefore, protection of environment, natural habitats and vegetarianism are its natural derivatives. Buddhism and Jainism impose total non-violence on their followers. In Hinduism, it means the principle of non-injury to living beings. Hindus, particularly in the southern parts of India, often abstain from eating meat in accordance with the belief in not harming animals. To one who reads the spirit of the Gita, it teaches the secret of nonviolence, the secret of realizing self though the physical body.

Background of Ahimsa

Ahimsa is derived from the Sanskrit verb root san, which means to kill. The form hims means “desirous to kill”; the prefix a– is a negation. So a-himsa means literally “lacking any desire to kill”. Literally translated, ahimsa means to be without harm; to be utterly harmless, not only to oneself and others, but to all living beings.

But its implications are far wider; it is more than not doing violence, it is more than an attitude, it is a whole way of life. It is the opposite of  “violence” which is to hurt the vitalities of life force, through vibration due to the passions, which agitate mind, body, or speech.

Ahimsa in Jainism

The basic elements of Gandhi’s philosophy were rooted in the Indian religions of Jainism and Buddhism. Both of these advocate ahimsa, which is “absence of the desire to kill or harm” The Acaranga Sutra, a Jain text, describes the fundamental need for non-violence: “All beings are fond of life; they like pleasure and hate pain, shun destruction and like to live, they long to live. To all, life is dear”

Mahavira threw new light on the perennial quest of the soul with the truth and discipline of ahimsa. He said: There is nothing so small and subtle as the atom nor any element as vast as space. Among the Jains, one of the greatest virtues was to show compassion and kindness to fellow living beings. The clear rule for Jain monks is that all possible care must be taken not to harm living things while walking, acting, speaking, begging, or performing excretory acts.

According to the Jain tradition, ahimsa is a great vow of compassion in body, mind and spirit. Their scriptures state: Don’t injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being. The Jains believe that life (which equals soul) is sacred regardless of faith, caste, race, or even species. Harm done to other beings is considered harm to oneself since it attracts much karma.

Ahimsa in Buddhism

The concept of Ahimsa is the first of five precepts or ten precepts that the Buddha taught – “do not kill.” Jesus was the most active resister known perhaps to history. His was nonviolence par excellence. Ahimsa is certainly not cowardice; it is wisdom. And wisdom is the cumulative knowledge of the existing divine laws and sacredness of things, blended together within the psyche or soul of the Hindu.

Ramana Maharishi states: You do not like to suffer yourself. How can you inflict suffering on others? Every killing is a suicide. The eternal, blissful and natural state has been smothered by this life of ignorance. In this way the present life is due to the killing of the eternal, pristine Being. Is it not a case of suicide? Tolstoy was the greatest apostle of nonviolence that the present age has produced.


The modern philosophy of AHIMSA ANIMAL WELFARE and AHIMSA PARK was founded by Steven Monahan. AHIMSA ANIMAL WELFARE is a spiritual belief. And AHIMSA PARK is a physical gathering place for those who believe in non-violence, respect, love, and care for all living things, great and small. The Vision is for AHIMSA PARKS scattered across the globe.

Steven Monahan, animal welfare philanthropist and founder of GPA Charities.org have been a leader in innovative animal welfare since 2004. GPA Charities is in the top 1% of all nonprofits in America. Gold Star Rated.

One aspect of AHIMSA PARK is a no kill, nonviolence animal shelter adoption center. AHIMSA PARK is the introduction of a 21st century enlightened paradigm for animal welfare across the Globe.


Ahimsa Park

Imagine a Disney look pet park. A PETS Theme Park for sharing and celebrating the Human & Animal bond. Bringing together animal welfare, animal sheltering & adoption. And a fun events center for pet care and retail. Its name is Paws B Us.

A destination park for all things pets, parks walking trails, a no kill animal shelter. A spacious community park and retail shopping destination center. A fun and beautiful Disney feel and look on a green 10-acre destination park. A theme retail and events center for all things pets and animals.

Non-Violence, No- Kill

AHIMSA PARK will have green parks and walking meandering trails, a non-violence, no-kill animal shelter, and a full adoption center. A shelter and adoption center that respects, loves, and cares for all living things.

Also, for shopping for unique pet and animal items a myriad of locally owned pet boutiques. And for a fun day a indoor pet community center, and outdoor pet events stadium for pet owners and lovers to attend local, and national dog shows and agility events. And for those coming or staying for a couple of days a Hotel, Boarding kennels, Veterinarian facilities, Pet friendly Restaurants, National Pet Retailers, and so much more.

At AHIMSA PARK 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.

Each park will have space dedicated to family-friendly activities. It will have local and National pet events at an outdoor stadium. and agility courses, and frisbee fields. And, pet owner training, and activities like hikes, dog agility teams.

All living things great & small

Close your eyes: imagine a Disney look  Ahimsa Park in your community? Perhaps  replacing a current animal shelter.

Ahimsa Parks are a bold idea. One day they will be across America, and across the Globe. A new era, a new higher consciousness in animal welfare has arrived. 

An end to euthanizing millions of healthy shelter dogs, and cats every year, day in, day out. Across the globe. Our companion animals are sentient beings that feel pain, experience life, 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. Non-violence, no-kill, respect, care, and love for all living things is the only thing that will bring happiness and peace to humanity.

The Vision is for planting AHIMSA Parks, across the globe. Non violence gathering parks, animal shelters and adoption centers. GPA Charities.org has been a leader in innovative animal welfare since 2004. They are in the top 1% of all nonprofits in America. Gold Star Rated.

Our Vision

Steven’s Vision for “Ahimsa Animal Welfare” is AHIMSA PARK a place for those who believe in non-violence, respect, care for all living things, great and small. The Vision is for AHIMSA Parks, across the globe – no kill non violence animal shelters – adoption centers. GPA Charities.org, Steve’s animal welfare charities has been a leader in innovative animal welfare since 2004. They are in the top 1% of all nonprofits in America. Gold Star Rated.

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What is Heart Stick Euthanasia

What is Heart Stick Euthanasia

This is a seldom discussed article on Heart Stick Euthanasia. Heart stick as it is called is jamming a lethal death injection directly into a shelter animals heart. It is a frightening and painful way to kill a shelter dog. A dog the shelter does not want to keep past their arbitray holding period of usually three to seven days.

This cruel practice of killing shelter dogs without a sedative, by a long needle injection into a wide awake dog must be banned.

AHIMSA ANIMAL WELFARE brings attention to this violence against companion animals in animal shelters.

Heart Stick Euthanasia is a rarely discussed topic on how some shelter dogs, and cats are cruelly, and inhumanely killed in the US in animal shelters. We think this must be exposed, and openly be discussed and ended. That is why we are writing, What is Heart Stick Euthanasia. To disclose this inhumane program happening in some animal shelters in the US.

This is a real picture of shelter dogs who were mass euthanized. Shelters generally euthanize dogs and cats one day during the week. Over 2 million dogs and cats are euthanized yearly in America’s shelters. Millions more across the globe. Animals are sentient beings, meaning just as human animals the feel pain, sense fear, know if they are going to be harmed, and like us want to live. Mass euthanizations are the exact opposite of non violence.

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What is Heart Stick Euthanasia is a rarely discussed article on how some shelters kill dogs and cats in America's animal shelters.
No dog should be unmercifully dragged to his or her death.

Background of Heart Stick Euthanization

AHIMSA Animal Welfare has been researching and educating on Heart Stick Euthanasia at America’s animal shelters for years. Heart Stick euthanasia is done by county shelters to save money. It is cheaper for the shelter to not humanely sedate the dog, but euthanize the dog in one step, with a long steel needle jabbed straight to the live, and panicked kicking dogs’ heart as the dog tries to escape the attendant’s foot or grasp.

Many times, the dog moves, and the long needle misses the heart, piercing another organ. In that case, they do it again. At times if they euthanize a group of different size and weight dogs at one time each syringe may not have enough poison in the syringe, and the dog does not die immediately, so they must kill him again.

Most believe this inhumane practice ended, but it seems to have just slithered below the national radar.  AHIMSA followers are sharing with us new examples where it’s still being done. Tennessee and Georgia are just two States we learned of this week.

If you have experience on this archaic violent practice reach out to us in confidence. Steve@GreenPetsAmerica.org 

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We have found that shelters will not discuss or disclose their policies on heart stick killings. We know that Heart Stick Euthanasia is a rarely discussed subject in the US.

Help us to keep educating and writing about this inhumane procedure but we do not know how long before we may be forced to take this and other articles down.

How Much Water Should a Dog Drink Daily

6 Tips to Ensure Your Dog Drinks Enough Water Daily

How much water should a dog drink daily.

I just finished Tom Brady’s book The TB 12 Method. It’s a very detailed and refreshing book on maintaining maximum health even as we grow older. As a 42-year-old professional NFL quarterback, who seems to getter better each year, not worse, even in this body pounding sport he is one to listen to on how to live and eat healthily.

 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 way under hydrating but wondering how our dogs were doing as well. So, I started researching this by talking with vets and reading articles on hydration for humans and animals. This article covers what I learned.

1. Many Dogs Don’t Drink Enough Water

How much water should a dog drink daily

 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. Special Needs

How much water should dog a drink daily

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

How much water should a dog drink daily

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.

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.

Add dog-friendly tasty flavorings like chicken or bone broth to your dog’s water to make it more tempting and consider getting a pet drinking water fountain as a further enticement.

And most importantly for enough hydration for your dog, especially if you’re feeding dry dog food, switch to canned dog food to increase the amount of water your pet is getting from each meal.

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If you have your dog on the Fresh Meals 4 Pets program, that is ¼ fruits, ¼ vegetables and 1/2 dry kibble, or wet food they will naturally get water from the fresh fruits and vegetables, which is a great way for getting properly hydrated. However, even on the Fresh Meals 4 Pets program you may still need to drink at least the minimum recommended water hydration requirement of 1.0 ounce of water for each pound of body weight each day.  diet.

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.

These 6 Tips to Ensure Your Dog Drinks Enough Water Daily. How much water should my dog drink daily article by Steven Monahan, with research from world renowned holistic veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker’s blog at – https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/dr-karen-becker.aspx

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feeding senior dogs 7 tips

This article is on feeding senior dogs 7 tips. As your once puppy now enters his or her golden years, some things will inevitably change. He’ll still be your best friend, of course, and the vacuum will always be his nemesis. But just like us human animal’s canine animals’ health needs change a bit as well.

One major area you should be aware of is the importance of quality food and supplemental nutrition you give your senior dog. We checked with the experts what to look out for and what you may need to adjust for your senior pup. Here are 7 important tips for your senior dog’s health.

As always, consult with your own veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet—each dog is unique.



If you notice your senior dog is having a hard time eating his kibble, dental disease and tooth pain may very well be to blame. While switching to a softer food may seem to help, it’s crucial to actually address the root of the problem. “Proper dental care can greatly enhance an older dog’s life,” says Dr. Heather Frankfurt, a Texas-based veterinarian who sees many senior dogs with advanced dental disease. “Imagine having a tooth ache, or many, for several years!”

If your dog has stopped eating, however, it’s very unlikely that dental disease is solely to blame—Frankfurt notes that most pets will figure out a way to eat through tooth pain. As with all changes to eating patterns, a visit to your veterinarian is in order.  


Just as senior humans experience joint trouble, your dog is at risk of arthritis and pain. And while plenty of commercial foods are formulated to support joint health, an additional supplement may be appropriate. Frankfurt recommends that dogs over the age of 7 take a joint supplement; for larger breeds, this age could be even earlier. “There are many brands and types of joint supplements available, and it can become overwhelming to choose one,” she says. “Look for a product that contains MSM, chondroitin, and glucosamine—when combined, these ingredients promote healthy joints.”


Antioxidants are prized for their ability to fight disease and the effects of aging. They’re front and center at your trendy juice bar, and can be a healthy addition to your dog’s bowl as well, under the guidance of a veterinarian. “If they’re acting aged, they usually need antioxidants, in my view,” says Dr. Susan G. Wynn, a veterinary nutritionist. “One of the best ways to do this is to supplement fruits and veggies, but some dogs don’t tolerate them or won’t eat them. In that case, I will prescribe an antioxidant combination in capsule form.” If your pup is open to it, consider adding berries, turmeric, and dark leafy greens to his meal. 


Known to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation, omega-3 fatty acids are good for you and your aging pup. Want to reap the benefits? Consider adding fish to his diet. “Senior pets require higher levels of omega-3s for brain and heart health,” says Dr. Judy Morgan, a veterinarian certified in food therapy. “I use sardines, due to the higher heavy metal contamination in larger fish.” Fish oil supplements are another option to increase omega-3s in your dog’s diet. It is possible to get too many fatty acids, however, so be sure to consult with your veterinarian. 


A healthy weight makes for a healthy pup at any age. When seniors slow down, it’s especially important to keep an eye on that scale—extra weight is just as dangerous for our pets as it is for us.

“It’s just so easy to give an extra treat or fill up the food bowl a little bit more—food makes our pets so happy,” says Frankfurt. “However, obesity is something I take quite seriously because of the toll it takes on our pets’ bodies.”

So what can you do? Start with the basics, says Frankfurt. Measure precisely how much food you give at each meal, and never allow your dog to free-feed throughout the day—a constantly full bowl is a fast pass to obesity. Instead, feed your pet at designated intervals at least twice a day to keep him feeling satisfied. If he eats too quickly, consider a “busy bowl” or food puzzle to stretch out mealtime and help him get the most enjoyment out of those calories.

And don’t pay full attention to what the dog food bag says as how much to feed your dog. Watch him or her. If they look fat feed them less. If they look skinny feed them more. Meat produces muscle and grains can cause weight retention so  feed your pet needed meat protein over grain proteins. 


Your dog loves them, and you love giving them to him. But unfortunately, commercial treats are calorie bombs and can undo all the work you’ve done portioning out breakfast and dinner. Fresh fruits and veggies are just as rewarding—you just have to condition your dog to see them as treats.

“I always recommend that pet owners introduce veggies and fruits to their pets at as young an age as possible,” says Wynn. “They’re the healthiest treats we can use. If you teach the dog early that a vegetable is good, then veggies are treats to them.”

For easy rewards, consider small apple slices (without seeds), pear slices, blueberries, mini carrots, or for a cold treat… frozen green beans


When was the last time you bought a new food bowl? Was it during puppy-hood? If so, it may be time to upgrade to something more senior-friendly. For dogs with joint trouble, Frankfurt recommends a raised bowl to reduce the need to bend, keeping mealtime as comfortable as possible. And while you’re at it, put those bowls through the dishwasher—we have a tendency to forget this chore. And don’t let multiple dogs drink from the same bowl as it can spread disease.



25 green plants to grow in your garden friendly to your pet

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Enjoy today’s article on 25 green plants to grow in your garden friendly to your pet.

You love your pets. You share your home, your time, your affection, and maybe even your bed with your green pets. But should you share the food that you grow in your garden? The answer depends on what you grow.

In this issue of Green Pets you’ll learn 21 Plants your green pet should not eat. And learn 25 green plants your green pet can eat.

21 Plants Pets Shouldn’t Eat

If consumed, some of these plants may cause your pets only mild discomfort. But others could result in an emergency trip to the veterinarian.

So if you have curious pets and are growing any of these plants, make sure they’re out reach.

• Borage• Catnip

• Chamomile• Chives

• Coleus• Epazote

• Eucalyptus• Lavender

• Leeks• Lemon grass

• Lovage• Marjoram

• Mint• Morning glory

• Oregano• Parsley

• Sorrel• Sweet peas

• Tomato plant (and unripe fruit)

• Watercress• Yarrow

See any plants you didn’t expect? For me, catnip was a surprise. (After all, it’s famous for mesmerizing felines.) But according to the ASPCA, Catnip may actually cause vomiting and diarrhea in some cats.

How to Keep Animals Out of Your Garden

If you’re growing any of the plants above, you may be wondering how you can prevent your pets from eating them. Or maybe you’d just like to keep animals away from your garden in general.

Build a barrier. The best way to prevent your pets from eating your plants is to limit their access with a barrier.

Grow plants that pets don’t like. Plants that may drive animals away include pungent herbs, such as sage and rosemary, and the edible flower marigold. (Bonus: These plants will help repel bad bugs, too.)

Startle with motion-activated sprinklers. Most cats and dogs detest being sprayed with water. So for particularly troublesome pets, consider installing motion-activated sprinklers near your garden.This is also an effective method for scaring off other animals (e.g., deer, raccoons).

25 Plants Your Pets Can Eat (in Moderation)

Not all plants are dangerous, many are non-toxic (and even healthy) for dogs and cats.

The following plants have been deemed “pet-friendly.” But moderation is key. Too much plant material may cause digestive upset (i.e., a mess on your living room rug).

• Basil• Bell peppers

• Broccoli• Cauliflower

• Cilantro• Cucumber

• Dill• Hibiscus

• Impatiens• Leafy greens (e.g., chard, lettuce, kale)

• Lemon balm• Marigold

• Nasturtium• Peas

• Rosemary• Sage

• Salad burnet• Savory

• Snapdragon• Squash (all types)

• Strawberries• Thyme

• Tomatoes (ripe fruit only)• Watermelon

• Zinnia

As with introducing any new food to your green pet, it’s best to add fresh produce to your pet’s diet gradually. Enjoy green living this summer for you and your pets. Green Pets America – Steve Monahan.

We hope you and your pet benefit from today’s article: 25 green plants to grow in your garden friendly to your pet


25 green plants to grow in your garden friendly to your pet

189 Year Old Vegan Border Collie

Bramble a 189-Year-Old Vegan Border Collie, was the world’s oldest living dog.

Supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals deemed by U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors unfit for human consumption. The flesh of animals who fall into one of the categories of the four D’s—dead, dying, diseased, or disabled—is what often goes into pet food. Many of these animals have died of infections and other diseases.

In most all states it is legal to remove unusable parts from chickens and sell them to pet food manufacturers. Most pet foods contain the same hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics that are found in commercial meat products for humans

Vegetarian Dogs. Many vegetarians and vegans feed healthful, meatless diets to their companion animals. According to an article by PETA, one long life, healthy vegan dog example is that of Bramble, a 27-year-old border collie whose vegan diet of rice, lentils, and organic vegetables earned her consideration by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest living dog in 2002.

189 Year Old Vegan Border Collie

The dog, Bramble, a blue merle Border Collie, lived in the UK. What’s most amazing about Bramble is he actually lived on a vegan only diet of rice, lentils and organic vegetables. Her owner said he ate once a day and exercised a lot.

The owner of the dog, Anne Heritage, was a vegan herself. She just fed Bramble a big bowl of vegan dinner every evening. She explains that Bramble “is an inspiration and it just goes to show that if we eat the right things and keep on exercising, our pets and ourselves can extend our life”.

Seven Human Years for Every One Dog Year.

The age of 189 years comes from the common usage of counting 7 human years for every one dog year. This method is sometimes debated, but any way you count it – Bramble lived a long life.

Studies have shown that the ailments associated with meat consumption in humans, such as allergies, cancer, and kidney, heart, and bone problems, also affect many nonhumans. Pet food has also been recalled during mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), scares because of the risk that contaminated meat was processed into the food. One deputy commissioner states that cats especially “are susceptible to BSE.”

The nutritional needs of dogs and cats are easily met with a balanced vegan diet and certain supplements, stated James Peden, author of Vegetarian Cats & Dogs.

Meat Or No Meat?

Some people wonder if it’s “unnatural” to omit meat from the diet of a dog or cat. Animals in the wild commonly eat quite a lot of plant matter. Besides, to feed them the meat that they would naturally eat, you would have to serve them whole mice or birds or allow them to hunt for themselves, an option that is unfair to native species of birds and other small animals, since companion cats and dogs have been removed from the food chain and have advantages that free-roaming animals lack.

Vegetarian or vegan dogs and cats enjoy their food and good health, and a vegan or vegetarian diet for your companion animal is ethically consistent with animal rights philosophy, and our green living beliefs at Green Pets America….Green Pets, People Planet.



189 Year Old Vegan Border Collie
Jackson Monahan- The Green Pets America Ambassador Dog- Rescued from the Rome Georgia kill shelter.

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How to Save 100% of Americas Animal Shelter Dogs and Cats

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How to Save 100% of Americas Animal Shelter Dogs and Cats. The average shelter euthanizes 35% of the dogs and cats they take in. That 35% is classified as “Problem Behavior”. Sorry to say but at that classification, many humans would have to be put down as well. This must change. We can save one-third of all shelter animals if shelters devote more resources to retraining. The www.GreenPetsAmerica.org Charities “tag Line” since 2007 has been “Rescue -Retrain -Rehome” Retrain is how we will save America’s shelter animals.


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America Must End The Killing of Shelter Dogs and Cats

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America Must End The Killing of Shelter Dogs and Cats. Green Pets America Donate page. Please help us in our mission to end the euthanization of shelter animals. #EndKillingShelterDogsCats

Green Pets America Charities was founded in 2007. They are rated in the top 1% of all nonprofits. And Gold Star rated by Guidestar. Steven Monahan, is the Executive Director.

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Pandemic Pets

Pandemic Pets for a year it has been wonderful in that most shelter pets have not been euthanized. With the pandemic, people have been working and spending most of their time at home. Many wanted a loving pet with them and went out in droves to “Rescue and Rehome” a shelter dog or cat.

Well, now that we are all getting out again those same people are going back to work and taking their new family member back to the shelter. “Pandemic Pets” are being returned to shelters and overwhelming our shelters again.

If this returning Pandemic Pets issue continues in 2021 animal shelters will once again be euthanizing dogs and cats in droves. Please do not return your pets. Please figure a way to keep them. Follow our articles on “Pandemic Pets” at www.GreenPetsAmerica.org and learn ways to save your new family member from being returned to the shelter and euthanized.

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HOW TO ADOPT A RETIRING K9 MILITARY DOG. Green Pets America Charities was founded in 2007. Our mission is to find homes for all dogs. Here is a detailed article on how to adopt a retiring military dog.


Military dog adoption uniquely allows civilians to rehome military working dogs. Military working dogs are also known as, MWD. In brief, these dogs are especially unique as they’re retired from serving.

Notably retired from duty, military working dogs are now on a special mission, by all means, to find a forever home. To point out, before 2000, military war dogs were euthanized or given to an allied army. In 2000, President Clinton significantly signed a law approving military dog adoption.

Military Working Dogs May Have:
Assisted in law enforcement.
Helped in agricultural tasks.
Helped with bomb-sniffing.
Aided with search and rescue.
Served as mission scouts.
Completed war tasks.
Helped in drug detection.
Worked as field or training dogs.
Employed as therapy dogs.

Military Dog Adoption FAQs

QUESTION: Do military working dogs have a set of skills?

ANSWER: Yes and as a result of the inability of performing those learned skills, consequently military dogs are no longer cut out for military lifestyles.

QUESTION: Do retired military working dogs still receive military benefits?

ANSWER: All in all, after a military dog is adopted, MWDs lose benefits. In other words, pet parents considering military dog adoption are responsible for any health issues.

QUESTION: Is military working dog adoption available through the U.S. Air Force site?

ANSWER: Considering military working dog adoption? In that case, speak to a US Air Force representative.

Military Working Dog Foster Program: (210) – 671 – 3686

Military Working Dog Adoptions Program: (210) – 671 – 3153

QUESTION: Does a military dog adoption entail rehabilitation of the canine?

ANSWER: In effect, many military dogs retire with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For this reason, they need a safe and neutral environment.

QUESTION: Don’t all military working dogs need homes upon retirement?

ANSWER: Surprisingly, 90% of MWDs end up with their handlers. After which, a few military working dogs are available for the most part available for adoption.

QUESTION: Should I expect retired military working dogs to be a particular breed and young?

ANSWER: Overall the available MWDs for working dog adoption are altogether between 10 and 12 years old. To be noted, German Shepards, Labrador Retrievers, and Belgian Malinois are popular.


Retired Service Dog Adoption Process

Military dog adoption is possible, although it is necessary to practice patience and specifically follow the rules.

1.) Check the Mission K9 Rescue website: for their availability of MWDs.

2.) Review the adoption forms and answer all of the questions appropriately.

3.) Meet Expectations: In brief, most MWD dogs aren’t for kids under five years old. Due to each facility’s requirements, to be noted, you must meet their standards. In specific, TSA requires a fenced yard, no intention to move within six months, adherence to ordinances, medical, and training.

4.) Visit a Facility: Given these points, make an appointment to visit a facility in the hope to interact with a MWD.

5.) Rehome a MWD: Interested in adopting a military working dog and in particular, learning more about military dog adoption? Call the Lackland Air Force site.

6.) Pick up your MWD: For one thing, bring a crate and a leash for your MWD’s safe transit.

Items a pet parent may need for their MWD in the long run:

  • MWD adoption application
  • Leash
  • Dog crate
  • Identification

Meet the MWD Adoption Suitability Checklist:

  • Past Experience: That is to say, do you have prior experience with dogs?
  • Fenced Yard: In particular, is there a secured fenced yard in your home? If not, how will the dog get exercise and go to the toilet?
  • Background Check: Provide two forms of identification and two references.
  • Describe Tenants: In detail, provide everyone’s age and describe any other pets.
  • Do You Rent Or Own:If renting, given these points, provide reasonable proof of your landlord’s consent to have a dog.
  • Explain the Dog’s Details: With attention to the dog, where will he sleep at your home? How frequently will he be home alone? For this reason, where will he stay when you’re gone?
  • Provide Vet’s Details: That is to say provide the contact information for your Veterinarian.


  1. Shorten Your Wait Time: If you’re open to adopting any breed.
  2. Learn Proper Handling Techniques: Generally speaking, military working dogs have around $40,000 to $50,000 worth of training to certainly ensure their thorough preparation for duty. Speak to the facility with attention to proper handling techniques.
  3. Honor thy Word: To explain, federal law particularly prosecutes MWD contracts that aren’t honored.
  4. Waived Adoption Fee: Another key point important to realize is that the pet parent is responsible for travel cost.
  5. Military and Police Handler Preference: The original dog handler specifically has priority in adoptions whenever possible.

Retired Military Adoption Sites

To sum up, these notable military and law enforcement sites are tremendous in spirit and service. In sum, they provide civilians as well as Vets with retired service dogs adoptions.

1.) Saveavet.org – In this case, Saveavet.org is an active military and law enforcement working dog rescue.

2.) VetsAdoptPets.org – In detail, Vetsadoptpets.org ultimately allows users the ability to specifically check out TSA adoption possibilities.

3.) Solidersbestfriend.org – On the whole, Soildersbestfriend.org is markedly pairing PTSD veterans along with retired military service dogs.

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