Hi, I’m Steven Monahan, Founder-Executive Director of Green Pets America Charities. 


Green Pets America Charities was founded in 2007.  After surviving a terminal illness the year before, my life views dramatically shifted.  I left the corporate world where I was a fortune 500 executive and decided to start a non profit community based animal pet food pantry. We named it Meals Fur Pets. A few years later we expanded and started a death row shelter group as well.  Having survived death I was drawn to help death row dogs receive the mercy of a second chance at life as well.

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Above Image: Woodstock, Ga. K-9 Unit

In addition to a food pantry and animal rescue group we  have honored our local working Police K9s by providing a fenced safe rest area at the Woodstock police station for a K9 outdoor “Break Room”.  With a large fenced space to relax the K-9’s no longer have to sit in a police cruiser for an extended time period while their handler completes arrest paperwork at the police station. Our police K9’s are 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.

Green Pets America Today

Today, beyond implementing immediate lifesaving strategies and programs,  our focus is on uplifting animal welfare and animal sheltering from its unconscious past and leading it forward as an expression of societies enlightened 21st century love of its companion animals; as family members and sentient beings.  Our primary focus now is to dramatically change the culture of animal sheltering in America.  To that end we have developed a vision for a joining of municipal sheltering with the consumer pet industry. To spread our concept of a modern and compassionate no kill sheltering vision for this 21st Century we have published three animal welfare books: Rescue Renew Rehome, Art of the Black Dog.Project Black Dog Adoption. 

green pets americaIn 2015 Steven wrote his first animal welfare book: RESCUE RENEW REHOME. The book lays out his  vision for 21st century Celebration Villages across America. They will bring forth a new enlightened, compassion based thinking for animal welfare in America.

The book has received numerous 5-star reviews for its message of integrating pet retail with pet adoption to end pet homelessness in America.

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In late 2017 Steven wrote his second animal welfare book, ART OF THE BLACK DOG, teaching about Black Dog Syndrome and the most euthanized shelter dogs in America. Numerous 5 Star Reviews received.


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And in 2018 Steve published his third animal adoption book : Project Black Dog Adoption.  This book brings education and awareness to our Project Black Dog adoption program to increase the adoptions of the least adopted most overlooked shelter dogs. 5 Star Reviews.

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Green Pets America Charities is an animal welfare, IRS Certified nonprofit We have been recognized by the State of Georgia and the City of Woodstock and other entities for our humanitarian work for animals and pet owners in need. 


Future of animal sheltering and pet retail in America

Future of animal sheltering and pet retail in America

Many animal welfare organizations across America are working tirelessly to save  shelter animals. And as this life saving mission is being addressed daily,  Green Pets America and others are also working on planning the future of sheltering as well. In this article we want to share with you our vision for changing the failed industrial era animal sheltering model, replacing it with a new, from the ground up sheltering paradigm being demanded by an awakened and educated animal loving society.

Our Vision


Celebration Village

Each multi acre, multi task, multi million dollar investment community animal center, will be developed and funded by the local government it resides within. Each community center will include a no kill adoption center and animal sanctuary. Each Celebration Village will be anchored by a national pet store, along with a myriad of retail pet boutiques. Additionally on the multi acre community destination site there will be a state of the art veterinary facility, pet hotel, pet grooming store,  pet friendly restaurants, and a multi acre indoor and outdoor pet event facility.

Think Disney, think Celebration, think a bonded community of pet lovers spending the day together. A celebration of life. 


Best Friends animal society is without a doubt the foremost non profit animal welfare group in America. They have a program to end homelessness for animals by 2025. Here is an excerpt of their strategy on the future of animal sheltering in America. No one organization can change a broken system. Working together however animal welfare organizations across the U.S. will get it done. The tide has shifted, people have awakened, and a new sheltering paradigm will be in place by 2025 in America.

Future of animal sheltering and pet retail in America

Here is an excerpt from the Best Friends website.

” Best Friends has been promoting for several years in conversations with other leaders in the movement and with our 2025 National Steering Committee partners begins with an understanding that animals don’t belong in shelters (as they are currently configured) in the first place. Consequently, any brick-and-mortar facility intended to provide services to community pets and their people should be designed from the start with that in mind or repurposed with that as a priority.

Our placeholder name for the envisioned operation is a community animal resource center. It will prioritize allocation of work space away from impoundment and toward community services that help residents keep their pets in their homes and keep transitioning homeless pets out of the shelter and in foster care.

Pet wellness and low-cost spay/neuter services are must-haves, as well as volunteer-powered community cat programs. Staff will be trained in community relations to bring pet support services to low-income communities. Facilities will have space dedicated to family-friendly activities such as training classes, and staff will organize pet-centric community activities such as hikes, dog agility teams and children’s engagement programs. What temporary sheltering is needed will be designed to reduce the stress of resident pets and boost adoptions.

This is not going to happen overnight, and it may sound like “pie in the sky” but many of the elements of a community approach to animal care and protection are already here, as part of the national campaign to achieve no-kill nationwide by 2025. In our vision of the future, a highly engaged and technology-networked animal-loving community will be the guarantor of animal health and safety — and we will all be better for it.

Black Dog Publishing Atlanta Georgia

Black Dog Publishing

Atlanta Georgia USA

Publishers of animal theme books

Exclusively for nonprofit organizations at special rates

Our latest animal books are Project Black Dog Adoption, Rescue Renew Rehome and Art of the Black Dog.

Art of the Black Dog  a full color photography book of beautiful black dogs from around the Globe. Additionally, it has prose and poems and inspiring information on black dogs. Its focus is on the Story of Black Dog Syndrome that leads to the euthanization of over one-half -million black dogs annually in America’s animal shelters. Art of the Black Dog has been well received and has garnered numerous 5 Start reviews.

Rescue Renew Rehome  the story of dog rescue and the future of animal welfare and the pet industry in America. Rescue Renew Rehome has also received numerous 5 Star reviews.

Project Black Dog Adoption  Black Dog Publishing’s latest art book. It has beautiful original photography black dogs showcased as well as wonderful information on black dogs and an inspiring story of Sheba the therapy dog that consoled survivors and their loved ones at hospitals and other sites near the Pentagon at 911.

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Proceeds go to the rescue and adoption of black shelter dogs

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No Kill Book Rescue Renew Rehome

No Kill Book Rescue Renew Rehome. Looking for a 5 Star Rated No Kill Book ? You will love Rescue Renew Rehome

Rescue Renew Rehome lays out how your community can rescue, renew and rehome all your 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.

No Kill Book Rescue Renew Rehome

Read these great Amazon book reviews 

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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