Man Dedicates His Life To Adopting Senior Dogs No One Wanted – Dog Moment

Months kept passing after Steve Greig’s beloved dog died, but he still felt crushed. That’s when he decided he should give another rescue dog a good life. But not just any dog from an animal shelter. He went to his local dog adoption center in Denver, Colorado to take home the “least adoptable” senior dog, as these are the ones too often overlooked. Now, Greig is a super busy human dad to his ten elder dog shelter rescues, and his Instagram is overloaded with cuteness approved by 478k followers.

Steve Grieg, is an animal lover and a kind owner who lives in Colorado. However, Steve is far from an ordinary pet owner because he just can’t stop adopting senior dogs and farm animals.

“I grew up with a lot of pets,” Greig told. “Both my parents were animal lovers and they pretty much always let me have whatever I wanted as long as I could take care of it.”

Greig’s love of animals followed him to adulthood. When he got his own place, he always had three or four dogs around. But the ᴅ.ᴇ.ᴀ.ᴛ.ʜ of one, in particular, was the catalyst to growing the multi-species family he has today. He decided to do something to commemorate his pup, so he started adopting animals. Currently, his home in Colorado, houses 10 dogs (mostly seniors), a pig named Bikini who thinks she’s a dog, two chickens, two ducks, two pigeons, a couple of cats (who live in the garage and are on mouse duty), a rabbit and a pond full of koi. He wanted to give this dog a chance at having a good life because he was overlooked and couldn’t find a forever home.

His schedule is filled with walks in the park, trips to the vet, grooming appointments… and lots of love and cuddles.

“A normal day for me is getting up at 5 a.m. in the morning and making breakfast for all of them, which, you know, there are 10 [dogs] and most of them have different diets,” he said.

He also has an Instagram account with over 1M followers, where he often uploads cute pictures and videos of his pets. People from around the world follow his family and look forward to the updates and pictures. Steve is glad his page can show people how great it can be to adopt senior animals.

“They’re just wiser animals,” Steve said. “You kind of know what you want out of life once you become a certain age. It’s just fulfilling knowing that these guys are happy and loved and well-taken care of. It makes my days worthwhile.”

Now, he is the loving, and super busy, dad to ten elder rescue dogs, a pig, chicken, and a turkey.
Greig loves all of his animals, but there’s something special about seniors in particular that he’s drawn to.

“They’re just wiser animals,” he said. “You kind of know what you want out of life once you become a certain age. These dogs know who they are and it’s easy to develop a relationship with a person or pet who knows who they are.”

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