When Steve Greig was forced to lay his best friend to rest, it took him a long time to overcome his grief. To overcome the feelings of sadness that he was stricken with, he made the decision to head to a local animal shelter in Denver to find a new pet. However, he was not looking for the cutest and most adorable puppy to take home with him. His objective was a completely different one indeed.
His goal was to locate senior dogs who were unable to find a home of their own and he took it one step further by specifically asking for the dogs that were least likely to find a forever home. Steve is now the proud owner of ten senior dogs that he obtained from this shelter and thanks to his Instagram account, you are now given the opportunity to see him and his very large brood in action.
His new family requires him to wake up at 5 AM each morning to fix breakfast, but you won’t ever hear Steve complaining. Since each of the dogs requires a different meal, breakfast time can get complicated. Much of his day is filled with various trips to the vet and walks in the park. As soon as Steve places himself at the dogs’ level, he is typically besieged by attention hungry animals in search of hugs and love.
In Steve’s opinion, the dogs are much more wise than their younger counterparts. They have a greater idea of what they desire out of life. Steve also finds it easier to develop relationships with the animals, as they have a far greater sense of self. He finds a great deal of fulfillment in taking care of these dogs and offering them the sort of enjoyment during their twilight years that they truly deserve.
The house is loaded with animals, including chickens, cats, pigeons, ducks and even a pig who answers to Bikini. While he does not have any additional room for animals at the moment, he is planning on continuing to adopt senior dogs. In his mind, love does not know any age.
Steve grew up in a house of animal lovers and was always surrounded by pets. Thanks to these senior dogs, his residence now feels like a home more than ever before. Please share this story and help to raise awareness about the importance of finding homes for senior dogs who are typically neglected.