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Man Adopts All Overlooked Senior Animals From Shelter After Grieving Loss Of Dog

Steve Graig was going through a difficult time after losing his beloved dog when he decided he should give another rescue a good life.

But he didn’t just want any dog, instead, he went and found the ‘least adoptable’ senior dog he could find and took them home.

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These are the dogs that are often overlooked, but not by Steve. Now he is a happy father to ten elder shelter rescue dogs.

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You see, months after Steve’s beloved dog passed away, he was still crushed:

“A month or two went by and I still felt so horrible about it. I decided that the only way I would feel better was if something good happened that probably wouldn’t have happened if he had not died.”

“So [I adopted] a 12-year-old Chihuahua with a heart murmur and four bad knees. And that was just the beginning of all the animals.”

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Steve wakes up at 5.A.M. every morning to get a head start on breakfast for his large family of elder dogs, as a lot of them have different diets, this can take a while.

The rest of his day is then filled with walks, visits to the vets, and general love and affection to and from the pups.

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On Steves Instagram page which has over 1 million followers, he wrote “Whenever I sit or lie down at a dog-friendly level, there are always at least three or four of [dogs] attached.”

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Speaking to The Dodo, Steve said: “They’re just wiser animals. You kind of know what you want out of life once you become a certain age. These older dogs know who they are, and it’s easy to develop a relationship with a person or pet who knows who they are. It’s just fulfilling knowing that these adorable animals are happy and loved and well-taken care of. It makes my days worthwhile.”

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Steve is a self-confessed animal lover, and this isn’t exclusive to dogs, he also is a happy human father to a pig named Bikini, two ducks, cats, pigeons, and even some chickens.

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Now he is completely full up for pets and has no room, but does plan to adopt more senior dogs as soon as he is able to in the future.

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

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“[Senior dogs] are just wiser animals. They just make it feel like home. It’s just fulfilling knowing that these guys are happy and loved and well-taken care of. It makes my days worthwhile.”

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He is certainly a strong believer in the saying, love sees no age!

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Check out Steve’s Instagram here to see more of him and his beloved pets.

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 (h/t: thedodo)

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