Steve Greig still felt crushed, months after his beloved dog passed away, and in that pain is when he decided he wanted to make a difference
“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.”
He wanted to give another rescue the good life that they deserve, but not just any dog, he brought home the ‘least adoptable’ senior dog.
“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”
He chose the pups that didn’t have a good chance at being adopted, the ones that are often overlooked, and gave them a home.
Now, he is the loving, and super busy, dad to ten elder rescue dogs, a pig, chicken, and a turkey.
Greig wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning to make breakfast for his animal family. This is especially difficult as most of them have different diets.
Then his schedule is filled up with vet appointments, walks in the park, and just a lot of love and cuddles.
“Whenever I sit or lie down at a dog-friendly level, there are always at least three or four of [dogs] attached,” Greig wrote on his Instagram page.
“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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“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’s 10 [dogs] and most of them have different diets”
“[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”