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Get the box of tissues ready because we have a really touching story to share with you. Months after Steve Greig’s beloved dog passed away, he was still feeling hopeless. And that’s when he turned his sadness into a great idea: why not give another dog a loving forever home?  And not just any dog. Steve went to the local shelter in Denver, Colorado and asked for the “least adoptable” senior dog. Senior dogs are, sadly, commonly overlooked, even though seniors still have lots of love to give. Steve adopted a 12-year-old Chihuahua with a heart murmur and four bad knees. And then his family of “unadoptable” pups grew – and grew. And then grew some more. Now Steve has opened his home to not one, but ten senior dogs.

Steve is now a super busy Dad to his pack of senior dogs. 

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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,” Steve says

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And with ten dogs, most of them have different diets. 


Steve also handles all of their vet and grooming appointments. He also administers medication to the dogs with health problems. 


Steve comes home from work on his lunch break to let the dogs out and to give them treats.

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Steve is also Dad to a pig named Bikini, as well as two ducks, pigeons, cats, and a few chickens.

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While Steve doesn’t have room for more animals right now, he does plan on adopting more in the future. 


Steve says that senior dogs, “are just wiser animals.”

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He also explains that having all the pups around “just make it feel like home.” 

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“It’s just fulfilling knowing that these guys are happy and loved and well-taken care of. It makes my days worthwhile” says Steve.



And his animals aren’t the only ones Steve has touched: Steve’s Instagram account has 577K animal loving followers who can’t wait to see what cuteness will be posted next. Steve’s big heart is truly an inspiration for how we can all do our part to help animals. If you’re looking for a new family member, consider adopting a senior dog. If you’re unable to adopt, consider volunteering at your local animal shelter or sanctuary.

All image source: Wolgang2242/Instagram

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60 comments on “This Awesome Man Has Devoted His Life to Rescuing Old Animals No One Wanted”

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1 Years Ago

May his tribe increase! I am an IG follower of this awesome guy

john pasqua
1 Years Ago

great champion for the senior dogs.

rita palmer
1 Years Ago

this guy is very special, i\'am also a animal lover, i would luv to see more people like that.

Linda West
1 Years Ago

What a super sweet and caring person. God will reward you for how you are helping these animals. God bless you forever.

Theresa McKay
1 Years Ago

Now this my kind of guy/person. Just wonderful : ) I have a senior dog (soon to be 12) that I got when she was 9 weeks old from New Orleans. She has been my loyal friend/companion for all these years. I will be devastated when she dies. I can\'t fathom how anyone could be so disloyal to their pet and just dump them when they are older.....total jerks.
Recently, we got a feral kitten (from Georgia) from the shelter who is in love with our old dog and our rescue box Russian turtle. It\'s nice...it\'s nice to have a mixed family : ) Although, I keep a close eye on the cat when she\'s around the tortoise.
Thank God for my fellow animal lovers! My kind of people : )
Sincerely, Theresa

1 Years Ago

And I love the addition of the other beings as well What is a family without a few birds and a pig? I live with 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 birds. no pigs though.

1 Years Ago

I have seen this a couple of times but always enjoy it. I would love to have a rescue for old dogs but i am not one of those people who would get it together nor am i good at living with that many animals even though it sounds like such a wonderful thing to have those lovely seniors. i think it is wonderful that he has taken them all in and formed this beautiful family. the pictures always make me laugh. Lucky man-lucky dogs.

sharon levy
1 Years Ago

I wish I could find a senior single man who would adopt me and my 12
this man is beyond special Bless him

1 Years Ago

Thank you for being a true angel for animals! They are just so loving and loyal just like your heart.

Aveline April Gerlach
1 Years Ago

This is a true angel,not those with the wings that do nothing.


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