Colorado Man Adopts Senior Dogs Unable To Find Forever Homes

Eight years ago, Colorado man Steve Greig began adopting old shelter dogs that were unable to find loving homes. Steve’s journey began when his own dog passed away in 2011.

Greg told The Dodo “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.”

Greig is not only an account, but also an avid animal lover. He’s cared for many dogs, cats, and other animals throughout his life, but it wasn’t until 2011 that his passion of caring for animals really blossomed.

He went into a local shelter and asked specifically for a dog that was having trouble finding a home. That’s when he adopted a 12-year-old Chihuahua with knee problems and heart murmurs.

Since that first Chihuahua, Greig adopted eight senior dogs and cared for two other dogs owned by his sister and roommate, a pet pig, a rabbit, fish, and a chicken.

Greig wakes up at around 5AM to prepare meals for his dogs and give them their medication. He then heads off to work, and returns back home during lunch time to give the dogs treats and let them out for some fresh air.

He found his passion to be caring for senior dogs. Greig says “they’re just wiser animals. 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.”

Two of Greig’s older dogs passed away within the last year but his plan is to keep adopting more senior dogs to take their place. Steve shares his journey with others on his Instagram page, and has amassed nearly 1M followers in the process.

Steve uses social media to raise money to help care for the dogs. He accepts donations and also sells Wolfgang tee shirts on his website. A children’s book is also in the works for Greig, and he plans to call it “The One and Only Wolfgang: From Pet Rescue to One Big Happy Family.”

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