Steve Greig is not your ordinary pet owner or accountant. This is because he has taken in a large number of house pets over the past few years.
Though that might not seem too unusual, some of his selections surely are.
Yes, while other people in his profession are counting numbers, he’s adding up animals.
Currently, his Colorado home accommodates 10 very appreciative dogs that are mostly up in age, but that’s just a part of the pack.
There’s also a pig named Bikini (who actually thinks she’s a dog) 2 ducks, 2 chickens, 2 pigeons, a few of cats (who live in the garage and are on full-time mouse duty), a rabbit, and even a pond full of koi fish.
Steve has been a big fan of animals his entire life. Ever since being on his own, he always had three or four dogs around.
However, the death of one in particular was what motivated him to start the multi-species family he has today.
He said. “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 something good happened that probably wouldn’t have happened if he had not died.”
So, Mr. Greig decided to go down to the local shelter and adopt the “least adoptable” dog there. He figured that even though one of his beloved pets had passed away, he could still give other dogs a good life.
And, that’s exactly what he did. He chose Eeyore, a 12-year-old Chihuahua with a heart murmur and four bad knees, and that’s how is extended family got started.
His top priority is giving senior dogs a good home they may not have ever had again due to their age.
Every morning around 5 a.m., Steve wakes up and makes more than 10 different breakfasts for his mixed family.
In addition, he administers the daily medication to the seniors who have health problems.
Then after letting them out for a little bit, he leaves for work but always returns back home at lunchtime to let his pets out again and give them snacks.
As you can imagine, Mr. Grieg’s weekends are filled with grooming appointments and/or trips to the vet. It all just depends on what each pet is in need of. When it comes to walks, he somehow manages to take all of the dogs at the same time.
But with Bikini, it’s a different story, because she either gets to ride along in her wagon or is picked up and carried, which she supposedly doesn’t like as much.
Steve finds taking care of his pets to be incredibly fulfilling. Although he is presently is at his limit of furry and feathered friends, as the older ones pass on, he plans to continue adopting more animals to take their place.
If you’d like to hear more about him and his “wolf gang”, you can follow them on Instagram, where they have nearly a half-million followers.
Furthermore, if you want to follow his fine example, head over to Adopt-a-Pet.com and perhaps give a hopeful pet a happy home!
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