Steve Greig lost his beloved dog and to fill the void; he started adopting unwanted senior dogs, giving them comfort and love in their last years.


Colorado, United States – Steve Greig and his pack of dogs have become social media famous, and the story behind their adorable pictures is even better.

Steve’s beloved dog passed away eight years ago, and it left a void in his life. For months he mourned the loss and didn’t know how to heal his broken heart. One day he thought he should turn the heartache into a life-changing moment.

Having always loved animals and cared for as many as possible, he went down to the shelter and adopted the oldest dog there. His heart instantly grew, and he realised that he could use his love for animals to save lives.

Steve spoke to The Dodo about how he overcame the pain. His first senior adoption was a 12-year-old Chihuahua with heart murmurs and knee problems.

“I was just so distraught about [that death],”

“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.”

Steve has since adopted eight senior dogs with health issues. He also takes care of a pig, a rabbit, a pond full of fish, and a chicken named Oprah.

Much like a nurse in an old-aged home, Steve wakes up every morning and preps each animal’s meal according to their health issues and dispenses their medication. Once the animals have been fed, he goes off to work and then heads home at lunch-time to check on everyone.

As his seniors cross over the rainbow bridge, he reopens his heart to the next old dog in need of love and care. Steve now uses their social media fame to raise money for all the senior dogs he can’t save.

Take a look at the happy pack below; the photos warmed our hearts.


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Update. Darnella has been adopted by @cartomtroy66 For the past few years on Thanksgiving I do some kind of ridiculous group video with all the dogs and Bikini feasting around the table while I wait on them hand and foot, err paw and hoof. The only real difference from our everyday life being that they are at the dining room table eating on good china instead of in the kitchen eating from dog bowls, and I let Bikini have seconds. This year I wanted to do something different to reflect one of the more important things we are reminded of this time of year, sharing with the less fortunate. Meet twelve-year-old special needs Darnella (front and center) available for adoption in Denver @maxfund . Come on……Darnella? The name alone is gold. It’s like your favorite midwestern relative that always brings her famous jello salad to the family pot lucks. Darnella has been without a home for a very, very long time. But this year she’ll spend Thanksgiving at my home instead of a cage and in my bed instead of the floor. Granted, my bed is probably just as crowded as the shelter but I think she’ll like it better here just the same. If you’re intrested in giving Darnella a forever home contact Kim at Maxfund by emailing or calling Maxfund shelter. But forThanksgiving, she’s all mine. #setanotherplaceatthetable

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