Animal shelters from all around the world are full of healthy and active senior animals looking for a loving owner and a permanent home. However, the sad reality is that these pets are usually the last to get adopted – and the first ones to be put on the euthanasia list.
“I grew up with a lot of pets,” the man told The Dodo. “Both my parents were animal lovers and they pretty much always let me have whatever I wanted as long as I could take care of it.”
Well, one man is trying to make more people realize the joy of adopting older animals by leveraging the power of social media. The 52-year-old animal lover named Steve Greig can’t stop adopting senior dogs into his home in downtown Denver. So far, he’s adopted no less than 10 senior dogs, 4 chickens, 2 ducks, a rabbit and a pig.
“You kind of know what you want out of life once you become a certain age,” he said. “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.”
The “gang” managed to gain quite an impressive following on Instagram where they currently have almost 1 million followers.
If you want to learn more about how life looks like with 10 senior dogs, four chickens, two ducks, a rabbit and a pig, make sure to check out the video below.