This man adopts animals that nobody wants after his beloved pet dog passed away

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When his dog passed away, this man decided to deal with his loss in the most unusual way.

Steve Grieg, an accountant from Colorado, United States felt lost after one of his dogs left the world and him for good.

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

Following the passing of his dog, he then decided to visit an animal shelter and adopted the “least adoptable” dog.

 

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To him, even if his dog had passed away, he still had another chance to give another dog a better life.

 

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“So [I adopted] a 12-year-old Chihuahua [named Eeyore] with a heart murmur and four bad knees and I brought him home and that was just the beginning of all the animals,” Greig said.

Currently, he is raising 10 senior dogs, a pig named Bikini, two chicken, two ducks, two pigeons, several cats, a rabbit and a pond full of koi fish.

 

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Having a full house of several species means that Greig’s daily routine normally starts early in the morning.

 

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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, which, you know, there’s 10 [dogs] and most of them have different diets,” he said.

After making breakfast for him and the animals, he will attend to the senior dogs who have health problems to give them their medication.

 

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After that, he will go to work but return at lunchtime to give the animals some treats as well as to let them out.

 

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During weekends, Grieg’s schedule is filled with visits to the vet or grooming appointment depending on the needs of each of the animals.

While currently, his hands are full with the ten animals at home, Greig said that he plans to adopt more as the older ones pass on.

 

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“They just make it feel like home. It’s just fulfilling knowing that these guys are happy and loved and well taken care of. It makes my days worthwhile.”

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