Dogs are not just pets, they are family. Anyone who lives with dogs has sentiments attached with them. They can not go a day without being with their four-legged friends, and they love to spoil them rotten. However, every soul on earth is here for a limited time, and it shall depart when it’s days are over. It’s deeply sad, but this is the biggest reality of life. Dogs usually live up to 10 to 13 years, but their lifespan varies from breed to breed. So, when these furbabies finally cross the rainbow bridge, they leave their owners in a life long grief.
It takes some time for dog owners to finally get over the loss of their beloved dogs. However, they don’t really forget their darling pets that have been a part of their families. Everyone in our life has their own place, and they can’t be replaced. It is difficult to forget the ones that are no longer a part of our story. Whenever we recall the memories of the past, they would always be there in our thoughts. Time is the best healer, and eventually, dog owners learn to live without their fluffy buddies. Today, we are going to share with you an extremely heartwarming story of a man who adopted all those dogs from the shelter that no one else wanted.Steve Greig a 55 year old man who loved his dog Wolfgang just like every dog owner does, but unfortunately, his beloved doggo met an accident and lost his life. Greig was heart broken after the death of his dog. To cope up with the grief of his beloved dog, he drove of to the nearest animal shelter and adopted a new one. The fun part is that Steve didn’t just adopt one dog, he adopted 9 of them. All 9 dogs with different health issues are living together happily. Scroll down and check them out.
Say hello to Eyeore— the first dog Steve adopted after Wolfgang passed.
Eyeore is a 12 year-old Chihuahua with murmuring heart and knee problems. Nobody wanted to adopt this poor doggo, but Steve opened doors to his loving home for this fellow. Steve grew up with parents that loved animals, and he has taken after them. He has immense love for all kinds of animals, not just dogs. Other than the 9 senior canines, Steve has a rabbit, four chickens, two ducks, a turkey called Tofu and a pig named Bikini. This is what Steve said in an interview:
“It was just devastating. After a few months, I finally decided I needed something good to come out of his death. It was so immediately healing that I knew this is just what I was supposed to do. From then on, I only adopted senior dogs. I heard about another one that needed a home and then another one, and I just kept expanding.”
That’s a beautiful Family photograph.
“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.”
“I grew up with a lot of pets. 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”
“It’s just incredibly rewarding. These dogs get overlooked in shelters and they have so much light and love left in them.”
“There’s just nothing better. Senior dogs are just so chill and fit so many people’s lifestyles. … Each one has something different to give.”
A Squad that eats together, stays together.
What a happy family. So precious.
The canines pose while Bikini is having a little “me time”.
Wow! This is indeed rewarding to adopt those who everyone else has neglected. Senior dogs are full of love, and they are just as playful as a puppy. They might be a bit slow due to their age, but it doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have a good time. Steve Greig has taken a great initiative of adopting senior dogs that often get overlooked by people. We really hope that more and more people realize how much love and care these dogs need. We wish every dog gets to know what it is like to have a family that loves them. Do share our thoughts about this in the comments below.