Steve Greig could be considered an ordinary guy, however he’s an ordinary guy with a huge heart. And it was initially a broken heart that spurred him to become a hero to the dogs he adopts, dogs that would otherwise be considered too old to find a home.
"I grew up with a lot of pets," Greig 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."
When one of his beloved dogs died, Steve decided that the only way to overcome his grief was to head to his local shelter and adopt the "least adoptable" dog.
"I was just so distraught about [that death]," Greig 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 [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.
Steve now cares for 10 dogs, most of whom are ageing.
"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 of them have different diets," he said.
On top of the 10 dogs, Steve also cares for a pig named Bikini, 2 ducks, 2 chickens, 2 pigeons, some cats, a rabbit, and a pond full of koi.
Steve's Instagram account has amassed quite a number of followers who are equally as intrigued about how he manages to care for such an amount of animals.
It takes an amazing heart to show such care and devotion to so many animals. Kudos to Steve.
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