While most animal lovers choose to buy pets, others prefer to adopt instead. These days, many animal groups encourage people to consider adopting animals instead of buying from the shop or breeders.
It’s ideal to adopt instead of purchasing because we give abandoned or abused animals a second chance at life. It’s such a rewarding experience to provide a forever home for the shelter animals who longs for a loving family.
Steve Greig is one of those people who loves adopting shelter animals, particularly senior dogs with special needs. He’s a proud dad to his animal family. Aside from adopting canines, he also has four chickens, two ducks, a rabbit, and would you believe a pig also lives in his house as a pampered pet?
When did Steve start adopting animals? It all began when his dog named Wolfgang died. Losing Wolfgang truly broke Steve’s heart, so he thought that the pain will go away by doing something good and purposeful. He then started looking for the most senior and a dog that no one adopts in the shelter. He believes that this action is a good way to honor Wolfgang’s memory.
The first dog he adopted was a Chihuahua named Eeyore. When he adopted Eeyore, he was 12 years old with a heart murmur and all four knees are in bad condition. Despite the dog’s condition, Steve stands to be the pet’s new owner and gave him a feeling that no one could explain, just pure happiness within.
Eventually, his animal family began to grow. His house serves as a shelter for animals who need it the most. Steve loves them all, but the oldest dogs own a special spot in his heart.
For Steve, he believes that it’s the senior dogs who can easily build a strong bond between the owner and the pet. Steve’s journey with his pets melts hearts, and it will make you realize that all animals are equal. It’s not about how they look, but it’s about the love and positive impact they give our lives.