After The Loss Of His Beloved Minature Pinscher, A Retired Senior From Colorado Opened Up His Home And Adopted 11 Senior Dogs In Hopes Of Giving Them A Better, More Loving Future

Chris Ryan/KOTO - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person or dog

I’ve always admired people who have big enough hearts to adopt and rescue senior dogs.

So often, people focus on adopting puppies or dogs no more than two to three years old. However, so many senior dogs deserve just as much love and care as puppies, and they often spend their final years in a shelter or foster home because they’re overlooked.

Thankfully, there are people like Steve Grieg, who not only wants to see a better future for senior dogs but has opened his home to several of them.

Steve is a retired man living in Denver, Colorado. He’s 59-years-old and has 12 roommates. Well, they’re not human roommates but animal roommates!

After the tragic loss of his beloved 12-year-old Miniature Pinscher, Wolfgang, in 2012, Steve figured out the best way to honor his memory. It was to give adoptable senior dogs a second chance at life in a comfy, cozy, loving home.

It all started with a 12-year-old Chihuahua named Eeyore, whom he adopted not long after Wolfgang’s passing.

After feeling so great about adopting Eeyore and being able to give a senior dog a loving home, he decided to rescue more senior dogs, giving them a great home where he could offer them all the love and care they needed in their old age.

Steve has 11 senior dogs with him today and another special animal friend, Bikini, the pot-bellied pig!

Steve also owns several chickens, and one of them, Betty, prefers to sleep inside his house rather than in the coop. There’s also Cranberry, his turkey, who roams around his property and makes visitors smile.

Chris Ryan/KOTO – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person or dog

Sign up for Chip Chick’s newsletter and get stories like this delivered to your inbox.

1 of 2