Most of the people that you may or may not know are dog people. And, it can easily be said that when they have pets, they become family, but also their best friend, since they love and care for their pets.
Life with your furry friends can certainly make everything better, as they’re always there to greet you when you get home, and you always have someone to look forward to when you’re headed home. Dog’s really are a man’s best friend.
Sometimes, in life, dogs leave us earlier than we want it to
Compared to humans, it is obvious that dogs don’t have a life span as long as humans do, so a lot of us have to bear the sadness of losing our best friend and companion. And, that sure leaves behind an empty hole that can be difficult to be filled.
Experience of a dog dad
This story is about Steve Greig, who himself lost his beloved companion, and had to go through the loss and emptiness in his life that he wanted to fill.
So, in order to do this, he decided to go to a rescue center to find a new best friend that he could raise and keep at home. Except, he didn’t go to just any center, but he went somewhere special.
Local rescue center in Denver, Colorado
Mostly when people want to adopt a puppy they can take home with them, they go for the puppy’s, so they can grow with them and basically raise them. But, not in this case. Steve decided to take the senior dog that was the least adoptable. He ended up with a 12-year-old Chihuahua who had some heart issues.
Steve started his adoption process
After adopting the senior dog, Steve later decided to adopt nine more senior dogs from the shelter and started his own little dog family at home. The dogs that Steve had chosen, had been at the rescue center for quite a while now, and were not wanted by other families that were looking for a pet to adopt.
Steve had grown up with parents who were animal lovers
He said: “Both my parents were animal lovers. They pretty much always let me have whatever I wanted as long as I could take care of it.” So, with having had this experience, he had learned how to take care of animals, which made it much easier now that he had adopted some of his own.
Early days for Steve
During an interview, Steve talked about his day, and said: “A normal day for me is getting up at 5 a.m. in the morning and making breakfast for all of them.” He further explained that the dogs are older, so each of them has a different diet, which can take quite some time in the mornings when he has to prepare their breakfasts.
Get the dogs their medication
Since they have different diets, they also require different medications because of their age. So, after breakfast, he has to make sure that he gives them their medications on time too, so they can remain healthy and happy.
Steve has a full-time job next to taking care of his dog family
Steve has quite a full agenda when it comes to his job, and his dog family. So, he comes home during his lunch breaks, just so he can take the dogs out for a walk together, and give them treats, of course. Steve believes that all dogs need some love, so going home during his lunch break, he is able to see them and be there for them.
He believes that senior dogs are “wiser”
Steve explained that most senior dogs are usually well-trained, and they also know how to behave around the household, unlike puppies and younger dogs, who still need to be trained and taught everything. This can take a lot of time and, of course, it can take a lot of work to get it right.
Luckily, all the dogs get along
Steve further said that the dogs, fortunately, get along very well, and that they have filled the emptiness in his heart and his home. He is extremely happy too, that they have found their forever homes too, for the remaining time that they have.
Apart from the dogs, though, Steve has other animals, such as a pig named Bikini; some pigeons, cats, and even chickens. Photos of his animals can be seen on his Instagram account, @wolfgang2242. What a kind-hearted man is Steve, right?.