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Steve Grieg has always had a lot of pets. The animal lover from Colorado grew up with multiple animal friends in his childhood home. And, his love for them continues into his adulthood.

As an adult with a home of his own, he usually had three to four large dogs who all had enough space on his property to run and grow.

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Enoch is the only dog that really plays with the toys. Sometimes one of the smaller dogs will see a toy and think they want to play, but then 130 lbs of Enoch will come bounding into the room and their thoughts turn suddenly towards self preservation and away from de-stuffing a large fake hotdog. #gamechanger

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Then, the death of one of his beloved dogs hit him particularly hard. He wanted to do something to honor the memory of his pup. He decided to go to the shelter and ask for their “least adoptable dog.” This way, one of their unwanted animals would have a chance at a good dog life.

Grieg told The Dodo, “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.”

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It's that time of year when bears are out in abundance as they forage for a long winter's hibernation. If you happen to stumble upon a bear when you're out in the wild, back away slowly making yourself look as large as possible. Do not run! I actually picked this bear up and gave it a big hug, but that is not generally recommended. #barelybelieveable Edsel (thanks @snoodfairy for the bear snood.)

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Steve began adopting more animals that were having a difficult time finding homes. Now, he is the proud owner of ten senior dogs. He also has two pigeons and two ducks.

And, a pig named Bikini.

Bikini thinks she’s a dog and is best friends with Enoch, the Irish Wolfhound.

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So I heard its national pet day, or national sibling day, or national pet sibling with a pig day. It's so hard to keep up. Anyway, here's the latest group shot I have of everyone, taken by my friend @melissamarkle and it should cover whatever national day it really is. (It also happens to be the cover shot of the Wolfgang kids book coming out later this year, link in bio.) #covertlydisguisedbookplug From left to right, top to bottom: Edna, Eeyore, Doris. Edsel, Loretta, Betty the chicken, Englebert, Melvin, Stuart the rabbit, Waylon, Bikini the pig and Enoch.

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There’s a rabbit too!

Grieg loves his senior dogs. He says it’s because at a certain age the dogs know who they are. Which, he believes makes relationships with them easier.

His Instagram page, with almost 900,000 followers, is filled with pictures of his loving animal family.  But, his main mission there is to show off his seniors and to encourage others not to overlook them at shelters.

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Willamena's first movie night. As the new members of this pack find their place and we start our journey together it reminds me of all those that have come before, and I see them too, in every picture. I see you Waylon. I see you Edna. I see you Englebert. And Josh, and Madeline, and Phyllis…. #thankyouwolfgang

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Grieg calls his pets the wolf gang. As anyone can see, these seniors and otherwise unwanted animals are in great hands.

What a wonderful mission to spread!