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.


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.”


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.


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.


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!