Man’s Menagerie Of Rescued Animals Brings Attention To Senior Adoption

A Colorado man’s adorable menagerie of animals is helping to bring attention to senior dog adoption. Steve Greig is the proud owner of nine senior dogs, as well as a rabbit, a couple of ducks and a pig. Greig’s passion for adoption, especially senior dog adoption, began after his beloved dog Wolfgang died five years ago.

Greig was grieving and he made the decision to try and make something good out of an otherwise heartbreaking situation – he explained what happened next to Fox 5 New York News:

“One day I decided if something good was to come out of his death, maybe another animal got to live because he died, so I went to the shelter and adopted the oldest, least adoptable dog they had and it was immediately healing, immediately it felt like his death had a purpose.”

Greig’s senior dog “collection” began with an elderly Chihuahua named Eyeore, and the rest of his menagerie soon followed. The joy that a houseful of senior dogs brings is shared with Greig’s 725,000 (and counting) Instagram followers (@wolfgang2242).

The popular account is more than uplifting, it also helps shine a light on senior dog adoption – in fact, many of his fans have let him know that he is responsible for their decision to welcome a senior dog into their life. He said, “It’s just the best thing in the world—it’s like they’re learned the secret of senior dogs.”

Add a bit of joy to your day by following Greig and his adopted crew at this link to the Wolfgang2242 Instagram account.


Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

1 comment

  1. Lynne says:

    That is a great idea and I will continue to spread it to people who will adopt our cats and dogs at the shelter. Thank you for sharing!

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