Steve Greig, an accountant, has a lot of animals to keep him busy. He shares his home with ten dogs, ducks, chickens, pigeons, cats, a pig, a rabbit, and an aquarium full of Koi fish. It all started after Greig lost his first dog. Steve grew up surrounded by animals because both of his parents loved them. He had a dog who was so close to him that when it passed away, he was still in mourning months later.
Greig decided to adopt the least adoptable dog at his local shelter in order to feel better. Greig went to the shelter to adopt the most adoptable dog they had, as if he was still caring for the deceased dog. Instead of lamenting the loss of his dog, he decided to adopt a new one. His home eventually housed ten pets, including Eeyore, a 12-year-old Chihuahua. He gave the dog his undivided attention and affection, so he named him Eeyore.
Greig told The Dodo that only eight of his ten dogs are his. One is owned by his roommate, and the other by his sister, but they are still vital members of the pack because his house is now a “day care” for animals.
Greig’s morning routine includes making breakfast for everyone and administering medication to his pets. He then goes to work, returns during lunch to check on his animals, and then returns to work. He jogs every day when he has time, in addition to walking the dogs all of the time.
Weekends are his time for pet supplies and food shopping, vet visits, and anything else that may be required. Greig is content and enjoys the company of everyone, despite the fact that he has at least ten pets. He does, however, have a special place in his heart for senior dogs.
Unfortunately, because people are usually looking for puppies, senior dogs have fewer chances of being adopted in shelters. Senior dogs, on the other hand, are extremely easy to care for. They enjoy napping frequently, get along well with other dogs, and the majority of them have a gentler temperament. According to Greig, they are also wiser animals.
It’s difficult to tell if he lives with so many pets in his house because the majority of them are quiet and snuggled up in napping corners.
Despite the difficulties he faces, Greg intends to keep doing what he’s doing and to adopt a new animal once his current one passes away. What he’s doing makes him feel extremely rewarded and gives meaning to his life.