There may be more and more people who are opting to adopt from rescue shelters instead of buying dogs that are bred for profit, but there’s still a glaring need in the adoption community.
Most people prefer to rescue younger dogs, leaving senior dogs oftentimes passed by and left to live out their days in shelters or even be put down.
In Colorado, though, there’s a man who is doing his best to change that—one adopted dog at a time.
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Steve Greig grew up around animals, and as an adult, he always had a few dogs living on his property.
When one of his dogs passed away, though, he told The Dodo that the death hit him particularly hard—and inspired him to make a decision that has helped a dozen four-legged friends enter old age with plenty of love and care.
“I was just so distraught about [that death],” Greig said. “A month or two went by and I still felt so horrible about it.
I decided that the only way I would feel better was if something something good happened that probably wouldn’t have happened if he had not died.”