This Guy Just Can’t Stop Saving Animals, And The Photos Are Pure Joy.

This Guy Just Can’t Stop Saving Animals, And The Photos Are Pure Joy. March 17, 2018

Steve Greig is an ordinary guy: He lives in Denver, works as an accountant, and is liked by most people that meet him. However, Greig is also something extraordinary: An extraordinary pet owner, that is. Currently, he has 10 dogs (mostly seniors), a pig named Bikini, two chickens, two ducks, two pigeons, a couple of cats a rabbit and a pond full of koi. Before you sound the hoarder-alarm, know this: Greig loves animals, but his main concern is helping animals from all walks of life that would never otherwise be adopted or cared for.

**”I grew up with a lot of pets,” Greig said in an interview. “Both my parents were animal lovers and they pretty much always let me have whatever I wanted as long as I could take care of it.”**

Headed to the farm! Bikini dressed up to help break the stereotype of dirty pigs at a farm. ? Ironically, you know she’s going to lose that necklace in the mud while we’re there. #E-I-E-I-O Josh, Madelyn, Eeyore, Phyllis, Englebert, Waylon, Enoch, Hercules, Edna, Bikini, and Loretta. A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Feb 25, 2016 at 9:56am PST

Most of these animals were either unwanted, abandoned and/or overlooked in shelters. Now, not only are they loved and appreciated by many, but someone has secretly painted each one of their portraits and sent them to me in the mail. James Woods is the gifted artist and he is part of the amazing group from @chewy . They surprised me with eleven incredible paintings on canvas, one for each of the nine dogs, and one for Bikini, and one for Stuart the rabbit. A lot of time, love and talent went into these paintings. It felt like Christmas when I was unwrapping them. I’m so grateful for these. I’m also grateful for the reminder that the best gifts are unsolicited, personal and carry no expectations. I need to give more gifts like that myself. #theARTofgiving A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Nov 12, 2015 at 2:08pm PST

One of these dogs has a clearly larger than life presence, whose mere physicality, elevated by an extreme amount of self confidence, intimidates any would be intruders and provides a sense of security for the entire household. The other one is an Irish Wolfhound. #measuringup Enoch and Englebert A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Oct 10, 2015 at 9:10am PDT

I don’t know. I saw a bunch of empty pots. I saw a bunch of little dogs running around. One thing led to another. #potheadsandshoulders A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Apr 12, 2015 at 7:31am PDT

**Greig has always had multiple pets around, but the death of a particular pet started him thinking: What if he could provide care for animals who would otherwise remain unloved, especially those senior dogs who are hard to get adopted?**

It feels like my love for animals is innate, but truth be told I learned it from my father. Happy Father’s Day. #loveislearned A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:44am PDT

**Bikini the pig seems pretty chill about all of it, too.**

The size people think mini pigs are, and the reality. #bikinireality #wolfgang2242 A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Sep 7, 2015 at 8:29am PDT

I had the dogs sit here for this picture but it’s a pretty realistic view of what going up and down the stairs in this house can feel like. #stairTRIPS (dog sitting on a holiday weekend so there’s an extra one or two in the mix). Poncho, Enoch, Josh, Phyllis, Edna, Loretta, Englebert, Madelyn, Eeyore and Hercules. A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:41pm PDT

Why you can’t be pee shy at my house. #nohesitationnostalllikethebathroomcrowded #whatpet A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Aug 8, 2015 at 9:21am PDT

**He went down to the shelter with one goal: To find the “least adoptable” dog and give him a home. “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,” Greig said.**

It’s always good to have at least one friend that’s a little bigger than you. #pupupsizing #wolfgang2242 A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on Sep 11, 2015 at 2:07pm PDT

**And since then, life has never been the same.**

You’re looking at a collective age of 99 years among all these guys. They are all healthy, happy and full of life. I try very hard not to take that for granted. Bikini 4 yrs, Enoch 5 yrs, Eeyore 13 yrs, Loretta 12 yrs, Englebert 8 yrs, Edna 12 yrs, Hercules 17 yrs, Madeline 17 yrs, and Phyllis 11 yrs. #99yearsandapupain’t1 A photo posted by steve (@wolfgang2242) on May 20, 2015 at 2:10pm PDT