“I brought her home and life has never been the same,” the Denver resident said with a laugh.Greig, 55, started adopting senior and special needs animals in 2013 when he was grieving the death of his beloved dog, Wolfgang, who was hit by a car.
“It was just devastating,” he said. “After a few months, I finally decided I needed something good to come out of his death.”
So Greig went to an animal shelter and adopted the oldest dog they had: a Chihuahua with four bad knees and a heart murmur. He named the pooch Eeyore.
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“It was so immediately healing that I knew this is just what I was supposed to do,” he said. “From then on, I only adopted senior dogs. I heard about another one that needed a home and then another one, and I just kept expanding.”
Today that expanding pack still includes Eeyore, who is now 19 years old.