Greg has loved animals all of his life -- especially dogs. His childhood best friend was his first dog, Tug, who was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver. On the civic side, Greg's foundation has funded college scholarships in honor of Tug -- for students who study humane animal care and/or who are actively involved in animal shelters. On a personal level, he volunteers with dogs at an animal shelter on a weekly basis. He also has fostered some special dogs. Currently, he is fostering one he named Koala. The books based on Greg's story, The First Thirty and The Silhouette Man, both include a chapter about his close bond with Tug and the lessons that grew out of that friendship. Groups that care about animals (i.e. Wisconsin Humane Society, The Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, Hill Country SPCA, Seattle Humane, Bark University) have ordered his books or book posters for students or others in their community. Greg has been involved in events with a fun connection to dogs (i.e. book signing at annual Old Yeller Day event in Texas). He has written articles and conducted interviews for many publications -- including one about the CEO of a company that cares for dogs, one about the head of an animal shelter, and one about a veterinarian. You can scroll through the slide show (below) that start with pictures of his own family's dogs from his childhood (including Tug) as well as some of his other 'friends' from the animal kingdom -- including a picture from the memorable day at the White House when Greg walked President Clinton's dog, Buddy, around the West Wing. You also can watch a fun You Tube video (beneath the photo gallery), with a 25 second video featuring Greg's little pal, Mojito, learning to 'swim'.
Click on the 1st picture below to scroll through the photos & read notes about some of them
Note: Please look in your local community for places where you can rescue & adopt dogs. They deserve homes where they will be shown as much love as they will show those who care for them!