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Pet Stories

Our furry and feathered friends bring
so much joy to
our lives. In so many cases,
pets are nothing short of
angels in disguise:
like the wheelchair-bound therapy
dog who
cheers sick children or the stray kitten who

restored one woman’s faith and hope
during a trying time in her life.

Pets are indeed earth angels.
There’s so much we can learn
from them, so read on!






Recent Pet Stories

Baby and puppy play together

Watch as this sweet baby/puppy duo speak a language all their own.

A Siberian Husky howls to calm a crying baby.

All it took was this Siberian Husky's howls to soothe a crying baby, proving that dogs make the best babysitters.

Anne's cat Mimi

Who would have thought that my most consistent prayer partner would be a four-legged friend?

by Anne Simpkinson
, New York, New York

Anne Simpkinson's feline prayer partner, Mimi

Listen as Guideposts online managing editor Anne Simpkinson introduces her very special cat. Then read Anne's story of how Mimi became her prayer partner.

A frisky puppy climbs all over a patient cat.

Cats and dogs don't generally get along, but this kitty exhibits the patience of Job in dealing with this puppy.

A Labrador and dophin swimming together in the harbor

You'll get a kick out of this Labrador who has found a very unusual swimming partner

A pooch pushes a chair to gain access to treat on a counter.

This industrious pooch is the very embodiment of the adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Danna Homan with Molly

She thought she had rescued the fearful little dog, but it turned out to be the other way around.

by Danna Homan
, Birmingham, Alabama

A pair of young penguins chase a butterfly.

You'll delight as you watch these young birds, entranced by a passing butterfly, pursue their new fluttering friend.

A persistent parakeet pecks a patient pussycat.

This cat's tolerance and gentleness is a lesson for us all!

A stack of cute kittens
Brace yourself for a cute attack! These kitties are catnapping. How many of them are there? Watch and see.

An artist's rendering of the shadow of a cat
She wasn’t there to say goodbye to her sweet kitten, Maynard. But somehow he said goodbye to her.
by Dusty Rainbolt
, Dallas, Texas

A shot from above of Mervin the duck

Brace yourself for a cute attack! Watch a young man's heartwarming video tribute to his beloved–and unusual–pet.

Sgt. Chris Duke and his wife with Rufus and Target
A sergeant whose life was saved in Afghanistan by two heroic dogs is reunited with them upon his return home.

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