We’re creating a new Guideposts.org

It’s faster, it’s mobile friendly—and we’d love you to have a sneak peekClick here to preview

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

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.

A black cat peers in at a trapped dog.
Watch as a trapped pooch finds himself freed by an unlikely hero: a black cat.

Bella the dog cuddles up to her departed friend, Beavis the beaver.

Though a dog and a wild beaver make unlikely friends, Bella was terribly sad when her beaver buddy passed away.

close-up of an orange tabby cat.

In this excerpt from Their Mysterious Ways Too, a stray becomes an important part of God's ministry.

by Sue Kjellsen
, Pinehurst, North Carolina

A frustrated dog stares down the cat who has usurped his bed.

Cats are mighty cute but they can be troublemakers too, as these dogs learn the hard way.

Protected by a safe, dominant power... isn’t faith a bit like that?

by Edward Grinnan

Syndicate content