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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

Photographer lays in the sand as seal climbs on top of him.

Laugh along as this photographer gets up close and personal with a couple of curious seals.  

An artist's rendering of a cloud shaped like a dog's head, with a leather collar

After a beloved pet rabbit dies, Guideposts senior contributing editor Ptolemy Tompkins finds himself asking: Do pets go to heaven?

by Ptolemy Tompkins
, New York, New York

Porcupine plays with handler

This loveable little guy might not know what species he belongs to but he definitely knows how to bring a smile to your face.

A very cute baby with a pair of adorable puppies

A little tyke and two pups at play.

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!

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