Pets

Those who have pets in their lives know the tremendous power of these healing animals to bring about feelings of peace, connection, and love. Cats, dogs, service animals, and other furry, scaly, or feathered friends provide companionship and so much more, just by being their adorable selves.
Koko cuddles with a feline friend

Remembering Koko, the Beloved Gorilla Who Learned to Communicate via Sign Language

Koko, the gorilla who learned sign language and touched hearts around the world with her expressions of emotion and empathy, has passed away at 46.

Sheep colored by Sherri Byrd, Weatherford, Texas

A Collection of All Creatures Illustrations, Colored by Our Readers

Here's a collection of illustrations from the back cover of All Creatures magazine, each colored by one of our creative and talented readers.

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Nina Roedeler has helped Friends with Four Paws grow to transporting 30 dogs each month. She doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

She Helps Rescue Dogs from Oklahoma Find Homes in New York City

Nina Roedeler organizes rescue transports each month for Friends with Four Paws, connecting pups who were saved from high-kill shelters in Oklahoma with New Yorkers eager to give those pups a forever home.

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Finding Hope in an Animal Sanctuary

Finding Hope in an Animal Sanctuary

How a visit to the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is changing lives.

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Hero Dog

How This Dog Became a Family Hero

Their senior dog Bullet miraculously saved their newborn baby. Excerpted from Man's Best Hero.

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Bassett Hound on woodland path

A Devoted Canine Finds Her Lost Pal

This determined hound found her dear pup pal trapped and alerted others immediately for help.

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Adorable Animal Pictures From Molokai, Hawaii

Adorable Animal Pictures From Molokai, Hawaii

Enjoy these pictures of adorable animals of Molokai.

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Edward Grinnan discusses his book, Always by My Side, on the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family

Edward Grinnan Appears on the Hallmark Channel's 'Home and Family'

Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan's talks to Larissa Wohl and the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family crew about his love of dogs and his memoir, Always by My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved.

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An artist's rendering of Diane's dog and sugar glider

How a Pair of Pets Eased Tensions Between a Mother and Son

Her stressed-out teenage son was hard to live with but a Pomeranian-poodle mix and a sugar glider helped mom and son connect

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Love and Devotion: Linda wasn't sure if she would ever get a dog again.

The Inmate Service Dog Trainer

Would a companion dog trained by a prisoner work for her?

An artist's rendering of a woman waving to a dog who awaits her arrival on the front porch

A Dog Named Pistachio Taught Her a Lesson About Letting Go

While on vacation, a dog-loving family is adopted by a lovable canine pal, but would they have to say goodbye to their new best friend?

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Yvonne Moritz

How One Family Saved Their Horses from Hurricane Irma

With a hurricane bearing down on their West Palm Beach home, the Moritz family came up with an unusual way to protect their eight therapy horses.

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Purring cat

Life Lesson from a Cat

After a stressful visit to the vet, some spiritual perspective on facing things we dread.

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Carolyn gives two of her donkeys some tender loving care.

A Sicilian Donkey's Courage Gave Them Hope

When Carolyn and Alan LeGrand were going through a tough time trying to care for their Oklahoma family farm, it was one of their Sicilian donkeys that reminded them they could persevere.

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