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.

Dr. Marty Becker; photo credit: Eli Francovich/The Spokesman-Review

Dr. Becker’s Fear Free Tips for Pet Parents

The television veterinarian’s advice for helping your pet stay calm in stressful situations.

Dr. Marty Becker with QT Pi

Dr. Marty Becker's Tips for Fear-Free Pets

The author and veterinarian offers advice for helping your furry friend avoid fear and anxiety.

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Woman holding bulldog in inspiring stories of animals helping humans

Inspiring True Stories of Animals Helping Humans

From dogs to horses to alligators, these heaven-sent animals are here to lend us a helping hand.

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Edward and Gracie

In Grief, Not Fighting the Feelings

After the death of a spouse, the memories come flooding back. So do the emotions.

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Dr. Marty Becker with QT Pi; photo by Tailyr Irvine

Dr. Marty Becker: How Facing His Fears Made Him a Better Veterinarian

After coming to grips with his own painful past, the Good Morning America vet turned to helping animals cope with fear.

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Ryan Phillips and his wife Mallory with cows, Annie and Jenna

A Love Connection Thanks to the Farm Animals

It’s not often you hear a love story where the matchmaker moos.

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Mike and Peggy with their good boys, Pete (left) and Ernest

10 Tips for Every Pet Parent

How to build a healthy, loving relationship with your cat or dog.

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A cat with angel wings perched on a patio chair; Illustration by Christina Wald

An Unlikely Feline Friend Brought Heaven-Sent Comfort

Was the yellow-striped cat bringing a message from her husband who had recently died of a heart attack?

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Noelle Vorbau, 13, with her chickens in the backyard of her Los Altos, CA home.

How Chickens Brought Her Closer to Her Teenage Granddaughter

Nothing she tried seemed to break through her granddaughter’s wall of indifference. Then some feathered friends came along.

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Michael and Honey in a vehicle; Photo credit: Keith Brauneis

How a Shelter Dog Became a Life-Saving Hero

After a horrific car accident, his cocker spaniel sought help for him. Would she find assistance in time?

Lawrence Anthony's elephant friends; photo by Françoise Malby Anthony

An Elephant Herd Honors the Man Who Gave Them a Home

Two days after Lawrence Anthony, the man known as the Elephant Whisperer, died,  the 21 elephants to whom he’d given safe haven came to say goodbye.

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Gracie romping

Gracie’s Back! A Dog’s Positive Outlook on Life

It’s stressful to be a human. This golden retriever offers some alternatives.

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Horatio the Cat channeling Van Gogh

How a Cat in Costume is Bringing Attention to a Local Library

Horatio has garnered over 10,000 followers for the Centre County Library thanks to his fun and creative costumes.

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A pair of hands holding a dog's paw

Welcome to Father John's Animal House

Inspired by a clergyman’s compassion, the team at this pet shelter doesn’t give up on any cat or dog that steps inside.

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Illustration of two dogs playing outdoors

Wonderful Wilfred: How One Dog Helped Her Through the Loss of Another

She didn’t think she could love another dog, but this particular spaniel-poodle mix called to her.

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Amanda and Mr. Bojangles

A Little Black Cat Showed Her the True Meaning of Love

She didn’t know how to fully open her heart. Then came Mr. Bojangles.

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