Dogs

Dogs are referred to as best friends for a reason. Dogs are wonderful comfort animals who brim with unconditional love. Dog stories often highlight the joy, humor, and pleasure of life with dogs as companions.
Stephen, Gwen and their pups in the Dog Chapel.

This Artist Tells Us How The Dog Chapel Came to Be

Leaving a legacy with the Dog Chapel, Stephen Huneck tells us about his journey back home to Vermont.

'Caring for dogs has given Caleb a real purpose in life,' his mom says

How a Yellow Lab Helped a Special-Needs Teen

See how a dog named Xander helped Caleb Griswold become the Mayor of Muttland Meadows.

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The Dog Chapel, a sanctum of loving memories.

Dog Chapel: A Sanctuary of Loving Pet Memories

This special place was created as a place of reflection to remember and honor departed dogs.

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Renea and son Jacob with dock diving champs Lily (left) and Monte

How a Rescue Dog Helped Her Heal

A back injury left her unable to work, but a mixed-breed dog helped her find a new calling.

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Rescue Ink's homepage on their website.

Woof Rescue Ink

Guideposts staffer Sharon Azar talks to members of Rescue Ink, who are committed to rescuing abused animals.

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The Miraculous Rescue of a Deaf Puppy

The Miraculous Rescue of a Deaf Puppy

After an Australian shepherd mix fell into a 50-foot hole, neighbors and volunteers spent 30 hours trying to rescue him.

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After Depression, Her Rescue Dog Gave Her Hope

After Depression, Her Rescue Dog Gave Her Hope

In the midst of her depression, she adopted a rescue pup who gave her a new lease on life.

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Nina poses with some of her canine friends

How a Pet Search Turned into a Mission to Help Rescue Dogs

Soon after adopting her first dog, Nina Roedeler became a dedicated volunteer for Friends with Four Paws, a nonprofit that finds home for rescue dogs.

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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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7 Tips Before You Adopt A Shelter Dog

7 Tips Before You Adopt A Shelter Dog

Adopting a shelter dog is one of the most gratifying experiences but there are some tips and tricks for making sure the process goes smoothly so that you can avoid any issues and just focus on bonding with your new family member.

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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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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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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