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.

Illustration of a dog taking a break at the pit stop; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Puppy Pit Stop

Their pet friendly break area became a great way to connect with neighbors and other furry friends alike.

Charlie the beagle and Jack, one of his three human brothers

Saying Goodbye to Her Beloved Beagle

This dog had brought her family so much joy. There was one last thing she wanted to do for him.

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Gracie teaches Edward about forgiveness

What a Dog Can Teach Us About Forgiveness

Nursing a grudge is not good for friendship, much less a strong faith.

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The Little Free Library for dogs, puppies and their owners; photo courtesy Carrie Noar

The Little Free Library: Dog Edition

Carrie Noar finds joy as she battles breast cancer by creating an adorable book exchange for dog lovers.

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Grace and Edward in the woods

How God Used My Dog to Teach Me a Lesson

We are urged by the Bible to wait on the Lord. But sometimes there are obstacles.

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Beth and Ross pose with Sunny, a petite goldendoodle; Photo courtesy: Beth Kingsley Hawkins

This Petite Puppy Saved His Life

How a small goldendoodle became the source of his physical activity.

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A giant woodsman's peeking through pine trees; Illustration by Chris Wormell

A Woodsy Angel Helped Him Find the Perfect Solution

This heaven-sent dream helped him build the perfect dog house for the cold winter.  

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Lou Dean and her dogs, Tuck and Dell

The Incredible Bond She Formed with an Unexpected Pet

At almost 70, she thought she was too old for a puppy. Someone had other ideas.

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Chuck Avery training a dog

This Cancer Survivor is Giving Shelter Dogs a Second Chance at Life

Chuck Avery rehabilitates dogs with aggression and other behavioral issues.

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An artist's rendering of Velma on a walk; illustration by Jackie Besteman

This People Pleaser Learned to Stand Up for Herself

She walked her neighbor’s dog as a favor, but it soon became a burden. How could she learn to say no?

Summer play

Dreaming of Sun and Warmth and Longer Days

Ready to say “so long” to snow and cold and dreaded wintry mix

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Dog trainer Chuck Avery

A Dog Trainer Offers Tips on Training Difficult Dogs

Chuck Avery discusses his therapeutic approach to training dogs who have been emotionally and physically abused.

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Gracie and Edward in the woods

A Desperate Prayer for Trust and Patience Is Answered

After a frustrating effort to get the vaccine, some real hope emerges.

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Edward and Gracie in the woods

Finding the Antidote to Vaccine Frustration

After waiting in the bitter cold for a vaccine that didn’t arrive, this prayer proved the better option to blame and anger.

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