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.

Peggy and Kelly; Photo credit: Roy Gumpel

How Persistent Prayer Saved Her Beloved Dog

She was praying for a healing miracle during the holiday season. Would her spaniel ever walk again?

Paul driving his decorated doggie train around the neighborhood

This Homemade Doggie Train Brings Joy to Adopted Animals

Paul Johnston hopes the Wonderland Express makes folks smile—and inspires them to adopt a pet. 

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Edward hugging Gracie

A Dog’s Tale: Thoughts on Being Lost—And Found

Remember, there will always be someone looking for you, praying for your return.

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A red dog collar that reads TIKI; Illustration by HENNIE HAWORTH

How Finding Their Childhood Dog Became The Perfect Reunion

Thanks to an old T-shirt and God they were able to reunite with the small, white canine.

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John Haney's dog, Pistol; photo courtesy John Haney

His Golden Retriever Prepared Him For Parenthood

This Air Force veteran had long prayed to be a good father; his dog helped him achieve this goal.

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Excited puppy running on grass; Getty Images

Important Life Lesson from a Puppy

Why you should make intentional efforts to let those we love know we delight in being with them.

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Illustration of a dog holding a pair of sunglasses

His Dog Taught Him a Lesson in Love

Gracie the golden retriever—and a nudge from God—showed him that love doesn’t always come easy. 

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Illustration of a dog

Her Injured Dog Taught Her to Trust in God

A trip to the vet became a lesson in overcoming doubt.

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Keelie and her dog, Darla

How a Dog and a Hopeless Addict Helped Each Other Find New Purpose

Darla was the worst dog in the prison’s program. Keelie was an addict with no future. They both needed a second chance. 

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An illustration of an angel and a dog; Illustration by Mickey Paraskevas

An Ethereal Christmas Day Vision of Her Late Dog

She was mourning her beloved canine companion. Then an angel showed her that her pet was now joyous and free.

Ken MacLeod working with client Nugget

Saturday Night Live's Ken MacLeod: From Set Designer to Dog Trainer

Whether he’s building sets for SNL or training dogs and their people, Ken MacLeod focuses on the positive.

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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.

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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?

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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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