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.
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.

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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A hunter green mailbox with its red flag raised indicating that there's mail inside

Special Delivery: You'll Never Guess What Was in Their Mailbox

Finding this adorable pooch was an unlikely but pleasant surprise.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie at the Good Morning America studios

'Always By My Side' Now in Paperback

An offering of gratitude to all the dogs he has known and loved from the editor of Guideposts.

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Hailey told her mom, 'If God can get Hunter for me, surely he can take care of me.'

The Golden Retriever Who Came for Christmas

There was only one thing her sick little girl wanted for Christmas, but how would they manage to fulfill her wish?

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Craig Grossi with his pal, Fred

Why This Veteran Brought a Dog Home from Afghanistan

A dog he named Fred gave a Marine comfort and hope in war-torn Afghanistan. Could he return the favor?

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A pensive Norbert alongside the cover of his picture book: Norbert's Little Lessons for a Big Life.

Norbert and His Inspiring Life Lessons

Norbert, a cute little canine with an impressive social media following (nearly a million followers on Facebook alone), is a registered therapy dog, a philanthropist, and an author. Here are some life lessons from his latest book.

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UPS Delivery Driver

This Facebook Group Celebrates UPS Drivers and the Dogs They Meet

The group shares sweet stories and photos of the friendly four-legged customers on their routes. 

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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.

A chocolate, teacup poodle posing for the camera.

A Sign She Was the Right Dog

Was the teacup poodle meant to be a part of our family?

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Carolyn, with son Brandon and Peanut Butter, who "has become my comfort dog."

Peanut Butter, the Comfort Dog

My son, newly divorced, was moving back in with me. Worse, so was his dog.

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Veteran Craig Grossi and his best friend, Fred

A Veteran Shares How a Stray Dog Changed His Life

Former Marine Craig Grossi shares how he met Fred, the "funny little dog" who provided him with the love and support he needed in his return to civilian life after serving in Afghanistan.

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Dog in the woods

This Stray Dog Lived Through One Hurricane... Could He Survive Another?

The dog in the woods was on her mind and in her prayers.

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