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.

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.

Peggy and her first senior rescue, Brooks

8 Ways to Navigate Grief After Losing a Pet

When your pet dies, the immediate pain is palpable. Here’s how to handle those first few days.

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Gracie the golden retriever

A Beloved Pet Needs Our Prayers

Gracie, the golden retriever, is on vet-ordered bed rest.

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An illustration of a field of puppies;ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC CHOW

How His Vivid Dream of Dogs Became a Divine Sign

After the death of his dog, he didn’t think he was ready for another. But God had other plans.

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Caring for a senior dog

Are You Caring for a Dog with Dementia?

Calling all caregivers of dogs with canine cognitive dysfunction. We want to hear your stories.

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Gracie makes New Year's resolutions

A Dog’s Resolutions for the New Year (Good for Humans Too)

Avoiding porcupines and showing lots of love make the list.

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Ernest the golden retriever lying on the floor

6 Ways to Help Your Pet Adjust to a New Home

Moving? Here are a few ways to make the transition smoother for your animal companion.

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Peter, his adopted son, Anthony, dogs Simba and Rafiki, and his foster children

How a Dad—and His Dogs—Show Kids the True Meaning of Family

This man’s heartbreaking childhood inspired him to help children in need.

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A dog pulling people on a sled

Saved by the Sled: How This Dog Rescue Helps Misunderstood Northern Breed Dogs

At Second Chance Mushers, the high-energy canines are living their best lives.

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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.

Edward and Gracie

Blessed by a Brave Dog and a Kind God

After a run-in with a porcupine, a beloved pet receives help and comfort. And a toy.

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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?

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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.

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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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