Service Animals

A Dog Named Daisy Brings Comfort to Crime Victims

A Dog Named Daisy Brings Comfort to Crime Victims

Watch as Lori Raineri introduces her dog, Daisy, whose life's work takes place at the Yolo County, California, district attorney's office where she comforts crime victims, particularly children.

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Tianna (left) and Gianna with their favorite friend, Carmella

This Differently Abled Rescue Dog Fit Her Family Perfectly

Her daughters, who both live with multiple disabilities, wanted a dog "just like us" for Christmas. But where in the world would she find such a pooch?

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Kate Parker-Egner's intuitive cat, Cotton

This Cat Senses When Someone Is at Risk of Suicide

A mental health counselor and cat fancier takes in a fifth feline, which proves to be unexpectedly invaluable to her practice.

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Wren and Beaux, a service dog specially trained for PTSD survivors

Leaning on His Best Friend in the Face of PTSD

Wren Thomas shares how his service dog, Beaux, has helped him cope with PTSD after Wren was kidnapped by Nigerian pirates.

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The Puppy Who Helps Her Deal with Diabetes

The Puppy Who Helps Her Deal with Diabetes

She thought she couldn't handle a puppy. She never could have guessed how that dog would help her manage her diabetes.

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John Folsom and Smoke at the Take Flight Farms fundraiser at Bar Hills Farm in 2011

Iraq Veteran Refuses to Leave Therapy Donkey Behind

It's a U.S. Marines tradition to never leave a comrade behind, for John Folsom that rule applied to Smoke the donkey.

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Comfort Dogs Sandy Hook Elementary

Comfort Dogs Bring Hope to Sandy Hook

The tragic shootings at Sandy Hook brought all of us together, including God’s most sensitive creatures.

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Mary and her cat, Rainbow, who plays fetch like a dog

A Healing Feline to the Rescue

Arthritis had really slowed her down. Then the right medicine came along...

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Misty the cat administering some healing love.

Misty’s Healing Love

The cat who never cuddled now loyally sticks by a recuperating mom's side.

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Peggy's spaniel, Kelly, in healing mode.

The Healing Love of Animals

God is the Great Healer. And one way he cares for us is by sending loving pets.

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Actress Carrie Ann Inaba with a canine buddy

Carrie Ann Inaba and Friends

The Dancing with the Stars judge introduces us to the animals who helped heal her.

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How Her Pets Helped Carrie Ann Inaba Heal

How Her Pets Helped Carrie Ann Inaba Heal

Dancer, television personality, animal activist and Guideposts' January 2015 cover star Carrie Ann Inaba shares how her pets saw her through a health crisis.

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