Pets

A black cat poses imperiously on a computer desk

5 Things We Can Learn from Our Cats About Staying Positive While Sheltering at Home

Pets can teach valuable lessons about how to make the most of social distancing.

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Woman and her young children at a dog shelter

5 Rescue Dogs Who Rescued Their Owners

Sniffing out breast cancer, saving them from a devastating fire and more. These rescue pups were exactly where they needed to be.

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Mike Stura and his two rescue cows

This Former Trucker is Now Dedicated to Saving Farm Animals

He took a major life detour and now his New Jersey animal sanctuary cares for 240 animals—and counting.  

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Joanna McMurry with one of her cherished camels, Sybil

Life Lessons Learned From Her Pet Camels

Reluctant to accept the unusual pets at first, she soon realized they were a gift in more ways than one. 

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Anna with Bear

One Couple's Puppy Rescue Mission

She wanted to rescue the dog that had comforted her husband while he served in Afghanistan, but how could a college student possibly raise the necessary money?

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Joanna with one of her camel companions

Her Camel Companions

Joanna McMurry was caught off-guard when her husband surprised her with a pair of camels to add to their farm. What would they do with them?

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A green parakeet relaxing by indoor plants.

A Parakeet Finds Love in an Unexpected Place

The tropical bird found love in the middle of Minnesota.

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Carol and Lynn take a walk with Zeke

3 Dog Training Tips That Work for Couples, Too

Carol Kuykendall and her husband, Lynn, share the tips that not only helped them train their puppy, but also revived their marriage of 52 years.

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Hamsters in a cage gathered around a plate of carrots

This Indiana Couple Rescues Small Rodents in Need of Care

The animal-loving couple share their home with 92 hamsters, 13 chinchillas, nine mice, four rats and a guinea pig.

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Allison snuggles three of her foster puppies.

A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Pet Foster Parent

She cares for multiple dogs and cats while getting them ready to find their forever families.

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A small, green parakeet in a bird cage.

Is a Small "Pocket" Pet Right for You?

These tips for taking care of rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and other animals can help you make an informed decision.  

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Franklin, Vincent and Xavier the therapy rats.

She Trains Rats to Become Therapy Animals

The smart and social rodents comfort seniors and students alike. 

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