Pets

Noelle Vorbau, 13, with her chickens in the backyard of her Los Altos, CA home.

How Chickens Brought Her Closer to Her Teenage Granddaughter

Nothing she tried seemed to break through her granddaughter’s wall of indifference. Then some feathered friends came along.

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Ryan Phillips and his wife Mallory with cows, Annie and Jenna

A Love Connection Thanks to the Farm Animals

It’s not often you hear a love story where the matchmaker moos.

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Lawrence Anthony's elephant friends; photo by Françoise Malby Anthony

An Elephant Herd Honors the Man Who Gave Them a Home

Two days after Lawrence Anthony, the man known as the Elephant Whisperer, died,  the 21 elephants to whom he’d given safe haven came to say goodbye.

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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.

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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.

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A pair of hands holding a dog's paw

Welcome to Father John's Animal House

Inspired by a clergyman’s compassion, the team at this pet shelter doesn’t give up on any cat or dog that steps inside.

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Horatio the Cat channeling Van Gogh

How a Cat in Costume is Bringing Attention to a Local Library

Horatio has garnered over 10,000 followers for the Centre County Library thanks to his fun and creative costumes.

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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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Illustration by Roberto Parada

A Daily Visit By a Fox Family Brought Her Joy

She was still grieving the death of her husband. But then a friendly family of foxes restored her hope.

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Amanda and Mr. Bojangles

A Little Black Cat Showed Her the True Meaning of Love

She didn’t know how to fully open her heart. Then came Mr. Bojangles.

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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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