Pets

Cat and chicken huddle together during fire

A Cat and a Chicken Help Each Other Survive California Wildfire

While the fire raged, two creatures found comfort in each other.

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DOG trains service dogs at Support Dogs, Inc. (SDI) in St. Louis, Missouri

Meet the Cat Helping to Train Service Dogs

D-O-G was a stray kitten before the trainers at Support Dogs Inc. decided to give him a home—and a job.

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Lisa Shaver with Pistol

A Horse Named Pistol Helped Her Heal

An incurable condition known as RSD had left her unable to do the thing she loved most in life: Ride a horse. But a quarter horse with its own health issues proved a perfect match.

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Rufus the Therapy Dog

Rufus the Therapy Dog

Meet Rufus, the 2006 Westminster Kennel Club  "Best in Show" winner who has a new job, helping children in a big way.

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Rescue Ink's homepage on their website.

Woof Rescue Ink

Guideposts staffer Sharon Azar talks to members of Rescue Ink, who are committed to rescuing abused animals.

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The Miraculous Rescue of a Deaf Puppy

The Miraculous Rescue of a Deaf Puppy

After an Australian shepherd mix fell into a 50-foot hole, neighbors and volunteers spent 30 hours trying to rescue him.

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After Depression, Her Rescue Dog Gave Her Hope

After Depression, Her Rescue Dog Gave Her Hope

In the midst of her depression, she adopted a rescue pup who gave her a new lease on life.

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An anxious dog hides behind a sofa

10 Ways to Comfort Your Anxious Pet

Author and pet expert Peggy Frezon offers some tips for keeping your pets calm during time of stress and turmoil.

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Nina poses with some of her canine friends

How a Pet Search Turned into a Mission to Help Rescue Dogs

Soon after adopting her first dog, Nina Roedeler became a dedicated volunteer for Friends with Four Paws, a nonprofit that finds home for rescue dogs.

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An artist's rendering of a snoozing dog with angel wings

A Lesson Learned from a Faithful Dog

She shares her love of animals and the lessons they teach her with local youth.

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A thirsty dog drinks from his human's water bottle on a summer day

5 Ways to Help Your Pets Beat the Heat

Author and animal expert Peggy Frezon offers advice on how to keep your animal pals cool and comfortable this summer.

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Molly Ryan feeds a couple of her furry friends.

This Animal Rehabilitator's Home Is a Haven for Wildlife of Every Stripe

Molly Ryan welcomes any and all rescue animals, from woodchucks to pigs and flying squirrels, who need a refuge to recover from life's hard knocks.

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