Pets

Rachel, Wesley and Josie

Could a Dog Help Her Son With Autism?

She feared she was not up to raising a special-needs child, but a heaven-sent Aussiedoodle puppy stepped up to lend a hand.

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Andy, Rachel, Wesley and Josie (from right to left)

How a Dog Helped Her Son with Autism

Rachel Webb Turner shares how bringing a dog into her home enabled her son Wesley, who has autism, to connect with the world around him.

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A golden retriever taking taking in the fresh air out of a car window.

10 Sentimental Quotes for Every Dog Lover

Whether it's greeting you at the door or being there for you when you're down, the special pups in our lives have a great impact on our lives. Here are 10 of our favorite quotes from famous authors that sum up exactly how we feel about our canine pals. 

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Molly and John embrace their simpler way of life.

How One Couple, and Their Beloved Dog, Ditched the Big City for Farm Life

Their adventures were captured in the acclaimed film ‘The Biggest Little Farm’.

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Joanne Lefson and the artist.

This Pig's Paintings Sell for Thousands of Dollars

Pigcasso's masterpieces help fund her animal farm sanctuary. 

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A lonely Labrador staring out of a rainy window.

5 Ways to Ease Your Pet's Separation Anxiety

Play soothing music, consider medication and more. 

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Four souls with something in common.

How Two Kittens Helped Her Daughter with Special Needs

Adopting the fearless felines helped the 11-year-old conquer her anxiety and gain confidence.

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Cheryl Brady with her Vet Care Express ambulance mobiles.

Her Animal Ambulance Has Helped More Than 12,000 Pets

She ditched a sales career to start Vet Care Express.

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Spencer Roost and his dog, Moon

Meet the Dog Who Saw Him Through Recovery from a Brain Hemorrhage

Spencer Pickell discusses the role his dog, Moon, played in Spencer's long and difficult recovery from a brain hemorrhage.

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David with wife Jenny and son Dax in 2013

How a Rescue Dog Gave This Veteran a New Purpose

Air Force Veteran David Sharpe struggled with depression and PTSD, until an adopted dog changed his life—and inspired him to help others

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'He always knew where Mom was,' Edwina says about Beethoven

These 3 Pets Serve as Caregiving Companions

A dog, a cat—and even a parrot—comfort and care for ailing and grieving family members.

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Punkin the cat

Pets as Caregiving Companions

In this video, three people discuss the caregiving role their pets played in their households.

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