Pets

Micah Thompson and her cat, Ron, and mother Stephanie

How a Cat Became an Answer to a Mother's Prayer

If she didn’t find a way to bond with her teenage daughter soon, she worried she might never be close to her.

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Overweight cat sitting on the floor

5 Tips for Helping Your Dog or Cat Slim Down and Get Healthier

Helping your pets lose weight can improve their energy, sleep, happiness and overall health.

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Palomino horse in the sunset

6 Incredible Stories of Animal Heroes

These heroic acts are proof of the undeniable bonds between humans and their pets.

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John Haney's dog, Pistol; photo courtesy John Haney

His Golden Retriever Prepared Him For Parenthood

This Air Force veteran had long prayed to be a good father; his dog helped him achieve this goal.

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Excited puppy running on grass; Getty Images

Important Life Lesson from a Puppy

Why you should make intentional efforts to let those we love know we delight in being with them.

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Illustration of two hummingbirds

How Two Hummingbirds Summoned Her Strength

The pandemic lockdown isolated and worried her. But then two birds encouraged her to stay strong. 

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Illustration of a dog holding a pair of sunglasses

His Dog Taught Him a Lesson in Love

Gracie the golden retriever—and a nudge from God—showed him that love doesn’t always come easy. 

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Illustration of a mother deer and its two fawns

A Mother Learns a Lesson in Letting Go

The detour she took led her down an eye-opening road.

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Illustration of a dog

Her Injured Dog Taught Her to Trust in God

A trip to the vet became a lesson in overcoming doubt.

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A dog observing a beach sunset; Photo credit: Shutterstock

5 Fascinating Stories of Spiritually Connected Animals

Proof of animals’ link to the divine.

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6 Stories of Birds with Messages and Miracles from Above

These winged messengers brought heavenly signs from above.

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Keelie and her dog, Darla

How a Dog and a Hopeless Addict Helped Each Other Find New Purpose

Darla was the worst dog in the prison’s program. Keelie was an addict with no future. They both needed a second chance. 

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Craig (left) tells the whole story of this Maine State Prison program

Training Service Dogs Gave Them a Second Chance at Life

As a prison guard he looked down on the veteran inmates. But then he learned how working with the dogs had changed them—and him.

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Dog wrapped in a prayer blanket

Pet Prayer Blankets Are Offering Comfort to Animals in Need

Volunteers work on and pray over the no-sew blankets, which have comforted more than 3,000 animals.

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