Friends and Family

Cody holding his feline friend, Nina.

Exactly the Cat This Military Family Needed

Several deployments later, and still mourning the loss of a cat, this family found the love of a pet again.

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The transport team arriving in Sterling.

These Volunteers Help Shelter Animals Find New Homes

They drive long distances to bring the animals to rescue partners across the country.

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Zenato underwater with a shark.

A Professional Diver's Mission to Help Sharks

This underwater scuba ranger does it all—even removing hooks from sharks’ mouths.

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Best dog, Petey, decked out in a bow tie bearing rings.

6 Ways to Include Pets in Your Wedding

Be mindful, realistic and prepared—and other tips to help you share the big day with your pet. 

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A Florida panther.

6 Animals from the National Geographic Photo Ark Project

For nearly three decades, photographer Joel Sartore has traveled the globe for National Geographic magazine. Joel has embarked on a new project: The National Geographic Photo Ark, a photographic archive of 12,000-plus animal species currently in human care. So far, he has captured images of 9,000 species.

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The Today Show's Al Roker with his son, Nick

Al Roker on How Parenting a Child with Special Needs Inspires Him

The Today show weatherman and co-host shares the joys and lessons he's learned from his son, Nick.

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Joe and his dad, Jack

Guideposts Classics: Joe Buck on His Hero, His Father

In this story from November 2003, sports announcer Joe Buck recalls how a shared love of baseball allowed him to grow closer to his father, Hall of Fame baseball announcer Jack Buck, in Jack's final years.

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Gracie Jagler poses with some of her Doggie Delights

Meet the Young Boss Behind This Dog Treat Business

Gracie Jagler turned her love for dogs into a successful start-up.

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Kathryn and her pug, Max.

Praying for a Pet

Prayer helped this first-time dog mom and her pug through many challenges in life.

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Pancake with her litter of kittens in a box.

Pancake the Cat's Easter Miracle

Their calico cat taught them about the importance of having faith that Easter morning.

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Ginger with the Collin's family in their home.

Amazing Story of How a Lost Dog Made It Home

Their Dalmation disappeared after a tornado. Six years later, they had almost given up hope.

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Today show weatherman and co-anchor Al Roker with son Nick

Al Roker on the Joys of Fatherhood

The Today show weatherman and co-host discusses the challenges and rewards of parenting a child with special needs.

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