Pets

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

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
Pets

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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Mike and Peggy with their good boys, Pete (left) and Ernest
Dogs

10 Tips for Every Pet Parent

How to build a healthy, loving relationship with your cat or dog.

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

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
Dogs

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 by Chris Buzelli
Angels

5 Heartwarming Stories of Animal Angels

Whether it’s a squirrel inspiring hope or an injured dove bringing heaven-sent comfort, these critter tales will encourage and entertain you.

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A pair of hands holding a dog's paw
Pets

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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Illustration of two dogs playing outdoors
Dogs

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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Horatio the Cat channeling Van Gogh
Cats

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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