Pets

The Hance Family
Pets

How the Hance Family Turned Their Home into an Animal Sanctuary

They moved from Fort Worth to a farm in Weatherford, Texas, for more space. They never imagined they would start rescuing animals.

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Josh with wife Becky, daughter Penelope Iris and feline friend Theo
Cats

The Comfort Cat Who Saved an Iraq Veteran's Life

Traumatic brain injury and PTSD had left this veteran feeling hopeless, but a stray cat gave him a reason to live.

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Kamryn (left) and Korbin pose with two of the Hances' rescued animals
Pets

Life on the Farm: Five Kids and a Menagerie of Rescued Animals

Wanting more space for their big family, Natasha and Kirk Hance moved from the city life in Fort Worth to a small farm in Weatherford, Texas. Soon after settling in, their farm became a place for all creatures to call home.

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8 Tips for Introducing Your Grandchild to Your Pet
Pets

8 Tips for Introducing Your Grandchild to Your Pet

All Creatures columnist Peggy Frezon offers some tips for introducing your grandchildren—or any child that visits your home often—to your pets.

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An illustration of various domestic pets shopping with grocery carts in a supermarket.
Angels

A Leap of Faith... That Paid Off

God's unconditional love for all creatures included this pet owner.

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Guideposts staffer Doug Snyder pets one of his porcine pals at Pennsylvania's Ross Mills Farm
Pets

Finding Peace and Calm at a Pig Sanctuary

Twice a year, Guideposts staffer Doug Snyder takes a retreat to the Ross Mill Farm, a pig sanctuary in eastern Pennsylvania, to commune with his porcine pals.

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4 Tips for Coping with Your Pet's Medical Diagnosis
Pets

4 Tips for Coping with Your Pet's Medical Diagnosis

Author and pet expert Peggy Frezon offers four tips for how to deal with the news that your beloved pet's health is at risk.

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A penguin uses its beak to manipulate a touch screen.
Pets

Why These Animals Use Touch Screen Technology

Scientists have learned that humans aren’t the only creatures who love touch screens.

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Harold and his loyal companion, Phelan
Service Animals

A Christmas Miracle in Bethlehem

A couple, a veteran and a dog come together in unlikely fashion at a Pennsylvania holiday arts and crafts festival.

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Someone Cares: Pets for Patriots
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Pets for Patriots

This nonprofit helps veterans find a feline in need.

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