Pets

The Puppy Who Helps Her Deal with Diabetes
Service Animals

How an Energetic Puppy Helped a Diabetic Manage Her Disease

She thought she couldn't handle a puppy. She never could have guessed how that dog would help her manage her diabetes.

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The Heaven-Sent Stray
Dogs

The Puppy That Helped an Alzheimer’s Patient

Discover the amazing true story of how a pound puppy helped a caregiver.

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John Folsom and Smoke at the Take Flight Farms fundraiser at Bar Hills Farm in 2011
Service Animals

Iraq Veteran Refuses to Leave Therapy Donkey Behind

It's a U.S. Marines tradition to never leave a comrade behind, for John Folsom that rule applied to Smoke the donkey.

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Deaf girl teaches puppy to sign
Dogs

A Deaf Girl Teaches Her Deaf Puppy Sign Language

This little girl's friendship with a rescued pup proves the language of love needs no words. 

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Baker and Taylor library cats
Cats

The Inspiring Tale of Library Cats Baker & Taylor

These Scottish Fold cats became cultural icons in the '80s and '90s, inspiring children all over the world to read.

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Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan
Pets

Inspiring Animal Friendships

Check out these unusual animal companions and the ways in which they reveal that love knows no bounds.

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Inspirational Quotes for Animal Lovers
Better Living

Inspirational Quotes for Animal Lovers

Animals are some of the greatest companions in our lives. We hope you'll enjoy this uplifting slideshow featuring inspiring quotes about our finned, feathered and furry friends.

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Guideposts: Tony Pena and his canine pal, Homer
Readers' Favorite Stories

The Miracle of the Missing Maltese Terrier

The true story of how Homer, a lost six-month-old Maltese mix, restored a family’s faith

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Guideposts: Ricochet the Surfing Dog
Military Outreach Stories

Join Our Twitter Chat to Discover How Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD

For veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, therapy dogs can make a world of difference. Find out more during our Twitter chat.

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Labor Day Activities: Peggy Frezon's three pooch pals offer tips for having fun this holiday weekend.
Dogs

15 Fun Dog-Inspired Labor Day Activities

Take a moment between holiday barbecues and getting ready for back-to-school to act on one (or more) of these Labor Day activities suggested by a trio of pooches!

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