Pets & Animals

Whether you have a fur baby you adore, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, this is the place for you. We’ve got answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about creatures big and small, and, yes, cute pictures.

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This Doggie Daycare Cared for Essential Workers’ Dogs During the Pandemic. Now the Community I...

An act of kindness by a local business owner is being repaid tenfold by the community he serves.

13 Super Cute Photos of Baby Birds You Need to See

So fluffy! Backyard birders and nature lovers share their heartwarming encounters with small, fuzzy baby birds.


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18 Happy Stories of Puppies and Kittens Fostered During Coronavirus

Settle in for some heartwarming "tails" of adorable puppies and kittens who found foster homes (and sometimes forever homes) during the...


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20 Things Animal Shelters Desperately Need Right Now

Animal shelters and rescues largely depend on the kindness and generosity of animal lovers, especially during the quarantine. These are...


40 Spectacular Photos to Celebrate the Start of Spring

Marvel at the miracles of sunshine and new life in this collection of heartwarming reader photos.

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Dog Adoption: 19 Before and After Photos That Will Melt Your Heart

From heartbreaking to heartwarming, these rescue dog transformations are undeniably the most affirming images you will see today.


The Touching Reason National Wildlife Day Is Celebrated in September

Let's be honest: You probably don't spend all year counting down the days until National Wildlife Day. But there is...

15 Pet Reunions That Will Melt Your Heart

Can you imagine the anguish and heartache of being separated from a missing beloved pet? Read how heartbreak turned into...


This Driver Stopped to Help Ducks Cross a Road—and Caused a Fatal Car Crash

Emma Czornobaj faced life in prison for what she thought was an act of kindness. Here’s what the jury said.


This Inspiring 83-Year-Old Runs a 210-Acre Farm—and Has No Plans of Retiring

There’s no mandatory retirement age on this sister’s farm.


How Elephant Polo Is Saving the Elephants—and Kids with Autism

What do you get when you cross the world's largest land mammal with a mallet? Elephant Polo! Bangkok's unique charity...

A Heartwarming Lesson in Devotion, Courtesy of the Geese in My Front Yard

The bond shared by a pair of geese was stronger than the instinct for survival.



I Was Worried How My Girls Would Take the Death of Their Horse. Their Reaction Warmed My Heart

Two little girls remind us that the smallest of gestures can change the world.


A Heartwarming Salute to Soldiers and Their Hero Dogs

On battlefields across the globe, servicemen and women rely on their dogs for safety, comfort, and companionship. Here, a glimpse...


Everyday Heroes: Social Media Saves a Battered Puppy

Tied to a truck and dragged for miles, this young pup has seen extraordinary cruelty—and overwhelming kindness.

Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown

Newtown schools are just now reopening after last Friday's tragedy, and Sandy Hook Elementary will remain closed until next year.


7 Amazing Hero Pets

Inspiring stories on four legs: These animals prove that some furry friends can make all the difference.


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Vote for the Most Amazing Pet

We received some truly inspiring entries in our Most Amazing Pets contest. But only one can take home top honors....