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 Rescue Dog Helps His Owner Nurse Baby Hummingbirds Back to Health

You don't have to be from the same species to be kindred spirits.

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When the World Shut Down, This 9-Year-Old Created an Unlikely Bond with 6 Chickens

In a time of isolation from the rest of the world, this little girl found friendship in her family’s new...



A Dog Was Trapped in a Cave for 30 Hours. It Took 8 Cavers to Find Him.

Buzzman the dog hadn't returned home for a few hours. Thinking it was unusual, his owner tracked his collar and...


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I Rescue 100 Cats a Year—Here’s What I Want You to Know

Each day a cat is rescued is an emotional rollercoaster of heartache and triumph, and Denise wouldn't have it any...

5 Times Adopting a Homeless Animal Saved the Owners’ Lives Too

Because pets are the emotional, physical, and spiritual gift we didn’t know we needed.


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A UPS Driver Rescued a Dog from a Frozen Pond Without Hesitation

He heard a cry for help and immediately tracked it down.

This Man Only Adopts “Unadoptable” Animals—And He Now Has 21 Pets

After the death of his beloved dog Wolfgang, Steve Greig started rescuing older dogs and giving them forever homes in...


Two Bikers Discovered an Abandoned Dog—What They Did Next Saved His Life

When Jarrett Little and Chris Dixon were biking outside of town, they saw something they weren't expecting to see: a...


Meet the Modern Dr. Dolittle, Who Creates Prosthetics for Animals

Consider your spirits lifted after you take one look at these precious photos.


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Meet the Amazing Woman Who Helps People Heal Through Teaching Them to Farm

Meet the 2017 Country Woman of the year, Sherry Phillips Mitchell. The spotlight settled on a lifelong farm girl with...

This Woman Made It Her Life’s Mission to Rescue Donkeys

Staci Greene opened her heart and ranch to donkeys.


This Cat Broke Out of an Animal Shelter to Find His Rescuer

Ann Bosche didn't want to give her stray cat over to the animal shelter. Turns out, Mr. Fancy didn't want...


When Their Baby Chickens Were Stuck in a Snow Storm, This Mom Came to the Rescue in the Most Heroic Way

Kids cheer on their hero mom as she saves the family's chickens from a blizzard.


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.



This Man Couldn’t Get a Job Because of His Disability, Then This Interview Changed His Life

For most of his life, Owen Lima has struggled because of a traumatic brain injury. Now a special job opportunity...


Meet the Woman Who Gives Rescued Farm Animals a Second Chance at Life

Many of the animals at Jenny Brown's Woodstock Farm Sanctuary had been abandoned, injured, and at death's door. Now, they...


She Lost Her Brother in Iraq. Now She’ll Do Anything to Rescue His Adopted Dogs From the War Z...

"These dogs are all I have left of my brother... Failure isn't an option."


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Meet the Photographer Who’s Using Her Skills to Help Neglected Dogs Find Homes

Teresa Berg discovers how a little pampering can turn a dog's life around.


The Incredible Story of a Rescued Penguin That Saved a Misfit Student From Loneliness

Watching my penguin swim was magical--and so was his effect on one lonely boy.


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More Than 70,000 Dogs Live in America’s Research Labs. I Rescued One of Them.

More than 70,000 dogs live in America’s research laboratories. Now there are seven fewer.


After Unimaginable Cruelty, How Toefu Became a Dog Whisperer to Help Others

Can dogs learn from their misfortune? Here’s the story of Toefu the spaniel, who overcame her own abuse to help...

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A Tragic Accident, Then One Woman’s Bold Fight to Make Horse Racing Safer

Jo Anne Normile discovered a dark side to Thoroughbred racing that most fans don't know about. What she did next...


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Watch: 5 Bionic Dogs Get a New Leash on Life

After suffering cruelty and loss, these canines got good care and new homes.


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.


Hero Pets: A Pig That Calms Special-Needs Kids

For special-needs students in San Francisco, pot-bellied pig Buttercup provides comfort—and a bit of fun.


Hero Pets: A Little Girl’s Lifeline Is Her Dog

For young Alida Knobloch, loyal pooch Mr. Gibbs is a true lifesaver.