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 Veterinarian Helps Pets of Homeless People Out of His Own Pocket

A California veterinarian makes house calls to pet owners who have no place to call home.

After a Woman Rescued an Injured Swan, Strangers Helped Her Get the Bird Across the City to a Rehab ...

This woman went above and beyond to save a swan in the Big Apple—and some passersby stopped to help.


How the Dog Nobody Wanted for 17 Months Became a School’s Unofficial Mascot

When Higgins was found, he had been dumped on the side of the road and appeared aggressive—but with some TLC...


Meet the Pitbull Who Became Her Family’s Caretaker

"At that moment, Emmy Lou came up to me and put my whole wrist in her mouth. She was hugging...


After This Man Rescued a Cow from a Dairy Farm, the Two Developed the Most Unbelievable Friendship

Meet Ryan and his 1,000-pound bestie: Jenna the cow. She's brought joy to his life—and also brought him together...

How This Woman and Her Horse Made a Man’s Final Months Full of Life

A horse shunned by his herd gets rescued by a woman who understands his pain. Then they live, play, and—ultimately—grieve...


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The Seeing-Eye Dog Who’s Always Ripe for a Challenge

I was at my lowest and things were only getting worse—then I met my service dog, Plum.

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How One “Hedgehog Lady” Reignited Her Sense of Purpose

When a baby hedgehog needed a home, this woman stepped in without hesitation.


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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...



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...


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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.

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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.