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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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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.

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...


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...


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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...