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Those who have pets in their lives know the tremendous power of these healing animals to bring about feelings of peace, connection, and love. Cats, dogs, service animals, and other furry, scaly, or feathered friends provide companionship and so much more, just by being their adorable selves.

Owen Maerks, owner of the East Bay Vivarium, and friend

Beautiful Photos of Exotic Animals

Owen Maercks, owner of the East Bay Vivarium in Berkeley, California, cares for these unique creatures—and he loves it.

Dog trainer and host of CBS's 'Lucky Dog' Brandon McMillan

Dog Trainer Brandon McMillan on Working with Service Dogs

Brandon McMillan, professional dog trainer and Emmy Award-winning host of CBS's Lucky Dog, shares how he got involved in the training of service dogs for returning veterans.

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The perfect cat

The Perfect Home for This Stray Cat

Proof this little kitty's new home was meant to be.

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Therapy Dogs Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

Therapy Dogs Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

For kids with autism, a trip to the dentist can be extra stressful. Here's how one office is making it fun.

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Puppy playing in grass

Can Having a Dog Help You Lose Weight?

A new study suggests owning a pet may help lower your risk for obesity. 

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Ultramarathon Runner Dion Leonard On 'Finding Gobi'

Ultramarathon Runner Dion Leonard On 'Finding Gobi'

Marathon runner Dion Leonard made headlines when he bonded with a stray dog on a 155 mile race in China. Now, their story is being shared with the world. 

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This Bride Traded in Bouquets for Puppies

This Bride Traded in Bouquets for Puppies

This North Carolina bride decided to ditch flowers and carry adoptable puppies during a bridal photo shoot.

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Kristin Chenoweth with her new rescue dog, Thunder

Kristin Chenoweth: The Joys of Adopting a Rescue Dog

The popular actress, singer and friend to Guideposts introduces us to her new canine companion, a rescue dog named Thunder, and discusses the joy and comfort her dogs have brought her. Check out Kristin's cover story from the May 2017 issue of Guideposts!

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Brandon McMillan Lucky Dog

What Brandon McMillan Learned about Life by Training Dogs

CBS’ 'Lucky Dog' host Brandon McMillan knows a thing or two about dogs. But he also has a few tricks for humans.

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Lucky Dog host Brandon McMillan and a canine friend

Brandon McMillan Trains Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Dog trainer Brandon McMillan, host of CBS-TV's Lucky Dog, on growing up in a circus, finding his calling, and why he trains dogs to help veterans

Kristin Chenoweth with her new pup, Thunder

Kristin Chenoweth Makes a Leap of Faith in Adopting a Rescue Dog

With a solid foundation of faith and family, actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth lives by a motto she learned from her mother: "You never know, honey."

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie at the Good Morning America studios

Edward Grinnan Tells GMA About the Dogs Who Changed His Life

In a moving interview, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief and Good Morning America host Robin Roberts talk about the dogs they've loved.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie outside the Good Morning America studios

Edward Grinnan and Gracie Visit 'Good Morning America'

Join Edward Grinnan and his dog, Gracie, as they visit Good Morning America for a chat with Robin Roberts about Edward's book, Always By My Side!

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Jack, a Miniature Australian Shepherd who serves as a therapy dog for the seniors at Gulf Coast Village

Jack the Comfort Dog Brings Joy to Seniors

Meet Jack, a Miniature Australian Shepherd who serves as a therapy dog for the seniors at Gulf Coast Village,  a Volunteers of America-sponsored retirement community in Cape Coral, Florida.

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