The Aces of Your Hearts
From heartwarming family fare like "Benji" or classic tearjerkers like "Old Yeller," Hollywood has a tried-and-true tradition of turning to pet stories for inspiration. Fox Faith has a new DVD release that celebrates those faithful friends with four paws, "Ace of Hearts."
Based on a true story, "Ace of Hearts" is the tale of a police officer and his daughter as they are brought closer together when their dog, Ace, is accused of a crime and they must prove his innocence.
Plenty of Beliefnet readers also have stories of the heroic deeds and unconditional love of their pets, from a reader who says her dog is an angel sent by God to one whose cat helped her through the death of a loved one.
Click through the gallery to read the anecdotes of how pets can change the lives of those around them.