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#WATWB: Homeless Dogs Find Love and Safety in this Brazilian Church


Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes of Brazil shelters stray dogs “in his rectory away from the dangers of the streets.” They come to church on Sundays to give and receive love and in hopes of finding a forever home.

Dogs have a way of mirroring the unconditional love of God. So is it any wonder that GOD spelled backwards is DOG? Dogs teach us about a very special kind of love.

Here’s an excerpt from the article in Bored Panda (link below) :

“Dogs provide us with unconditional love, laughter, and precious memories and it’s nothing less than fair to pay them back. Whether you are a faithful believer in God or not, as long as you believe in kindness and compassion, we can slowly make the world a better place.”


Click here for the story and sweet photos.


We Are The World Blogfest in white

“We are the World” Blogfest” aims to spread the message of light, hope and love in today’s world. We are challenging all participants to share the positive side of humanity. This month’s co-hosts, Sylvia McGrath, Lizbeth Hartz, Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese, and Belinda Witzenhausen welcome participants and encourage all to join in during future months. #WATWB comes on the last Friday of every month. Click HERE for more information. You are always welcome to join in!

You can find more stories of hope, light, and love on the WATWB Facebook Page.

Click HERE to be part of the Light.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “#WATWB: Homeless Dogs Find Love and Safety in this Brazilian Church

  1. Lovely story for this month’s #WATWB, JoAnna! The dogs in the photos are so adorable. I would want to take them all home, especially the one who looks like he needs to eat. I also think God is smiling over Father Gomes for his open-dog policy at the church. It’s a kind thing that he does.

  2. This is a wonderful story, JoAnna. Thanks for sharing and for supporting WATWB

  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story! The photos melted my heart. 💖

  4. Such a lovely story and such adorable paws!

  5. I love this story. Just when I think the world is a hostile place I read something like this and my faith in goodness is restored. Thanks.

  6. Such an amazing story of kindness and compassion. Thanks for sharing this lovely story, JoAnna!

  7. The story melts our hearts and make believe in kindness……👍👍

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