Contributors: Pia Salk

Pia

Meet Dr. Pia Salk

Dr. Pia Salk is a psychologist, animal welfare advocate, and expert on the human-animal bond. Pia frequently highlights the important role that animals play in our lives and how our societal treatment of animals conveys important messages to our youth. In her own work, Pia often credits the animals as being "the real therapists."

Pia is also a writer and the spokesperson for Adopt-A-Pet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. She is a professor in the area of diversity and family systems and a frequent guest on national radio programs, speaking on such topics as companion animals being important members of the family. Her extensive involvement in animal rescue efforts and her expertise on animal welfare have been featured on many national shows including The Martha Stewart Show.

Pia is the niece of polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk and daughter of bestselling author and psychologist Lee Salk. She resides in Los Angeles, California, with her multiple adopted animals.

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Furry Fundamentals

Furry Fundamentals

Posted by Pia

Spring reminds us that flowers come in many shapes, humans come in many religions and love comes in many species!
Enjoy the season’s festivities and please remember to be responsible and kind to all the chicks and bunnies!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Adopt a Friend and Save a Life

Deputy Minnow...

Deputy Minnow...

Posted by Pia

Minnow takes her role on Dog Park Security Detail (DPSD) very seriously!
A big thanks to Minnow, for keeping our nations dog parks safe, secure and civilized.
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Adopt a Friend and Save a Life

Bite Into The Facts...

Bite Into The Facts...

Posted by Pia

As promised last week, we have more myth-busting facts for you to sink your teeth into!
A huge thanks to The Humane Research Council for furthering the cause of animal welfare through sound research and fact based reporting. I encourage readers to support their work and to sign up for their informative alerts.
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
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Face Value...

Face Value...

Posted by Pia

Some new research reveals how faulty it can be to take things at face value….especially when it’s a real live face that’s being valued or de-valued…
Have a look at the photos used in Dr. Levy’s breed study and see how much appearance and breed make-up can actually differ- I found it very interesting!
I’ll have more …

You Know You Are Ready For Spring When....

You Know You Are Ready For Spring When....

Posted by Pia

Hang in there folks… Spring MUST be coming soon!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Adopt a Friend and Save a Life

Famous Fur Faces

Famous Fur Faces

Posted by Pia

Puparazzi sightings…
How’d I do?
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Adopt a Friend and Save a Life

Waiter...Can We Get an Order of Spring... and a Bone For The Table?

Waiter...Can We Get an Order of Spring... and a Bone For The Table?

Posted by Pia

If Mother Nature ran a restaurant, I’m thinking that customers of all species might be asking to hear about the Spring Specials…
Hang in there everyone- and stay warm.
Come to think of it, curling up with a furry friend is one way to stay warm…
Perhaps it’s time to adopt a new member into your family? Just …

Cat Amongst Dogs

Cat Amongst Dogs

Posted by Pia

As promised, I will share some treasured memories of a very special feline who was a regular here at The Daily Wag…
As so many of you know, it is truly heartbreaking to bid farewell to our fur kids as they pass on.
Chauncy was a truly special friend and feline. He came to me …

One Fine Feline

One Fine Feline

Posted by Pia

Hello dear friends, waggers and members of the glue squad…
I am sad to report that we just had to bid farewell to our beloved feline, Chauncy- brother to Minnow and a truly wonderful soul indeed. Chauncy has been a solid part of our extended DW and Squad family, making regular …

Love Is In The Air

Love Is In The Air

Posted by Pia

Love is in the air for sure…
Happy St. Valentine’s day!
Please continue to spread the love and compassion for all of our fellow creatures.
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Adopt a Friend and Save a Life