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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Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Posted by Pia

We animal lovers here at The Daily Wag are once again honored to be part of Petside’s annual pet blog event (you can vote for The Daily Wag). This year the topic is a personal favorite- it’s all about adoption!
Adopting a companion animal in need of rescue provides a fertile opportunity to teach …

Words of Wag

Words of Wag

Posted by Pia

You Daily Waggers know how I love to collect great quotes!
The only thing I enjoy more is pairing them with snaps of lovable critters… and there is no shortage of those here at the Wag!
Enjoy!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Howl-o-Ween Hounds

Howl-o-Ween Hounds

Posted by Pia

Here is a big shout out to the many furry critters who humored their human by donning a festive Halloween get-up! You can all relax… Halloween only comes once a year…
While I too have played ’stage mom’ to a critter or two, I am only in support of this when the critter-to-be-outfitted is consenting to …

A Very Special Pumpkin...

A Very Special Pumpkin...

Posted by Pia

Today‚Äôs post is dedicated to my human friend Dave and his cat Roger. Dave and Roger rescued each other on a windy winter day 16 years ago. Roger passed away this week-after a long happy life, in the care of a human who loved him deeply- and who I’m certain he loved back.
Roger …

Oh My Dog!

Oh My Dog!

Posted by Pia

When I see how excited my dogs get at mealtime- over the same food they get each and every day- I wonder how it must feel to get so much joy out of such a simple thing time and time again. If only we humans could find reliable triggers to renders us as blissful …

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