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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Give the gift of compassion this holiday season

Give the gift of compassion this holiday season

Posted by Pia

A fellow animal lover recently provided me with one of the most valuable resources for gift giving that I have ever received! She gave me a link to a list of charities that do not support or utilize animals in their research.
When we are each out and about looking for meaningful gifts or just choosing …

Adopt a Chance to Win Great Prizes!

Adopt a Chance to Win Great Prizes!

Posted by Pia

I always love it when for-profit companies find creative ways to support the animals in need! Avaak, a video technology company that makes a super cool wireless camera to check on furry loved ones from afar, is encouraging the public to adopt their next companion animal from a shelter! Check out the critters …

Members of The Family

Posted by Pia

We animal lovers here at The Daily Wag are honored to be part of Petside’s annual pet blog event. This year the topic is one that is near and dear to our hearts….It’s a celebration of pets as members of the family!

As a psychologist, I actually get asked questions about what I think of …

The Life of Riley...

The Life of Riley...

Posted by Pia

Riley, a senior maltese/poodle mix, was not always living ‘the life of Riley.’ When a little stray ball of matted grey fur was brought into a southern California shelter, kennel workers began to call him Snowball. Snowball was in bad shape- he had been severely neglected and for some reason he had been …

Never give up!

Posted by Pia

Remember the adorable Ms. Pepper? She is the rescued pooch that I fostered and brought from Los Angeles to her new mama in New York around this time last year. We never gave up on Pepper and as you can see from this video, she seems to have incorporated that ethic into her own life!

Pepper …

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Posted by Pia

This week, an awesome new adoption-promoting campaign launched in the city of Chicago, and its stars are two of the coolest shelter-pet advocates you’ll ever meet: legendary White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle and his wife Jamie, whose tireless work on behalf of shelter animals has saved countless lives.
If you’re a baseball fan, you know Mark …

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