Contributors: Pia Salk

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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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Doggie Bling!

Doggie Bling!

Posted by Pia

Be hip and helpful all with one great holiday gift!
I recently told you about some really cool adoption-supporting art by Shepard Fairey, the man Time magazine named Icon-Maker of the Year.  Shepard is famed for having created the Obama HOPE image that now resides in the Smithsonian as a national treasure!
Well, Mr. Fairey and those …

Ms. Pepper's Journey, Part 2

Ms. Pepper's Journey, Part 2

Posted by Pia

Last week I shared the benefits of fostering and introduced you to my latest foster, Pepper.  I also promised that her story would have a happy ending. In reality, Pepper finding her forever home isn’t an end at all —  It’s a wonderful new beginning!  Naturally, our parting pulled at my heart strings.  I will …

Ms. Pepper's Journey

Ms. Pepper's Journey

Posted by Pia

How fostering a pooch can add a little spice to your life
I often talk about the myriad benefits of fostering an animal.  It’s a great way for those who cannot adopt to get a furry cuddle fix and help an animal in need! It is also a great way for someone who is uncertain if …

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