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.

Contributor's Archive

Thankful Thoughts...

Thankful Thoughts...

Posted by Pia

What are you grateful for?
A simple way to show some gratitude for your furry best friend is by helping others find their loving forever homes!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Share your photos, thoughts and favorite quotes with us!
Just email them to: pia@drpiasalk.com

Athletes For Animals!

Athletes For Animals!

Posted by Pia

Some of you may recall my posts regarding the tireless animal advocacy of St. Louis’s power couple Kelly and David Backes! This duo’s dedication to our fellow creatures is only matched by David’s tenacious talent as Captain and center of The St. Louis Blues Hockey Team. But that’s only a part of the story…
Kelly …

Minnow Has A Little Lamb...

Minnow Has A Little Lamb...

Posted by Pia

Minnow has a little friend named Sammi. And while Sammi is in fact a little canine, she is often mistaken for a little lamb!
And as it happens, Ms. Sammi recently got to meet a little lamb!
I wish I could have been privy to the conversation between Sammi and her little Lammie!
While many …

Howl-O-Ween Part II

Howl-O-Ween Part II

Posted by Pia

I think Ruby here sums up Halloween best for our nations fur kids!
That said, Minnow, her crew, and a few friends on the Glue Squad reluctantly agreed to model a few more festive ‘get-ups’, as promised…
Enjoy your tricks and treats tonight- But please do keep in mind that Halloween can be …

Playing Dress Up...

Playing Dress Up...

Posted by Pia

With Halloween just a week away, Minnow and her siblings are busy deciding which persona to don for this year’s festivities!
I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to see what the ladies decide!
In preparation for Howl-a-Ween, please take a moment to review some important cautions about this particular holiday. …

It's Never Too Late To Be a Rock Star!

It's Never Too Late To Be a Rock Star!

Posted by Pia

Anyone who shares their home with a senior critter or who has opened their heart to adopt a senior knows how loving and grateful these furry souls can be. Well i’m happy to report that now your loyal lovables have a chance to showcase their edgier side…
As a huge advocate for senior animals, I …

Get Out The Life-Saving Vote!

Get Out The Life-Saving Vote!

Posted by Pia

Imagine if every Superbowl viewer had the chance to learn pet CPR for the loyal fur kids who share our lives ! Let’s get those fingers and paws online and voting for this life-saving opportunity!
Denise Fleck, pet CPR instructor, author and animal advocate extraordinnaire is determined to arm us, and the rest of the nation, …

Spooky Shmooky...

Spooky Shmooky...

Posted by Pia

Something spooky is going on at our house…
Can’t put my paw on it specifically….
What fun all of this is! I wonder what mom (Dr. Pia) and dad know about it all.
We should probably pow wow with our siblings and figure out a plan for how to tell them. They might be a bit freaked …

Behind the Lens with Minnow...

Behind the Lens with Minnow...

Posted by Pia

Greetings my loyal waggers, squaders and comrades in fur… I have more images to share… courtesy of my Minnow eye and the camera lens that captures my musings…
Keep your own images coming. I love to collaborate with other like-minded artists… send me your snaps via my mom at pia@drpiasalk.com.
My lens calls…
In Minship,
Minnow

Greetings From Minnow!

Greetings From Minnow!

Posted by Pia

Hey there Waggers and Squadders… My mom’s really been ‘hogging the blogging’ these past few weeks… This is the first chance I’ve had to say woof and let you all know i’m thinking of you! Now that I finally got control of the keyboard, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my …