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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Summer Puparazzi Sightings

Summer Puparazzi Sightings

Posted by Pia

A DW favorite…
Puparazzi Sightings!
Enjoy!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Fido and Fireworks...

Fido and Fireworks...

Posted by Pia

You’ve heard me say it before… but this is a reminder worth repeating, and passing on to fellow animal lovers…
While July 4th is about the INdependence or our country, we must not forget that our fur kids are especially vulnerable and DEpendent on us humans to keep them safe during patriotic celebrations!
All I have …

Frances Part IV, By Minnow

Frances Part IV, By Minnow

Posted by Pia

Hola waggers! I finally found a way to pirate into my mom’s DW account! Mom (Dr. Pia) has been writing an awful lot about this Frances lately…so I figured I’d say hi since I’m sure you’re all wondering how I’m doing… First though I’ll at least bring you up to speed on Frances…
Anyhooo….that’s my …

Dear Dad...

Dear Dad...

Posted by Pia

While Father’s Day may have just passed, it’s never too late to celebrate the amazing men who play papa to fur kids! There are so many great qualities for which our fur kids wish to thank their human papas…
Happy belated Father’s Day to all of you humans who are lucky enough to be considered family …

Growing Up! Squirrel Rescue Part III

Growing Up! Squirrel Rescue Part III

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Our little orphaned squirrel – Ms. Frances- is packing her acorns and getting ready to head out on her own!
Thankfully Frances has gotten the kind of second chance and freedom that i’d wish for all of our fellow creatures.
Maggie said her little charges often come back to visit and catch up – or get an …

Frances of Pleasantville- Part II

Frances of Pleasantville- Part II

Posted by Pia

Last week Minnow and I introduced you to our new friend, Frances the orphaned squirrel. Well- as promised- an update on the latest with Frances’s progress…
A huge thanks – from both Frances and myself- to Maggie Ciarcia-Belloni, a licensed (state, federal and USDA) wildlife rehabber for 17 years!
Maggie not only helpa squirrels like …

Frances of Pleasantville - Squirrel Rescue Part I

Frances of Pleasantville - Squirrel Rescue Part I

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You may have heard of Francis of Assisi…. Well now I’d like to introduce you to, Frances of Pleasantville! Just the other night, Minnow and the rest of us got to host an unexpected guest for the night!
After a good night’s sleep, Frances seemed refreshed and ready for her next adventure. As I prepared …

Mutt Musings...

Mutt Musings...

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Ahhh, the mindful musings of wise mutts…
Woof!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Famous Furries

Famous Furries

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Has anyone ever told you, you look just like….
Enjoy!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

In Memory of Cora Belle

In Memory of Cora Belle

Posted by Pia

Sweet, Sweet Cora Belle… You were a founding member of the Glue Squad and have been a faithful friend to everyone at the Daily Wag.
Lucinda and Jim, your loving humans, are in our thoughts. We are thankful you got to enjoy such a happy, full life together.
In tribute, some reflections from your Glue Squad Family…
Sweet …