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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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 …

Cinco De Minnow!

Cinco De Minnow!

Posted by Pia

Arriba! Arriba! Cinco De Mayo is almost here!
Have a safe and happy 5th!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Earth Day Reflections...

Earth Day Reflections...

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Given that this week celebrates Earth Day and all things related to the wonders of nature… I thought it fitting to give our fellow creatures a chance to share some favorite quotes on the topic…
Here’s to Mother Earth and all of her amazing creations! May each and every creature be afforded the respect and …

Go Dog Go!

Go Dog Go!

Posted by Pia

This past weekend I, once again, had the honor of being among the humans to judge the fabulously fun “Go Dog Go” show – one based on the belief that every dog deserves his/her day! This year I had Minnow tag along. Needless to say, she created her own show of sorts… and made …

Fidos of Firenze...

Fidos of Firenze...

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Bringing you more fur and frenzy from Florence (Firenze) Italy!
Sending lots of love and pasta to my fellow Daily Waggers!
Here’s hoping everyone is enjoying the signs of spring.
Arrivederci for now…
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Firenze Frenzy!

Firenze Frenzy!

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Ciao and Voof again from Florence Italy- or as they say here, Firenze! Each day here brings new things that I can’t wait to share with my fellow Daily Waggers.
While most of the human tourists here seem focused on viewing such masterpieces as Michelangelo’s David or Boticelli’s Venus… I prefer to ferret out the …

Voof From Italy!

Voof From Italy!

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That’s Italian for Woof!
Hey Waggers… Ciao from Italy! … Just here visiting Ruby and Kirby-our fur niece and nephew- in fabulous Florence! Their humans are on sabbatical for a year, and lucky for us, it’s in a town that sure does love their pups!
We’ve met quite a few pasta-loving pooches! Some people come …

Spring Has Sprung...

Spring Has Sprung...

Posted by Pia

Happy Spring folks- it’s officially here….Enjoy!
Keep sending me your great snapshots!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Fanfare For Fur Kids Part II

Fanfare For Fur Kids Part II

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Last week we got to meet some fab fur kids in need of homes, all photographed by animal-loving fashion photographer Richard Phibbs, who volunteers his time to lend a helping paw! This week the fun continues, with more fur models who need to be seen…so they can be saved!
The lovable critters featured in today’s gallery …

Fanfare For Fur Kids

Fanfare For Fur Kids

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Volunteering to snap great photos is a super way to help the loyal souls in your local shelter, get seen and saved by a loving adopter. Notable fashion photographer and animal advocate, Richard Phibbs regularly donates his valuable time to spotlight those most in need of a great head shot…
The fabulous folks at The …