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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Minnow Muses Part II

Minnow Muses Part II

Posted by Pia

As promised, more of Minnow’s musings on the snow and related activities!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Minnow Muses About This Thing Called Snow...

Minnow Muses About This Thing Called Snow...

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Martha’s mini pal Minnow may be a mere 4 pounds, but she has plenty to say about the wonders of winter…
Be sure to check in next week as Minnow continues her musings on that fancy white fairy dust we humans call snow!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Kiss it Forward...

Kiss it Forward...

Posted by Pia

How better to celebrate St. Valentine’s day than to help loyal souls just waiting to find love in shelters across America at this very moment?
So, hurry up and pucker up!
It’s super simple…just kiss, snap, and share!
Go ahead…. Kiss and tell… and get others to join the fun!
For every photo uploaded, $2.00 is …

Anything is Possible...

Anything is Possible...

Posted by Pia

How many of you humans are owned by a canine who exceeds 5 or 6 pounds? And how many of you have secretly imagined what it might be like to load up your mastiff in a hip little purse to go lunch with the ladies?
Well, whether or not the thought has crossed …

Lord Byron...

Lord Byron...

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In loving memory of Byron.
My dear friend Bess is grieving the recent passing of her beloved Byron. Byron lived a long happy life, showered with all the love and care that our loyal fur-kids truly deserve.
Bess and Rob,
I hope you find some comfort knowing you were as wonderful parents as a pooch …

Wise Critter Musings...

Wise Critter Musings...

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Enjoy…
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Let it Snow...

Let it Snow...

Posted by Pia

Snow provides a great medium for all sorts of backyard fun! And it also offers up the perfect canvas for creative pooches who wish to write messages, color it in various shades of yellow or build a snow dog to partner up with the snow human sitting in the front yard…
Amidst all the winter fun, …

Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

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While many a human resolves to make positive changes with the new year, the actual follow through can be a tall order. But as with many of life’s challenges, it is the nurturing and support of others that can make all the difference. And the best kind of support is the kind that …

Furry Resolutions...

Furry Resolutions...

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Even our fur kids make New Year’s resolutions…
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Adopt a friend and save a life…

Hola Perro!

Hola Perro!

Posted by Pia

Greetings from Mexico! The original homeland of Ms. Minnow and her fellow Chi’s who also migrated North!
Here’s to a happy and safe New Year! Cheers Waggers!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk