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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Lick-Free Zone...

Lick-Free Zone...

Posted by Pia

Whether the mercury is rising or falling, each season brings a new host of smells, tastes and activities suited to what the weather has in store. With these changes come hazards particular to each season. One such hazard, especially in the winter months, is ethylene glycol in nntifreeze…
Antifreeze is a huge …

Kibble For Thought...

Kibble For Thought...

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Autumn’s changing leaves usher in cozy evenings by the fire and time for reflection. So cozy up to your fur kid and enjoy!
I always welcome your ideas, photos and favorite quotes!
Send to Pia@DrPiaSalk.com
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Spread The Woof!

Spread The Woof!

Posted by Pia

As promised last week…More top models in NYC, showcasing their native fur for renowned fashion photographer and …

Phibbs Focuses on Fur... Part 1

Phibbs Focuses on Fur... Part 1

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Just because renowned photographer Richard Phibbs refuses to photograph models wearing fur, does not mean he is not a huge lover and advocate for those who naturally don their own fur!
Yep… artist extraordinaire, father to Huck the pup, dear friend to us here at the Daily Wag and committed animal advocate Richard Phibbs, is …

The Four-Legged First Responders of 9/11

The Four-Legged First Responders of 9/11

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Remember the loyalty and commitment of such hero pooches as Woodrow Wilson’s Sgt. Stubby? And remember how life-saving and powerful photography can be in the plight to help animals? Well thankfully, canine heroes and gifted artists continue to partner up in notable projects to further animal welfare!
Many loyal canines reported for service after the 9/11 …

Pardon Me... Could I Trouble You For Your Paw-tograph?

Pardon Me... Could I Trouble You For Your Paw-tograph?

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Ok, so all the fun I was having last week, matching critters with their celebrity look-alikes, got a smidge out of hand…. Alas, after hours of giggly fun, here is yet another tabloid’s worth of snapshots for your perusal…
How’d I do on this batch? Do you see what I see?
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Consider adopting …

Puparazzi Picks...

Puparazzi Picks...

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Back by popular request… Some more celebrity/critter look-alikes for your viewing pleasure…
As I’ve said before, I personally find it an honor to be told I look like someone’s ‘fur kid.’ But for those who may not share my sentiments about such comparisons, please know that I mean no offense to anyone.
It’s all …

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

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As promised, more details and never-before-seen photos from our exclusive interview with Minnow, Gold Medal winner in this year’s Summer Fur Games…
Minnow’s win is a testament to millions of loyal animals who end up homeless and hoping to be adopted in U.S. shelters every year.
We feel so very fortunate to have Minnow on our Daily …

Summer Fur Games- Minnow Takes Gold!

Summer Fur Games- Minnow Takes Gold!

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Our very own Minnow took gold this week in the curiously under publicized, Summer Fur Games. While refusing to do interviews with other media outlets, it’s no surprise that Minnow made an exception for her Daily Wag family!
Minnow’s dedication to her cause and her rather Zen assessment of teammate McKayla, with whom so …

Wet Noses and Wise Words...

Wet Noses and Wise Words...

Posted by Pia

Enjoy…
Here’s hoping that the remaining Dog Days of Summer are kind to you and yours….
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk