Posts Tagged ‘rescue’

Phibbs Focuses on Fur... Part 1

Phibbs Focuses on Fur... Part 1

Posted by Pia

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

Posted by Pia

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 …

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

Posted by Pia

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 …

Training Humans 101- Lecture 1

Training Humans 101- Lecture 1

Posted by Pia

While we are often programmed to think that we humans are the ones shaping the minds of our fur kids- much of the time, it is just the opposite. Our animal companions are actually quite brilliant teachers-many are in fact tenured at Ivy League Dog Parks across the nation. The canine approach to …

Hippity Hoppity...

Hippity Hoppity...

Posted by Pia

With the spring holidays upon us, many a bunny, a baby chick and even a young child are at the mercy of us adult humans to model how best to respect and care for another living being. Below is an updated post from springtime’s past- filled with tips on how to have a …

Dogs That Define Us

Dogs That Define Us

Posted by Pia

My heart hurts for a dear friend who just had to part with his best friend Zelda. As is the natural course of life and death, Zelda moved on and my human friend is now left to reflect on the impact she had on his life.
I know you readers can relate to the depth …

Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Posted by Pia

I’m a sucker for gift items that are some combination of kitschy, humane, whimsical, animal-related, educational and/or… all of the above! I recently stumbled on my new favorite such item- one that offers a creative way to engage humans of all ages in an educational conversation about our fellow creatures.
Sometimes the simplest thing can …

Raindrops on Noses and Whiskers on Pooches...

Raindrops on Noses and Whiskers on Pooches...

Posted by Pia

Once again I bring you my annual version of a classic tune… maestro…
Happy holidays to you and yours.
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Horse painting and other animal art by Delia (Photo 12)
Martha’s jingle bell dog collar (Photo 18)
Dog-nose pendant and other special gifts by Brent and Jess (Photo 29)
The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar makes a GREAT gift! …

Canines, Collaboration and Calendars...

Canines, Collaboration and Calendars...

Posted by Pia

Why a calendar makes a great gift is basically a no-brainer- it’s both useful and you can invariably find one to fit the specific interests of it’s intended recipient. That much you already know… That said, I have NEVER been so excited about receiving or gifting a calendar as I am about the …

Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Posted by Pia

We animal lovers here at The Daily Wag are once again honored to be part of Petside’s annual pet blog event (you can vote for The Daily Wag). This year the topic is a personal favorite- it’s all about adoption!
Adopting a companion animal in need of rescue provides a fertile opportunity to teach …