Posts Tagged ‘social justice and animals’

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 …

Summer Fur Games- Minnow Takes Gold!

Summer Fur Games- Minnow Takes Gold!

Posted by Pia

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 …

Protecting Pooch...

Protecting Pooch...

Posted by Pia

This past July was reportedly the hottest month of ANY in history since 1895 in the Continental U.S.! While this summer’s record breaking temps might have many a Daily Wagger peacefully sipping a mint Julep… we must not forget how critical it is to protect our fellow creatures amidst this life-threatening heat. I think it’s …

Fiona's Rescue Captures Hearts Around The Globe

Posted by Pia

In the past month, an amazing thing has happened. A little blind dog named Fiona, rescued from certain death by a heroic man, captured the hearts of people all over the world.

FIONA’S RESCUE
After many an animal lover sent me the video, I reluctantly grabbed a tissue and hit play.
Fiona’s rescue was heartwarming to say …

"Barking Allowed. Big Personalities Rewarded..."

Posted by Pia

While I am typically not one to ‘judge,’ last weekend I did just that! I was invited to be a judge in the “Go Dog Go” fundraiser show for HeARTs Speak, an organization that offers a unique and creative way for artists of all ages to help homeless animals.
The first annual “The Go Dog …

Strike A Pose.  Save A Life.  Part Deux.

Strike A Pose. Save A Life. Part Deux.

Posted by Pia

I recently shared the story of fashion photographer extraordinaire, Richard Phibbs, focusing his lens on the plight of shelter animals. Having now had the good fortune to spend a day with Phibbs, his crew and the NY shelter staff- who he very accurately described as amazing- I’m here to share my account of ’shelter …

Strike a Pose.... Save a Life...

Strike a Pose.... Save a Life...

Posted by Pia

Do you ever feel like a certain topic keeps coming up in your daily life? Well recently photography is the one that keeps coming to my attention- both as an art form overall, and with regard to how it can help save the lives of shelter animals specifically.
First, it was the photography in The …

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 …

A Very Special Pumpkin...

A Very Special Pumpkin...

Posted by Pia

Today’s post is dedicated to my human friend Dave and his cat Roger. Dave and Roger rescued each other on a windy winter day 16 years ago. Roger passed away this week-after a long happy life, in the care of a human who loved him deeply- and who I’m certain he loved back.
Roger …