Diane Rose-Solomon: Lessons in Compassion From Children and Dogs
Jamie talks to Diane Rose-Solomon about her work as humane educator, her unexpected career as an author of children’s books, and how her first rescue dog JJ changed her life, work, and worldview.
After rescuing a puppy 21 years ago, Diane Rose-Solomon became involved in animal rescue and education, serving for years on the board of a small rescue organization. She then became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University and published her first two books, award-winning JJ the American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House and the sequel JJ Goes to Puppy Class.
Diane’s newest nonfiction title, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog, was released in September and is a guide for successful adoption and pet parenting for every family. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs.
Her site, Pets People Planet Connection is an informational resource regarding various aspects of compassion, the human-animal bond and environmental welfare.