Diane Rose-Solomon: Lessons in Compassion From Children and Dogs

Jamie Migdal on Pet Life Radio

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.