Zappos for Good is proud to present two celebrity animal lovers on one stage: Lisa Vanderpump and Cesar Millan. Vanderpump is a renowned restaurateur, author, actress and television personality. She is best known for her appearances on hit TV shows, including Bravo's “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Vanderpump Rules” and ABC's “Dancing with the Stars.” More important than her television accomplishments is her dedication to animals. Lisa Vanderpump will share inspiring stories about her new dog rescue center and speak about her Foundation’s work to end the atrocities happening at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival."
Millan is widely recognized for his beloved television series, “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,” broadcasted in more than 80 countries worldwide. Millan's first three books, including “Cesar's Way,” have all became New York Times best sellers. Take part in his live show where he is even more animated, spontaneous and fun, including connecting with the audience in an insightful conversation about his values, principles and methods. Seen in person, his demonstrations come to life, and his connection with dogs becomes even more evident. It's a remarkably enlightening and moving experience.
Your ticket will directly contribute to the event’s proceeds, all of which will benefit Vanderpump Dogs Foundation and The Cesar Millan Pack Project. In addition, you will enjoy access to the exclusive after party “Yappy Hour” event located in Symphony Park (directly beside The Smith Center). This fun event will include entertainment, experiences, free pet adoptions, pet vendors, bars and human-friendly treats. Don’t miss this thrilling evening that will directly support animals in need!
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Zappos.com, Inc. is partnering with The Vanderpump Dog Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, and the Cesar Millan PACK Project, also a 501(c)(3) charity, to present the Zappos for Good Speaker Series featuring Cesar Millan and Lisa Vanderpump. This Zappos for Good Speaker Series and charitable promotion is taking place exclusively in Nevada on August 5, 2017. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be divided equally between The Vanderpump Dog Foundation and Cesar Millan PACK Project. Net proceeds means gross ticket revenue less applicable taxes, ticketing and payment processing fees, and venue expenses. There is no minimum or maximum donation. Ticket sales are not tax deductible.
For more information about The Vanderpump Dog Foundation, visit: https://www.vanderpumpdogs.org/
For more information about the Cesar Millan PACK Project, visit: https://www.cesarsway.com/get-involved/cesar-millan-pack-project/about
With more than 25 years of experience, renowned dog behavior expert and New York Times best-selling author Cesar Millan is one of the most sought-after authorities in the field of dog behavior and rehabilitation. Through Nat Geo WILD’s “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation,” Cesar and his eldest son Andre Millan crisscross the United States to work with non-profit organizations and dog lovers that are helping to save millions of dogs around the country. Cesar delivers his unmatched ability to rehabilitate K-9s who need him the most and reach communities calling for his help.
During his nine-season run as host of the hit series “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,” he rehabilitated hundreds of aggressive, scared, lazy, compulsive and jealous dogs, as well as the families that were usually in the dark about how their own behavior contributed to their dogs’ quirky traits.
Millan has grown into a pop culture phenomenon, including flattering parodies on “South Park” and “Saturday Night Live”; references on popular shows including “Jeopardy!” and “The Colbert Report”; and appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Dr. Oz,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
Millan has been recognized with numerous awards throughout his career, including Emmy nominations in 2006, 2007 and 2009 for Outstanding Reality Program. He continues to be recognized and awarded by rescue and animal welfare organizations for his commitment to the betterment of animals and their relationships with people around the world. Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in the Santa Clarita Valley stretches over 43 acres and includes a sheepherding area, swimming pool, agility course and hiking trails. The DPC in both Santa Clarita and in Florida, serve as home base for his expanding slate of dog behavior and training courses and clinics, “Training Cesar’s Way.”
In addition to executive producing “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation,” “Cesar 911,” and “Mutt and Stuff” on Nickelodeon, Millan has co-authored seven books, including Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog and most recently, Cesar Millan’s Lessons From the Pack. He has generated numerous instructional DVDs, and hosts a popular series of live training seminars, “Cesar Live,” where attendees learn how to apply his extensive knowledge of dog psychology and rehabilitation techniques. Growing from the successful Cesar Millan Foundation established in 2007, Millan officially launched the Cesar Millan PACK Project, “a national, nonprofit organization designed to improve the health, happiness and harmony of dogs and people while helping both species learn from and support each other.”
Millan has more than 20 years of experience with canines. His unique talent with dogs first developed on his grandfather’s farm in Mexico. In 1994, he came to the attention of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who began referring him to other celebrities and friends. Other celebrity clients include Howie Mandel, Patti LaBelle, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Duff, Daisy Fuentes, Annie Potts, “Downtown” Julie Brown, and movie directors Ridley Scott and Michael Bay.
“Dog Nation with Cesar Millan” premiered on Nat Geo WILD, March 3, 2017.
Millan was born in Culiacán, Mexico. He lives in Southern California and is the proud father of two sons, Andre and Calvin.
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Businesswoman, TV personality, author, and philanthropist, Lisa Vanderpump hails from London, England. Lisa and her husband Ken Todd have been entrenched in the restaurant and nightclub industry since they started their partnership over 30 years ago. Their three very successful restaurants in Los Angeles are just a peek into their joint ventures. Lisa Vanderpump has most recently become known for the hit Bravo TV series, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of viewers.
Fans can also catch Lisa on her spinoff show, that she co-executive produces, “Vanderpump Rules", which centers around her West Hollywood eatery SUR, as well as her Beverly Hills favorite Villa Blanca, and latest culinary endeavor PUMP. Lisa has started her own tabletop collection “Vanderpump Beverly Hills,” created her Vanderpump Estate Jewelry Collection, a pet accessories line at VanderpumpPets.com and has her signature Vanderpump Vodka and LVP Sangria in retail and on-premise outlets both domestically and internationally.
Most importantly, Lisa’s philanthropic ventures are extremely close to her heart. In October 2015, Vanderpump organized a peaceful protest march against The Yulin Dog Meat Festival and launched StopYulinForever.org. The march went from MacArthur Park to the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles and started a movement to end the abuse, torture and slaughter of dogs worldwide. Lisa went on to address Congress about the same issues and is currently producing a documentary to draw attention to the barbaric practice and bring it to an end. She was thrilled to launch The Vanderpump Dog Foundation to help end animal abuse on both an international and domestic level, which just opened the doors to its first rescue and adoption center.
Lisa and husband Ken have also been steadfast advocates for the LGBTQ community for many years. Lisa is a spokesperson for GLAAD and has worked closely with the Desert AIDS Project, The Trevor Project, and the L.A Gay & Lesbian Center helping homeless LGBT youth. Lisa was a recipient of the Ally Leadership Award from Equality California, an LGBT rights organization, in 2015. Lisa has also conducted fundraising for Susan G. Komen in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and recently led this year’s 30th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, cutting the starting ribbon for over 25,000 walkers. In addition, in 2015 Lisa was named Monarch of the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras celebration; addressed the United Nations Concert for the EBOLA effort; and was recognized by the State of California Assembly as “Woman of the Year.”
Lisa and Ken have been married for 32 years and have two children. Lisa has a great passion for life and she has tried to instill that in her children; Pandora 30 and Max 25. As Lisa said, "I’ve really adored being a mother; my children have grown so I’ve filled my nest with 8 four legged furry friends. They are the loves of my life.” Lisa and Ken currently reside in Beverly Hills with their 2 miniature ponies, 8 dogs, 7 swans and a variety of other animals.