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Lisa Vanderpump Is Opening a Dog Rescue and Adoption Center in Los Angeles

by Desiree Murphy 3:47 PM PDT, July 09, 2016
Playing Lisa Vanderpump Is Opening a Dog Rescue and Adoption Center in Los Angeles

Lisa Vanderpump is taking her passion for helping pets to a whole new level!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is opening a dog rescue and adoption center in Los Angeles, ET has learned.

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A source close to Vanderpump confirms she's planning to open the center in West Hollywood, the same area where her popular restaurants, SUR and PUMP, are located.

The 55-year-old reality star was originally hoping to open it on Santa Monica boulevard in a space she leases, but unfortunately her landlord didn't approve the request. Therefore, she's currently scoping out new locations.

A RHOBH production source adds that this new business venture will be a storyline on the upcoming seventh season of the hit Bravo series.

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Last month, Vanderpump collaborated with Leona Lewis and Diane Warren in a PSA in support of ending global dog torture. She recently took to Facebook to encourage her followers to donate to the "Stop Yulin Forever" cause.

"So proud of this collaboration with Leona Lewis and Diane Warren to‪ #‎StopYulinForever," the dog lover wrote. "Let's stand together and stop this madness!"

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Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, also serve as founders of The Vanderpump Dogs Foundation. According to the official website, the foundation's mission is "to provide for a more humane world for our companion animals" through domestic and international campaigns.

The foundation also announced the exciting news about the new rescue facility on Friday, tweeting, "Vanderpump Dog Foundation now owns and operates a fantastic #WestHollywood #rescue facility!"

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ET caught up with Vanderpump last September, where she opened up about putting an end to the Yulin Festival, a gruesome display of the dog meat trade in China. Watch the video below to hear more.

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