WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Vanderpump, who has eight dogs herself, said she wanted to create the “Vanderpump Dog Rescue Center” so people could volunteer, get pet grooming services or spend time with, or adopt, dogs.
With its bright pink exterior and white picket fence, the Vanderpump Dog Rescue Center, one of entrepreneur and reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump's latest ventures, is hard to miss, especially if the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" costar and her husband's white Rolls-Royce is parked out front. "It was a couple of years ago that we got involved in the pet business," Vanderpump, 56, said during a visit to the rescue center, which opened this year.
This spring, Tara Swennen, a Hollywood stylist, drove to Los Angeles International Airport to pick up her new family member, a miniature pot-bellied pig. "She came from Idaho," Swennen said a couple of months later at her home as her pig and her pug, Pepper, played in the yard. "I really didn't know what to expect. ... It's just like having a dog." And what's this pig's name? Sprinkles, named after the cupcake brand.
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