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Lisa Vanderpump Says the Dogs She's Had as Pets "All Look a Bit Like Ken"
The Vanderpump Dogs star clearly has a type when it comes to companions.
After nearly 40 years of marriage, Ken Todd is definitely the love of Lisa Vanderpump's life. However, he has some stiff competition from all of the pups that come into their West Hollywood rescue center, Vanderpump Dogs.
Episode 3 of the new series Vanderpump Dogs, now streaming only on Peacock, kicks off with Lisa getting to know some new arrivals to the rescue center, including Knight, a 2-and-a-half-year-old black Labradoodle. "Should we kick that Ken Todd out of bed, and you and I can make out every night?" Lisa playfully said while showing the pooch some love.
Vanderpump Dogs' communications director Kendall Young noted about Knight, "Actually, his paperwork does say that he sleeps on his back and snores." To that, Lisa joked, presumably referring to her husband, "Oh, god. I've got one of those already. I'll pass."
Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Y. Kushnir then introduced Lisa to Duke, a 1-year-old Maltese mix. "Oh my god, that looks like my husband," Lisa said of the similarly shaggy-haired dog. "I'm sure I married you 38 years ago."
Apparently, this isn't the first time a canine has bore a striking resemblance to Lisa's hubby. "It’s funny, because the dogs I’ve ended up with all have the same color hair and all look a bit like Ken," Lisa said during an interview with The Daily Dish in May. "I don’t know whether maybe that’s just what I’m attracted to."
So, what did Ken think about the comparison to Duke? "Ken has [gotten] to a place, after four or five hundred episodes of reality television, he actually doesn’t care what I say or what I do. He just rolls his eyes — luckily," Lisa said. "Otherwise, I don’t think I’d have [gotten] this far."
Of course, it helps that Ken loves dogs as much as Lisa does. The couple has famously worked together to fight for the welfare of animals everywhere, including at Vanderpump Dogs, which has found homes for more than 2,000 pups since it opened in 2016.
"I think you saw him on Housewives how passionate he is. I think you saw him with the fight against Yulin — John Sessa [the executive director of the Vanderpump Dogs Foundation], Ken, wow, we really gave it our best shot. Going to Congress. Ending the dog meat trade," Lisa shared. "I mean, aside from the, you know, standard vaccinations and spaying that most of our rescues need, we have so many extreme medical cases. And we really have to be very emotionally and financially invested to make this work, this whole center."
All episodes of Vanderpump Dogs are now streaming only on Peacock.
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