Through humane education
and compassion,
we can create
change.

Our Mission

The Cesar Millan Foundation is dedicated to childhood education through animal connection and animal rehabilitation/rescue at the Dog Psychology Center.

The Cesar Millan Foundation was created by the world’s foremost dog expert. With over 25 years of canine experience, Cesar’s profound approach to achieving balance and harmony with dogs has been passed down globally for generations. The Foundation is committed to promoting and teaching compassionate behavior.

About us

Cesar Millan Foundation

Created by the world’s foremost dog expert and dedicated to education through canine companionship.

Cesar's Story

Best-selling author, philanthropist, father, public speaker, and star of the Emmy-nominated ‘Dog Whisperer’ series syndicated on National Geographic, Celebrity Dog Enthusiast Cesar Millan has built an impressive empire from humble beginnings and an undeniable calling. In December of 1990, a 21-year-old Cesar Millan crossed the border from Mexico into California with a dream. While living on the streets of San Diego, he landed a job grooming dogs and soon gained a reputation for his calming effect on even the most difficult animals.

Determined with the money he saved, he started a freelance dog rehabilitation service, primarily offering his expertise with extreme cases. This led to the opening of his first Dog Psychology Center, the current 43-acre site in Santa Clarita. The Dog Psychology Center is featured location in many of Cesar’s TV Shows, including ‘Cesar Millan Dog Nation’ and ‘Cesar 911’.

The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan held the position of one of the National Geographic’s highest rated TV series with 9 seasons. His most recent show, ‘Dog Nation’, showed an in-depth look of his family dynamic specifically with his son as they embarked on a cross-country road trip to discover inspirational canine stories and connect with people and organizations that are working to make our world a better place for us and our pets.

"Dogs know how comfortable you are with yourself, how happy you are, how fearful you are, and what is missing inside of you."

– Cesar Millan

"Dogs know how comfortable you are with yourself, how happy you are, how fearful you are, and what is missing inside of you."

– Cesar Millan

Program Support

Humane Education

Scholarship

Dog Psychology Center

Humane Education

In 2010, the Cesar Millan Foundation funded the development and launch of a Human Education Curriculum called Mutt-i-grees®. The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum uses the natural affinity between kids and pets to teach social-emotional learning (SEL) skills that are critical to academic success and life. Via humane education, students connect to the plight of shelter animals and the importance of rescue. The students take this journey and learn how shelter animals make the best companions, and that all of us — including kids — have the power to make a positive difference in our communities and the lives of homeless animals.

Scholarship

The Cesar Millan Foundations grants scholarships to educational stakeholders to attend additional training and course work at the Dog Psychology Center in California. Educators are given the chance to advance their dog handling and psychology skills through continued education. Working one-on-one with Cesar Millan, educators can take their knowledge back home to help within their school and or district, enabling more young lives to be impacted by Human Education.

Dog Psychology Center

Cesar Millan’s fabled Dog Psychology Center (DPC) is nestled in 45 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Santa Clarita, California. It’s the continuing evolution of Cesar’s dream for a facility where dogs can gather as a pack for training and rehabilitation in a ranch-like setting. With plenty of roads and trails for walks, a training pool, substantial air-conditioned kennels, and more.   The DPC is home to 20 to 50 rescue animals.

Best-selling author, philanthropist, father, public speaker, and star of the Emmy-nominated ‘Dog Whisperer’ series syndicated on National Geographic, Celebrity Dog Enthusiast Cesar Millan has built an impressive empire from humble beginnings and an undeniable calling. In December of 1990, a 21-year-old Cesar Millan crossed the border from Mexico into California with a dream. While living on the streets of San Diego, he landed a job grooming dogs and soon gained a reputation for his calming effect on even the most difficult animals.

Determined with the money he saved, he started a freelance dog rehabilitation service, primarily offering his expertise with extreme cases. This led to the opening of his first Dog Psychology Center, the current 43-acre site in Santa Clarita. The Dog Psychology Center is featured location in many of Cesar’s TV Shows, including ‘Cesar Millan Dog Nation’ and ‘Cesar 911’.

The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan held the position of one of the National Geographic’s highest rated TV series with 9 seasons. His most recent show, ‘Dog Nation’, showed an in-depth look of his family dynamic specifically with his son as they embarked on a cross-country road trip to discover inspirational canine stories and connect with people and organizations that are working to make our world a better place for us and our pets.