Sandos Hotels & Resorts Joins Renowned ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan for Weekend of Charity and Adoption Events for Local Dogs

The Cesar Millan PACK Project

The Cesar Millan PACK Project

Sandos Hotels & Resorts has officially announced their first celebrity partnership with Cesar Millan’s non-profit organization, The Cesar Millan PACK Project. The partnership will result in an engaging,charitable program for guests of Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and local Riviera Maya citizens this coming April. The collaboration with Cesar’s non-profit organization is intended to bring awareness to animal welfare — particularly Mexico’s shelter dogs, support the philanthropic pillar of Sandos’ brand culture and bring Cesar back to his home country for an instructional conference and food drive.

“As a boy, I learned dog behavior while working on my grandfather’s farm in Ixpalino,” said Millan. “I was fortunate to come to America and eventually get a TV show that teaches the world about what I learned on the farm. I’m looking forward to coming home to Mexico to help local shelters find permanent homes for abandoned dogs.”

Located in the lush Riviera Mayan jungle, the hotel brand’s eco-focused property,Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, was appropriately selected as the host venue for this benevolent event series. Spanning from Saturday, April 23 to Sunday, April 24, 2016, the program will begin with a visit to local shelters from Cesar himself.Grand Pet, manufacturers of Cesar’s premium quality dog food brand, will be donating 2,000 pounds of food to the shelters.

CESAR'S_WAY_DPC_AM-2567The same day, Sandos Caracol will host a press conference giving local, national and U.S. media the opportunity to chat with Cesar about his rescue work and the activities of his non- profit organization to educate and bring awareness to the plight of abandoned dogs. That evening, guests of the hotel and Riviera Maya locals will have the opportunity to attend a ticketed two-hour Meet & Greet cocktail party with Cesar followed by a more intimate ticketed VIP dinner. Meet & Greet tickets are selling at $75 usd (includes open bar, vegan hors d’oeuvres and photo opp with Cesar) while VIP tickets are selling at $250 usd and include access to the Meet & Greet, a VIP dinner with Cesar, surprise show in a jungle setting, a day pass to the resort and its amenities, and access to the conference on April 24. Tickets are available for both events at: www.sandos.com/cesarmillan. All revenue generated from the initiative will go directly to local animal shelters and adoption or rescue organizations.

On April 24, in the resort’s theater, up to 500 guests will have the opportunity to hear Cesar speak about dog behavior. His talk will feature interactive, hands-on work by Cesar and a few dogs selected from local shelters. The presentation will show how adaptable the dogs are from the shelters. Cesar will also discuss the importance of adopting from local animal shelters and explain how to select the right dog for your family and living situation.During the day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., guests will be directed to a full program of activities surrounding the event and an onsite “street market” where each local shelter will have a booth offering more information on the adoption process, merchandise to sell(with proceeds going towards the shelter dog’s needs) and a representative accepting donations of supplies or money.

During Sandos Caracol’s last food drive, they were able to gather 2,600 pounds of food for local organizations and hope to double their numbers this time.

“This program is very near and dear to ours hearts, specifically at Sandos Caracol as an eco- resort,” said Heidi Verschaeve, director of business development. “Be it humans or animals, our brand is deeply committed to giving back to the community, and for this particular initiative we couldn’t think of a better person to align ourselves with than Cesar Millan. We truly hope that together we can help support the organizations caring for these animals in need, educate the public and most importantly find forever homes for these dogs.”

For more information on Sandos Caracol and the Cesar Millan PACK Project, please visit:

www.sandos.com/cesarmillan

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About Sandos Hotel & Resorts

Sandos Hotels & Resorts is a leader in creating innovative and sustainable all-inclusive resorts. The brand includes a collection of properties in both Spain and Mexico and prides itself on providing outstanding service, quality accommodations and extraordinary value to guests while maintaining a deep commitment to the environment. With an extensive portfolio of properties, the brand features three distinct experiences (luxury, beach and eco) which

offer vacations that range from high-end escapes and relaxing retreats on the world’s most spectacular beaches to eco-focused getaways. For more information, visit www.sandos.com.

About Cesar Millan PACK Project

Cesar Millan PACK Project: standing for People in Action for Canines and Kindness. These words represent the vision of our founder and PACK Leader Cesar Millan. Cesar wants to make the world a better place for dogs and people, and formed PACK Project to help him do so. Most of our current work is through two powerful programs: Fostering Hope and Mutt Medics. Fostering Hope matches foster children with shelter dogs in a therapy program which brings healing, positivity and purpose. Mutt Medics is a mobile service that allows pet owners in under-served communities to receive free and low-cost spay and neuter services, as well vaccinations, microchipping and other crucial veterinary services for their pets. The results are fewer neglected, abandoned, and homeless dogs, and improved health and quality of life for pets.

PACK Project is dedicated to improving the lives of dogs by reducing suffering, overpopulation, and euthanasia, while also educating humans to build mutually respectful relationships with dogs. We are creating a better future, and a world in which dogs and people coexist in health, harmony, and happiness.

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Media Contacts:

Jim Lee | Quinn | jlee@quinn.pr | 786-465-2840
Raven McMillan | Quinn | rmcmillan@quinn.pr | 786-528-6082
Casey Gasinowski | Quinn | cgasinowski@quinn.pr | 786-539-5619

 

Susie Albin-Najera

Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of ‘The Real Heroes of Mexico’ showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com


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