Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump is well-known on the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for two things: an affinity to all things pink and a soft spot for animals. Her love for her four-legged companions prompted Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd to open a dog rescue center in Los Angeles last year. Updates: Download the NBCLA App
Use the map above to locate a pet-friendly college near you. Heading off to college for the first time and leaving the comforts of home can be a difficult transition. And for students leaving an animal companion behind, the move can feel even more difficult.
An hour sipping coffee, reading a book or doing work while a feline roams nearby sounds like home. It also sounds like dozens of operating cat caf?s across the United States aiming to combine two needs: furry companionship for renters squeezed into closet-sized apartments with no-pet policies and abandoned cats looking for a forever home.