I'm saddened to announce the passing of Cesar Millan's 16-year-old pittie named Daddy. Surrounded by family at his time of death, he lived with the Millans since four-months-old and acted as a four-legged ambassador for Pit Bulls worldwide in special appearances and red carpet events.

Daddy appeared over 50 times on The Dog Whisperer to bring his balanced energy to unmanageable dogs so, to celebrate the pup's life and continue to give back, the Millan Foundation has established an Emergency Animal Rescue Fund in Daddy's honor. It not only provides funding and assistance for dogs who are victims in large-scale disasters (like hurricanes or fires) but also helps those victims of "man-made disasters," such as hoarders, abuse, and puppy mills. RIP, sweet pooch!