Pit Boss

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  • 2010
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.4  (385)

Pit Boss is an American reality television series that aired on Animal Planet from 2010 to 2013. The show starred Shorty Rossi, a little person who runs a pit bull rescue called Shorty's Rescue. The show followed him and his team as they rescued pit bulls and rehabilitated them, while also providing education on responsible pet ownership.

The show's format consisted of following Shorty around as he received rescue requests and worked on rescuing dogs. Along the way, he would also share stories about his background, how he started his rescue organization, and talk about his passion for advocating for pit bulls. The show also introduced viewers to members of his team, like Ronald, Ashley and Sebastian. The team worked together to find homes for the dogs they rescued.

One of the key aspects of the show was the focus on pit bulls. Shorty was vocal about his love for them and was determined to change their negative reputation. He also aimed to bring awareness to pit bull attacks and debunk the myth that pit bulls are aggressive and dangerous dogs. Shorty demonstrated that the dogs, if raised and trained properly, can be loving and loyal pets.

The show's setting was Shorty's home base of Los Angeles, California. Much of the filming took place at Shorty's Rescue, and viewers could see how the team worked tirelessly to care for the rescued pit bulls. The show also delved into the personal lives of Shorty and his team, showcasing their struggles and triumphs both in their work lives and personal lives.

Overall, Pit Boss was a heartwarming and informative reality television show. At its core was the love and dedication of Shorty and his team, who worked tirelessly to advocate for pit bulls and find them forever homes. The show brought awareness to the challenges and rewards that come with rescuing animals, and also aimed to break down stereotypes surrounding pit bulls. Pit Boss was a success, running for five seasons and introducing the world to Shorty Rossi and his rescue organization.

Pit Boss is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on January 16, 2010.

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The End of Shortywood?
12. The End of Shortywood?
March 30, 2013
Shorty is invited to Miami to help fight against Breed Specific Legislation, with one condition - bring Ashley, Ronald and Sebastian. Ashley quits her new job but not before Shortywood is impaired.
Things Get Ugly
11. Things Get Ugly
March 23, 2013
Shorty confronts Ashley's boss over a recent breach of etiquette; Ashley feels guilty when she discovers what's been going on at Shortywood and Shorty's Rescue.
Shorty is Betrayed
10. Shorty is Betrayed
March 16, 2013
Shorty doesn't know where to put an abused puppy after a rescue because the kennels are full. Meanwhile, Ron and Sebastian scramble to find a replacement for a video gig.
Barely Staying Afloat
9. Barely Staying Afloat
March 9, 2013
Things are in a downward spiral at Shortywood; Ron and Seb try to rescue an abused dog trapped on a fire escape.
Goodbye Ashley
8. Goodbye Ashley
March 2, 2013
Shorty makes plans to raise money, but a problem arises that could jeopardize everything. Elsewhere, the crew spend the night in a campground when a rescue isn't finished by sundown.
Everybody's Changing
7. Everybody's Changing
February 23, 2013
In the 50th episode, Shorty is blindsided when Ashley quits. Shorty races against the clock to find a dog in a locked storage facility.
The Boiling Point
6. The Boiling Point
February 9, 2013
Shorty volunteers Ronald and Sebastian's services for a benefit and their worst nightmare comes true: a rescue in wigs and dresses. Ashley's frustrations with Shortywood reach a breaking point.
Clash of the Titans
5. Clash of the Titans
February 2, 2013
Shortywood and Shorty's Rescue Kennels are understaffed and when Sebastian goes to Florida to see his newborn nephew it gets worse. A gig at a minor league baseball game causes a blow up between Ashley and Shorty.
Dog Days at Shortywood
4. Dog Days at Shortywood
January 26, 2013
Shorty must break in to a home to rescue a pit bull; Ashley takes a break from the kennel to produce a commercial for Shortywood, but it may be more time consuming than it's worth.
Racetrack Rescue
3. Racetrack Rescue
January 19, 2013
A dog on a motocross track poses a potentially dangerous rescue attempt for Shorty. Meanwhile, Ashley is overwhelmed by her increased responsibilities, and she inadvertently books Ronald and Sebastian for a gig that requires nudity.
Shorty's Master Plan
2. Shorty's Master Plan
January 12, 2013
Shorty considers opening a kennel, but the staff disagrees; Mikey has a difficult time at a nightclub gig in Los Angeles.
When the Pit Boss is Away
1. When the Pit Boss is Away
January 5, 2013
The fourth season finds Ashley in charge when Shorty starts his book tour, but she is met with resistance from Ronald and Sebastian over a dog rescue. Meanwhile, a photo shoot with a python heads south.
Where to Watch Pit Boss
Pit Boss is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pit Boss on demand at Vudu, Animal Planet, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 16, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (385)