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Pit Boss is a docudrama series that airs on Animal Planet. The show follows Shorty Rossi, a little person, who is the owner of two thriving businesses. One of Shorty's businesses is a talent agency for little people called Shortywood Productions. Shorty formed this company, not only to help with his own acting aspirations, but also to give other little people a chance to follow their dreams of success in acting. The other one of Shorty's businesses is non-profit organization that is close to his heart. Shorty's Rescue rescues Pit Bulls and helps get them in to loving and safe homes. Shorty's Rescue also helps to educate the public about this oft misunderstood breed.

Shorty Rossi's personal life is also covered on the show Pit Boss. Shorty spent a number of years in prison due to the poor decisions he made during his youth, a fact he discusses candidly on the series. Upon his release from prison, Shorty decided to turn his life around and become an actor. He also decided to dedicate his life to helping out Pit Bulls, a breed that he credited with saving his life and giving him the unconditional love he didn't get from his family while growing up.

Shorty is helped in his various endeavors by three of his employees Sebastian, Ashley, and Ronald. Sebastian and Ronald are actors who also work in Shorty's office and go out on Pit Bull rescues with him. Ashely is a comedian who isn't 100% comfortable with the large dogs, but helps out as she knows their needs are great. Shorty has a number of falling outs with his crew in the series, but they always come together in the end due to mutual respect and a need for all of them to be working together in order to make Shortywood Productions and Shorty's Rescue successful.

Though Shorty and his crew often find themselves in dangerous situations on the show while rescuing Pit Bulls, they continue on knowing how many dogs need their help in the Greater Los Angeles, CA area.

Pit Boss is a Nature, Reality series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on January 16, 2010. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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 Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Animal Planet, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes online.

Saturday 10:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
6 Seasons, 52 Episodes
January 16, 2010
Nature, Reality
Cast: Shorty Rossi
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Pit Boss Full Episode Guide

  • 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 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.

  • Things are in a downward spiral at Shortywood; Ron and Seb try to rescue an abused dog trapped on a fire escape.

  • 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.

  • In the 50th episode, Shorty is blindsided when Ashley quits. Shorty races against the clock to find a dog in a locked storage facility.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 considers opening a kennel, but the staff disagrees; Mikey has a difficult time at a nightclub gig in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

  • When a trusted shelter is forced to close due to the economy, Shorty agrees to be part of a "roast" at a fund-raiser for other rescue facilities.

  • Shorty finds out his secret memoir will be published, but now he must prepare his sister for the book's surprises about their family.

  • A rescue becomes dangerous when a severely abused pit bull gets scared. Ronald and Sebastian's dancing skills are on the line when Shorty books an all male revue for a bachelorette party.

  • Sebastian and Shorty put their differences aside when a pit bull encounters an agitated horse.

  • In the third season premiere, Shorty and Ashley hope Hercules can find a puppy trapped in an abandoned car; new employees find themselves in a threatening situation during a graveyard rescue.