Pit Bulls and Parolees

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  • 2009
  • 19 Seasons
  • 8.1  (1,483)

Pit Bulls and Parolees is a reality television show chronicling the day to day operations of the Villalobos Rescue Center, and the centers founder and owner, Tia Torres. While watching the show you will get to see some of the rescues, some of the adoptions, and you will also get to see the parolees hard at work cleaning kennels, feeding, watering, and walking the dogs.

Villalobos meaning "house of wolves" in Spanish, began as a wolf rescue in the early nine-teen nineties. It is now the country's largest pit bull rescue center. Tia, along with her daughters, Mariah and Tania, her sons, Kanani and Keli'i, and the half dozen parolees employed at Villalobos, take care of over two hundred Pit Bulls that are currently at Villalobos.

Villalobos rehabilitates and retrains all of the Pit Bulls that they rescue, and hope that one day they will all be adopted into their forever homes. The rescue center cost about a thousand dollars a day to operate. They depend on the fees from the adoptions of the Pit Bulls, and the donations that they receive to keep up the day to day operations of the center.

Villalobos has recently relocated from California to New Orleans and also has a center in New Mexico. The center in New Mexico is run by a former parolee, Mando. This center is for the lifers. Lifers are the Pit Bulls that Villalobos rescues that can not ever be adopted due to court orders, or just because of certain behavior issues. The New Mexico center is not currently open for operations, however the New Orleans location is up and running in full swing.

Pit Bulls and Parolees gives the world a better understanding of what it takes day to day to run a successful animal rescue center, and gives the world a better understanding of the Pit Bull breed. Tia Torres is also giving a second chance to the parolees that she employs, who might not find employment anywhere else because of the crimes that they have committed.

Pit Bulls and Parolees is a series that is currently running and has 19 seasons (239 episodes). The series first aired on October 30, 2009.

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The Story of Villalobos
7. The Story of Villalobos
November 27, 2022
More than two decades of second chances for the dogs and humans who need them most - it
The Road Ahead
6. The Road Ahead
November 26, 2022
As the new VRC location nears completion, Tia and the team prep to welcome the public for a volunteer day; an Ohio couple feels a powerful connection with deaf dog Ben; Mariah draws on her passion for motorcycles to honor her beloved pit bull Tater.
Watching from Above
5. Watching from Above
November 19, 2022
Tia Torres and a crew of paroled felons care for abused and abandoned pit bulls and other dogs.
Bad Reputation
4. Bad Reputation
November 12, 2022
Tia Torres and a crew of paroled felons care for abused and abandoned pit bulls and other dogs.
Dirt Road Refugees
3. Dirt Road Refugees
November 5, 2022
Tia and Lizzy answer a distress call from a Mississippi shelter and take on eight dogs in desperate condition; M2 holds down the fort at VRC while juggling life as a mom of two; Mariah finds the perfect home for her special-needs foster dog Rant.
Incredible Catch
2. Incredible Catch
October 29, 2022
M2 leaps into action to save a dog roaming the cane fields before it runs afoul of harvest machinery; Tia and Earl help match veteran adopter Kim with a senior dog; Toney and Emily make every day count for hospice dog Chester.
A New Chapter
1. A New Chapter
October 22, 2022
Hell hath no fury like a woman on a mission. Tia Torres, her family, and Villalobos Rescue Center team are returning for a new season of PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, premiering Saturday, April 3 at 8p ET on Discovery Channel.
Where to Watch Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pit Bulls and Parolees on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV, Investigation Discovery, Tubi TV and Animal Planet.
  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (1,483)