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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.

Saturday at 10:00 PM on Animal Planet
15 Seasons, 205 Episodes
October 30, 2009
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Pit Bulls and Parolees Full Episode Guide

  • The crew helps pregnant Lizzy find an injured, older dog roaming the Ninth Ward, and a long-time employee gets some exciting news about his future. Later, Mariah helps a pooch battling tumor surgeries and is in need of a forever home.

  • Tania struggles to rescue a puppy that is hiding underneath a shed. A potential adopter comes to Villalobos hoping to find a companion for her dog, and she's only interested in seeing hounds. A beloved employee learns that he's finally off parole.

  • A Pennsylvania prison offers to take 20 dogs from Villalobos. An emaciated pit bull fights for its life. A potential adopter travels from Michigan to meet a dog that stole her heart, but then is shocked when she comes face to face.

  • As Moe and Lizzy reveal they are expecting a second child, parolee Spencer announces he's expecting his first. Alongside a busy road, an injured dog is found. And things don't go as planned when Lizzy's favorite canine goes up for adoption.

  • Before heading to New York City's Dog Bowl, Mariah and M2 prepare their most eligible rescues for the big day. Toney and Earl discover an emaciated stray dog roaming a nearby neighborhood, and a lone trucker comes to VRC to find a forever friend.

  • When an aggressive dog is in danger of being put down, Tia heads to South Carolina to save him. A couple from Florida comes to VRC hoping to find a dog that will enjoy retired life with them. Parolee Toney Converse takes on more responsibility.

  • Tia is called in to help rescue five injured dogs from a dogfighting situation. Meanwhile, Spencer gets out of jail and returns to Villalobos, and Tia asks Spencer to help out with an adoption.

  • A Harley-loving adopter comes to Villalobos from Michigan. Mariah and Lizzy struggle to catch a stray pit in New Orleans East. When a litter of black pit-mix puppies are dropped off at the Sanctuary, Tia and M2 turn to social media to adopt them out.

  • As VRC braces for Hurricane Barry, Tia and her crew ensure the animals' safety and Mariah and Earl tend to a stray Labradoodle that has been shot. Later, a cancer survivor hopes to rescue an unwanted dog she loves called East.

  • Tia and M2 take to the water to prepare a pit bull for her forever home; a new parolee comes to Villalobos from Boston, hoping stay on track so that he can make his teenage son proud; a stray dog is near death when Lizzy and Heidi find him.

  • The family of Mutt, an employee who recently passed away, meets the dog that he chose for them. A stray near a middle school leads Tia and M2 on a wild good chase. And, Lizzy and Moe tackle the challenging task of renovating the dog agility course.

  • Lizzy tries to track down the owner of a dog tied up outside the rescue. An older couple comes looking for their first dog, but their choice requires special temperament testing. And, when a dog develops allergies, Mariah looks for a natural cure.

  • When a 3-legged dog has trouble finding a forever home, Amanda Giese from Panda Paws Rescue comes to New Orleans to help. Parolee Troy shares some life changing news with the VRC crew. And, Villalobos helps an employee's dad find a new companion.

  • Lizzy and Elise struggle to rescue a stray on the train tracks near the Villalobos warehouse. Mariah enlists help to get to the bottom of her dog Tater's nagging pain. A senior dog with a long medical history finally has her shot at a forever home.

  • Tania is shocked by what she finds once she gets a stray dog back to the rescue. An empty nester brings her family to Villalobos to help her find a companion. And, the family are determined to solve their messy pigeon problem.

  • Villalobos celebrates Halloween by throwing a costume party for dogs to help raise money for the rescue. An old friend from the TV crew comes to adopt a family member. And, Lizzy struggles to rescue a stray dog in the middle of the night.

  • One of Earl's favorite dogs finally has a chance at a forever home. Tia heads to a small shelter in rural Louisiana to help with a hound that they took in. And, Tania, Mariah, and Lizzy take on a project that showcases dogs in their forever homes.

  • Wanting to give the senior dogs a special place, Lizzy, Tania, and Mariah create a "retirement center" at one of the warehouses. And, Lizzy rescues a dog that has one of the worst skin conditions she has ever seen.

  • Return adopters visit Villalobos to find a dog that will feel at home on their boat. Tania and Mariah head out to rescue a stray that is hiding beneath a shipping container. And, parolee Jammall starts to slip up, risking his future at the rescue.

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