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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.

Pit Bulls and Parolees is a Nature Reality series that is currently running and has 16 seasons (215 episodes). The series first aired on October 30, 2009. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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 Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet online.

Saturday at 10:00 PM on Animal Planet
16 Seasons, 215 Episodes
October 30, 2009
Nature Reality
8.0/10
Cast: Tia Torres, Mariah Torres, Tania Torres, Jake
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Pit Bulls and Parolees Full Episode Guide

  • Tia remembers beloved dogs and parolees who have passed through the doors of Villalobos, sharing updates on their post-rescue lives.

  • Tia and M2 welcome back a couple who want to reunite their adoptee with her former best friend. Mariah and Toney discover a hound in desperate shape, while Mariah does everything in her power to nurse VRC's first Louisiana rescue back to health.

  • Toney and Earl rescue an aggressive dog found tied up in front of an abandoned home. Tia and Lizzy escort a pit bull to its potential forever home in New Jersey, while Mariah helps a deserted canine struggling with neurological issues.

  • Mariah searches for a homeless woman needing to surrender her beloved pit bull. Tania and Toney find the perfect pair of dogs for former adopters, while Lizzy prepares her favorite rescue for a forever home after dealing with his medical issues.

  • Toney and Earl rescue an aggressive dog that is found tied up in front of an abandoned home; Mariah helps a deserted canine that is struggling with neurological issues.

  • Tia races to rescue four dogs from a rural shelter in Louisiana from euthanasia. Mariah and Toney give a scared, shy dog a shot at a forever home, while a unique canine gets a chance at a Pennsylvania prison dog program.

  • When Kenani is in a serious motorcycle accident, Tia and the Villalobos crew must band together to ensure him a speedy recovery. A retired marine visits to center to find a forever fur-friend, while Lizzy and Earl rescue a hound found in a parking lot.

  • Tia takes in a pit bull that was rescued from terrible conditions in Kuwait. An adopter travels from Michigan in hopes of finding a new best friend. When a stray dog ends up at Villalobos, Earl is determined to track down its owner.

  • Tia and Earl face a decision about an elderly hound needing medical attention at an Alabama shelter. An abandoned, aggressive dog is found roaming a trash-filled backyard, while Lizzy and Moe help a pair of potential adopters find their fur-ever friend.

  • When two lovable pups are dropped off at Villalobos' dog boutique, the VRC crew is determined to get them back to good health; a young woman comes in searching for a canine to experience the "Big Easy" lifestyle with her.

  • 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.