18 October 2010

Photos from Animal Planet's 'Pit Bulls and Parolees' second season

Two hundred pit bulls and six convicted felons on parole convene at Tia Torres’s Villalobos Rescue Center, both yearning for a chance at redemption. That’s the premise behind the dramatic Animal Planet series, Pit Bulls & Parolees. As we reported last week, the 11-episode second season of the popular show premiers October 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

From Animal Planet:
This fall, when the 11-episode second season of Animal Planet's Pit Bulls & Parolees returns on Saturday, October 30 at 10 PM (ET/PT), the drama at Villalobos has intensified. A ring of the phone brings news of a pit bull sentenced to death in a law suit with national notoriety. A parolee with a violent past is reunited with his family through his caring and gentle work with one of Tia's dogs. Mother and daughter find themselves at odds over doing what is right and doing what is legal. The already-packed shelter finds room to give a stray a second chance at the urging of a parolee desperate for the same. These stories that viewers will connect with are all in a day's work at Villalobos Rescue Center for Tia Torres...and she wouldn't have it any other way.

In addition to eagerly awaiting the second season of her series, Tia Torres is currently in the process of moving the rescue center to a much larger location—double the size, in fact—and could use assistance in the form of Home Depot gift cards, chainlink fencing, garden tools, and additionally donations. To help, please visit www.vrcpitbull.com.

Photos from Pit Bulls & Parolees, click to see the full-size image:

Daelyn Fortney | @daelyn
Daelyn is the co-founder & managing director of This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

Photo credit: Animal Planet


  1. Dangerous dogs and dangerous people, not really the combination I'd like to watch. I think that makes for a dangerous show.

  2. I'm glad places like this exist to take care of the dogs but I still don't think people should be encouraged to open their homes to pit bulls. Too many bad things have happened and while it may be our fault as humans, we have bred them to be vicious animals, we still have to be cautious about having them around people especially kids.

  3. people are amazing.... if you get a child and beat it and teach it to fight when it grows up it is going to do the same thing as if you train a pitbull to fight and be vicious. all pitbulls try to do is gain the respect of their owners and if their owners tell them to fight a be vicious then thats what they do, you guys have a lot of never to blame the dog, why dont you blame the people that raise those dogs. You can raise a shih tzu or a labrador to be an attack dog just the same. but yet you think that Tia is wrong for opening her home and helping these animals. u guys are real stand up people. if you dont know the facts about the breed then you shouldnt comment on them. Good on google and look up pitbull heros and read the stories about pitbulls saving peoples lives the pitbulls that were treated like any other dog with kindness and love, not abuse and hate

  4. Right on, Annonymous. Pitbulls are the most loving, loyal and sweet dogs I know of. The fact that the media only reports on the very few pitbull attacks, is a crime. You are right to say that people should know the facts about the breed before saying stupid things.

  5. I agree people should learn about them first. I LOVE pitbulls they are a bunch of fun.People think there mean.I now they are the best dogs.I think there is a soft spot some where in a dogs heart!


  6. i think pit bulls are the best grew up with them as of now i got two pit's i love to death. i like watching the show make's me want to work there. well hang in there.