True dog lovers know that Pit bulls get a bad rap. These animals are just as capable of compassion, love, and obedience as any other dog breed. It is unfortunate that it is so hard to get them adopted.
That’s where Tia Torres’ of the Villalobos Rescue Center comes in. Tia finds pit bulls in need of a home and pairs them with people you would never expect.
Tia’s work can be seen on the Animal Planet series called Pit Bulls and Parolees. “It takes the most maligned breed of dog in the entire world and pairs them up with newly released convicts from prison,” she said. “Ultimately, they teach each other. The dogs don’t judge—the dogs don’t care if you have a bad past or if you have tattoos. They just love you back.”
The Villalobos Rescue Center homes about 250 pit bulls at a time and the show helped raise awareness of how common homelessness is among this breed. Stereotypes make it extremely difficult for these dogs to find homes.
Watch Tia explain her incredible work on Ellen!
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