The BEST Episodes of Pit Bulls and Parolees
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2020
Network: Animal Planet
Pit bulls are eager to please, faithful and enthusiastic friends and pleasant with children according to credible canine organizations. Really, it's true. Yet, the public largely associates these dogs with fear, danger and unyielding aggression toward people. Pit bulls actually were once ranked among American's top five favorite pets and also known as the "nanny dog" for their gentleness with children. But they have fallen from grace. Now often associated with gang members, dog fighting and attacks. That's about to change. Animal Planet introduces you to this dog's greatest ally, and she's not a man - she's a fiery red-headed leading lady, and she's determined to end the needless hostility toward pit bulls. Meet Tia Maria Torres - 49-year-old mother, top pit bull trainer and founder and owner of Villalobos Rescue Center - the country's largest rescue facility for pit bulls.
#1 - Unleashed
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 22, 2014
A look back at the most memorable moments of season 5. Including never before seen moments, a look behind the scenes of Pit Bulls and Parolees, and a chance to catch up with past favorites.
#2 - Soul Survivor
Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 13, 2018
A former adopter comes back to Villalobos to find a companion to support her through her battle with cancer. The VRC crew join efforts to rescue an injured stray near the warehouse. And Tia puts a new parolee through his paces.
#3 - Cutest Moments Ever
Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 3, 2018
Tia, Tania and Mariah look back at the most adorable moments from the series, as determined by the fans. From surprising rescues and teary reunions to heartwarming adoptions and parolee antics, they'll reveal the cutest moments of Pit Bulls and Parolees.
#4 - Most Valuable Puppy
Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 17, 2018
Villalobos is invited to attend their first Puppy Bowl, but which lucky pup will represent the rescue?New parolee Spencer joins Tania on his first rescue mission. And, a couple from Florida visits VRC in search a dog to help heal their broken hearts.
#5 - Eye of the Storm
Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 9, 2016
When a tornado tears through New Orleans, Tania takes charge - but is furious when the parolees fail to show up to help. And a fellow pit bull trainer seeks Tia's help adopting a dog she can put to work.
#6 - New Day, New Blood
Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 13, 2016
The expansion of Villalobos leaves Tia shorthanded once again. Meanwhile, the discovery of a pack of pit bulls running in the streets reveals an overwhelmed owner in need of help; and Tia and Lizzy try to find a home for a dog that is seriously ill.
#7 - Never Meant Harm
Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 27, 2016
A family hopes for a reunion with a dog that was rescued on a previous episode. Meanwhile, Earl's sudden change in behavior forces a confrontation with Tia; and Matt faces an important decision.
#8 - Raised in Rescue
Season 14 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2019
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.
#9 - Giving Thanks
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2014
Tia rescues a handicapped puppy found in a sugar cane field. Earl is released from parole, leading to another major milestone in his life. And, a heart-breaking story leads to a heart-warming adoption.
#10 - Battle Scars
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 25, 2014
A frightening rescue sends the Villalobos team racing into the city in search of a dog reportedly hit by a car. And with kennels at peak capacity, hopes are pinned on adopting our a dog to a police officer and his sister.
#11 - Perfect Match
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 22, 2014
Tia heads to a dangerous part of New Orleans to rescue a mama dog left to die. And, a tropical storm threatens to disrupt Tania and Perry's wedding.
#12 - The Gift
Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 19, 2015
With the holidays quickly approaching, Tia surprises her family, the parolees and every dog at the rescue with an extraordinary gift. But turning this giant gift into something Villalobos can actually use will require herculean effort.
#13 - Dumped
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2014
When some puppies are dumped at VIllalobos, Mariah launches a mission to get more dogs spayed and neutered. Then, a dog running loose on a freeway has Tia racing to save it.
#14 - Low Rider
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 5, 2015
A dog has a tumor that could affect its chances of getting a forever home; an aggressive dog becomes a danger to the staff; Villalobos hopes to bring a stray and its owner together again.
#15 - Standing Strong
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2014
A loose pit bull sends Tia and Louise on a frantic search through a neighborhood surrounding Villalobos. New parolee Sui assists in his first adoption. Finally, Tania receives heartbreaking news about her beloved pit bull Bluie.
#16 - Storm on the Horizon
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 9, 2013
Tia readies for the worst as hurricane season approaches; a clue may help Mariah and the twins locate a dog's owner; Rico's grandparents adopt a shy dog.
#17 - Helter Shelter
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2014
A friend in search of a fresh start arrives at Villalobos and finds himself in the middle of a contentious rescue involving a dog and her puppies. And, a former adopter wants to add another dog to their family.
#18 - Can't Give Up
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 4, 2014
When a dog finally gets a chance at being adopted, the Villalobos team has to drive all the way to Michigan for the home check. Their journey is disrupted when a plea for help sends Tia chashing after a dog that has been living on the streets for 2 years.
#19 - Pushing the Limits
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 14, 2012
Three roommates contact Tia about adopting a pit bull who can fit in with their extreme, fast-paced lifestyles. And, the parolees are sent running for cover when they uncover three beehives.
#20 - End of the Road
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 11, 2012
Tia contends with a shocking rescue and a surprise animal-control inspection.
#21 - Path of Destruction
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 28, 2012
#22 - Treading Water
Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 27, 2018
Tania and Mariah make it their mission to help two puppies diagnosed with swimmer's syndrome take their first steps. Marcel rescues a stray dog trapped beneath a house. And a couple from New York are looking for a companion to share their active lives.
#23 - Left for Dead
Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 24, 2018
Tia races to rescue an emaciated puppy chained to an abandoned home. A couple visits VRC in hope of finding a younger sibling for their dog. And a Good Samaritan needs help rescuing a stray mama dog still bleeding three weeks after giving birth.
#24 - Second Savior
Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 20, 2016
Jackson Galaxy ("My Cat From Hell") helps Tia rescue dozens of cats when a neighborhood is threatened by a sinkhole. Meanwhile, a neglected mother is found near the warehouse, prompting a frantic search for her puppies.
#25 - Why We Go On
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2015
Tia clashes with a shelter over a dog's fate after she risked her life to rescue it. Meanwhile, a dog that was near death has recovered and may find a forever home in Boston.