The BEST Episodes of Pit Bulls and Parolees

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 30, 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.

star 10.00
2 votes
Soul Survivor

#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.

star 10.00
2 votes
Cutest Moments Ever

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Most Valuable Puppy

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Raised in Rescue

#5 - 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.

star 9.59
39 votes
Giving Thanks

#6 - 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.

star 9.50
42 votes
Battle Scars

#7 - 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.

star 9.38
45 votes
Why We Go On

#8 - Why We Go On

Season 6 - Episode 20 - 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.

star 9.26
50 votes
Perfect Match

#9 - 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.

star 9.25
4 votes

#10 - 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.

star 9.18
56 votes
Standing Strong

#11 - 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.

star 9.09
56 votes
Storm on the Horizon

#12 - 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.

star 9.07
57 votes
Helter Shelter

#13 - 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.

star 9.06
62 votes
Eye of the Storm

#14 - Eye of the Storm

Season 7 - 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.

star 9.06
66 votes
Can't Give Up

#15 - 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.

star 9.06
53 votes
Pushing the Limits

#16 - 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.

star 9.05
57 votes
End of the Road

#17 - End of the Road

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 11, 2012

Tia contends with a shocking rescue and a surprise animal-control inspection.

star 9.03
59 votes
Path of Destruction

#18 - Path of Destruction

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 28, 2012

star 9.00
61 votes
Treading Water

#19 - 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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Left for Dead

#20 - 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.

star 9.00
1 votes
A Clash of Wills

#21 - A Clash of Wills

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 17, 2015

A pit bull that's tied up and abandoned in a vacant lot prompts an urgent rescue attempt by Tia and Perry. Meanwhile, a returning adopter gets a big surprise; and a request from Earl's son turns into a lesson in hard work.

star 8.98
53 votes
Kindness of Strangers

#22 - Kindness of Strangers

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 26, 2016

After flooding devestates Louisiana, Tia and the team at VRC race to help the victims - including former adopters who have lost their home, and a woman separated from her dogs when flooding overwhelmed her house.

star 8.96
94 votes
Broken Home

#23 - Broken Home

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2014

Tia and Matt find themselves in a heartbreaking situation when called upon to rescue some dogs from the home of their recently deceased owner. Then, a potential adopter comes looking for a dog that will thrive in an unusual living situation: a B&B.

star 8.95
38 votes
Cut Loose

#24 - Cut Loose

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 21, 2012

Tia, Mariah, the twins and the parolees launch a massive rescue effort to track down a pit bull and her puppies that have been dumped in the Mojave Desert.

star 8.93
59 votes
Last Chance

#25 - Last Chance

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2014

In the Season 6 premiere, Tia takes in dogs rescued from a fighting ring. Meanwhile, a dog that's been overlooked gets a chance at a forever home; and a parolee counsels troubled teens.

star 8.92
64 votes