Pit bulls are eager to please, faithful and enthusiastic friends and pleasant with children according to credible canine organizations. 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.
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.
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.
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.
When two lovable pups are dropped off at Villalobos' dog boutique, the VRC crew is determined to get them back to good health. Then, a young woman comes in searching for a canine perfect to experience the Big Easy lifestyle with her.
When Kanani 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 find a forever fur-friend, while Lizzy and Earl rescue a hound found in a parking lot.Watch Now:iTunes
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.
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 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.
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.
Tia chases down the mysterious origins of a dog during a dangerous midnight raid; long term Villalobos resident's chances of a forever home are threatened by cat; parolees puts his reputation on the line by recommending a friend.Watch Now:iTunes
A volunteer at Villalobos adopts a dog with an uncommon history; a man who rescued two dogs needs help caring for them from Tia and her daughter Mariah.Watch Now:iTunes
Tia receives a call about a puppy stuck in a pipe at the edge of the river and enlists the help of the twins and the parolees to rescue the dog. Then, it’s up to Tania and Perry to help build up a shy puppy’s confidence when an adopter comes calling.Watch Now:iTunes
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.Watch Now:iTunes
Highlights of Season 6
A dangerously ill dog is rescued by Tania and Tia from the streets of New Orleans. Villalobos favorite, Chong, takes a turn for the worse as his cancerous tumor grows. And Tia offers to help with a long distance adoption in New York City.Watch Now:iTunes
A former volunteer returns to adopt a dog she fell in love with, but her Boxer threatens to derail the adoption. And, only days after being released from prison, a parolee is on the wrong path - putting his freedom at risk.Watch Now:iTunes
A mission to rescue a stray turns into a terrifying ordeal for Matt, forcing Tania to take the lead. Meanwhile, a new recruit experiences the heartbreak associated with a life in dog rescue; and one of the center's favorites has a shot at a forever home.Watch Now:iTunes
An outbreak of disease in the swamps threatens the dogs. Tania goes out on her own to save a stray pit from the streets and is faced with a difficult rescue. And after years of waiting for a forever home, Jackson finally gets his shot.
Tia enlists Matt's help adopting a patrol dog out to his former home, Dixon prison. Then, Tia gets a call about two dogs left behind when their owners abandoned the property. And, Tania has trouble letting go when Brandi is up for adoption.
An emaciated pit bull is put on Tia's radar and proves to be one of the worst cases she's ever seen; Earl must win over authorities in the New York prison system in order to get an animal shelter built inside of a prison.
Tia recruits the twins and newly hired work release prisoner to rescue a pit bull from the bottom of a 40-foot hole. Then, Mariah helps Tia with a heart-wrenching adopton to a young couple reeling from the tragic loss of their dog.Watch Now:iTunes
Villalobos faces one of their most challenging rescues when a house fire reveals a massive dog-hoarding situation. Two teachers fall in love with a deaf puppy they hope to give a forever home.Watch Now:iTunes
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.Watch Now:iTunes