Tia Torres Wiki: Kids, Husband, Injury, Age, Bio, Net Worth, Tahyo Tavern and Shop, Pit Bulls & Parolees

(Last Updated On: May 11, 2017)

Tia Torres, her family and the Villalobos Rescue Center came to fame with the hit television series Pit Bulls & Parolees, which first aired on 30 October 2009 and is still running in 2017. The Villalobos Rescue Center is now located in New Orleans. Since 2017, Tia Torres and her family also operate The Tahyo Tavern and The Tahyo Store in New Orleans.

Tia Torres Kids

Tia Torres has four children – two biological daughters and two “adopted” sons. Tia’s daughters are: Mariah Torres and Tania Torres. Tia Torres sons are: Kanani and Keli’i (also known as Moe).

Over the past years of shooting the show, Tia Torres kids have been growing up and stepping up on camera.

Tia’s Hawaiian twin sons provide the comic relief and work with the most difficult dogs. Her daughters and their crew at The Tahyo help Tia pack and ship the merchandise the family started selling as part of the show, as well as run the Tahyo Tavern located on lower Decatur Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Tania Torres’s (aka Tania Cardello) father became a victim of tragic injury that led to his paralysis when Tania was a child. She lost her half-brother years later in a gang-related shooting.

Who is Tia Torres Husband?

Tia Torres husband Aren is not the father of any of her children. Tia and Aren met during the 1980’s when she was trying to track down the owner of a dog to hand it to him. Jackson married Tia Torres and started to support her rescue. In September 2007, Aren Marcus Jackson was arrested on charges of violating his parole. Find out more about Tia Torres husband here.

Tia Torres’s Injury

In November, 2016 Tia suffered a devastating injury to her leg. She actually breaks her leg in the Season 8 premiere on Animal Planet.

When I heard of Tia Torres’s injury, I imagined something along the lines of Cesar Millan (the Dog Whisperer) injuries, when a dog lashed out at him with its teeth. Tia’s injury wasn’t related to dogs whatsoever. She just fell over the back of a couch at her Tahyo Tavern…

Tia was trying to take a picture of her children at a fan meeting at the tavern. She swung her right leg over the couch, but her left leg got stuck in the couch. Her body twisted and everybody heard a “zap”. Her left knee got dislocated, and she was rushed to an emergency room in an ambulance. It was around 3am.

Tia had an emergency surgery, because the bone was hitting an artery. She knew she would be needing more surgeries and will be off her feet for months…

What happened to the rescue when Tia is hospitalized? Tia Torres’s kids had to step up and start managing the parolees, rescue and adoptions on their own.

Tia Torres Age and When to Wish Her Happy Birthday

Tia Torres (aka Tia Cardello, Tia Macgretor) is 57 years old in 2017. She was born on 06 March 1960.

Tia Torres’s Biography

Tia Torres was born and raised in Southern California. She had a difficult childhood. Tia had no father figure and was raised by her step mother who she considers her only mom.

Her step mother was a former farm girl, and very much an equestrian. She shared her passion for animals with Tia, as well as taught her strength and discipline. She also taught Tia that owning a “pet” is a privilege, and that the animals you adopt should come first. Tia has continued this tradition with her own children.

At the age of 17, Tia left home with her Catahoula Leopard Dog – Cougar, two Arabian horses, and an Angora goat. The teenager struggled to keep all the four-legged family members taken care of.

Later, Tia Torres enlisted in the Army and became a truck driver. This is where she met Tania’s father-to-be. Unfortunately, he was caught up in drugs and became abusive toward Tia, which led to his arrest and imprisonment. Some years later, Tia met future Mariah’s father, who was involved with animals.

Later on, Tia found a job as a youth gang counselor in the City of Los Angeles.

Next, Tia Torres started the Villalobos shelter that was rescuing wolfs and wolf hybrids (Villalobos stands for “village of wolves” in Spanish). In the late 1990s she started rescuing pit bulls as well. This happened after a female pit bull from a local shelter made friends with Tia’s toddler daughters, Tania and Mariah. Tia adopted the dog and later named her Tatanka.

In 1999, Tia and the Los Angeles City Animal Services teamed up and created “The Pit Bull Support Group” – a free service providing spaying/neutering, training, and assistance to anyone who owned a Pit Bull or Pit mix. During this time Tia took on a young man who’d recently been released from prison – her first official parolee hire.

Soon after, she met twin teenage boys Kanani and Keli’I – friends of Tia’s daughter Mariah. The boys were having a difficult time at home, and their home life was not a suitable situation. They were working at Tia’s shelter and soon she adopted them.

Villalobos Rescue Center was now rescuing dogs and humans, as it is extremely hard to find work as a parolee. Tia’s husband was on parole at the time as well.

Tia was dubbed as one of Los Angeles’s “Most Important People” by a popular local magazine. This caught the eye of reality TV producers. Tia didn’t want to be on TV, but finally gave in, seeing diminishing donations, California’s sinking economy, stricter adopting rules in the county, and seeing neighboring rescue facilities close down one after another.

Throughout her life and career, Tia has lived in different parts of California, including: Canyon Country, CA; Santa Clarita, CA; Agua Dulce, CA; Saugus, CA; Sylmar, CA; Pacoima, CA; Frazier Park, CA; Pine Mountain Club, CA; San Fernando, CA. Tia is now living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tia Torres Tattoos

The Wolfman tattoo on her left shoulder is her godfather, Lon Chaney Jr. She also has a Raven, her totem animal, and an owl on the same arm. The pit bull on Tia Maria Torres’s right shoulder is a tribute to “Duke,” who rescued her from an attack of a Rhode Island Red rooster. Tia Torres has another pit bull tattooed on her lower back.

The Villalobos Rescue Center

The Villalobos Rescue Center founded by Tia Torres was originally located in Agua Dulce, California. In 2010, the center made about 8 trips across country and finally moved to the New Orleans, Louisiana. It is now located in the Upper 9th Ward area of New Orleans.

Villalobos Rescue Center is a registered charity focusing on rehabilitation of the American Pit Bull Terriers, with help from the parolees who work with the dogs.

In 2014, the organization had approximately 400 dogs. The notoriety of the TV show has resulted in many many dogs being directed to Tia’s organization. Dogs of varying breeds are brought to Tia in need medical attention, shelter or adoption.

The center’s founder agreed to continue being on the show to help pay part of Villalobos increasing monthly bills.

The cost of keeping the Villalobos Rescue Center up and running is around $100,000 a month – this is paid for by donations and Tia’s salary from the TV series.

The Villalobos Rescue Center is now the largest pitbull rescue facility in the country.

You can get in touch with Tia and the Villalobos Rescue Center by email at info@vrcpitbull.com

Pit Bulls & Parolees TV Show

The main focus of the show is the interaction between Tia Torres, Tia Torres kids (Tania, Mariah, Kanani and Keli’i), her dogs, and the parolees who work for Tia, during daily care, as well as pit bull rescue missions.

The Animal Planet show, “Pit Bulls and Parolees” has become enormously successful. Thanks to Tia Torres, her family and staff for all that they do!

Tia Torres Net Worth

Tia Torres’s net worth is estimated to be $300 thousand in 2017.

Pit Bull Controversies

Pit bulls are very popular yet very controversial dogs. Some people claim that this breed has been attacking humans left and right, others – that pit bulls are the most misunderstood dog breed in the world.

One of Tia’s former fans and followers claims that in 2014 her 4 year-old daughter was attacked and mauled to death by the dog the family bought after watching Pit Bulls & Parolees. The family had been faithfully following the show’s advice on bringing up pit bulls, yet the dog attacked and killed the child. The mother hopes that the reality TV star feels responsible in part, and asserts that pit bulls may not be the optimum pet for families with children.

Fans of the show express their condolences to the mother, but say that it isn’t Tia’s fault, since she has nothing to do with the child’s death. People get attacked by all breeds of dogs, get injured and killed by their horses, etc. A child needs to be supervised at all times when interacting with an animal.

Tia is extremely cautious when placing her dogs and had always said that pit bulls can be unpredictable. She and her daughters warn that no small children or pets should be in the home with a pit bull. She has repeatedly stated on her show that animals need to be spayed and neutered, which will greatly reduce their territorial aggressiveness. Tia has dogs that will never leave her facility, so called lifers (some of them are dogs that were used as a bait dog or were ring fighters).

Yet, some of the fans say that it is partly Tia’s fault, since she is promoting a dangerous breed as a family pet and even calls them “nanny dogs”. And that the family relied upon Tia’s advice as that of of a professional expert. Our hearts go out to this innocent child and their family…

Villalobos Events

There’s always something happening within Tia’s family of humans and dogs.

In 2010, Tia Torres appeared on the Ellen show with her pit bull named Snorkie. Both Snorkie and Tia held Ellen’s audience spellbound.

In 2012, Tia came to the defense of Jon Gosselin, who was being slammed by his ex-wife Kate Gosselin for letting his kids cuddle up to his girlfriend’s pit bulls.

In 2014, Tia Torres, the compassionate star of Animal Planet’s reality show “Pit Bulls & Parolees,” spoke onstage during her portion of the Discovery 2014 Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In May 2016, Tia had reached out to help Sparks and David McMurtrie, founders of Pit Stop for Change Rescue & Rehabilitation in River Rouge.

In June, 2016 a visitor confronted Tia Torres over a dog in the care of VRC that she claimed was hers. Tia and her staff knew that the dog in question wasn’t this woman’s. The woman had gotten in her minivan and was driving towards Tia, who was on crutches (from an unrelated knee injury).The woman was two dozen feet away from Tia when one of her staff threw a coffee on the windshield of the minivan, causing her to swerve. This dangerous encounter forced the center to stop public tours of the premises, with the last one being held on June 11, 2016.

In January, 2017 Tia and her family opened up a new bar – Tahyo Tavern, on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. The tavern has dog-friendly seating outside. Profits from the bar and the neighboring merchandise store, The Tahyo, will help fund operations at the rescue center. At the Tahyo store (Tahyo stands for “big, hungry dog”), you can buy Signature VRC Harness Leads, Custom Artwork by Mariah, Charms & Bracelets, Pit Bull Shirts, Cups, Sticker, and more.

In April, 2017 fire destroyed Tia son’s home he had just moved into days ago with his family. Tia received numerous emails, phone calls, letters and messages to support her, as she always does from the fans of Pit Bulls & Parolees.


  1. This may sound awful and I’m sorry it happened but maybe the child was hitting the dog or provoked an attack
    Some how if anyone that is at fault is the adult

  2. Hi, I am currently listening to Tia speaking via podcast. She said that her leg break happened 1/15/15. You have it listed as November of 2016. Just thought you’d want to know.

  3. Tia – I love you ND ADMIRE you so vey much. You are a for real and honest person who really loves animals and primarily the pit bulls. your program is so fascinating and wonderful and hope and pray that God will continue to bless and keep you. I wish I could work for and with you, in helping all these wonderful creatures.



  5. Tia is four years older than me and although I also ain’t Gods gift to men, she has aged badly over the last three years… Is she on some drug?

      1. Working outside all the time will do the same. My husband has worked outside a long time and he has the same problem. But what’s it to anyone, nobody’s business

          1. UNBELIEVABLE!!! This woman does everything she can for dogs and you want to say she doesn’t age well!!! Did your mother not teach you manners? If you have nothing nice to say, saynothing!!!!

    1. What a Horrible thing to say. Age and aging is only relevant to ones health. She is a spit fire of a woman doing life under her own terms. Could you say the same thing about yourself? MEOW !!!

    2. What an ignorant assumption. I would be surprised if Tia wasn’t run down and tired looking. Look at how hard she works in that New Orleans extreme heat & humidity. The responsibility this woman carries is tremendous. It takes $100,000.a month to keep Villalobos running. Besides Tia is too busy to fix up. I imagine that if she were to get all dolled up, she would still be a pretty woman. I don’t know of anyone, no matter how attractive they were, could look like much of anything after chasing dogs all day and working out in the horrible heat & humidity. Tia is too busy to concern herself with fixing up. It might be different if ßs

    3. There is something really wrong with you if you think Tia is in drugs. She lives in a VERY STRRESSFUL situation and you have the nerve to day this??? Let us hope we all have the money you do to pay for daily botox injections you freak.

    4. Tia is more of a lady then you will ever be. Go back to school and learn how not to criticize people. You must not be The Brightest Bulb in the Box

    5. Walk a mile in her shoes. You probably can’t even walk a few feet. IF you know what work is or do you spend all day being pampered. I can’t believe you. Sure hope you don’t have any pets. This includes rocks. How cold and sad you must be!!!!!
      Kathy from DETROIT. Doubt we’ll ever meet!

  6. Love this show! I watch it every day I can. Tia and her family are so devoted to the cause of these dogs. My husband and I have had American Bulldogs for 11 years now. I would not have any other type of dog. And it is true owners must treat them with love not as a fight animals! If I ever become indepently wealthy Villabos is a place I would support! Not there yet but maybe one day. But I do hope this show continues for many years. It opens people’s eyes to how forgiving these tortured animals are and how people can adopt them; healing their wounds and giving them the love they deserve.

  7. I am from the UK and love the show. My breed of dog i love is the German shepherd and i hate the fact they get a bad rap as well. I believe its not the dog but how the owners bring the dog up. Instead of dogs getting bad name those owners should.

  8. First Happy Birthday (tomorrow 3/6) Now I don’t know of anyone who loves and cares so much about these dogs. I love the way she can pick out the right dog for you and then drops the dogs off to you so they can make sure everything is doggy proof. I just love Pitbulls and paroles.

      1. They do NOT adopt their dogs out to people with cats. See Tia’s fb post recently about this….they’ve had too much trouble with the dogs reacting badly to cats, and in the interest of the cats’ safety, and because they do not have the facility/ability to properly temperament test the dogs, they simply do not adopt out to homes with cats.

  9. Tia’s Birthday is actually June 11,1960 because im doing a project of her has different birthdays then what you have

  10. I’m 55. Been around pits all my life. As a little girl, we had one, a female, until it died of old age then we had a male and he just had too much energy , and we found a good loving home more suitable for him. Now I have a female and male, all have been rescues. It’s important to understand that dogs need training and they need to bond with the family members. Any breed of dog can attack but the bigger dogs can do more damage obviously. We had a lab that bit my husband on 3 separate occasions resulting in stitches on his hand. Then there was the boxers that got into it resulting in blood spatter all over the wall. I won’t even get started on the chihuahuas. I only speak from personal experience but all this talk about taking responsibility? When you single out a particular breed and label them as vicious attack dogs, you cause untold damage and unnecessary harm. That is irresponsible. Please educate yourself before adoption, get your dogs spayed and neutered, and never leave dogs and/or children unsupervised. Also, dogs need regular exercise to keep them calm and happy.

      1. Right on! Hawaii love, love our pitbulls! Its common to see pits, terriers breeds everywhere. We have our share of problems. But, there’s no freaking out when the pitbull is taking their walks.

        1. Well said hug your pit bull more often teach them everything they need to know to be a good dog. Be aware of the ankle biter‘s Nobody worries about

          1. We have two Maltese right now, from my mother-in-law thx, or I would have another big breed, probably pit, last was Rotti! Anyone that claims these breeds are “naturally” mean & violent are simply ignorant of the pit breed! Certainly violence can be breed into a dog, but those are the ones Tia calls her “lifers.” These dogs will never be adopted out! And as far as her appearance?You try working next to Tia for one day, one of Tia’s days, not a typical 8 hour day, & see how you look⁉️ It won’t be pretty, I guarantee it‼️

    1. I am a German Shepherd person. Lost two to illness over the years. I am alone and severely disabled. I would love a pit bull but don’t think I could do it justice. It all starts with the training, 6 to 8 weeks, tiny steps isn’t to early. Then TUMMY RUBS.
      Big Lacey Girl was my 100 pound GSD. I am surprised to find out that black dogs get picked over. Mine were 80 to 90% black and beautiful. They both helped some people get over their fear of dogs. Especially Shepherds. I was so happy to be able to share them…

  11. My husband and I watch this inspiring show every week.we want to visit soon and would love to adopt one of the beautiful dogs they have.we would love to move there someday to work out of our love for this heartfelt family.we truly are used to taking care of dogs took in my mother in laws dogs when she was placed into a nursing home due to dimensia.this is our dream to someday own a animal shelter when our finances allow it.thank you tia and family to what you do.you are truly wonderful and thank you for all you due to this breed they are so great

  12. I live in the UK and I am ashamed to say it is a anti Pitbull country. I love the tv show and admire all the family and

  13. There wasn’t anything on the tv and I flipped through the channels, Pitbulls and Parolees was on, I’ve never watched it, but some of my Pittie friends have talked about the show and I got so into the show I couldn’t turn it off and just binge watched the show for 15 hours. I think I’m caught up and ready for the new season.

  14. I have 5 rescue German Shepherd dogs. I had a Louisiana Carahoula Leopard who died in 2014 after 11 months of chemo for lymphoma. At that time I had a 6 y/o female, spayed out bull that I rescued when she was 6 months. My pot and the female Carahoula were joined at the hip. And my put loved all the sheps. Even the fosters that passed through. But most of all she adored people and my little grandkids. She was a Velcro for. Always there with us. On our laps, in my nest etc. She was about 55 pounds of white and Brown spotted love with a beautiful red nose. Her only problem was she liked to chase pray. Possums, cats etc. She loved all people and was stolen by one when she was 6 years old. She has a chip and I offered a big rewaerd but no luck. I cry for her daily. She was the most amazing dog ever. And I have a Lot of dogs. All inside couch potato. God I miss her.

    1. That’s heartbreaking to read. I had a spaniel stolen from the house years ago. You never fully recover but I truly pray your doggie is being loved and cared for.

      1. So sad, I just had my boxer die in his sleep. My other dog, a pit / Black lab mix, is so lonely and misses her best friend a lot. It’s only been 4 days since my boy died but my girl needs another friend. Will have to wait and see how she does.

  15. I am Ashamed to say I was one of those people who didnt like Pitbulls. And when My Husband Rescued a Pit Puppy and Brought Him Home I said to him you better not have gotten a Pitbull if you did you’re out!! When i got home and saw the Lil Pitty Pup I Fell In love!! He Looks Like A Baby Cow hes Tan And White!!! His Name is Chase he is 8yrs old! He is the Most Amazing Lovable Loyal Happy Playful Dog Still at 8yrs old. Chase Loves Children Young and Old! Now let me say I would be the first person to come to the defense for a Pitbull!! People should educate themselves before voicing an opinion on the breed!! I feel what Tia and Her Children and their husbands and wives do for the Pitbull Breed is Amazing!! And helping Parolees as well is Incredible!! Tia Torrez is My Idol! I Hope one day to be able to meet her and her children and let them know in person how truly Amazing they all are!! I would Love to One Day Be Able To Volenteer At Viallobos!! Keep Doing What Your Doing because its Making a Difference!!

  16. I watch the show frequently so when it concerns dogs and little kids EVERY responsible person knows NOT to leave children unsupervised at any time, let alone with a dog, cat goat, chimpaneze, etc. Villalobos folks tell adopters, dogs and kids must be supervised.

  17. My son in law has a pit and he is so sweet and loving. I have two little elderly dogs th as t growl at him at times,but he takes them in stride. One is 16 and blind and usually does not bother with jonesy, my pet name for my granddog, the toy poodle may growl at times, but we all sleep on the same bed when he stays with me.I love him to bits. He is such a happy dog too. Brings the joy of life back to his very ill old grammy.

  18. I absolutely love this show, I myself always said i would never own a pitbull because of stories i heard, but now I own a beautiful brindle male and gorgeous female blue and they are just amazing dogs most loving and as i dont leave children unattended with them because any animal can be irritated by children not just pitbulls, i have owned spaniel and german shepherds and i found the small dogs are actually most aggressive and most unpredictable.. These are the most misunderstood dog!!

  19. I absolutely love this show! I love her and each member of her family. Also all her Parolies that work for her! They are all one big wonderful loving family! Everyone of them , as they each marry. They bring another into their great loving family. I would be so proud to work with people like this. God Bless all you and your big family each and everyone of you. I hope the show stays on for years so it helps pay for the dog shelter and all you do for the dogs and the guys you give a second chance to! I wish I could afford to donate. I amine of those I guess you could say. Disabled just holding on to keep a roof over my head. I know one thing. If I lived down there. I would be at your door everyday to come help. Do anything you asked of me to do. Just to volunteer. Keep doing what your doing Tia! God has a special place for you when you get to Heaven! Much Love to you all❤️

  20. I have watched Tia and family since they first appeared on Animal Planet. This family is real and have so much love in their hearts!
    God Bless you and your family…….Tia you are a true Pit Bull Whisperer! Parents can learn from Tia about children and animals living together. The parolees sure do gain skills from the dogs and the family about loyalty and dependibilty , It is great to see the parolees move on to successful new live’s and having a happy family to love. May Villalobos shine bright for all who need it’s care and love!

  21. Tia and her family are wonderful for what they do. Pit bulls do have bad names, but it’s how you raise them. You can make any animal , especially a dog mean. I have great respect for Tia and her family!

  22. I live in the UK and only stumbled on Villalobos and Parolees about a month ago. Having enjoyed the episode I watched I came to the conclusion that I needed to see more so, went to Catch Up TV on Sky and downloaded every episode I havent seen and have been chain watching at weekends meaning my husband has to watch his programmes on TV in another room. This is a “1 in a million” unconventional, Family who make it their mission to give 2nd chances to unwanted and abused dogs and employing parolees where no-one else would. Tia, God bless you, your family and parolees. Keep up the awesome work you do for as long as possible.

  23. I stumbled onto Pit Bulls and Parolees about a year ago and watched every episode aired, more than once! I can’t get enough of this show! This family is about as real as it gets! I laughed, and I cried and feel like I am part of this family. Being a huge animal lover, I can’t tell you how much I have learned from watching this family show. I love the fact that they not only rescue, but help the parolees get a new leaf on life. Some make it, some don’t. We see it all! There is no sugar coating anything. I recently visited New Orleans and got a glimpse of Villalobos, took some pictures and wished I could have met Tia and her family. Someday, I hope I will! I can’t wait till the new season begins! Don’t call, text or knock on my door, cause I will be busy! Keep up the good work, God Bless All Of You!

  24. I used to hate pit bulls after seeing all the horrible stories A pitbull’s mauling people and children. I only recently picked up Tia,s show Pit Bulls and Parolees, and now I have a totally different opinion. I see that any dog can be loved and trained to be a loving animal to people. I think that Tia and her family, and her parolees are amazing, and I think it’s an amazing thing that Tia is doing for parolees and these animals. I think she is an amazing woman, and I don’t know how she has the energy to keep it up. I love dogs, but because I’ve never had the money to own a home or have a yard for a dog, I don’t think it’s fair to a dog not to have a yard to be able to run in. I also don’t really make enough money to own a dog, but I love animals and I love dogs and I am now taping do is show to be able to watch it. I think she’s an amazing woman and I think her family is doing an amazing thing. Most parolees don’t have this type of opportunity and they are very fortunate as well.

    1. It’s the society that we live in. People don’t want to take responsibility for their actions, they don’t want to take responsibility for their inaction. They just sign up for welfare. They want the government to FIX everything. It’s really time for people to grow up and become the adults that our grandparents and great grand parents were.

  25. I really feel for that lady and what happened to her child but it seems to me that maybe that lady was at fault for maybe not keeping an eye. On her child and I also watch the show I have from the start and because of the work she has done has inspired me go back to school to become a Vet Tech I have also heard her say more then one time about her dogs are sometimes not good for families with children it also seems to me that these parents want to blame someone they need to put the blame somewhere and instead of putting it on themselves lets blame others …really people need to get a life

  26. Tia is my idol and main role model, as woman who moves mountains to make very, very good things happen; as a mother whose kids are friggin’ amazing, and as a warrior for keeping perspective moment-to-moment, no matter what. Her intimate insight into every dog’s personality, needs, strengths and red flags seems to be inexhaustible. (Like, what supplements does she take – where does the energy to keep this up come from?)

    This and My Cat From Hell are the shows I binge watch – can’t get enough of. I’m 69, but when I grow up, I want to be like Tia.

    1. I think she is the most amazing woman to do what she does. She gives me such ambition to want to do the same thing and I only wish that I could! If there were more people like her I don’t think there would be so many dogs being euthanized which I find totally sad, heartbreaking and unacceptable! Keep up the good work she is the most wonderful woman.

      1. I,,ve forgot to thank all the other people who are helping Tia,i am sorry for that!Tia,i will promise you this,if i ,ll win the lotery then i will come to visit you amd i,ll give you some money that will help you all to keep on doing this very good work,that i do promise!Thank youalso in the name of these dogs,take care and keep on the good work!with love,Chris Vermeulen,the Netherlands

  27. Thank you for the article on Villalobos and Tia Torres. I just want to kindly and respectfully suggest proof reading the information you present. There is an abundance of typos and grammatical errors. It will help your site to be seen as a reliable source for news and information.

    1. Who cares about grammar and punctuation these days..as long as your able to read it, you should be fine. Not all ppl have the luxury of proper education.

      1. I care! I noticed the same thing and having never been on this site before I was thinking it was probably a bogus site because of the writing, just like how one of the giveaways of a phishing email is spelling and grammar mistakes. I actually stopped reading the article about one third of the way through but happened to not close out the window and only finished it when I came back because something in the headline caught my eye. Now reading the comments, it seems more legit.

        1. I love this show and I love everything Tia Torres stands for .She in her family have done so much for the pit bulls . These poor dogs are so sweet but they are so d***** misunderstood .Tia and her family are changing this little-by-little .Hats off to her and her family .She’s had a hard life but she will be rewarded in the end .God-bless you Tia you in your family

      2. Unfortunately, people that are blessed with not only a proper, but very good education, are guilty of this. And to make your comment even more irrelevant, the previous commenter was speaking directly to someone we can safely assume DID receive a “proper” education. One doesn’t normally see uneducated drop-outs persuing a journalism career.
        By the way, being that indifferent to the steady decline in the standards we should hold ourselves to is scary, depressing, disgusting and the reason we are settling at the bottom of the barrel educationally…WORLDWIDE. We should expect nothing less than for people to use English properly, rather than butchering it. Especially since it’s our FIRST LANGUAGE!!!!

        1. HELLO??? Every was discussing the unflappable way Tia, her four children and the Parolees conduct their business at the Villalobos Rescue Center and Assumption Parrish. As opposed to wasting precious space b s ing about language why don’t you clowns read all of their Bio’s. Through no fault of their own Tia, Mariah, Tania and The Twins have very tough lives but have grown stronger having gotten through each and every personal and natural disaster!

          I am 65 years young and small – but tough – just like Tia – ave a couple of tattoos – am 33 years clean and sober and don’t take any bull from anyone!!! I TRULY HATE reviews from closed minded individuals who have nothing better to do than bitch about breeds they know absolutely nothing about.

          I don’t ‘own’ my dogs – I consider myself ‘Blessed’ with the remarkable dogs I have been fortunate to have had in my long years. My childhood and through adulthood was spent with German Shepherd; smart, loyal, gentle and loving with my six siblings since we were born! In 2000 I was SO excited to have my Rottweiler, ‘Precious Ayla of Clan Marion.’ OMG she was gorgeous! And Precious she was. She was under the impression she was a little three pound lap dog and sat in my lap watching movies with me.
          Loved the Vet and gave everyone kisses and got belly rubs from nurses and techs along with other clients. Along with Pits all my dogs are also on THE MOST DANGEROUS DOG LIST.

          When are people going to learn that its the active drug dealers and horrible dog fighters that have bred and trained some of these poor and defensive breed to become what they were NEVER MEANT TO BE!! I get so upset when I read crap about Tia and her family and the Parolees. Would you complainers rather have all the stray pit bulls out loose that could hurt out of total fear? Tia and her staff now have approximately 400 pit bulls – HELLO? She and her valuable staff have kept you and yours safe from 400 Pit bulls that would otherwise be OUT IN PUBLIC!!! Can ya hear me now???

          I have assisted friends and breeders in training and socializing their dogs and puppies and would feel absolutely privileged to have the opportunity to work with Tia’s staff at Villalobos. It’s often mentioned the puppies take so much time out of their busy day and having a job of being 100% responsible for the adorable little miracles with that unforgettable puppy breath!!!

          Much love to Tia, Her children, the Parolees, the Pits and all the other animals they love and save.
          P. S. Sorry for your pain RE: Flooding, Forest fires, Son’s house fire, Your broken leg, etc., etc. God Bless you all. Tori 🙂 XO

          1. my name is Chris and i live in the Netherlands,i,ve wached your show for many years,i do know that you do a hell of a job dear Tia and sometimes mistakes happen but what i saw in you was a hard working,compessionad person who really care for those dogs,i wish you all the luck in your work and your love for these dogs,i am your biggest fan!i wish you well.

  28. I am absolutely shocked that someone would say it’s the fault of the show or Tia over the sad attack on a child by a family pet, does that mean I can blame all food manufacturer’s and Television for advertising products that make me gain weight? People are crazy. ..Tia and the show are all doing something great for humans and animals alike, I wish I had the opportunity to do the same. Keep doing what you do, and you will have many who appreciate your efforts, your family and friends as well! !! God bless you all! !!

    1. I couldn’t agree more. I have watched Tia and her family since the beginning and appreciate, respect and love what the do and stand for. It’s because of them I now have a pitbull named Duke. I’ve had Great Pyrenees for 10 years now and just lost my boy in March, he was difficult and not too pleasant to doctor so should the Gteat Pyr be deemed vicious. As difficult as he was, he was also my light, my calm and missed terribly every second of every day. Dogs are like humans you learn their personalities and work with it. My little bully Duke is so sweet and smart and he loves his big sister, when her brother passed she was so sad and now she has a new brother to raise. I will always have a Pyr and a bully as long as I live . Thank you Tia and family for everything. This little guy is named I. Respect to his big brother we lost and your boy. God bless and keep rockin it.

      1. That’s funny. I also have a Pyr (Ellie) and Pibble (Blossom). The irony I have to deal with…The Pibble is the sweet, submissive and the Pyr is the jerk…lol. On a few occasions Ellie has decided to wear her cranky pants and start junk with Blossom. Even though they stop IMMEDIATELY when I give a sharp “EH”, Blossom always ends up with a mark on her nose. We joke that the “Pit” from the ghetto came to us without a mark and now has “fighting” scars from the “Guardian” dog. Oh, and Ellie doesn’t have a mark on her. Blossom NEVER actually bites her back. But, those damn vicious Pits, right?

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