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Pit Bulls and Parolees
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Pit Bulls and Parolees

``Pit Bulls and Parolees'' follows the work of Tia Torres, a renowned trainer of pit bull terriers and a founder of the Villalobos Rescue Center. The rehabilitation and placement center houses hundreds of abused and abandoned dogs of all breeds, and the center has a crew of paroled felons who help Torres and her daughters Tania and Mariah care for the animals. It is a chance at redemption for both man and man's best friend.

Premiere:
Oct 30, 2009
Original Network:
Animal Planet
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Heart Broken

S03, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 2011)
Tia's daughter faces a difficult decision about her pet; a family of pit bulls in an abandoned house is rescued.
  • Sun 8/20
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End of the Road

S03, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 2012)
Tia contends with a shocking rescue and a surprise animal-control inspection.
  • Sun 8/20
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A Home At Last

S08, E14  (First Aired: Aug. 19, 2017)
Villalobos' oldest resident, Summer, a pit with severe arthritis, has a chance at a forever home; Earl works to improve a dog's social skills, hoping to make him more adoptable; Kanani's girlfriend, M2, takes on her first rescue.
  • Sun 8/20
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Battle Scars

S05, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 2014)
Team races into the city searching for a dog hit by a car; hopes are pinned on a cop adopting with kennels at full capacity.
  • Mon 8/21
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Flood Watch

S05, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 7, 2013)
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; Tania and Perry must help build up a shy puppy's confidence when an adopter comes calling.
  • Mon 8/21
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Can't Give Up

S05, E09  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 2014)
As the team drives all the way to Michigan for a home check, they get sidetracked by an emergency rescue.
  • Tue 8/22
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Collision Course

S05, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 11, 2014)
Two dogs running wild on the train tracks prompts a dangerous rescue mission; married couple look to adopt a dog to help heal from tragedy.
  • Tue 8/22
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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Out of the Dark

S05, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 2013)
Tia recruits the twins and a new work-release prisoner to rescue a pit bull from a cavernous hole; Mariah helps Tia with a heart-wrenching adoption.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Almost Perfect

S05, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 1, 2014)
Dog is left for dead in a dangerous part of town; South Carolina college girl looks to adopt a special needs dog; dog is dumped on rescue center's doorstep.
  • Wed 8/23
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Cut Loose

S03, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2012)
Tia and Mariah try to track down a pit bull and her puppies that were abandoned in the desert.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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Trapped

S03, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 2011)
The time to celebrate Armando's wedding approaches, but even on this happy occasion the dogs come first; when a rescue mission becomes more than she bargained for, Tia must race to the altar, not wanting to miss Armando's big day.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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Blindsided

S07, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2015)
Tia races to save the life of a dog that's been shot; a scared and sick puppy running loose near heavy traffic is pursued by Matt and Lizzy; Tia faces an agonizing decision after a home inspection raises red-flags.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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New Frontiers

S07, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 2015)
The new season introduces a new satellite shelter for Villalobos in nearby Assumption Parish.
  • Wed 8/23
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Unleashed (Season 7)

S07, E24  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2016)
Behind the scenes look at some of Tia's favorite rescues and adoptions from Season 7.
  • Thu 8/24
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A Gift From Heaven

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 2012)
Tragedy results when Tia and Mariah help a man care for two rescued animals; a Villalobos volunteer wants to adopt a dog with a strange past.
  • Thu 8/24
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Saving Prada

S04, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2012)
Tia travels to Nashville with Tania and new parolee Randy to save a dog from death row; a storm threatens to flood Villalobos; a rescued puppy may find a permanent home.
  • Thu 8/24
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Face Off

S04, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 2012)
A large family hopes to adopt a new dog after losing their pet to cancer; Tia and Tania encounter a snarling, sick dog in New Orleans' 9th Ward.
  • Thu 8/24
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Not Meant to Be

S05, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 2014)
Dog does not connect with his would-be adopter who drove hundreds of miles from Texas; work-release inmate is in hot water when prison guards visit Villalobos.
  • Thu 8/24
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Perfect Match

S05, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 2014)
Tia heads to a dangerous part of New Orleans to rescue a mama dog left to die; a tropical storm threatens to disrupt Tania and Perry's wedding.
  • Thu 8/24
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Unleashed

S05, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 2014)
A look back at the memorable moments of season 5.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Rescuing the Holidays

S05, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 28, 2013)
Tia, her kids, the parolees, old friends and beloved volunteers look back on the most surprising rescues and the most heartwarming adoptions.
  • Fri 8/25
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Saving Each Other

S06, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 24, 2015)
Heart-breaking plea is made by veteran to help be reunited with his dogs; overwhelmed shelter needs Tia's help; former volunteer returns.
  • Sat 8/26
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
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A New Best Friend

S07, E14  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 2015)
Abandoned by his owners in an empty house, Tia tries to rescue this scared pit bull; family from Oklahoma seeking new best buddy; Tia's dog, Jethro, becomes seriously ill.
  • Sat 8/26
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Kindness of Strangers

S08, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 2016)
The great flood of 2016 leaves Louisiana in devastation; Tia and the Villalobos team head out to help the victims, including former adopters; Tia steps in to help reunite a hospitalized elderly woman with her two dogs.
  • Sat 8/26
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A Girl Named Gun

S08, E15  (First Aired: Aug. 12, 2017)
A couple from New Jersey falls in love with a new best friend but the adoption gets put on the line when Dr. Kristen discovers a heart murmur; Tia heads out to the swamps to rescue a dog in need of medical attention and the diagnosis shocks her.
  • Sat 8/26
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Watch & Give

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S08, E21 
  • Sat 8/26
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Trial by Fire

S02, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 2011)
Tia's worst nightmares come true, when a wildfire burns dangerously close to Villalobos, forcing her and the parolees to evacuate the nearly 200 dogs from the ranch.
  • Sun 8/27
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Healing Hearts

S06, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 2014)
Dog is left tied up in the blistering summer heat; Matt comes home to save a pit bull from being put down; Tania and Perry decide to adopt a new dog.
  • Sun 8/27
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Watch & Give

S08, E21  (First Aired: Aug. 26, 2017)
  • Sun 8/27
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A Battle of Wills

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 2010)
Pit Bulls attack teenager; Tia is on a rescue mission to save one of the pit bulls from death row.
  • Mon 8/28
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Return to the Ranch

S02, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 2010)
A rescue call about two puppies loose in a trucking yard.
  • Mon 8/28
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Beware of Dog

S02, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 2010)
A plea for help compels Tia to deal with an out of control pit bull leaving the owner with a heart wrenching life or death decision.
  • Tue 8/29
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Breaking Point

S02, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 2010)
Tia and Jake are determined to find a unique-looking pit bull a new home; Tia finds out that parolee Billy isn't pulling his weight.
  • Tue 8/29
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Mission of Mercy

S02, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 2010)
A pit bull that was tethered to a metal post for several days is rescued; Tia rescues a severely injured pit bull from the side of a busy highway.
  • Wed 8/30
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Devastation

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 2010)
A potential adoption for a dog rescued from Hurricane Katrina brings Tia and her son face to face with the chaos still in Louisiana, five years after the hurricane.
  • Wed 8/30
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Saving Tia Torres

S02, E09  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 2011)
Villalobos is invaded by a swarm of bees, forcing Tia to face the costs of having the hive removed; Mariah and Tania suggest throwing a fundraiser for the ranch.
  • Thu 8/31
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Trial by Fire

S02, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 2011)
Tia's worst nightmares come true, when a wildfire burns dangerously close to Villalobos, forcing her and the parolees to evacuate the nearly 200 dogs from the ranch.
  • Thu 8/31
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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The Next Chapter

S02, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 2011)
Tia is faced with the task of moving her family, the parolees, the kennels and the nearly 200 pit bulls.
  • Fri 9/1
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Life in the Spotlight

S02, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 2011)
Tia looks back on the events that shaped the second season.
  • Fri 9/1
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The Incomparable Dr. K

S07, E21  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 2016)
Disease outbreak in the swamps threatens the safety of the dogs; Tania goes out on a difficult rescue; Jackson gets a shot at a forever home.
  • Sat 9/2
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Eye of the Storm

S07, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 2016)
Tania is furious that she has to deal with a tornado alone with no help from the parolees; pit bull trainer asks Tia for help adopting a work dog.
  • Sat 9/2
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A Diamond in the Rough

S06, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 2014)
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.
  • Sat 9/2
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Broken Home

S06, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 2014)
Tia and Matt are called upon to rescue some dogs from the home of their recently deceased owner; a potential adopter is looking for a dog who is able to thrive at a bed and breakfast.
  • Sat 9/2
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Good Gone Bad

S06, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 2015)
Maria goes to California to rescue an old friend; a puppy's behavior jeopardizes her chance at a forever home; Tia gets a call for an abandoned pit bull.
  • Sat 9/2
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A Home At Last

S08, E14  (First Aired: Aug. 19, 2017)
Villalobos' oldest resident, Summer, a pit with severe arthritis, has a chance at a forever home; Earl works to improve a dog's social skills, hoping to make him more adoptable; Kanani's girlfriend, M2, takes on her first rescue.
  • Sat 9/2
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