Posted: July 17, 2012

Hi my Name is


I've Been Here Since: 2012-06-15
DOB: 4.15.12
Gender: Male
Size: Right now he's a little guy...he'll probably be around 45 lbs when he's grown up

My Behavior:

This little guy is a part of one of the most dramatic rescues we've ever been on.  At the tender age of 12 weeks old, his life did not start out like a normal puppy.  You see…his mother is a Katrina survivor and has been living on the streets ever since.  Roch, his brothers and mama had been living under an abandoned house.  Actually he was born there.  He was one of literally hundreds of puppies that his mother has given birth to since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Neighbors watched year after year, as the little Shep mix mama dog got pregnant on a regular basis yet she always managed to find her puppies food and would fend off other stray dogs and the neighborhood kids who would try to cause the "family" harm.  The abandoned house was located across the street from the cemetery so it wasn't long for the neighbors to dub mama dog "The St. Roch Ghost Dog".  And with each litter of puppies, the locals tried to catch them, and despite their trying, the St. Roch Ghost Dogs alluded them.  Sadly many of the puppies were hit by cars while others died of disease or starvation. So when we were called in and neighbors pleaded with us to do what others have not been able to do, we took on the most difficult rescue we've ever encountered.  Mama dog and 3 puppies hid under the house and moved around in all of the hidden holes, crawl spaces, etc. It took us 5 days of scrambling thru dirt, broken glass, bugs, mangled pipes but we were finally able to catch: Mama and the 3 pups: Saint, Roch and Duckie. So now the boys are looking for a home.  Roch is a Shep/Pit mix and would love to have a home with another dog. Like a typical puppy, he has already bounced back from his rough life and can't wait to know what its like to sleep in a warm bed. He deserves to live IN a house and not under one.  Wont you be the one who shows him what the meaning of "Home Sweet Home" is?

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18 Responses to “ ROCH (ROCK) ”

  1. Destiny Graham on July 17th, 2012 8:47 pm

    he so CUTE

  2. Elizabeth on July 18th, 2012 2:44 pm

    He soo adorable!!!!

  3. jackie arredondo on July 20th, 2012 9:30 am

    Love your stories of the rescues At this time I have 2 pits both fixed one is almost 3 we got her from the flea market they cust her ears very short and then ot parvo the other is about 18 months old we found in some neighbors trash cans all my neighbors thought he was Harley due to the markings almost the same
    how crazy to have 2 dogs almost with same markings
    I dont like to breed them because you never know what the person will do with them sad to say but next time I will contact for and adoption Thanks you for all yall do for the breed of a truely lovable breed especially when treated right!!!!

  4. wayne matthews on July 20th, 2012 11:29 am

    I am glad that some body has finally stepped up for the pitbulls I have owned three over the yearsif I can help please let me know

  5. Amy Suits on July 20th, 2012 7:19 pm

    I admire all u do for pitbulls. My daughter and I have two pits and they r like our kids. At one time we were rescuesing pitbulls but unfourtinetly we got to a point where we couldnt afford to countiue
    But by the grace of god we were able to find someone who took over where we had to stop.As long as there r people like ur family in this world pitbulls have a chance!

  6. Mary Mason on July 24th, 2012 11:25 am

    Saw Kongs on your Amazon wish list. Do you know about Kong seconds for rescues? Super dooper cheap.

    Also might want to spread the word about donating to Villalobos using GoodSearch as your search engine. I just stumbled across it and found you guys. You only have 140 supporters on GoodSearch, if you could get your fb fans to start using it as their search engine you could make some cash.

  7. Angel on August 18th, 2012 9:18 pm

    It’s amazing how much time and effort you put in to help save and rescue this breed. I love American staffys and pitbulls. I’m from australia and always watch your show. Keep it up!!!!

  8. pete lansbury on August 30th, 2012 3:52 am

    Hi Tia just to let you know your doing a great job for the pitbulls and
    Your workers. Hope everyone is safe at this time and the hurricane has not hit villalobos to hard . Take care and keep up the good work.
    Pete from the uk

  9. veronica on September 9th, 2012 6:03 pm

    oh my god!! he is just too cute! i am a former pitbull owner currently have no pets, have a son who loves dogs so when he gets to be a year old i will be looking for a pitbull for him to grow up with. i love your show and i love what you guys do. pitbulls are so misunderstood by many people and i am so glad that there are people like you helping them out and giving them another chance. keep up the great work.

  10. Kira Gilbert on September 12th, 2012 6:44 pm

    He looks just like my dog Cookie!! My dog is a lab mix. Her mom was hit by a car and the shelter nursed her back to health and they told me a few days after they rescued her she gave birth. My dog and Roch look like they could be twins.

  11. lindsey on September 17th, 2012 5:37 pm

    hey can u contact me throught my email plz i want to see if i can get this little guy

  12. Mike kirk on September 18th, 2012 2:34 pm

    I really love the work you do with the pitbulls and it really upsets me wwen people misstreat dogs Iv worked with dangerous dogs all my lifeevery dog can be retrained even pitbill thay are a great loving dog

  13. Jenna Loveall on September 25th, 2012 1:25 pm

    I really like the show it’s great. You guys are the best people on eaeth for wat you do for the pitbulls you rescue. I just want to thank you with all my heart.

  14. Erin Oconnor on October 1st, 2012 11:13 am

    First I want to say I love your show and what u guys do. Most people have this inpression that pits are mean dogs me myself I have two red nose male and female there wonderful and there some of the best dogs i have had. Recently my female her first litter 11 puppies born on fourth of july still have eight of them and because i had to move from were i was I had to find a home for my male and female they are in seprate homes and the puppys are with mom but I have tryed everything to find them the puppys a home and I cant I need to get rid of them if I had the means and the place I just keep them all but I dont. I dont know wha to do I live in San Diego if u have any suggestions or can help please email me

  15. Mariah on October 23rd, 2012 7:02 pm

    i wish i could have him. He will have a great home someday and i hope he gets one. you do amazing and anyone would be lucky to be where you are!

  16. MARE REASONS on December 2nd, 2012 2:16 pm

    Hello there wonderful people.. I love the work you do out there. i myself belong to a group out here in Cali for feral cats and am a wildlife rehabber of squirrels, possums and fawns. I wish i could adopt one of your puppies. You people are amaszing and if we were closer i would help out ( i am a vet tech also) Love your show, and hope people get the message that” pit bulls” are loving dogs when provided love too. Take care sweet / king empathic people!!

  17. sadie mcgrath 9 years old on October 13th, 2013 8:25 am

    I love all of your dogs but I’m deciding to get roch rock or egg from Sadie

  18. Elizabeth Cavanaugh on November 2nd, 2013 3:05 pm

    He is adorable! I fell in love with him the second I saw him. Been looking at him for a little over a year now. Probably gonna come down and see him and hopefully adopt him!! Would love to make him part of my family!!

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