Posted: February 4, 2012

OUR FIRST NEW ORLEANS RESCUE…

Though we've rescued so many dogs from NOLA, today's was the first since we've made the "Big Easy" our home.   This was our 911 of the day….

We had an elderly couple, still down on their luck after Katrina, who had befriended two female Pit Bull mixes.  They were either pregnant or "got pregnant" from the many stray dogs that run the neighborhoods.  They came by our new but not yet opened facility here in the Upper 9th Ward and pleaded for help.  So it was over the bridge and down into the Lower 9th Ward we went, but we never expected to run into what we did….20 puppies and two Momma dogs that are practically puppies themselves.  Now that they are back at our facility, we have three runts that are getting pushed out of the litters and so they need to be bottle fed every few hours. 

These pictures tell their story.  

 

Comments

207 Responses to “ OUR FIRST NEW ORLEANS RESCUE… ”

  1. abeth on February 4th, 2012 11:39 pm

    Im happy you got to the puppies.. they are so cute !! Keep up all the good work .. Tia and crew!!

    Have a wonderful Day !!

  2. Brittany on February 4th, 2012 11:42 pm

    OMG they are so cute if i was in LA i would willing take one and would be more than willing to comit to the bottle feedings wish i could take one =(

  3. Amanda Medina on February 4th, 2012 11:47 pm

    Beads is sooooo cute! You guys are amazing to do that! I love what you do for these amazing dogs!

  4. melinda (meowoof) chavira on February 4th, 2012 11:48 pm

    God Bless U all for having such hearts of Gold…. Ur Amazing people… California misses u all..pleez never forget us out here when we ask for help if u can…. I hope to visit ur facility sometime this year ..good luck….melinda .. Meowoof

  5. Nikki on February 5th, 2012 12:02 am

    they absolutely beautiful! thank god yall saved them when yall did. good bless your family!

  6. misty on February 5th, 2012 12:13 am

    i love every thing you are doing to help the animals i wish there where more people out there that would under stand what you do.

  7. Rose........... Forever Safe & Loved on February 5th, 2012 12:16 am

    WOW. JUST …. WOW. !! I told myself 3 yrs. Ago NO more cryin about my B.S. bad luck life (A.K.A… bad choices) & animal rescue . Been rescuing for 20 yr. , seen,been, & heard a lot ,but every time I watch ur show, get on ur site or F.B. I get tears in my eyes cuz u all r the best!!! U also help me keep going. Its really,really hard sometimes !! Just wanted to say THANK YOU !!

  8. Briana on February 5th, 2012 1:04 am

    Ooh my gosh! What a sad story :( I am very relieved to see that someone still cares enough to rescue two mommy pits and their puppies! :) Please continue to put a good word out there for all Pit Bulls! We need more people like the Villalobos team!
    Will any of the puppies be put up for adoption when they get of age?

  9. Dwayne sanchez on February 5th, 2012 1:19 am

    AHHHHHHH great pictures they look so sweet .I work at a kennel also the work is hard put the dogs make it all worth it I have been working as kennel help for 10yrs at the same place and i know how important it is for all the dogs to have blankets, and toys to keep them busy and also treats can you please send me the address to my e-mail so i can make up a care package for the dogs of blankets treats and toys that i can send you guys THANK YOU D.S HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON….

  10. LeeAnn Schulz on February 5th, 2012 1:32 am

    Well U guys do great work and i hope that u guys have lots of help for those puppies and their mothers i wish i could help but i am in dayton ohio and i love the show alot it is one that i watch every sat.

  11. Sandy Cole on February 5th, 2012 1:43 am

    I love what you are doing for a wonderful breed that can not speak for themselves. Discrimination should be so 50 Years ago,but Unfortunately is still alive and well. I am so tired of Pitties & dogs in general getting blamed for what should fall on the Pet Parent.

  12. Leanna Boone on February 5th, 2012 1:58 am

    It was great of that couple to befriend those mama dogs when the people themselves need help so bad. Heart lifting to hear of goodness over bad these days. Also great rescue Villelobos!

  13. Kimberly Kruse on February 5th, 2012 8:13 am

    Tia i LOVE you and your family! You are human angels :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you do and your dedication to it!!! I live in Mi. and have been rescueing for about 11 years now…on a much lower scale than you ;) i am buying a home again after 8 years of renting :))) after I buy and move am looking to adopt a pitty babie and will train “her” to be a therapy dog, I am soooooo excited to have a dog again! I have 4 cats that I have rescued and kept as my own over the last few years so i must adopt a puppie because one of my cats “attacks” any dog that comes in “his” home :/ I haven’t had a dog since I had to put my Rottie down in 2001 :((( Hopefully you will have a female pup ready to adopt by July!!! We need more people like you in this world! :) May God bless you all!!!! Thank you for what you do!!!!!

    Kimberly

  14. Mary Seabolt on February 5th, 2012 9:00 am

    Blackie and Brownie and their pups are precious regardless of their circumstances. Thank you, Villobos for making the Upper 9th Ward your new home.

  15. Julie Grawe on February 5th, 2012 9:40 am

    Thanks for all you do, it is never ending but you guys have earned your angel wings that’s for sure. Rescue is a hard endless job but we do what we do when we;re needed and keep on keepin on.

    Thanks Tia and crew you guys are awesome!

  16. Erika Roby on February 5th, 2012 10:12 am

    Thank you for everything that you do. You have changed a lot of the way people are thinking and it is a great thing. I had my dog Mamas for 12 yrs she was an american pit bull terrier black and white and was the best, loyal, most caring, smartest dog I have ever had. I will be getting another dog and when I do it is going to be a rescue. Thank you.

  17. Courtney on February 5th, 2012 10:31 am

    Omg I look at this picture and read there story it was sad but them puppies are so cute I’m glad they got help before anything happened to them!!!!!

  18. Theresa on February 5th, 2012 11:33 am

    You guys are amazing! I watch every episode and find myself in tears with each one. I wish you were near Seattle, I would volunteer all day long! It is a dream to one day come down and see you guys and adopt one of those precious pitbulls. Keep up the crusade and know that there are so many of us that respect and adore you for all the strength and love you show those amazing dogs :)

  19. hollyj on February 5th, 2012 1:18 pm

    Hey tia i am not a pitbull ower or a reasuer but i was wonderin if u could wirte me back because i want to be just like u and i love ur show it means a lot to me . I was wonderin how i can confince my mom to let us have a dog and a pitbull . Cuz she thinks they look mean and i was like no mom they soooooo sweet so plzzz wirte back thankz tia :]GOOOOOO PITBULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. kathy on February 5th, 2012 8:59 pm

    Now I know how Jail Dog’s of Georgia could post that they woud be on your show which I never miss. Wow, what a move.

  21. Beth and Becki on February 5th, 2012 10:36 pm

    We love the show and think you do amazing work. We wish you had relocated your rescue to Pennsyvania so that we could volunteer and adopt one of your precious dogs. We will definately be buying some shirts to promote the fantastic work you do.

  22. Charlotte Thomas on February 6th, 2012 12:15 am

    When I saw the out takes from next weeks show. I got outraged. Ceasars rescue is in Cali. so how does he get all the right paper work and no one harasses him? You have been there for a lot of years and all of a sudden they bother you. Its just not right. Isn’t there anything you can do to have it back or go to the new place in Cali.?
    Why don’t you contact Ceasar and maybe he can help you out.
    Im so sad that you have to go through all of this stuff now . You’ve been through enough can’t they just leave you alone.
    Sincerely and outraged,
    Charlotte Thomas

  23. S Gilbert on February 6th, 2012 1:36 am

    HUGS to all of you for the work that you do. As an amimal rescuer for more than 20 years I know the battles you face every single day. After losing our two Am Staff’s at the age of 13 and 14 to cancer, we look forward to the day that we add a new bully to our family. We have two small rescues (Boston Terrier & JRT) at this time and hope to add a pit or cross someday soon. This breed is SO misunderstood and I pray that one day the public will realize this. It makes me wonder why there is no spay/neuter program for stupid and negligent owners! Bless all of you and the dogs! xoxo

  24. Pat Dravk on February 6th, 2012 11:39 am

    Hi Tia and the rest of the awesome people at Villalobos! Please join us at WoofStock, Central Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor doggie love in. Please check our website at http://www.cpaawoofstock.com which is being updated at this time but has info from 2011. WE LOVE PITS! WE LOVE YOU GUYS! Please let me know how we could get you here. The event is September 30 in Harrisburg, Pa. Thanks and I’ll keep my paws crossed!

  25. Christa on February 6th, 2012 12:09 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your show! I have 3 pits of my own, one full pit and 2 pit mixes and ever since i got them i will never own anything different than a pit! I appreciate what you guys do for those poor dogs!! I wish i could help, but i cant right now :( Hope the puppies find a loving caring forever home! And good luck Tania on working on training the dogs at Villalobos! You all do a great job! I envy you Tia! I don’t miss an episode of your show!

  26. Justine Sieler on February 6th, 2012 12:12 pm

    You all are so AWESOME !!! We have 10 dogs our selves. Wish i could help. I have a pit / dane mix he is one big baby unless you touch my car ( while he is in it ). My prayers go out to you and all those great dog’s. I half to say i wanted Creature so much but i am glad he got a good home.

  27. Joe and Jenn Martinez on February 6th, 2012 12:18 pm

    We are looking to buy a new pit puppy. We saw these puppies and are wondering if we can get one. If so please write us and tell us how. We need to get a puppy when its very young between 4 to 8 weeks possibly so that we can get it use to our son due to his autism, and our other pit. Thank you.

  28. Rebecca Blubaugh on February 6th, 2012 12:21 pm

    10 pups each – that’s alotta puppies, and all so darned cute! All will be beautiful dogs and I wish I could have a big dog here, but my LL will kill me when he finds out I have a little terrier AND 4 cats! I love the Black and white pups – they’ll go fast! And what’s not to love about the little Chocolate runts?! They’ll be the best ones!

    Will see if I can budget in a bag of Pedigree Puppy food for them next month, maybe even later this month!

    Keep on truckin!

  29. Steph on February 6th, 2012 12:26 pm

    These babies are precious! What you guys are doing for these sweet pups is amazing!! I wish I could help but I’m in an apartment with two pit/lab mixes that I call Princess Addie and Princess Zoey! I hope these sweet babies can find good forever homes! Thanks to all of you for what you do!!

  30. shawna on February 6th, 2012 1:03 pm

    i love what u guys do i was raised with a rescue pitbulll and learned how to walk by huggin on him we have picture of me outside fast asleep with this huge dog that just fell in love with me and became very protective his name was maxxx i am now27 and tht dog has been long gone but my affection for the breed is still deep in my soul when we move out east in a few weeks maybe we ca take a weekend and come see ur lovly babies

  31. Heather on February 6th, 2012 1:10 pm

    Thank God you guys were there to save these two beautiful mamas and their babies. Bless those little runts. All three of mine were runts and they were bottle feed and then when our Dazy had 10 puppies and got really sick when they were 10 days old we found ourselves bottle feeding 10 puppies every 2 hours so bless you all for your hard work!!! I live in Iowa and have tickets to meet Tia in March…can’t wait!!!!! Our prayers are always with you!!!!

  32. Jennifer on February 6th, 2012 2:54 pm

    Hey congradulations you guys on your first resuse in New Orleans. I wish I could be there to help out. I miss feeding animals with a bottle. When we first got our cat, Willard, he was so small I had to feed him with a bottle.

  33. Sue on February 6th, 2012 2:59 pm

    Love the work u do and would love to be there to help. Looking forward to some new episodes. I live in Victoria BC and admire your work from afar. Tia, keep it up. From one mom to another, YOU ROCK and your kids.

  34. Tracy McDowell on February 6th, 2012 4:39 pm

    Thank God For You Guys!!! You Restore My Hope Keep Up The Good Work…..

  35. L.A. on February 6th, 2012 10:33 pm

    U guys r the best. i wish u were still in cali i would have gone to volunteer at ur place i’m a big animal lover have always had dogs and cats. I’ve never owned a pit because i was always afraid to have them around my grandkids but have gotten to knw a few pits thats friends have and omg there beautiful dogs and so friendly. I luvs beads hes so Cute. good luck with ur new place and god bless u all. tk care Tia

  36. Sue Brinton on February 6th, 2012 10:33 pm

    You are all so amazing!! These pictures made me cry….happy happy tears….XOXOXOXOX

  37. Alicia on February 7th, 2012 2:37 am

    Hello Tia and the crew! You all are so amazing god has given you all the strength to take care and love his creatures that are so misunderstood we had a pit and he was my sons guardian angel whe. He was born he followed him everywhere he saved him drowning in our pool he died two years ago at the age of 20 but due to laws we are not allowed to own a pit where I live. One day god will let it happen again for me and my kids. God bless you Tia. What are you going to do about mando him being in new Mexico and did Mariah, Tanya, Jake, Rico and the twins follow you to LA?

  38. Mayberry Deb on February 7th, 2012 1:00 pm

    Tia, you and the Villalobos family are very much missed in Aqua Dulce. I hope all goes well for you and the show continues. I am a huge fan and the owner of a 3 year old ‘crazy’ Pit named Lola. May God bless you and the entire staff.

  39. PoochesForPeace on February 7th, 2012 9:23 pm

    you all inspire me every time i see the work you are doing. everything from actually helping the dogs, to seeing the parolees and the work they are doing, to your family sticking together and just never giving up or thinking something is impossible. it puts a fire in me to stay motivated and passionate about everything!

  40. Juli Andrews on February 8th, 2012 12:26 am

    Tia &family you all ROCK the world needs more angels like you and your family ,I’m not a pitty owner but am a great fan of the breed I have many friends with these wonderful babies while i do have dogs there small I had 3poms but sadly lost 2 at 13&14 they lived good lives but still have 1pom & 2 chihuahua 2cats & 27finches what can I say I love animals to but some day would love a pitty they are the most beutiful dogs the good lord created so sorry you all had to move .wondering how you moved 200 hundred dogs cross country that must have been something .please Tia keep being the ANGEL that you are and you and all you take care of will be fine . I hope to visit you all some day at villos I live in minnesota an have always wanted to see new orleans and you all so maybe we will take a trip and see you both. to all of you Tia ,tanya and mariya and everyone else sorry if names are spelled wrong ,GOD BLESS TO YOU ALL keep up being the wonderful people that you are they need you and more like you, hope to see you sometime in the future Juli Andrews and family

  41. Renatta Long on February 8th, 2012 10:12 am

    Tia,
    You and your family are wonderful! I’m so sad the you have been forced out, I wish you could have come to Oregon. I sent you an email before I knew you had been forced to move. I’m still going to need a service dog in the not so distant future. maybe you can help me find someone up here who can and will help me get a pit trained as a service dog. I was really looking forward to meeting all of you, so your move is a major disappointment to me. I would really like to have you hand pick a dog for me from your doggie guests, LOL. Well, maybe it can still be done, it is my dream.
    Renatta :-)

  42. Tracy on February 8th, 2012 1:35 pm

    I want one of the runts– a female please?

  43. Tammie Thornton on February 9th, 2012 12:40 am

    I was so excited to see that you have a litter of puppies!!! I have been a Pit owner for 30yrs. We recently had to put our ” DUDE” to sleep in May of 2010. Broke me and my husbands hearts.I bottle fed him and 2 other siblings. The Mama dog “LADY” developed cyist and was unable to nurse them on top of that Mama originally gave birth to 6 puppies but only the 3 survived. I bottle fed all 3 myself. I loved the bond that it gave me to my DUDE. In fact we had just put him down a month or so before i seen WALTER on your show and i balled my eyes out. So did my 2 daughters & my grandkids too…WALTER was a spitting image of my DUDE. Anyway i would so much love to have one of your puppies , but i live in Wyoming and cant afford to make a trip there. If there were some way you could think of how we could make this happen it would bee so awesome!! But if you can’t i would understand. I will wait to hear from you, hopefully soon. My heart beat is a hundred per right now. Keep up the awesome work you and the parolees do, I look forward to watching every show and just so you know i usually eend up crying every time. Again hope to hear from you soon………

  44. Leslie on February 9th, 2012 10:19 am

    I’m so glad we have you guys in the South now!!! I’m 2 1/2 hours away from you, and I look forward to hopefully coming to volunteer. God bless you y’all for coming! Welcome to the South!!!

  45. bonita on February 10th, 2012 2:10 pm

    Thank you all so much for all that you do! We have been rescuing misunderstood dogs 1 at a time, for about 33 yrs…..Dobe’s Rott’s and a yr. ago we were blessed with out 1st “Petbull”……we abosulutely adore him!
    These guys cant be judged based upon the breed, but only by the ignorance of those who mistrain them! I have verbalized to peeps who have fear against pitt’s that ‘it’s like racisim”! So my husband and I were lovin it when we saw on your show the “Racsism Is The Pitt’s” T’s & Sweats. I have ordered a sweatshirt for my husband, who’s birthday is this weekend.
    I would love to come and volunteer at your ranch some time when financial provision is avaiable. Keep up the awesome work!
    bonita

  46. AnnaBeth on February 10th, 2012 11:21 pm

    I would love to adopt one of the poopies when they are ready to go up for adoption!!!! let us know when they are plz or e-mail me plz. thnx,AnnaBeth

  47. Hannah on February 11th, 2012 3:50 pm

    Hi, i am Hannah a pit luver. I am so happy you got those pups. Anyway i just saw the episode about Mariah and Sloth. OMG I am so sorry. I’d give everything for you to have Sloth back. I want one of your pits so bad. I would love to name it Parker. If we had the money for another dog I would so want one of yours. I would beg my mom to go all they way from Florida to Villalobos. I am so going to mention you guys on youtube. i wish i could of gone to Razors Edge and seen you guys your like AWESOME. I watch all your episodes. I even stay up to 11:00pm just to watch them. I want to meet you guys like so bad. ( I luv your hair Mariah) Peace and Pit bulls

  48. Adam on February 11th, 2012 6:39 pm

    I’m so glad you guys are going to be in NOLA and NM. I was hoping for Dallas or Austin or somewhere in TX but NOLA isnt too far. I’m in school in a no-pets apartment for now but you can bet I’ll be there to grab somebody in a couple years.

    Such a bummer yall are getting kicked out of the west but hopefully you’ll get more love in the south. Thanks for everything yall are doing!

  49. Naomi48 on February 11th, 2012 11:42 pm

    Welcome to the big easy…. I have been a fan of the show since the first season.. You are welcome in my home state and yes these people are like no other…. We feed, welcome and love people…. We treat strangers like like family…. This state should be nicknamed the people state because we are truly one of a kind….lol….

  50. lori mccorkle on February 11th, 2012 11:53 pm

    Hi. There are sooo many things I can say about how much i admire you tia and crew, but Tia, you are my hero and mentor. You keep on going. You see the hope in all situations. You are strong. A brave wonderful woman. I truly feel like i can do most anything after watching your show. And your girls are just the same. You are a very positive role model for them, the inmates and all of us. Thank You!!!!!

  51. Casey on February 11th, 2012 11:54 pm

    I just want to say thank you to you and the crew for all the good work y’all do an for all the love y’all have for pitbulls! My husband and I have only owned pits and I must say they are the best dogs ever just misunderstood! We have 2 kids and they love them also! We also live in louisiana and to know y’all are now here helping these dogs is a huge blessing! May god bless y’all all.

  52. Naomi48 on February 11th, 2012 11:55 pm

    Today I did a little rescue myself….I look outside (and I live on a main street) there is a brown and white cropped ear pitbull in the road I call her and she comes running…I get puppy kisses and a happy dog…I run inside grab a jacket and a belt to use as a leash… And one of the guys on the road stops to ask if it is my dog and he has already called the cops to come get her….while waiting for the cops I get nothing but love from this dog …. Cops show up and say yes they know where she lives and is going to bring her home ….they actually tell me thank you for rescuing her from the road….. such a sweet misunderstood breed… Thanks for all you do tia …

    Naomi
    Scott, La 2-12-12

  53. allen manning on February 11th, 2012 11:58 pm

    i’ve been around pit bulls the better part of my 31 years on this planet.. Sadly i lost my last one few years ago to old age….glad to know i can road trip from central arkansas to New Orleans…..and thank you for all you do for pit bulls and poeple in need

  54. Christy B on February 12th, 2012 12:08 am

    Sorry they ran you out with rules and regulations. I love watching your show and am incouraged by the work you do with the dogs and parolees. both get a bad rap. need a second chance.

    I do a small dog rescue out of my home, the other end of the spectrum, Small dogs. Keep up the good work.Gods Blessings!!!

  55. Dawn on February 12th, 2012 1:05 am

    Tia, your family and the guys who you help out,

    What they did to you in CA is terrible and it is their loss. I wish you, as well as Mondo, the best of luck with the two new locations. I wish you were closer so I could help you out. If I’m ever in NOLA, I will definitely see if you need/want volunteer help. If anyone deserves it, it’s you and your crew!

    I’m sure it’s more difficult that any of us can imagine, but if anyone has proven they are able to make something good come of the BS, it is you Tia!

    God bless you, your family and all of those you always help out!!

  56. Heather on February 12th, 2012 1:35 am

    Thank you so much for everything your rescue does for the pitbull breed and speaking for those that can only talk with a bark. If it wasn’t for people like you, Tia, your family and the rest of your crew t the world would be missing alot more of this wonderful breed. Pitbulls are truely GOD’s angels with paws.

  57. Alexis Metz on February 12th, 2012 1:41 am

    How old are they? They are absolutely adorable!! <3

  58. Jamie on February 12th, 2012 2:14 am

    Keep going u are freaking awesome!!!really look up to u:)

  59. Sheila Swegler on February 12th, 2012 2:31 am

    I was in shock that animal control in California did that, & i was poised to go into a letter writing frenzy. Then the show ended with Villalobos off to New Orleans, and I was flabbergasted by it all. You have the admiration of so many, and we all worry about you in your travails. So many questions! What happened to the parolees? What is the status of your husband? Are you sure about New Orleans? I lived on Galveston Island, and those hurricanes were a too frequent interuption for the normal person with one dog to find a port in a storm. I hate to be negative, but I was raised by an engineer to worry — I really want the best for you all. Sending best wishes your way through the cosmos!!

  60. S swegler on February 12th, 2012 2:36 am

    I just posted comments, and would like to request that you use my initials only if possible, or first initial and last name only if you have to use a name. THX

  61. Tori on February 12th, 2012 2:51 am

    Well hello ya’ll …… Welcome back to louisiana! I am so happy yall came here I hope yall like it here and decide to stay and of course make the move permanent, the south is full of people with great big hearts so yall fit in perfect. LOVE YALL

  62. Lisa Sturgeon on February 12th, 2012 5:15 am

    “LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND? ”
    I don’t know where to even begin…..it’s so awesome to be able to see how much you’re rescue stands for “NEW BEGINNINGS”!!! WOW, YOU ALL STAND UNITED IN SHOWING THIS COLD WORLD, what it means … TO LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY! We all need to reach out to one another….rebuild this great free country of ours….and YES this means taking responsibility of giving these beautiful animals and parolees… a second chance at life. YOU ALL SHOW TRUE LOVE AND YOU ARE ALL DESERVING OF A GREAT LIFE!!! Here is my story about unconditional love and the very need of second chances. I rescued a feral kitten thirteen years ago….although we have just loved her to pieces, she still hisses, uses her claws and bites us. “People”, its all about understanding each animal and how it began its life. If you’re asking “how could anyone put up with this behavior? ” Then this message is for you. Our precious cat was abandoned in a cold, dark warehouse. Her mother ran away and left behind a precious bundle of beautiful kittens. They were barely three weeks old. Needless to say I have a heart for cats!!! I already had three grown cats at home, but one day I was delivering some papers to a warehouse and before I could leave, this man told me about these kittens…. and that two of them had died during the night…. He asked if I would like one of these kittens……I immediately told him that I would try to save one…..sooooo he reached in this little box, which had some old rags inside and he handed me this frozen ……barely moving little teenie tiny kitten . I was in one big panic….I knew the first thing I had to do was warm this little baby kitten up. So I tucked her inside my coat…got in my car and went directly to the Country Feed Store and bought tiny bottles and baby kitten formula…..I rushed home. I fed this little baby girl around the clock…..she went with me everywhere I had to go…..there she snuggled up in a shoe box….with the softest, warmest baby blanket I could buy! I had become her mom….and to this very day…..she is my” LITTLE GIRL” …. I named her “Sophia!!!” I LOVE HER WITH ALL MY HEART AND SHE HAS GIVEN BACK SOOOO MUCH LOVE IT’S SO INCREDIBLE!!! I’m so thankful for having the opportunity to LOVE AN ANIMAL THAT NEEDED TENDER LOVE AND MOST OF ALL …..UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING!!!! She truly has touched my heart and taught me how to LOVE…so even the littlest tiny baby kitten that was on the brink of a very cruel, and cold death was spared! THANK YOU TO “THE BEST TEAM OF PEOPLE” THAT RESCUES ONE OF THE MOST UNDERSTOOD BREEDS OF DOGS…They are too be loved unconditionally…..and then these beautiful animals will bring much LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING TO THEIR DEDICATED OWNERS…..ITS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU TREAT YOUR ANIMALS…..THATS WHAT BUILDS TRUE WARM LOVING CHARACTER!!! My Sophia lets me pet her, kiss her, hold her and love her….but she still has that touch of feral or wild side to her….sooo she lets me know how much to hold her and pet her and love her…..OH SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS and SHE EVEN KISSES ME BACK!!! ANIMALS ARE SUCH A GIFT…TO WHICH I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR……HANG IN THERE…KEEP LOOKING UP……BECAUSE WE ARE ALL LOVED UNCONDITIONALLY BY A MIGHTY GOD!!! HE IS LOOKING DOWN UPON HIS PEOPLE AND IT PLEASES HIM TO SEE THE LOVE THAT STILL SHINES THROUGH!!!

  63. Lisa on February 12th, 2012 5:22 am

    NOTE TO PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POSTING OF MY LETTER …… oops…..please be so kind to erase my last name from the letter Love makes the world go around .I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. Lisa

  64. KAREN PAULI on February 12th, 2012 6:15 am

    I am not used to looking things up on line, so I had no idea what would be on this week’s episode aside from what was shown on last week’s preview. So this week’s episode showed the problem, and I thought “we know what they’re being cited for, and we’ve seen her reaction, so this is the “hook” that gets us to tune in next week.” Then the show came back after the commercial break, and BANG! “We moved to New Orleans.” WHAT?! the last time you moved it took three or four episodes. This was quite a suprise! Later in the evening I clicked on a facebook link to “Must Love Cats” to find out more about filming they did at a rescue in Japan that I had worked with. That took me to Animal Planet where I realised I could access your website. So I read that you are in the upper nineth ward. I had made two trips to New Orleans after Katrina, and and two more since for reunions, and I couldn’t figure out where you could find enough room. As I remember the upper nineth, it’s pretty solidly developed. Also, one of the first thoughts I had was “What about the parolees?” I’m sure the parole board won’t let them re-locate out of state. What do they do now for jobs, and how are you going to build a whole new facility without your workforce? And how is your husband dealing with you moving so far away? I hope this is addressed in the next episode. I feel sorry for the dogs in CA who are losing one of their biggrst allies, but I agree that the nogs of NOLA realy need the help

  65. Nanci on February 12th, 2012 8:47 am

    Tia, family, and Crew,

    Last night I watched the wrap up, and season finale. It made me laugh, cry, smile, and feel hope all at the same time. I can not express enough how wonderful it is to see a show of rescuing animals on TV. Of all these crazy reality shows of Rich B****** housewives being such a waste of time, at least your show is the STAR of reality Tv should be. Kudos to you Tia being a strong woman. To your four beautiful children learning to more than themselves in this world, and helping parolees. Animals heel people physically, mentally, spiritually, and your show shows this. The new prison programs are FU**ing GREAT !! Finally, we are being humane to humans who make mistakes. I am excited to see the new season in New Orleans. big hug to Jake…I love his personality, and he should stop playing with his lip ring…lol Smile more Jake…I love your face, and laugh. GREAT JOB TO ALL OF YOU…..

  66. O. Culp on February 12th, 2012 11:41 am

    Tia, Watched the season finale of your show last night on AP never miss it. Thanks for coming to Gwinnett Co in Georgia to help with the gray pitbull and innmates. I livei in Cherokee Co. GA. So glad you all are out of Calif. & down here in the South. Can’t wait to see new season of the show. You and the group sure wasted no time rescuing

  67. O. Culp on February 12th, 2012 11:45 am

    WELCOME TO THE SOUTH. I’m in Georgia loved the last show where you came to Gwinnett Co. Glad you got out of Calif. Can’t wait for next season’s shows. Good Luck looks like you already have your hands full with the new rescue. OC

  68. carole rogers on February 12th, 2012 12:43 pm

    glad you are out there doing such a great job.sorry for the discrimination you all had to go thru.that is the sad part.people are scared of what they dont want to understand.good thing there are people like us out there who bite discrimination in the butt
    one thing what happened to the calif parolees when you moved?where they allowed to move with you?or did they have to find another job because of the stupid people who dont understand. write me and let me know
    caroler@macon.main.nc.us
    carole

  69. Mark Johnson on February 12th, 2012 12:56 pm

    Tia you and your family and crew do a great service for this great breed i love your show i watch it every time its on if i cant watch right i way i record it on my dvr i would like to ask how brooks is doing the dog from GA. that story and just seeing him on the show just got me so much i just dont know how a persons can call themselfs a human after doing what they did to that poor little guy i hope you know what dog im talking about you was a blue and he couldnt hardly walk he was so skinny and weak and it looked like he had bowed front legs and if i remember right he was in the new thing they had going on for the inmates training dogs in GA. ANYWAYS I hope he is doing well you keep up the Great work oh btw im so sorry i just cried the whole time i was watching that last show you poor lady it dont seem like you can get a break it seems like everything that can go wrong to a person goes wrong for you and your so strong and keep your head up high and keep going you and your family and all your guys are always in my prayers

  70. Rebecca Reedy on February 12th, 2012 12:59 pm

    To Tia and crew
    I am so glad you have moved to New Orleans, a dream of mine is to come to Villalobos to volunteer and fall in love all over again, with a dog of course. I live in Florida and when you were in California my dream was was far from coming true, but now I,m only a skip and a jump to Villalobos. Keep up the great work.

  71. John on February 12th, 2012 1:04 pm

    Tia,
    Happy to hear your move went well. I live in Houston, Tx., and just wanted to offer any assistance you may need in rescues here. I’ve fostered several Pitbulls in the past until forever homes were found, and if you ever need any help in this area let me know. Love the dogs and what your doing.
    John

  72. Alaine Peters on February 12th, 2012 1:30 pm

    Hey Tia! Welcome to the South! We do not really have anyone like you that we can turn to. We are so far behind the times here when it comes to any kind of real animal aviate. I live in Alabama and been trying to rescue one dog at a time since I was 10 years old, and at my age I just feel over welmed most of the time. You give me Hope & Inspiration! Good Luck in the Big Easy, Cheering you on with Love & Prayers

  73. Sal Pacilio on February 12th, 2012 1:32 pm

    Tia
    Been a big fan of you and your cause since I first saw your show. It’s a real shame that due to the stupidity of closed minded people you have been harrassed and forced to relocate, I think it is a big loss to California but major prize for NOLA and Pit Bull Rescues. I have always felt that Pit Bulls have gotten a bad rep due to the pet owners and I am glad your show has shown them in the way they deserve. There are way to many ignorant people out there who blame animals instead of their human owners. Here’s hoping that in your new location, you will be welcomed with open arms and loving hearts………… I wish we were closer so I could visit the new facility and even help out but we live in S. Jersey and though you are closer it’s still a good distance. Hopefully one day I will be in the area or around somewhere you are and I can THANK YOU in person. I know you will keep up the good fight and heres hoping that one day people will learn from the dogs. Good luck to you, the family and the rest of the crew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    God Bless and Good Luck
    The Pacilio’s of S. Jersey

  74. Kimberly Turnbull on February 12th, 2012 2:26 pm

    I cant wait to have my own rescue ! And when I grow up im going to adopt a pittie from Villalobos and train him/her to be a therapy dog also ! I just love what you all do to help all these dogs ! I wish that more people were as willing to help as you guys. I watch your show all the time and its just amazing what you do like going into the desert and saivng those puppies and their momma ( who was never found ) I live in Michigan and we have many homeless animals here in my neighborhood and I just wish that I could save them all and give them all a second chance ! I hope that one day I will meet you Tia you are amazing !! And so are your workers. :) I wish that I could Volunteer ! Maybe this summer if possible ! These puppies and all the other dogs you have rescued are very lucky to be with you guys.
    Thank You for what you do !

  75. RHONDA on February 12th, 2012 2:48 pm

    hi tia, welcome to the big easy. i was born and rised here. i think what you do is great. i love your show. and if there is ever anything i can do please let me know. now, i live on the northshore in covington, but i would love to be of service any way i can. thank you. and keep up the good work.

  76. Michelle on February 12th, 2012 3:32 pm

    Kudos Villalobos…you are where you should be and I am thankful to have you all in this world doing what you are doing…Keep it up!!!

  77. Michelle on February 12th, 2012 3:34 pm

    Kudos Villalobos…you are where you should be and I am thankful to have you all doing what you do…keep it up!!!

  78. Kathy Moody on February 12th, 2012 3:43 pm

    Tia and Crew,

    I am always sorry to see the season end, but particularly this season because it made me so angry the way California treated you and your facility! But remember, when God closes a door, he opens a window and he knew you were needed in NO. God bless you for all the work you are doing to help these wonderful animals and I look forward to the new season.

    Kathy

  79. Alexys Velez on February 12th, 2012 3:44 pm

    omgg! thankk god the two momma dogs and their pups have you guys to look and take care of themm! I am so inspired by your guys’ workk that i too am wanting to work with animals! by either being a vet or soething that involves animals! I would love to adopt a puppy though if their are any availablee!!! please email me if there isss!

  80. Lanier on February 12th, 2012 3:54 pm

    Hey~! Welcome to the South…. everyone is family here. Love the show.. Love what you do for the dogs.

  81. Trish Funk on February 12th, 2012 3:58 pm

    Hi Tia,
    So happy you were able to rescue those tiny puppies and their mommies, I pray you are keeping strong and although we are surely going to miss you here in California, we all pray everything goes smooth in your new home. God Bless, you and yours!

  82. Phil on February 12th, 2012 4:25 pm

    I own a yellow lab and walk him in the park everyday. I see many people walking their pitbulls and I have never had a problem. There is one beautiful rusty and white colored male pit named Hercules that this young guy just got from the town shelter and every time we see them Hercules rolls on the ground like a submissive little baby. He’s a beautiful dog with the biggest head and would never hurt a soul. My dog even tries to hump him and he does nothing. I stop him of course because I don’t want him doing that to Hercules. I love your show and am glued to the tv when it is on. California sucks for doing what they did to you. I live in Long Island NY and they are horrible to dog owners here too and not just Pit Bulls although most town shelters are full of them. They are wonderful dogs and I thank you for doing what you do for them. I think my next dog will be a rescued Pit bull from a town shelter. Keep up the good work and good luck in your new home. I hope Animal Planet keeps your show on for many years to come.

  83. DIANE BACHMAN on February 12th, 2012 4:31 pm

    Was heartbroken to know that L.A. had treated you badly and you left the area. What a loss for them! Wondering if the parolees were able to go with you to New Orleans. I hope so! good luck there but you will be missed in So.Cal!

  84. Lisa Emery on February 12th, 2012 4:44 pm

    They are all so beautiful. I am so sorry so many people do not appreciate the work and sacrifice you and your family make to try to make this world a better place. Even if sometimes it doesn’t feel like it rememter you are impacting the world in a good way. Thanks!

  85. Theresa on February 12th, 2012 5:04 pm

    Just wanted to say you are such an amazing family and group of workers. My husband and I are stationed near Sacramento in the Air Force and we rescued 3 pitbulls from shelters and one puppy we found in a trash can after watching your show. Pits truly are the most misunderstood breed. They all love my 1 year old, and he loves all of them so much. Thank you for all the work you do and giving these beautiful dogs a second chance. One day I hope to open a dog rescue, out where we live there are many strays and dog fighting is huge out here. You give me the inspiration Tia, to help these amazing dogs. God bless you all!! Theresa Smith

  86. brooke on February 12th, 2012 5:49 pm

    So happy to see yall have movied to the south! We have watched every episode. I have cried on almost every one. I have had pits my whole childhood. They are truly the best bread to have. I curruntly don’t have the room for one. But ur show makes me miss them so much. Keep up the wonderful work yall do. I love ur family and yall are a great inserpation tto mankind.

  87. Angela on February 12th, 2012 6:13 pm

    I am so glad you finally got away from Cali. You are now alot closer to us in Tennessee and we plan on coming to visit one day. We have a pit and I would never own another breed of dog. They are AWESOME and so prejiduced against it pisses me off, So glad they have you and your family as a champion. If you are ever in Chattanooga, look me up we will help however we can.

  88. Annie on February 12th, 2012 6:49 pm

    Hey Tia & Family

    I am so sorry that you got chased out of California, what you do for Pitty’s is a blessing…Thanks you from my Pitt (Cinnamon) and me, I will keep you and all the really great people who work with you in my prayers….

  89. Judy on February 12th, 2012 6:57 pm

    Have watched your show from the beginning. Watched the season finale with utter dismay. How can Animal Control do this to you? Usually, when regulations are changed, properties constructed according to old rules are “grandfathered.” I think there must be more to the story: how come you decided not to have a lawyer make inquiries on your behalf? What I think is that someone in L.A. County wanted you gone. That is both sad and disgusting. There are so many pit bulls in CA. What happens with your helpers who are anchored in CA? Louise, for example. And what of the parolees who cannot follow you to NOLA? Parolees generally have to stay in the state where they were incarcerated. AJ will now be far from you since he’s still in jail…… Mando could go with you, and Jake. The others are stuck in CA with no jobs now. Did Animal Control think of that??? You are one tough cookie, and you will survive, but I worry about the parolees and the pits who won’t be rescued by you now…..

  90. Tristan on February 12th, 2012 7:14 pm

    I’m so thankful yall have came to Louisiana!! There are so many pitbulls who need to be rescued and stood up for down here! Keep up the good work!! :)

  91. Carrie Ferris on February 12th, 2012 7:41 pm

    I was very upset to see you and your crew basically get pushed out of California. You guys do amazing work with the dogs and the parolees. Praying better luck comes to you in your new facility. You, your daughters, and staff are amazing!!!! God bless you guys and the great work you are doing.

  92. Shanda on February 12th, 2012 8:33 pm

    I’m not a religous person by any standards but if there truely is a God, Tia, you are definetly one of his angels. I have so much respect and gratitude towards you for the work you do. To excerise that much trust in caring for hundreds of dogs and these perolee’s the way you do…. Well, what is there to say? I wish you and your family ( imediate and extended) the best of luck in your new home. My husband, my 3 pugs and myself will be cheering you and your crew on. =)

  93. Gina Kuhfuss on February 12th, 2012 10:38 pm

    Tia &Crew:
    I just watched the season finale, & I cried. To loose both your homes in just a matter of weeks breaks my heart. You do a wonderful job with your rescue center, and I have to tell you when I come across an organization that is giving away money to need animal group, I always enter your name for the chance of extra money coming your way. I watch the show faithfully & love it. I think your husband got the shaft from the get go, and I think you also just received it also from LA Co. Animal Control. Now that you are based in New Orleans, I have to ask, what will happen with your husband and you being so far away? Will you take time to go back & visit or what? (I know that is a very personal question, but I kind of care) Good luck in your new home & I know you are a very welcome addition to the City of New Orleans. Can’t wait for the new season of the show. Sincerely, Gina Kuhfuss

  94. Lauren on February 12th, 2012 11:24 pm

    Me and my husband have a 2year old male pit who is my baby :) total mommas boy wouldn”t hurt a fly lol He loves other dogs and we are in the process of buying a home and want to adopt another pit for him to play with :) boy or girl… We are hoping u have a good match for us… We watch ur show always and am soo greatful for what u do!!! Makes me soo angry people give pits a bad name! They are the most lovable dogs in the world!!! I wouldn’t trade mine for the world!!! I am actually getting his portrait tattooed on me that says Son by my hubby :) at Emerald Tattoo in Lodi, Ca … Hope we can get a rescue from u soon! Thanks again for everything u do for this great breed they deserve all the love in the world!!!!!

  95. Laura on February 12th, 2012 11:44 pm

    Cant believe your luck Tia. Very sorry that you had to leave your home. I love your show, and all your “helpers”. You are doing God’s work. I attract strays and currently have two cats and one dog here in Miami where I am taking care of my mother with increasing dementia, and 3 dogs and 1 cat with my husband back at my real home outside Phoenix Az. We have one pure pit (red and white) and a pit/charpe(spelling?) mix, also collie/shepard mix. Our pit mix was dumped on the highway with her siblings were my husband found 3 already dead. She survived with her brother. I named her angel. One day my husband was asleep on the coach with her. She barked several times in his face finally waking him up. The electrical outlet behind our tv was surrounded by dust because a wall unit was placed across the corner, The outlet was arching, and about to start a fire. Angel saved my family for me. The wall unit has since been taken down and my mobile home is still there because we saved a dog that someone else literally threw away. Our pure pit, Emi, named by my husband , backwards for I ME, was living across the street from a house he was renting. She repeatedly escaped, she was only a couple of months old, a ran to my husbands front door and even into his car. She belonged to a drug dealing breeder who didn’t take care of them. When my husband moved, he took Emi with him. She has been our best behaved dog overall. My mom lives in Dade county where pits are illegal. I cant even friend one here much less adopt one. maybe you could help start a prison program in New Orleans! Anyway, love and God’s blessing to you all. I’ll pray for your husband as well as you, your family and the dogs. Keep up the Good Fight. Laura

  96. Sharon O'Hara on February 12th, 2012 11:54 pm

    Hello Tia and Family,

    I cannot get over the Animal Control people you encountered in CA. Aren’t you on the same side? They knew about your rescue, so a notification letter s to guideline changes were in order, not a citation!!

    I see you already started a rescue in New Orleans, good luck with it. After seeing last night’s prison program, I would have thought that is what you’d be doing down there and take the kennel care burdon off yourselves! Just a thought!!

    Thanks for sharing your spirit, you have definately inspired many, and turning me into a pitbull lover!!

  97. Shaina Kalil on February 13th, 2012 9:07 am

    Every time I watch this show or read your posts I get all chocked up! I am not usually such a softie but Pits have a special place in my heart. What you all are doing for these animals and the people who care for them is absolutely amazing. The fact that you are so humble is truly commendable but the truth is Tia that you, the girls, the twins, the parolees and all of the volunteers that make this mission happen are the definition of HERO! Keep up the great work :) Btw, these puppies are so freaking adorable and I hope they find their forever homes soon. Love you guys! Shaina from Boston

  98. Lauren Bufkin on February 13th, 2012 11:27 am

    Tia and family, welcome to New Orleans!!!!!! My family and I watch your show every saturday night. I think it is absolutely wonderful what you and your family do for these pitbulls who have such a bad rap. We have a pitbull who is the sweetest dog and love him very much. My 11 yr old daughter is a huge fan of the show and when she finds out where you all are now located she is going to flip. Hopefully we can come down 1 day and check out the new place and volunteer. Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!!!!!

  99. Sioux on February 13th, 2012 11:41 am

    I am so glad you are here. Please let all of us Pittie Lovers know where they can go to help.

  100. Monica on February 13th, 2012 2:46 pm

    You all are GREAT!!! I love what you are doing not only for the Pit Bulls, but for the parolees as well!! You will be blessed for your great compassion and LOVE for all. I hate that you had to leave California but everybody is leaving, CA has been screwing everyone over in some way. I hope you are Happy in New Orleans, just keep up the good work!! I would love to do what you are doing or help you in anyway. I want to move to Texas again, so maybe I will get to come see your new place and meet you and the crew!! Keep up the Wonderful work you are doing, for man and dog!! Love you!

  101. Tania on February 13th, 2012 3:27 pm

    U guys r so amazing. I own 3 pits myself they r my kids now that my children r grown. I wish I could b there to help u. I would love to have my own shelter for pits. So many ppl just miss understand them. Good luck in all u do…

    Tania

  102. Jodie on February 13th, 2012 5:15 pm

    WELCOME to New Orleans Tia & Villalobos Crew!!! I’ve been watching the amazing work that you guys have done and now have brought down here to a city that will definately benefit having y’all here. Plenty of us are excited to be able to volunteer at your facility. Thanks again for all your hard work and love.

  103. Gary Gierhart on February 13th, 2012 6:11 pm

    I love everything you do for the dogs and those on parole. Sure do hope you show comes back on t.v. as I look forward to seeing it every Saturday night. Love you all for everything and love animals. If you were close to Tampa Fl I would volunteer myself. Let me know if your show will return and god bless you all.

  104. karla smith on February 13th, 2012 9:52 pm

    Every time I watch your show I am literally moved to tears. The selfless work you do for all the poor dogs is amazing! I have two Rottweilers and love them dearly, maybe someday i will rescue my own Pit Bull. I don’t know if any of you will ever read this but I just had to say THAT YOU GUYS ROCK !!!!!! Thanks for all you do. I cant wait for next season in the Big Easy. God bless you all.

    Karla Smith

  105. Linda on February 14th, 2012 12:15 am

    Thank you and your family for what you do for the pit family, But thank You for giving the guys a chance at Life again. The Guys and the Dog’s are very lucky too have you and so are the twins and the girls. And God had bless you with them too. Love you all

    Linda

  106. Linda on February 14th, 2012 12:18 am

    I hope that you find happyness there because Calif. Has SHIT ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE DOGS AND THE GUYS

  107. sonja on February 14th, 2012 8:05 am

    i was so excited to learn that you guys moved to louisiana! i love what ya’ll do for the dogs! i cant watch the show without getting tears in my eyes or just balling! i am glad that ya’ll were able to rescue the moms and pups! i hope that ya’ll are settled in and that ya’ll will enjoy ya’lls time here!

  108. Johnny rogers on February 14th, 2012 9:08 am

    welcome to the dirty boot tia love what you do your bigest fan the pitbull laws suck down here hope you can help change that im in baton rouge where they put pitts to sleep the dont even try to save them i say dont punish the breed punish the idiots who fight them i want to start my own pitbull kennel responsible any advice

  109. judy watts on February 14th, 2012 9:11 am

    love your show tia all of you all are so wonderful congrats on your first rescue those puppies are so cute

  110. Martha on February 14th, 2012 9:27 am

    Thank you for rescuing these mommas and their babies. Y’all are an amazing group of people, God bless you and all the dogs!

  111. connie baker on February 14th, 2012 9:48 am

    We need more people in this world like you and your team. I love your show and it brings tears to my eyes to see how people , if thats what you want to call them, take care of there dogs.. Thank god we have people like you, you are a amazing women and one day all your hard work will pay off. Keep up the GREAT WORK,

  112. Mary E Lorio on February 14th, 2012 9:55 am

    THANK YOU !! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

    Welcome to Louisiana! We really need you here. Watch the show all the time.

    Again, Thank you for all you do for the animals.

    Mary

    PS So sorry for the loss of Sloth and Nigel.

  113. Charles Padilla on February 14th, 2012 10:10 am

    EVERYONE at Villalobos New Orleans … THANK YOU so much for your love, dedication and loyalty to all those beautiful Pit Bulls. Yay.

    Tia and Family … ALL OF YOU .. you are amazing and you just don’t know how I appreciate you all from me in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to you to all in New Orleans … and also to Villalobos Sanctuary here in Roswell, New Mexico … Yay ….

    I love the little baby Pit Bulls … and may they all find good, loving homes.

  114. Jo Maystead on February 14th, 2012 10:21 am

    I was so sorry to see that you had to move again but am glad you can continue your work in an area where it is obviously so badly needed. As to the pups: how lucky they are to have you and yours and kudos to the couple who came to you. My best wishes and good luck in the future. P.S. I will continue to follow you on TV and support you as best I can.

  115. Nona Ryan-Ellington on February 14th, 2012 10:46 am

    wow i cant believe that an elderly cuople was tryin to take care of all them mommas n pups plus them selfs… but im glad to see
    tia does as she always has n will stepped up n helped them out with the mommas n pups.. if only i could afford more pups/ dogs id apply to adpot a puppy but i cnat afford any more then i already have n can bearly afford them…

  116. Kendra on February 14th, 2012 10:48 am

    I believe that the work that you and your extended family are doing is a mission from god himself! Keeping strong through all the obstacles set in your path shows that you are one of most deserving rescues, and deserve praise instead of the judgement you tend to receive. Keep up the good work and just know that you are not alone. We all tend to judge based on appearences and mistakes, it takes a really amazing person to stay in the fight for those that can not fight for themselves and believing in those that others turn their backs on. To me you are admirerable! A great mother, a great teacher and a freind even to those that you have yet to know. We should all take notes and implement some of your stregths into our lives. Keep up the good work!

  117. SHARON ZIESENISS on February 14th, 2012 10:48 am

    What will happen to the pit bulls in California now that you are not there to help them? Will they all be killed which I understand is Californias MO. Enjoy your show and all the work you do. How will house checks be done for people who want to adopt on the west coast?

  118. tanja on February 14th, 2012 10:53 am

    Hello!
    I am from Croatia (a little country in Europe) and I was rescue brother and sister pitt bull 5 years ago.They were in posesion of a doctor who works in hospital with children!Joke and Tinny were so hungry,hairless and with so long nails that they feet going out.We were needed 4 months to rehabilitated them.But now they are wonderful!They love all animals and humans!I love that what you do and keep up doing that!
    Sorry on my bad english :(

    regards,
    Tanja-Mladers kennel Amstaff

  119. MARIA DIVIRGILIO on February 14th, 2012 11:47 am

    HI TIA & FAMILY,
    I LOVE YOUR SHOW AND ALL THE WORK YOU DO TO HELP THE ANIMALS. I WISH AC WILL LEAVE YOU ALONE DONT THEY RELIZE THAT YOU ARE DOING WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING INSTEAD OF ALWAYS TRYING TO PUT ANIMALS TO SLEEP. I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THIS WORLD. I WOULD RATHER BE WITH DOGS SOMETIMES IN STEAD OF PEOPLE. I WISH YOU AND THE FAMILY THE BEST IN YOUR NEW PLACE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU AND THE FAMILY ARE ANGELS FOR THE ANIMALS.

  120. Judy Williamson on February 14th, 2012 12:03 pm

    Love your show, love what you do, I’m glad you found a home in New Orleans. I can’t believe they are still struggling after 6 years. Keep up the good work.

  121. yvonne on February 14th, 2012 12:05 pm

    God Bless you and your family and of course all your members of your team, we have two pits and they are loyal, loving and protective, yeah sure we have the odd tiff between them but they lick each others wounds afterwards… they are our children and give us loads of joy.Thank you for caring for so many misunderstood and misfortunate pitts all over the world, My respect and thanks from Botswana Africa

  122. Yvonne on February 14th, 2012 1:19 pm

    You guys are amazing! I was wondering will you still have the pit bull and parolees show since you are no longer in Ca. What to the guys that can’t leave the state. I am such a big fan of the show. I lived in the 9th ward back in the last 80′s and before Katrina I had a lot of friends that lived there but have lost contact. I would love to come visit once I find someone to watch my too girls. Golden girl is a pit/chow/Shepard/wolf mix and Princess Prada is all pit bull and she is laying on my feet as I am typing. Princess Prada is going to be 3 and Golden girl is 5 and they are a handfull for anybody but me and my mom but as soon as I can I will love to come out and volunteer while on vacation. Love you all sooo much…God Bless and I wish you guys had found a home in Philadelphia because the Pits really need your help.

  123. dianne n paul on February 14th, 2012 1:47 pm

    the pups are beautiful keep up the amazing work you and your family do for this special breed of dog. we watch your programme every sunday we live in england were pitbulls are banned but we have a beautifull red nose 1 wish we could help you . you are an inspiration thanks tia wish there were more like youx

  124. Pegi Cruz on February 14th, 2012 2:03 pm

    I’m so thankful to you Tia and your family, and crew that help you do the rescues that you do. you Tia are like the true Pit bull, so strong, determined, big hearted, and loyal. I wish I lived close enough to volunteer. I watch your show faithfully, I have a pitbull/ boxer mix named Roxie. My son has two pitbulls, Jake & Maggie, they are like my Grandkids, I babysat them for a year for him, great dogs! My prayers are always with you guys. Love to you all! Pegi.

  125. Cindy on February 14th, 2012 3:36 pm

    Congratulations on the recent rescue.

    Thanks so much for being here in NOLA!

  126. billie on February 14th, 2012 3:48 pm

    Bottle fed a litter of 13 border collies once when their mother, kelly, had her first seizure whelping. after the cersaerian(sic) the vet thought with her health issues it would be better to spay her right then while she was already under anestisia(sic). A pain in the neck but worth it since these were the most people orientated dogs that had ever existed. GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY THE PUPS!

  127. Kelsey on February 14th, 2012 5:41 pm

    I love you guys! keep up the good work.

  128. Melisa Cunningham on February 14th, 2012 9:38 pm

    Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to these pups and babies! I have been following your show and even have seen your daughters around town several times (canyon country). I was sad to hear you all moved but very happy you moved to a place that is in need of angels like you all! I will take one of those babies in a heart beat! Wish i was there to help feed and see them grow! Looking forward to their pictures as they get bigger = ) Lot’s of xoxo’s coming your way!

  129. Rebecca Devoe on February 15th, 2012 2:15 am

    Dear Tia,
    I have to say that this just proves that everything happens for a reason. I have to admit I was very sad to see you go. Being that I live in Oregon where there are no pitbull rescues in the entire state. My bestfriend and I have a very similar outlook to the way we want our “home” to run. She has had bully’s for most of her life. I was lucky enough to have my life turned around because of a bully that needed my help. We have had the dream to take and pursue a volunteer expierence and learn as much as we can from you. I hope that someday in the very near futureYou are we will be able to open our “Home” and make an impact within our area the way you have for the breed. Where do you and your crew hide your wings? Pit bull guardian angels …All of you!

  130. Caren Blair on February 15th, 2012 3:35 am

    i live in christchurch New Zealand,and have a rescue pitbull and a couple of other dogs. My daughters and i love what your doin in the states,unfortunately there is alot of prejudice against pitbulls here also so good on you for saving these great dogs.

  131. ErthAnjl on February 15th, 2012 7:11 am

    Tia, I watch the show often. I can so relate to your passion with those dogs. I have and American Bully myself. The kid I never had.. hahaha. He’s the best friend who would truly die for me if necessary. Everywhere I take him in the car men especially are so taken by his size! He’s 100 lbs. of pure muscle but such a love. I know the feeling of the commitment to take care of just the one but you and your team go far and beyond. I pray for you guys all the time and I did send a small donation not long ago. I don’t usually donate to many causes, I don’t believe the money is used or distributed to the sake of the cause but in my heart I know this money is. The economy is kicking serious butt out here now and it’s harder and harder to get by but I watch all the adversity you face and you just keep going. Reminds me of myself a bit. Take care, I hope to send another donation soon! Best of luck to you and yours! ((hugs)) ErthAnjl O:) P.S. I’ll be watching!

  132. Felice + Baylee (the Pit Bull) on February 15th, 2012 8:02 am

    You guys are the best! I’ve been following your show since it first came on! I wish you all the best in LA!

    Tia, you’re an amazing woman! I wish I lived closer, I would definitely volunteer, just to be near your babies and the incredible woman that you are!

    I emailed you a couple of years ago and you answered me back, I was so happy.

    Now I have my Pit and I’m truly enchanted by this dog! He’s a handful, but I’m strong! He’s the most incredible loving, intelligent dog that I’ve ever had! Even my husband is hooked!

    Good luck!

    Felice

  133. Mary Lorio on February 15th, 2012 8:06 am

    Hi
    Do you have any ideas on how we can help the couple who took in the dogs?? I just feel so bad with them living in that FEMA trailer. i want to help but just dont know what to do. Any ideas??

    Thanks

  134. Cynthy on February 15th, 2012 8:33 am

    Tia and group you are the BEST. I LUV what U do for these guys. I have two and they are the biggest babies Loving and cuddly all 85 and 95 lbs of them oversized lap dogs.I wish you the best of luck with these pups and your new home!!

  135. vanessa blume on February 15th, 2012 10:17 am

    I LOVE UR SHOW and everything yall do. I have two pittbulls and have learned alot since watching ur show. God bless u and ur family and keep up the good work u rock!

  136. Marianne Alfano on February 15th, 2012 11:50 am

    Did all the guys go with you to New Orleans……Luv Jake and Monty.The wedding show was great. Cant wait for the new season. God Bless You Tia for all you do for these animals…..

  137. Luis Rolon on February 15th, 2012 2:30 pm

    Goof afternoon Villa Lobo
    I want to thank you for what you Tia and your Fam and Your Crew does for our Breed. I’ve been around pits all my life and had and have pits and it’s the BEST breed out there.
    If i lived closer to you guys i would be helping out with anything and maybe adopting out a beautiful pit from your facilities.
    Thank you again and God bless

  138. Dale Tiller on February 15th, 2012 2:38 pm

    Congrats ! I know that must have been really hard on you all but keep up the good work. If I was there I’d help feed those little cuties fir you, but I’m not so I’m sending all my good energy to you all. With The Big Easy so over run with strays, especially Pitties, do you think you will be able to get them adopted? Kentucky is very much the same. Love to you all. D

  139. GINA on February 15th, 2012 3:05 pm

    I LOVE your work and your show. I have been a fan since the beginning. I am an independent animal rescuer and am a Vet Tech for the past 9 years, but have been rescuing since I was 4. I have 5 pitbulls, one of whom is special needs (deaf). He is a wonderful happy boy but is challenging to train. I have many other rescue babies from chihuahuas to mastiffs and believe it or not, the pitties and chi’s live together in my “blended family” of cats and dogs quite amicably. Keep up your awesome work, we need more “Tia’s” in the world! xoxoxo

  140. Joy on February 15th, 2012 4:38 pm

    Love the show. I started watching it to educate my husband that pits are great dogs. He would never let me adopt one becasue he thought it would attack our other dogs or us. Well now we own a pitty girl who is the love of of his life. I hope when we get ready for another pit we will be able to adopt from you. Keep up the great work that you do every day for the breed and the guys.

  141. Calie on February 15th, 2012 4:52 pm

    You guys are amazing!!! Tia you are extraordinary and so is your family. I love that you hire parolees that cant get a job, its just amazing. I cant believe you guys already have a rescue,I wish I could help but I live across the country, that’s all I have to say.

  142. TARA JARAMILLO on February 15th, 2012 5:50 pm

    I love this! I watch every show and make it apoint to be home when aired on tv. I have not missed one yet. Funny but even gambeling in my home town denver colorado, I made it to the room to watch the last show. I love my pitbull. Can’t wait for the show to air again……………….

  143. lila bidwell on February 15th, 2012 8:16 pm

    Tia, I am a big fan me and my hole house watch your show every Saturday we love you my kids have been raised with pits and we know the love they give we have a rescue pit our selfs and she is the best dog we ever had her name is Shelby and she watches your show with us you are such a inspection to me and my kids we love you. Tia what a wonderful women you are and a grate voice for the dogs I love so much. I just wont you too know that you have done a awesome job and the kids.

  144. Lyn Kent on February 15th, 2012 9:30 pm

    I just “retired” this summer from 30 years of rescuing and shelter work, so it’s so wonderful knowing groups like yours are going to continue – it’s depressing to me not being able to help – I’d be down there scoopin’ poop and helping with these babies if I were younger. Bless all of your family – just love ya Tia. Looking forward to updates and the opening of the new rescue – congrats! I’d like to give LA Animal Control a piece of my mind…

  145. Lagrertta Nelson on February 15th, 2012 9:51 pm

    I have been volunteering at a no-kill rescue in Tennessee for 14 years and I keep praying that the south will get more help and people that love and care for animals. Thank you for coming to the south to help the animals here people here have such a good ‘ol boy attitutude about animals and think they are are just propertiy to do with as they please, care or not care for. I hope you don’t get discouraged because of the attituide of southern people about animals. It would be a dream come true if some day I could visit your faciality.We do have some Pitts at Noah’s Arc, Inc. but we hesitate to adopt them out. there are a lot of bad people here that don’t care about the dogs. Just want to say “Welcome” to the south”! Thank God you are here!!!

  146. Carrie Stark on February 16th, 2012 1:46 am

    you guys kick ass and it sucks that you are farther away now but your still doing good! i love what you guys do and i would like to tell mariah that my heart goes out to her for the loss of sloth bless his sweet baby soul. i hope one day to adopt from you but now its going to be harder so until then i will have you all in my prayers.

  147. carolyn on February 16th, 2012 7:27 am

    Tia you are amazing simple an ANGEL sent from heaven I have a 14 month pit and am trying to convince my husband that i need an other.

  148. Jennifer DeVries on February 16th, 2012 4:03 pm

    Just have to commend you and your crew and family for the sacrifices you make and the amazing thing you do with pits and animals in general. You guys are amazing and I thank you for your efforts to save and show people that pits and parolees are not something that should be feared they are just misunderstood. I wish I lived in CA still I would adopt in a heart beat!

  149. Barb on February 17th, 2012 1:02 am

    Tia, my heart goes out to all ur rescues. I did rescues for Bostons and did my share of crying & cursing puppy mills. I give kudoos to u and ur girls and staff Watch ur show all the time Good luck and keep up the great work. I’d love to take one of ur runts.

  150. Dawn Wright on February 17th, 2012 10:57 am

    AWWW The pics are awesome and heartbreaking at the same time! I live in Vidor,Tx only a few hours from yall now. I’m really excited to see some local stories. Trust me we needed you guys here! The dogs need you here too. Check out Sweetpups on FB. It’s a great organization. They are here in Vidor. I want to come visit soon. Bye for now!

  151. Enid Breakstone on February 17th, 2012 11:13 am

    Hello Tia and everyone – What a surprise to learn that you’ve moved to LA. (just watched the show that aired February 11). Big loss for L.A., but big win for the south (used to live in Dallas, TX, I know how bad it can be in the south). Oh well, it just means that if I get the travelling bug, you guys are closer. I live in CT and volunteered in November 2010, was part of the Big Pit Bull Drive, was so sad when that didn’t work out.

    I have the pictures that were taken at Tehachipi of Dutch and me framed in my kitchen and living room. I thnk of her often. I hope that she’s gotten adopted; I saw her in an episode a few weeks ago.

    Good luck in your new digs. I’ll be watching, as I always do.

  152. Jane on February 17th, 2012 1:57 pm

    I have been watching “Pitbulls and Parolees” for the last couple of weeks. I live in England, and I believe that in this country Pitbulls are virtually outlawed, which seems horribly unfair, as they are clearly dogs with (on the whole) delightful temperaments.

    I will try to put through a donation: I imagine it can be changed into dollars by your bank. I wish you the very best.

  153. Marie Myers on February 17th, 2012 6:26 pm

    G’day Villalobos! I want to let you all know that I swore I wouldnt watch your show cuz I missed my baby, Meesha, had to giveher up cuz of LL telling us we couldnt have ANY animals (piss on them!!) Meesha was our baby, she had beenwithus for 6 years and when I had to take her to the shelter, I cried so hard and meeshalet me knowthat she would be ok by nuzzling me and kissing me, it was the worst day ever!!!!! I love the show and i think your children are as awesome as you! Thank you for being another angel for the pitters. I want to adopt the babies, I just am so upset that I cant get to you all that soon. Wishing you all the best and hope people with pitbulls know how lucky they are!

  154. Allissa on February 17th, 2012 7:25 pm

    Glad you could help them! I worked with an animal shelter near you for years, and unfortunately, be prepared for more puppies. The south isnt fond of spay/neutering your animals, so strays are horrible. Add to it the pure lack of concern for animal welfare and you get the south. I can’t even tell you how many pitbulls i saw in four years, most of which were either chained to 50 lb tow chains and left for dead, or were confiscated from fighting rings. So glad Tia and her crew are down there doing what they do. Hopefully they can bring some awareness to the crisis that inhabits the souths pet population.

  155. Brittany on February 18th, 2012 10:13 am

    yall are amazing and my hero keep it up

  156. Shawn on February 18th, 2012 3:12 pm

    When THANK YOU isn’t enough. GOD BLESS YOU ALL is the only thing I can think to say..

  157. James Helms on February 19th, 2012 10:10 am

    I think what you and your crew do is great. I have been saving strays for a long time. I always give them there shots and find good homes for them with people that will love and care for them. And I also have 2 that i kept for myself, one is a black female with white markings her name is Rio she was the offspring of a Katrina refuge. The other is another female white with brown spots on her ears, her name is Sasha. They are both loving and very friendly with other dogs and even cats, and most of all children. I have watched your show relentlessly, and hope that everything goes your way with the move to New Orleans. Keep up the the good work .

  158. Francie on February 19th, 2012 2:20 pm

    Tia,
    you, you’re family, and the parolees are an inspiration to so many people. What you do and the struggles you live through gives me hope for humanity and makes me believe that we can make a difference in this world. Thank you so much for what you do and God Bless you!
    P.S. Fleur di Lis is ADORABLE! And I love the name!

  159. kathi burdikoff on February 19th, 2012 2:35 pm

    Tia thank-you for Caring for the most loving and misunderstood creaters God put on this planet. I was owned by 2 pit bulls, they loved ,dogs, cats and brought so much love to our family. Keep up the Great work someday you will change the world. God Bless you and your whole family

  160. Key on February 19th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Tia,
    We LOVE ur show! we have a 13yr old pit child n he doesnt even know hes a dog! when we bght our new vechile we had to make sure there was engh room for my 2boys plus him! I will ALWAYS own pits i have had them since i was a teenager! We plan on buyinh a house in the near future and would really like to adopt a pit from you and we r so glad u moved to the south we figd u wld only move a few states over from LA and now u r soooooo much closer to us we live n WV and were are planning a trip down jst to vist with u and ur wonderful family and help n ne way we can! We love u and ur family for being sooo strong and i know u have been thru alot but ALWAYS remember God will Not give u more than he knws u can handle and he does test ur faith so jst keep pushing thrgh(i can tell ur a lil bull headed) LOL God Bless you and every1 that is nvolved with helping u!!

  161. margie on February 19th, 2012 10:56 pm

    What amazing stories god be with you always.

  162. Antoinette Erickson on February 20th, 2012 12:58 pm

    Tia and family,I just watched the last show of your 3rd season and was shocked to see you had to move out of California after having your place for all these years. You all have gone through so much. You all do such a wonderful job promoting a wonderful breed and I’m looking forward to seeing all the good you will do in your new place. It looks like you have a good start with rescuing the two mamas’ and their adorable puppies.

  163. Ellen Cannon on February 20th, 2012 1:15 pm

    Tia please call me about adopting one of the NOLA puppies. e-mail me and I will send you my #.

    Thanks
    Elle

  164. Kelsey on February 20th, 2012 7:35 pm

    OMG!! that is sad u guys r merical workers i know u will find great loving homes 4 those pups i wish mine could be 1! but it cant not now anyway so goodluck with them and ill pray 4 each on and all of u 2!!!

  165. Loren Morse (Butch) on February 20th, 2012 10:15 pm

    I Think you guys are what this world needs, loving, caring and willing to go all the way. I am hoping to donate to your cause very soon and i really hope you stay on the air with your show. New Orleans is a tough place to deal with, storms etc;
    Stick with it and you parolees really have a chance to get your lives on track, second chances is something many don’t have, were on your side so hang in there.
    All the luck in the world in New Orleans.
    When does your new season start?

    Loren Butch Morse
    Brooks, Oregon 97305
    lorenmorse22@msn.com

  166. Donna Lee Goerlitz on February 21st, 2012 12:09 pm

    Good going Tia, you and your imployees are blessed by ST. Michauel, the protector of animal and children. He has blessed you with the tuff stuff is a breeze,no matter how you are set backdue to natural disasters or man made, you have that genuine quality to get back and continue to do what you do best,give theses beautiful animals a second chance at life.Never miss a heart felt rescue.Just rememember that the Lord works in mysterious ways no matter how the cards are delt they most of the time work out for the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. jessie sobolewski on February 21st, 2012 7:36 pm

    God Bless You and All of Your Family. Thank you for helping the lil ones & mommies. And all the ones you have helped, are helping & will help. I have hounds of my own but I am studying grooming & I have several pitbulls that I work with, I hope to have the honor of adopting one in the future.

  168. Barb on February 22nd, 2012 9:24 am

    wow, you guys are great. So sorry you had to move, but know you will do great work in New Orleans. It is La county’s loss.

  169. Chris Rubin on February 22nd, 2012 3:34 pm

    Welcome to New Orleans!! So glad you guys are here!! Owned Pits for 30 years. If you need anything let us know. Glad to help ya’ll out. Respect, Chris

  170. Glenda on February 23rd, 2012 4:28 pm

    A Positive turn out Miracles come in small boxes this seems to one of them
    With all that you Tia and family gives out to helping the surviving ones in dire need of a shelter you have always 99.9% have been capable of returning this Miracle to them
    Many Blessing to you all and your Rescue Ctr.
    New Orleans being your new home ~ who would know!

  171. sonja on February 24th, 2012 4:51 pm

    I really enjoy your show and love the fact that you hire patolees and take the time to resuce pit bulls I have a eight year old daughter that thinks your show is the greastest show to watch on the weekends. we live in northwest okla where if they pick up bitbulls that are stray they are usually put down instead of helped. I would like to be able to change that fact here. keep up the good work and GOD BLESS you all

  172. briana on February 24th, 2012 8:23 pm

    love u guys… thts all i gots to say love u much and what u do!!! no words can describe how gratefull u rescue pitbulls and give them some credit

  173. Diane Myers on February 24th, 2012 9:01 pm

    Keep up the good work. You are the Pitbull’s angels. Thank God they have you to help them. We have 2 female Pitbulls that we rescued from the streets. We love them. They are part of our family. One of the girls we named Valentine because we found her on Valentine’s Day 3 years ago. The other girl my son named Ebony. She is all white. I asked him why he named her that because she is all white not black. He said it is because of her beautiful black eyes.

  174. Donna Lee Goerlitz on February 25th, 2012 10:33 am

    God bless once again, Tia and her crew. Rescued before anything else happens to those beautiful puppies!!!!!!!!!!!! especially their good mom whose fate would have been sealed.

  175. elena mendoza on February 26th, 2012 11:23 am

    thank goodness your there and getting settleled in your new home
    good things comming ur way im sure, those puppies are so cute i’ll spread the word here in the dalles oregon i know alot of pit loveres myself included that would love to give those babies a good loving home , ill have new flyers made to post in portland seeming im only 40 minuets away , you have the heart of an angel tia , you give the gift os a second chance to people like me and most importantly to pit bulls .. manny blessings to you

  176. Susan Champaign on February 26th, 2012 2:35 pm

    So delighted to see that you are “setting up shop” in New Orleans! I feel certain they don’t have all the ridiculous laws that CA has, which is just one of the MANY reasons that people are moving away from CA, in droves, (and a goodly number of them are winding up here in TN). I wish you all the best and look forward to your new shows, as your’s is one of my top favorites on ANIMAL PLANET. The South is a wonderful place to live, (with the possible exception of the humidity in the Summer), but the people are terrific! Hope you enjoy your new home and will have greater success than you had in CA!! It is definately CA’s loss, but New Orleans’ gain!!

    (P.S. FYI…. I, too, am a Redhead).

  177. Debbie on February 27th, 2012 12:39 am

    You are special people to follow God’s call to care for His precious animals. If you ever give a pitbull a chance to love you, it will steal your heart and become a part of your family life. I love watching your show and seeing the love that you all have!

  178. liz on February 27th, 2012 1:57 pm

    tia and crew keep up the good work have only just found your web site as i normaly watch you,,s all on animal planet as i live in ayrshire in scotland cant wait for yous all to be back on tv luv to you all

  179. Ruth on February 28th, 2012 2:02 pm

    Hey tia thank you so much for what you do! I love watching your show you guys are so great, thanks again for saving all those lives keep up the good work

  180. dave on March 1st, 2012 4:24 pm

    puppies are so cute keep up the good work!!

  181. Connie on March 2nd, 2012 1:17 pm

    Tia you and your staff ROCK at rescuing these wondeful dogs. I have two 10 month pits – and they are the love of my life always clowning and keeping me laughing. keep up the good work to save these misunderstood dogs that are victims of bad human beings.

  182. tanijah on March 3rd, 2012 12:05 pm

    i want one so badly please

  183. pitlover on March 4th, 2012 4:01 pm

    This is a perfect example of the great benefits of having an organization as dedicated to making our world a better place to live. The generosity, kindness, and knowledge you have to share is amazing! Too bad California was too ignorant to recognize the service you offer and benefits to all citizens and the state! Our Loss! Miss You! Love from California!

  184. melissa on March 7th, 2012 1:40 am

    My name is melissa, I have 56 acres near the arkansas border in hayneville la. I am truely interested in helping rescue dogs. My very first dog was a pit bull i rescued from the shelter, little did I know, she was a fighting dog. I wanted to help her so bad overcome it but at the time didn’t know how. I now have enough land and knowledge to have what i think would be an awesome resue with a pond. i would love to chat with ya’ll about possibly helping out!
    your greatest fan melissa

  185. Lexie on March 7th, 2012 12:24 pm

    Tia, I am so glad that you made the move out of cali. i hope that you see how welcoming the south is. I messaged you before about my hope in starting a rescue. Now that you have moved yours to New Orleans, I will making a journey down there to come see you little peice of bully paridise.
    P.s. If you did email me back, my email stopped working the day after i sent you that message. If you could find time to either forward(if you sent one back) or reply to this one that would be really appriciated. Thank you Tie for everything you do. I cant wait until summer gets here!

  186. Lexie on March 7th, 2012 12:25 pm

    Tia*

  187. JOELLE JELOSEK on March 10th, 2012 10:41 am

    SO CUTE!I HOPE YOU GUYS ARE DOING WELL AND GOD HELP YOU AND YOUR PITBULLS,HOPE ALL THINGS GO WELL WITH YOU GUYS!

  188. anne on March 10th, 2012 9:00 pm

    hi tia i watch ur show all the time i wish u didnt have to move i have a paroblem i have a shar pai pit bull she a great dog i odnt know if i can keep her my dad is on his way from okahloma with my stuff and my dog daisy i am going throw a brake up and now i live with my parents i need ur help i may not going to keep her can u help please call me at 562 480 7868

  189. Kathy on March 10th, 2012 10:22 pm

    Ya’ll do great work. I’m so glad you guys came to the East coast. We don’t have the resources out here. Most the shelters we have are kill shelters. So a BIG THANK YA’LL going out to all of ya’ll. Notice the ” ya’ll ” in almost every sentence, Just getting ya’ll used to hearing it! lol Keep up the great work. I wish I wasn’t unemployed or a donation would of come with the comment.

  190. Carol Ann Mermis on March 13th, 2012 5:58 pm

    I just wanted to tell you guys that you are amazing and that at the momment I feel your pain… I am also bottle feeding a pit puppy! She sadly is one of hundreds that I have become a serogate mommy for and I loved each and every one of them almost as much as I love my two little boys. I am still sad that I had to watch so many of them go to new homes! Anyway if you guys ever need help shoot me an email. I am so glad to know that you guys are in NOLA. You guys are in my prayers.

  191. Glenda Jasper on March 20th, 2012 11:03 am

    Such a wonderful group of people that have taken their life’s journey 24/7 around the clock to beat the odds in rescuing Animals that have been placed in harms way
    Tia you and your family and staff are the strongest mentally and physically in rescuing animals that other’s have given up hope

    You have been blessed for every corner you turn have turned there has been another Miracle awaiting for your strongest defeat against the worlds most talked about animal our loving most gracious PitBull

    Without you your task would go without notification
    Much Love to all ~ Standing Ovation!

  192. FloridaPittieLover on March 20th, 2012 5:40 pm

    The puppies are adorable but if I had the room, I would take Blackie in a heart beat. I already have 7 dogs, all large dogs so it’s my limit until I make more money. Then I would even have 10. The thing with vet costs and providing for them, you know…. Blackie is a real cutie.

  193. Carol Reins on March 20th, 2012 8:41 pm

    Love you, Tia, your family and your parolees for all that you do!

  194. kirk on March 21st, 2012 11:05 am

    mrs. T I love wat you are doing with the pitbulls i watch your show all the time i live in franklinton louisiana im 21 i live around pit bulls all my life my mother has a pitbull that i recued about a year ago if i wouldnt have recued her she would of got shot in the head because of the people that had her couldnt feed her so i recued her she only has three legs but she is so intergetic i love her an im glad everyone hasnt turned on the breed they are amazing dogs i would like to meet you one day but that proble wat happen just keep doing wat you doing i love it ill be your biggest fan

  195. Sheri Hudson on March 22nd, 2012 6:23 pm

    It breaks my heart to see how many dogs and puppies. They are great dogs and they love you with all their heart. I wish I lived closer to be able help you. I miss seeing you guys on tv. I am on temp.workers com. As soon as I get my income all worked out I want to help sponser a dog or 2. I am not able to get an other dog at this time I have 2 Both and I am going to be loosing both this year. My female has cancer,her sight is going,she also has trouble with her back legs. My male is 125 lbs. and his back legs give out on him and has to be picked up. My boyfriend has my male at his house since I would be able to pick him up. They are both treated like my kids. I even tell my 3 sons that I love the dogs more then them. They love the dogs too. I want you all to know that I send you all my love and prayers. Keep up all the hard work you do for the dogs. Love you all and I miss you. Love Sheri

  196. Ariana on March 22nd, 2012 10:45 pm

    This is An Awesome Story!!
    You guys Are Truly My Heroes!!!!!!
    I Love PitBulllls!!!!
    & HATE Judgemental People WHo are Against The Breeed!!!!
    We Neeed To Stand Up For the Loving & Loyal Breeeed!!!!!
    You Guys Are Soooo Amazing!!!!!

  197. karen allman on March 23rd, 2012 11:06 pm

    Tia you are a God send, New Orleans is so lucky to have you, Calif.
    really messed up. I know the pups are in good hands, and get good homes. God Bless you your team.

  198. plus de facebook like on April 4th, 2012 7:23 am

    I was recommended this web site by means of my cousin. I am now not positive whether or not this publish is written by him as no one else recognize such special about my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  199. misty on May 24th, 2012 6:13 pm

    hi tia im looking for another dog i had to put mine down yesterday ive had him 15 years he has been to 3 different states with with me and has watched me grow up he still had alot of spunk but his hips gave out and i could not let him go on in pain anymore! im so crushed by it i have been crying for 2 days now my eyes are almost swelled shut..i have had 4 pits in my life they are the best dogs ever.my 3 year old son is so lost with out him it breaks my heart.im not sure if you read these everyday but if you do i hope to hear from you i need your help!! thank you for everything you do for these dogs

  200. payday loans on July 30th, 2012 10:07 am

    I take pleasure in, result in I discovered just what I was taking a look for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  201. Jennifer Sanchez on October 15th, 2012 2:20 am

    I am in CA close to your Agua Dulce location and would love one of those puppies preferably a female. If you ever come out to CA I would be willing to meet you somewhere or you could come to the house to check it. I am a supporter for your cause I think what you all do is very admirable. Keep up the great work, God bless you and the Villalobos family. Pitbulls ROCK. THANKS TIA FOR ALL YOU DO.

  202. tiffany on October 29th, 2012 12:40 pm

    Hey I just wanted to say that you guys are great and I actually got to help out with america’s dog pitbull rescue and caught a glimpse of you guys at petco in baton rouge afew weeks ago. I’d love to adopt, but i see you have a one dog rule and i have two fat happy bassets at home :) I’d love to see more of the puppies and would like to offer my help any way i can I live about 4 hrs away from new orleans but if you guys ever need anyone to foster or anything what so ever gimme a hollar! Really respect what you guys do and stand for!

  203. Becky on November 2nd, 2012 9:22 am

    Thank you so much for helping Trevor out with his America’s Dog Rescue – he’s a great friend to pit bulls.  

  204. Delaney mors on December 2nd, 2012 9:21 pm

    They are really cute but 20 pups is a lot to handle.If you had 20 puppies to train,feed,love and walk them once or twice a day don’t you think you would want to pull your hair out. Tia and the crew would love to get them adopted.She already adopted out 3 but took in 3 more when she rescued the dogs under the house. I LOVE WHAT VILLALOBOS DOES.THANK YOU.

  205. Andre on December 7th, 2012 9:40 pm

    Thank you guys for doing this for the most mis understood breed of dog. I bet the dogs thank all of you helping out these helpless animals who are always put last in some cases witch is very wrong all animal should be treated right.i am 10 and would love a pit bull because they forget about the past and forgive.As they say in with the old out with the new once a gain thank you for helping save animals (in this case dogs) and go pitbull’s thank you once more it’s awesome when you guys are doing I cannot stress enough.

  206. Pamela Martinez on November 2nd, 2013 3:42 pm

    Hey there tia, im from NYC, and i been looking to adopt a dog! And i so happen to watch your show ill be making plans to visit the Villalobos rescue center to adopt a puppy! :) and i will help with donations soon! Love you and i have respect for you guys.

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