Posted: November 13, 2011



As many of you now know, the dream of moving Villalobos to a new location in Tehachapi, Calif. is no longer happening. After spending countless days and dollars preparing for what was to be a paradise for Pit Bulls, Kern County did a “180” on us and denied our permits to operate at the last minute. This was after we had been told with each step in the process…”no problem…everything is looking good”. The Kern County Sheriff’s Dept. also got involved by sending the county commissioners a three page letter saying that we were “dangerous”. Our good work in Los Angeles County meant nothing to these people.

Despite being denied permits to run a “business” out of the Tehachapi property, there was nothing that said we couldn’t run a sanctuary for our old dogs there. So we held our heads high and began to make plans to have our loyal employee “Mando” and his family move there to run the sanctuary. To be able to do something good with the property gave it a purpose and all the hard work would not be in vain. Then all Hell broke loose….literally.

On Sept. 4, 2011, a small plane crashed in front of the house/property in Tehachapi and burst into flames. Within minutes our beautiful 22 acre wooded “Pit Bull Sanctuary” was a burning inferno.

It was the second fire to hit our Tehachapi property in a year! The fire from last year barely missed us but this one took everything. Oak trees that once stood tall for hundreds of years were now nothing but tall, black toothpicks. The indoor kennel building was nothing but crumpled metal and the contents, nothing but ashes and “gray dust”. Thankfully no dogs were there and everyone was safe!
So Villalobos was forced to remain at their old location in Agua Dulce, Calif. until something could be figured out. In this past year, the rules and regulations for running a kennel business in L.A. County changed and became more strict and….more expensive. Then there were those angry brush fires that continued to get closer and closer with each blaze. Someone was sending us a message. Between the loss of the Tehachapi property and the growing expenses to survive in L. A. County, we decided to make a life altering decision……..Villalobos Rescue Center is leaving California.

After 18 years of operating here in Los Angeles County, we have already begun our journey to leave California and will be setting up in two locations/states. One will be a sanctuary for our unadoptables and our senior dogs while the other will be our rescue and adoption center. Though the two locations will be several states away from each other, they will still continue to fuction as one organization. The other big change in regards to the move is that for the first time in Villalobos history, our rescue/adoption center will be open to the public on a “walk-in” basis. It will also serve as a “K-9 Welfare Center” for the neighborhood. The sanctuary will be run out of a donated 50 acre ranch and will serve as a peaceful oasis for our seniors and unadoptables.

At this time we cannot announce which states we are re-locating to until we are completely moved in. This will all be done by Dec. 31, 2011 or possibly before. We will announce our new location(s) sometime in December. Despite the fact that we were treated so badly by Kern County, we will still continue to conduct our free spay/neuter program for the Pit Bull owning residents of Kern County (funded by the Heigl Foundation). We will though, miss working with L.A.City Animal Services with whom we combined forces with in March 1999 to create the Pit Bull Support Group and Training Program. Hopefully we can implement this program with another animal control agency in our new home state.

There are now so many Pit Bull rescue groups in Los Angeles so I’m sure the torch will be carried over just fine. It’s time for us to move on to an area where we can survive financially and also where we are desperately needed. We will keep everyone posted with our moving progress and we feel this move will make us stronger. But most importantly, it will be better for the dogs….much better actually. The Villalobos family is very excited to be able to pick themselves up after getting knocked down over the Tehachapi disaster and the growing problems in Los Angeles, so that they can offer the dogs a better life. We are all very excited to begin our new journey elsewhere and hopefully this new chapter in our lives will be successful.



  1. Laura Horton on November 13th, 2011 3:02 pm

    It broke my heart seeing the season opener and how you were treated by Kern County. You are an inspiration and a God send. I too have a “history”. I was told at an early age that I always had to learn the “hard” way. I am still trying to take back my life fom people who wrote me off or pigeon holed me. Being in a much better place now I realize that it is and always will be my animals that have seen me through. Thank you for all the work that you have done, are doing, and will do.

  2. Brandon on November 13th, 2011 3:04 pm

    I think that is dumb u are helping pitbulls finds a home and u are not allowed to do it were u are after u put all your hard work in to it that isnt right

  3. Lulu410 on November 13th, 2011 3:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your location problems. The work your group does is admirable and needed. I am so impressed by what your group does for the discards of dogdom and society. Keep the faith! Keep up the good work. I would adopt a beautiful pitbull if I could, but I am not qualified. I have kitties, I don’t know local regulations, and I’ve never worked with pitbulls. They are such beautiful doggies!

    I will continue with monetary donations when I can.


  4. Araceli Garcia on November 13th, 2011 3:08 pm

    I Love what you do, i wish i was strong enough to do what you do. i am alll for it and i want to try to help if i can

  5. Kris Oliver on November 13th, 2011 3:34 pm

    I am so sorry that happened to your rescue. Kern County is the Biggest Loser in this and did not see a good thing if it bit them in the ass but that being said I am sure you did not want some of those neighbors riding your ass 24/7 anyway. Good Luck and hope everything turns out. Love the show. We have a Ranch in California and believe me if we could move I would but not possible at this time. Take care and one day I would love to adapt a dog from you. We saved a Pittbull and was because of the show and what a great dog it turned out to be. She even saved a life after we saved hers. It is a great true story and maybe one day can tell you. Take care Kris

  6. Kim Waybright on November 13th, 2011 3:38 pm

    Fuck kern county and all the narrow minded ignorant people against you!!!! Don’t let them keep you from all your good work!!! Keep fighting and my family here in Mason, Ohio will too, to educate people about the bad myths of our sweet kiss bullies!!!! I have been collecting stuff for your pits and now I’m glad I didn’t mail my boxes cause they would have burned up!!! I will wait for your announcement in December of your new locations. YOU ROCK PITBULLS AND PAROLEES!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!! Love to all, Kim and Family, lovers of Pitbulls!!!!

  7. Patti on November 13th, 2011 4:03 pm

    Your series on Animal Planet has won me over to the wonderful service and program you are operating. I was devasted to watch as your permits were denied for Tehachapi. It looked to me a remote enough area that the dogs wouldn’t impact neighbors at all. I was also relieved because of all of the fires that have been in that area in the last few years. I did not realize the one in September was your property! I’ve never owned a pit bull and cannot own one where I live…due to the size of the dog, not the breed. I have friends who absolutely love them and the pits they’ve owned have been truly lucky to have them as owners. I’m sorry to see you leave California but I hope you’re going to an area with less natural disaster potential…I hope you’re able to find some peace for the dogs and yourselves. I cannot donate anything financially to your cause at the moment but I can offer prayers for a peaceful existence, education, and better way of life for the dogs…and all of you who are working with them.

  8. Sherry L on November 13th, 2011 4:09 pm

    Tia, im 100% behind you and your family and i hope where ever you move to that they welcome you with open arms, I know i would if you relocated to OR. I love your program and what you do for the pitbulls, keep up the good work and know that there are tons of people behind you.
    Love u, Sherry

  9. Faith Phalin on November 13th, 2011 4:32 pm

    I admire what you are doing with pit bulls and the paroles, I had a dream of having a dog rescue place in Wisconsin for unwanted dogs and those that are less desirable dogs.. but that dream fell through because I never made it big with money or got a place in the country. I also wanted to help the wild life reform back to the wild.. I love animals allot… I just wanted to say that I watch your show all the time and wish I could help in some way.. but with my husbands health not doing good the only support I can give at this time is emotionally, Sorry I can’t do more.. I own a white German Shepherd, she is like one of my kids and a 9 month old hell kitty.. LOL
    I just wanted to say again I admire everything you and your daughters are doing…
    I kinda understand about your husband also.. I have a deaf brother who has been locked up for over 13 years… They through the book at him because no one can understand him or even begin to try to really communicate with the deaf..
    God Speed to you and all..You all are doing a great job!!!

  10. destiny on November 13th, 2011 4:34 pm

    i first saw your show just the other day….Then it showed all of the episodes in a row. I literally didnt leave the couch the whole time. I’ve done my share of jail time, and I have turned my life completely around. I have a huge appreciation for what your doing, and your love for dogs. I have never encountered anyone who loves animals as much as me, or my immediate family members, until your show. You have inspired me to research how the heck my broke ass could do the same for boxers LOL. I have a rescued boxer named “OTTO” which is “king” in german. Now my comment on your recent story is…The police department is absolutly ridiculously WRONG for what they did. I would sue them for giving you, your program, and your dogs a bad name….Then I would use the money too open up shop nxt door to their department LOL……those police officers just prooved that they are in the wrong line of work, WHO in their right mind wouldnt want to help rehabilitate people or animals? Everyone and every precious animal deserves more than second chances! I commend your work, and I think your love of animals is precious! Keep your heads up! Keep moving forward, your awesome! And if you end up in the state im living in now…..I will come volunteer my time, who knows, maybe you could mentor me to help with a boxer rescue lol…Im from L.A, but i live in Utah……please end up here lolol

  11. Hoosier Daddy on November 13th, 2011 5:09 pm

    I loathe bureucrats. Bureaucrats are only interested in POWER and couln’t care less about the citizens who pay their salaries. As for the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, that’s the department that, a few years ago, painted “We’ll Kick Your Ass” on the sides of their marked patrol cars. If you don’t believe it, Google it.

    Good luck in whatever state you move to. Pitbulls are the gentlest, most loving and loyal of dogs. It’s pathetic that there are so many shallow people who have allowed themselves to be brainwashed by media sensationalism.

  12. Robin on November 13th, 2011 5:15 pm

    I am so sorry that yo went through what you did only to have to move back to the old place. Thank goodness you weren’t completely moved in. What you are doin is incredible. I have watched the show for many years and am hoping that one of the states will be Washington.
    The second chances you are giving moves me to tears. Everyone has done somethng they regret and hopefully was given a second chance. I cried along with you when Roxy went back to her origional owner. Tears were rolling down my checks and I didn’t even know it.
    I am so interested in Willow for many reasons……….we used to ride motorcycles at Willow Springs, we lived in Palmdale for many years before moving to Washington, my husband is a L.A. Country Firefighter although recently retired. I have a very old dog right now who is on his last legs but still here. When the time comes where another dog could be the only dog I will check back to see if you still have her. We live by the Sound and in the mountains.
    You are amazing and so is your family. Keep doing what you are doing. Your angel wings are huge. The best- Robin

  13. Sylvia on November 13th, 2011 6:23 pm

    Thank you for doing the TV show, because I have learned things about pit bulls that I did not know. I have walked pit bulls that have been at our local animal shelter. I have found them to be nice, friendly dogs with people and other dogs. I used two of them to get one of my dogs used to having another dog in her truck and house. Because of their help, she accepted two new dogs into her truck and house.
    God has a reason why you have to move and it sounds like the dogs and you will be happier with more acreage. I look forward in knowing where you will be.

  14. tavi on November 13th, 2011 6:24 pm

    these people dont under stand when you make a rescue for dogs they have to go somewhere just like any other rescue ALL DOGS BARK

  15. Susan Anderson on November 13th, 2011 6:24 pm

    I’m rooting for all of you. You have been through so much. I watch your show all the time and want to jump through my television to volunteer to help you all. I love what you do for the dogs and parolees. I wish you all the best on your move.

  16. Cheryl Young on November 13th, 2011 6:28 pm

    I am so sorry that you all have had such a hard time with a group of people that have no clue what love and compassion is all about…They are all a bunch of miserable people….You keep doing what you do for them dogs…They afterall didnt deserve what happen to them and they deserve the best….
    Much love and Blessings from Michigan!!

  17. Megan Mitchell on November 13th, 2011 6:33 pm

    This is awesome!! Im so excited for you. I balled my eyes out and was outraged when I seen that you wouldnt be able to open villalobos in Tehachapi, I could see how much that meant to you. I hope everything goes better for you! I cant wait to see what happens next and Im glad to hear you all came out stronger than ever. These pitbulls need all the help they can get and with out the few people like you, as you are a rare jewel they would have no where safe to turn. You are teaching the world the side of the pitbull that we know and for that I want to thank you. I look forward to being able to get more involved soon. I wish my husband was close enough for ur program however we still from him, me and our pitbulls want to send you, your family and your “guys” a big THANK YOU and good luck, i look forward to December. Sincerely, Megan Mitchell

  18. Whitney Maldonado on November 13th, 2011 7:46 pm

    I was so upset to see in last night’s episode of Pit bulls and Parolees that the people of Tehachapi denied your dream for the rescue. So much ignorance regarding the breed, it pains me to hear people who have not done their “homework” speak ill of this loving breed of dog.

    I knew you would come up with something to do with that beautiful property. How tragic that the cards, once again, fell against your plans for Villalobos. My condolences for this property that I know you all love.

    I can’t wait to hear more about your new properties and the new beginning for Villalobos and all involved with this wonderful organization. You all are doing great things for one of my favorite breeds of dog and the people who need you at a vulnerable time in their lives.

    God Bless you all!

  19. Patrice Tyrrell on November 13th, 2011 7:50 pm

    Wishing you the best of luck in both of your new locations!! Just saw your show for the first time this weekend, and watched several of them with my daughter. We both cried when Roxy was returned to her owner – how could you not? We will be supporting you in any way we can. We live in upstate NY and would love to volunteer if you move up this way, You, your family and the whole crew are doing an amazing job – we admire the hard work, dedication and sacrifices you have made for the dogs. Truly an inspiration!

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  22. maya martinez on November 13th, 2011 7:58 pm

    tia i think you are so strong and you get yourself right back up again and it sad that you have to move but i hope you the best

  23. Elaine on November 13th, 2011 7:58 pm

    OMG. I was just watching the first episode of this season, and was so bummed at the fact that the tehatchi property was turned down. Now that i read this, I believe in my heart that the Lord was looking out for you and your dogs.

    Had you moved there when you wanted to, and that plane crashed, I hate to even think about the loss of both human and dog life that could have occured. Wow . things happen for a reason Tia and I love your tenacity and never get down attitude.

    I can’t want to not only see you grow, but to continue watching and supporting your charity. I sent you a donation last year, and you were the ONLY charity to get back with me to thank me (which isn’t ever the reason I donate) but it touched me!

    Keep up the good work . , love . .elaine

  24. Shona Harper on November 13th, 2011 8:23 pm

    I was so sadden to see that this community didn’t embrace you, and the positive work you are all about. I left California 10 years ago and have not looked back. The need for rescues where I am currently located is needed much more then in Cali. I wish you luck and a wonderful life where ever you are going to relocate to. Keep up the positive work you’re doing you always have my support!

  25. Melissa on November 13th, 2011 8:42 pm

    I wish you guys the best of luck!!! You are magical people and i LOVE what you are about!!!

  26. LaTasha Haygood on November 13th, 2011 8:44 pm

    First of all, I just wanted to say, “Keep up the good work.” My husband and I watch your shows on Animal Planet and we really appreciate all that you do for the pit bulls. We love pits and would love to adopt one one day when our little girl gets a little older.

    Can’t wait to see where your new locations are going to be……

  27. Melissa on November 13th, 2011 8:44 pm

    I hope that your new location will be close to Utah so I can come volunteer!!! :) God bless you all!!!

  28. Scharlene Koerber on November 13th, 2011 8:50 pm

    I believe you are doing “God’s Work.” We are put on this earth to help others. I still can not believe that a community that should have been dancing with joy would go out of their way to stop you. You, your family, and your employees are blessed. I know each of you has had many “hard knocks” but you come out of it with such dignity, compassion and empathy that proves you are all more than the average person. Thank you for all you do. You are making this world a better place for us, and all future generations.

  29. Ali Williamson on November 13th, 2011 9:03 pm

    Though I just found out that your organization exists, I feel I have to comment on the plane crash that happened. Just from reading what was written, I feel it was not an accident that the plane crashed so close to the buildings. Of course, that’s just my opinion.
    I do wish you luck in finding a new home for your organization, and the best of luck getting it off the ground. I am an owner of five pits, and I love each one of them. They are loyal dogs and over the years have been given a bad rep. due to ignorance and poor handling. I hope this next year is better for you.
    Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

  30. Janet Torres on November 13th, 2011 9:04 pm

    I must admit that I’m sorry to see you leave California though it sounds as though it will be better for your rescue and sanctuary in the long run. I live in Kern County and know that you were needed here, unfortunately the wall that you ran into here is the prevailing attitude of the local government. As I’m sure you already know the “Shelters” here euthanize almost 20,000 animals a year, many of them Pits. I sincerely wish you and those that will be going with you all the best.

  31. Susan on November 13th, 2011 9:36 pm

    I am now watching the episode and it infuriated me! I am happy that you guys have found a new place to go and I am sure you will be happier! Good luck!

  32. Brenda R Sloan on November 13th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Dear Tia, First let me say you & your family are angels here on earth! What you do for the dogs & the parolees is just amazing. Just the fact that you are still will to work with the people of Kern County after how they treated you, shows your commitment to the dogs. It seems to me that there are a lot of closed minded heartless people in that area. (There seems to be heartless, close minded people every where these days).
    I just hope that you find happiness in your next location. You really inspire me. With all that has happened to you in the past few years alone, you just hold your head up high & keep going. You are among my heros list.(smile)!
    I do Wildlife Rehab (opossums, squirrels, Groundhogs) & it is hard but rewarding work. But you are on a completely different level than me. I can only hope & wish to accomplish what you have.
    I can’t believe with all the bad luck you have had, you never seem to cry, yet when I saw you cry seeing that Roxy was happy & reunited with her mom again it made me cry.
    You, your beautiful daughters & your parolees are amazing wonderful people! There is a very special place in Heaven for all of you!!! Thank you for being you!!!!

  33. Kimberly on November 13th, 2011 9:44 pm

    To ALL of you, here’s wishing you all the best and a smooth transition to your new lives. Such great things are happening!

  34. Ruth Hibschweiler on November 13th, 2011 10:03 pm

    This is such wonderful news. It was heart breaking to watch the collapse of the Tehachapi Dream. God speed to all of you. Good luck with all that is involved in your new plans and new dreams.

  35. Katlyn Watson on November 13th, 2011 10:35 pm

    I am glad the move will be better for the pitbulls and all involved. I hope that it won’t effect the show too badly. I love all that Tia and her daughers, and the parolees do for this beautiful breed. I think it sucks that the people of the county are shallow minded enough to care about nothing but themselves. I go through the same thing with my pit mix, Buster. I had a neighbor that would constantly taunt him and antagonize him. He’s such a sweet dog and has never shown agression towards anyone. He’s protective of my family and hates any type of violence that used to go on in my house. He is truely the best dog I have ever had and I love him so much. My mother plans to start up a small rescue where we live eventually and I hope to be able to help out the cause. Thanks so much for all you do for these dogs. You’re all awesome. :)

  36. Karri & Murray Lee on November 13th, 2011 10:38 pm

    We spent sat.p.m. Watching old and new episodes of your show. First time . Was horrified at the culmination of Villalobos hard work being confronted with such ignorance and bureaucracy at the city council meeting. I believe your good karma will break loose as you head to a new state(s). We’ve learned so much about life through the loving eyes of wonderful pit bull Lola. Thank you for your loving work for this amazing breed and opportunities you give parolees. You’ve opened our eyes . Best wiishes and blessings. Sending donation your way.

  37. Jordan Hofstetter on November 13th, 2011 10:46 pm

    Dear Tia, my name is Jordan and I watch you’re show on animal planet and I love pitbulls and I have one of my own and when I watched the new season last night I was amazed of how people can be so cruel to you and you’re parolees and you’re pitbulls. All I’m saying is good luck this season and God bless you and you’re family. And I love the breed there a people who just don’t understand about the breed and mine has his cgc and he is a well behaved and a sweet heart.

  38. juan crlos torees on November 13th, 2011 10:53 pm

    you know what pit bulls are the best breed there is. pit bulls are not aggressive. they are loving dogs.

  39. Trish Ables on November 13th, 2011 11:01 pm

    I have been watching Pit Bulls & Parolees this year. I also have a co-worker that has come up to your facility several times to volunteer. I am soo sorry that Kern County & LA County are being that rough. No one has compassion for people or animals. Where I work we are trying to help the breed get a better name. I myself have a hard time with the breed but I have an open mind & have myself tried to talk to others about the pit bulls. I have to remind everyone that ALL DOGS BITE not just pit bulls. Good luck & hope it all works out for you, your crew & all 200+ dogs.

  40. Kelby on November 13th, 2011 11:03 pm

    Good luck on yor move !!!! Hope evrything works out

  41. Barbara on November 13th, 2011 11:15 pm

    Good luck with your move. You do such good work, good luck will surely come your way.

  42. Brandee on November 13th, 2011 11:41 pm

    Hi Villalobos team. My name is Brandee and I’m from Sacramento Ca. My boyfriend Carlos and I are the proud owners of our beautiful Blue nose pitbull luna.I have recently started watching your show and learning about your rescue. I am so sorry to hear about the moving situation and the ignorance that kern county has. Your team is an amaaaazing group of people and are very inspiring to all animal lovers. Thank you so much for what you do and keep up the good work. I am literally brought to tears everytime I watch the show and am inspired to one day start my own rescue. Once again thank you sooo much Ms. Torres for what you and your team do :)

  43. Monica Hickox on November 13th, 2011 11:41 pm

    I just can’t believe that all Villalobos has done for the pit bull breed that they would be treated this way and forced to move. I am outraged about this and pray for all the staff and dogs during the move and this ordeal. I am also in a dilemma, I have 2 pit bulls that I actually got from 2 different rescues in the San Francsico Bay Area. Right now I am going through a divorce and cannot take the dogs with me, and the rescues that I got them from cannot take them back, because they don’t have any foster homes that can take them. I was wondering if you had any ideas on what to do, I don’t want to take them to a shelter where they will be put down.

    Thank You Very Much for Your Time
    God Bless You All
    Monica Hickox

  44. Karen Wirta on November 13th, 2011 11:46 pm

    I am just apalled on how you have been treated. What you are doing for those dogs and men is just amazing. They both have been given a second chance through you. All they have to do is reach out their hand or paw whichever the case may be, and accept your kindness.
    I have to be honest, I felt the same way as a lot of other people do about Pits, I did not like them or trust them. But I had a rottweiller and I got some of the same reaction from people that Pit Bulls get. Even though Tess was just a big lap dog. I had to put her down at the beginning of the year. She had never been sick a day in her life and she was 8
    I have been watching your show lately, Pit Bulls and Parolees, and after seeing your dogs it has totally changed my opinion of Pit Bulls. Like Rotts if they are treated with kindness from when they are puppies they can be great dogs. I want to thank you for everything you are doing because I don’t think you hear that enough and thank you for changing my thinking about Pits. When I read that you were moving I am kind of hoping that you will be moving to the Portland Oregon area I would love to volunteer at one of your rescue kennels. Good luck to you and all of your “family”
    Karen Wirta

  45. JAMES N MARTIN &MIA (CHIHUAHUA) on November 14th, 2011 12:23 am


  46. Tom Jandreau on November 14th, 2011 12:42 am

    God bless, and I hope this is a turn for the better. You deserve the same chance you give to others.

  47. Margo on November 14th, 2011 1:29 am

    Dear Tia and crew,
    So sorry for all of the difficulties you have been experiencing. You do incredible work and any community would be lucky to have you. It’s just unbelievable that the communities there are too ignorant of the truth to realize what an asset your program is. But with the recent fires and other problems I agree that somebody is definitely trying to tell you something. I’m just relieved to know that your rescue work will continue and will even grow. I would be overjoyed to learn that you are moving to KY but I seriously doubt that KY is your destination. Ill be waiting anxiously to learn where you will end up and wherever that turns out to be, the people and pits will be lucky to have you. Thanks for all that you do! Best of luck to you all!

  48. MARIA on November 14th, 2011 1:32 am

    As a Kern County resident and Pit-mix parent I am sad to see that you were not embraced as I had hoped. I am sorry to see you move on, but it sounds as though you will be a great blessing that Kern County did not recognize. I pray you are successful in your mission. We just watched the story of you reuniting Roxy with her owner and were brought to tears as we watched her love up on Cheryl the way our Dutchess loves up on us. Bless you!

  49. mark couch/president of the humane society of louisiana franklin chapter on November 14th, 2011 1:33 am

    Could one of those locations possibly be hell bent Louisiana. :)

  50. Dominique B. Allison on November 14th, 2011 2:11 am

    I love what you guys do. When you move I really would love to know the new location and hopefully one day adopt one or more dogs from you. That is one of my dreams of mine is to get a pit-bulls or more then one from you guys. Keep doing what you are doing saving dogs and paroles.

  51. Jean-Pierre Huyben on November 14th, 2011 5:47 am

    Dear Thia,

    From where I live (in The Netherlands) I often see you on Animal Planet. What a great work you do, what a sacrifice…
    But WHAT a story about your moving!!! I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you new project(s) will be a great succes!

    Best regards,


    P.S.: I’m sorry when my english isn’t perfect, but I’m sure you know what I’m trying to tell you! 😉

  52. Celeste Przystup on November 14th, 2011 7:56 am

    I have watched your program and found it/you inspiring. I am a dog lover and in Marchy lost one of my dogs, Mackinac (a wonderful chow-shepherd mix adopted from a kill shelter )– he died in my arms shortly after returning from the vet, he just cried out, sighed and died. The vet had no answer as to why he suddenly became ill and although he seemed OK when he was released from the animal hospital the next day.

    I still tremble at the thought of losing Mac and was not in a hurry to adopt another dog. However, my Shiba Inu mix was lost without him. In September, my cousin asked if I would like to adopt a male Cockapoo that was dumped on her. She already had 3 male dogs that abused Dugan (formerly known as Prince). He has adjusted very well to my home and he and I are working on his “on purposes” as well as getting along with Shiba (13 years old).

    One of the best things Dugan has done for me is to help with my depression. Neither Mac nor Shiba were lap dogs no matter how I encouraged them. Dugan is a lap dog and a lover and has livened up my home and Shiba.

    I really did not mean to get into my life but I know how you feel about saving the pit bulls and truly hope you will enjoy the benefits of your new location. I don’t know how you and your daughters have been able to remain so positive. You are truly a hero.


  53. Karen on November 14th, 2011 8:26 am

    Good luck from TN. I will be following you guys & supporting you always! KM

  54. Eileen Cristina on November 14th, 2011 8:41 am

    Hi Tia,
    I adore your show. I am so happy there is someone like you that keeps such an open mind to be able to give those second chances. I have always admired the pit bull and have always supported in any way i could these rescue groups. Unfortunatly in Massachusettes there are to many laws and it costs way to much as a home owner to own one of these gorgeous dogs. I on the other hand do not know where you are locating to but if there is nything i can do to help please let me know. I was a vet tech for 12 yrs and have been on my own since i was 13 so training dogs is something i did to survive. I know you are an extremely busy woman but hope you get the chance to read this. I am willing to help in any way i can. Thank you for being who you are we need alot more of you in this world and your daughters and all the guys thank you for caring for this beautiful breed.

  55. Hannah on November 14th, 2011 8:56 am

    Oh no! This is so upsetting considering how hard you guys have worked to try and get that property! Well wherever you guys are moving to I have no doubt that Tia will continue her extraordinary work and i wish villalobos all the success in the world.

    Lots of love and support from New York

  56. Nichol on November 14th, 2011 10:05 am

    I really am sadden by the news that you were unable to get the permits you needed! I wish you only the best and hope in the future people open their eyes and actually listen! Best Wishes!

  57. Sonia on November 14th, 2011 10:12 am

    I’m so ashamed of the people in that town right now. To actually put a stop to something so wonderful because they are afraid of what they don’t know is completely ridiculous. You all are in my prayers and I hope that this move goes without any problems. I also hope that its a smooth transition for all of the dogs. Good luck to all of you!

    Lots of Respect and Love,

  58. Shelby on November 14th, 2011 10:22 am

    I agree with Ruth and Susan – it was incredibly difficult to watch your Tehachapi dream die, but I am so happy you and the entire Villalobos family is moving forward. Thank you for all you do!

  59. Katie on November 14th, 2011 10:39 am

    I am watching the episode as I type. I find it so unbelievable that people are that close-minded that they can’t see that you are doing an amazing thing. You are an angel for giving these misunderstood dogs and men a second chance and only good things will come back to you. I wish you, your family, the men, and the dogs nothing but the best and I hope one day I can follow in your footsteps!

  60. Sandra Amato on November 14th, 2011 10:49 am

    Had the opportunity to meet you on November 13, 2011, at the Bully Breed Brigade at the Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, NY…it was great to meet you and I just wanted to let you know that you have done wonderful things for this breed…As a person who never thought to have a pitbull, You have completely changed my mind about them….I think it is horrible how you have been treated in California, and would love for you to expand to NY…!!! Best of Luck to all of you and Keep up the good work and know that we are all behind you 100%…!

  61. J'Neanne Myers on November 14th, 2011 10:57 am

    Tia–you are awesome and the work you do is so necessary. I hope you are moving closer to Montana for purely selfish reasons. Thank you for all the sacrifices you and your family have made for the dogs

  62. Kat on November 14th, 2011 11:20 am

    I wish you the best. It would be awesome if you moved close to Mo! I help a Pit Bull Resue here, and I have learned alot from you, and would love the chance to see the dogs!

  63. Justin beller on November 14th, 2011 11:29 am

    It is so sad that people can be so ignorant but keep your head up. You guys do something amazing and you will do a great job for the best dogs in the world. Everything happens for a reason. If you ever need anything in Nebraska let me know.

  64. Jane Love on November 14th, 2011 11:47 am

    you guys should move to Kansas lots of property in the country. not a lot of people. not sure about the laws in the country. we love what you guys do, we always say if we win the lotto we would donate to you, or start our own pitbull rescue. thanks for giving pits a second chance. the are a awesome breed.

  65. CIndy Franzetti on November 14th, 2011 11:58 am

    My prayers and good wishes are with you. You’re right God is pushing you in another direction . . . to help others elsewhere. . . stay strong

  66. Emily on November 14th, 2011 12:10 pm

    COME TO TEXAS!!!!!!!! So much land and everyone loves pit bulls 😀 I live in Dallas and would have no problem driving hours away to come volunteer 😀

  67. Tonya on November 14th, 2011 12:12 pm

    Love what you do, I hope your moving close to Indiana.

  68. Brian on November 14th, 2011 12:20 pm

    Tia, I had never heard of you or your show until this past weekend when I caught a marathon. I literally watched 8 or so episodes in a row.

    For someone who was not a dog owner or ‘dog fan’ until recently I have to say what you and your daughters are doing is amazing. My wife and I rescued a boxer about 5 months ago and it has been the best thing I could have ever done in my life.

    I will continue to watch your show and support in any way I can. Good Luck to You!

  69. Sharon on November 14th, 2011 12:25 pm

    Tia, you and yours have benefited pit bull dogs in ways you can’t imagine. We run a boarding kennel in California. Pit bulls are some of the best companion campers we take care of for people when they have to travel. I knew that before watching the show, but your Animal Planet show has helped me take even more loving care of them, when many boarding kennels around here will not take them at all. I rescued one from the hills around here, no one would adopt her so she became mine. It’s so important you keep going. We are all behind you out here.

  70. Kara on November 14th, 2011 12:52 pm

    Thank you for all you do! I wish you and the sog all the best with your move! Wish we had more people like you in the NY/NJ area!

  71. Mylisza on November 14th, 2011 1:08 pm

    I think this is crazy! What you guys do for theses dogs is amazing! You give these animals a voice, and you give them a second chance in life. People are always afraid of what they dont know, and that just makes them ignorant. I think that you and your family are AMAZING, and I will be contacting your shortly about adopting a dog from you. I wish you all the luck in the world and I will keep you in my prayers!


  72. Nicholl on November 14th, 2011 1:09 pm

    I love what you are doing for the pits. Since I found your show I have come to realize that pits are not what everyone thinks they are. You have definitely changed my mind. I am glad to hear that you have not let everything that has happened get you down. I hope that everyone keeps up the great work and I hope that the move goes great and everyone can settle into their new home. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING!!

  73. Pat Fitzgerald on November 14th, 2011 1:12 pm

    Wow, just watched the new episode, prejudice/ignorance comes in all forms. Tia you are a powerhouse, such amazing strength, for all of us pit-lovers/owners who know how wonderful these dogs are. You have our never-ending gratitude for all you all your girls do.

    I can’t wait to find out where your new home will be, God’s speed and good luck on getting settled, wherever it ends up being.
    Wouldn’t mind if it was Texas, we love our pits!

  74. Denise Freeman on November 14th, 2011 1:16 pm

    Kern county sucks they should hace taken the time to get to know you and your program before being judgemental. Your program is great in all aspects, and i am desgusted with that county and the people in it. I know if i could help i definatley would. feel free to contact me at any time. You are definaltely gonna be missed. I will keep an eye out, and good luck and god bless.

  75. Connie on November 14th, 2011 1:23 pm

    Your show has done more to educate people than any other thing shown to the public–you gave these dogs names and stories and it is so helpful for people to understand. The return of Roxie showed how every living thing only wants to go “home”. Roxie had a deep love for that woman and it remained in her heart and brain and that was by far the most beautiful thing to see–if you do nothing else, that was kindness at it finest. Good luck to you in your efforts to right the wrong that humans have done to that wonderful breed of dogs.

  76. Britni on November 14th, 2011 1:55 pm

    You all are a phenomenal group of people. The work your doing is amazing. So the way i look at it is Kern county did yall dirty, but everything happens for a reason. Maybe just maybe it was a blessing in disguise. It was not meant to be. Yall have a chance now to expand your operations and make a difference in a lot more dogs lifes. I think leaving california is a brave and exciting new adventure. Good Luck to your crew!

  77. les Stelse on November 14th, 2011 2:09 pm

    I love what your doing for the dogs. My family watches the show and its amazing what you do for the dogs…your show has help us raise our two year old blue Pitt Capone …what an amazing animal ..good luck. Les Stelse.

  78. Rachel on November 14th, 2011 2:11 pm

    I just recently started watching your show and I’m hooked! Tia,you are an amazing and inspirational person. I was one of those people who was scared and intimadated by pit bulls. You have shed a new light on them. We recently moved to Tehachapi and I am sorry that this city was small minded toward you. I wish you the best of luck

  79. Barb on November 14th, 2011 2:34 pm

    Some people are so close minded and honestly I was the same way until Rowe (my 3 year old female pit) came into my life. Now we have Mic (1.5 year old male) I wouldn’t have another breed. If you move to VA my whole family would volunteer. Keep your head up. You are making a difference.

  80. Scott Lamon on November 14th, 2011 2:37 pm

    Just another example of closed-minded, selfish people. They love what you are doing as long as it is not in their backyard. Well, I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. Imagine what would have happened if all the dogs had been at the new location when the plane crashed…. that was a blessing in disguise and thankfully none were hurt. On a plus note I think New Orleans would be an excellent location (based on previous episodes) and though I’d love to see you guys in East Texas were I am, I hope you find peace and happiness wherever you move. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  81. Meagan Franks on November 14th, 2011 3:18 pm

    I love your show and I love all the beautiful pittys that you care for. I am sad to hear you will be leaving california but if its best for the dogs then I understand. Good luck with everything. Thank you for saving these amazing dogs! They are so special and wonderful! People need to stop judging pitbulls and gain some knowledge.

  82. Kathy on November 14th, 2011 3:30 pm

    Love you and what you are doing for a very misunderstood breed of dog. Things happen for a reason and I’m sure you and your dogs will come out on top. Keep up the great work.

  83. Mardi Harrison on November 14th, 2011 3:35 pm

    I just found your show last season and admire you SO much! I just ran for Supervisor in our Township, and could so relate to the scene at the Town Board — people can be so ignorant. And the second story about the aggressive dog reunited with his owner brought me to tears. And your parolee program is genius — but it works because of your compassion, kindness, and strength. I’m considered to be a pretty strong person, but I cannot imagine the strength it takes to be you. Not mentioned in your blog above was that an out of state move takes you farther away from your husband. My heart aches for you, but surely if there is any justice in the universe, good times MUST be coming for you soon! As I snuggle up here with my 3 rescue Keeshonds, and prepare to take in a new foster through the rescue group I volunteer for — I thank the universe for people like you. Best thoughts coming atcha from Eastern PA. To the other people who read your site and watch your show — we can’t all be Tia, but we can do our part for animal rescue, too, in her honor.

  84. Margie G on November 14th, 2011 3:40 pm

    I am sorry to hear that people are being so closed minded to your cause. I think that what you do is wonderful. I wish you the best of luck with your move, and I will be praying for ya’ll and your dogs.

  85. Kristina on November 14th, 2011 3:45 pm

    I love what you do and what you stand for, the dogs and parolees helping them all get a better life. I will never own another dog they are such gentle loving animals and are my kids best friends. Lots of prayers and support for you guys! Keep up all ur positive work.

  86. LA on November 14th, 2011 4:20 pm

    Good Luck on ur Move hate to seee u guys leave. Love ur show i hope ur still gona be on tv. Take care and god bless u all.

  87. Julie on November 14th, 2011 4:42 pm

    I have just started watching Pit Bulls & Parolees and am hooked. You are a true hero Tia and I wish you, your beautiful family, your dedicated staff and of course, all the dogs nothing but continued success.

  88. tera core on November 14th, 2011 4:52 pm

    I think you should keep trying pit bulls are amazing they are no different than other dogs,for those people to say they were afraid is bull.You are saving animals that is amazing i wish i could open a rescue center and do what you do i think saving animals is great!

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  90. k.ashley on November 14th, 2011 6:05 pm

    Tia…ill be the first one to tell you….you are the best woman there is…and screw tehachapi!! Your not missing anything there…it sucks! Believe me…I spend over half of my life everyday there… will be much happier elsewhere!

  91. Melissa Balogh on November 14th, 2011 6:10 pm

    Just started watching the show! Keep strong as you are an angel to these beautiful dogs. I do not own a pit myself but you bring awareness through your show of how wonderful they are. There is not one show that doesnt bring me to tears. Keep up the wonderful job and good luck!

  92. Jennifer on November 14th, 2011 6:28 pm

    Good luck Tia. I just caught your program over the weekend and I couldn’t change the channel. I wish there were more people like you out there.

  93. LA on November 14th, 2011 6:42 pm

    good luck

  94. Michelle on November 14th, 2011 7:11 pm

    thank you for what you all do for the dogs and the guys you help get back on there feet. keep your all heads up. life knocks you down but it can’t knock you out. Stay strong. My family and I love your show. Wish I had the money and land to do the same here in West Virginia. Wish you all the best. Merry Christmas and have a great new Year.

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  96. Shelly on November 14th, 2011 7:52 pm

    I am amazed how close mined people can be. The work your family dose should be commended. You are helping abused dogs, or what Kern County deem “dangerous dogs”, a second chance at life This is a blessing from GOD! Good luck on your move.

  97. Debbie Bishop on November 14th, 2011 8:56 pm

    You are amazing and i wish you luck and happiness. You are a true hero and I admire and appreciate all you do and have done for the breed. Safe travels sending blessings. Its s huge loss for CA but totally understand. I am glad you wont give up.

  98. Sharon Jones on November 14th, 2011 9:33 pm

    I do animal rescue work with three different organizations in TN .. I do understand the dark clouds over some plans . Just remember better plans ALWAYS come along ,the important thing is to not lose your faith and work ethics.. The love of animals comes natural ..may Santa put coal shapped like dogs in the villains stockings from here on !
    Tennessee really needs a bully dog rescue that will help bully mixes as most rescues in our county are about half full of bully dog mixes…I pray your move is to here ! But happy landings and good luck at your new locations..
    S J

  99. Richard on November 14th, 2011 10:13 pm

    Good Luck to u all. Hope u find everything ur hoping for at ur new place.

  100. Dave on November 14th, 2011 10:29 pm

    Villalobos is an awesome advocate for a misunderstand breed. I recently adopted a pitbull who is very loveable and kind hearted. Keep up the amazing work and best wishes at the new location.

  101. ethan on November 14th, 2011 10:45 pm

    I think what you guys are doing is amazing. I wish i could help but I am only 13 years old. And creature is beast.

  102. LDegner on November 14th, 2011 10:53 pm

    I pray that you find what you need for your babys.. im sorry that it will be in 2 places.. i am new to your show.. but i think the work you do is just so wonderful. There is no love more unconditional then that of a pit.. I have had 2 myself. and when i am able ill have yet another.. Bless you for all your hard work ..

  103. Tom Garrett on November 15th, 2011 12:41 am

    Just want to start by saying after all these years are you even surprised that our wonderful public servants would say one thing but do another. The way our government works today is disgraceful !
    Look at what they are allowing to happen in Denver & all across the country,its shameful the way they just walk all over our rights.
    Thing are out of control and I dont see things getting any better .
    I just want to say good luck with your new place & know that what you & your group are doing is amazing and people that stand in your way
    should be ashamed . But then again these are the people who want to eliminate 30 million dogs for the actions of ten or twenty dogs who are most likely encouraged to be aggressive or never socialized and had suffered some type of abuse.
    What ever you do don’t give up ! Never let them win.

  104. Brenda on November 15th, 2011 1:05 am

    I was both shocked and excited for you to see that you were leaving California. I have followed your show from the beginning, I was one of those ignorant people who knew little of this breed therefore feared them. HOWEVER, after following your family not only am I not afraid but I want to make one of your dogs a member of my family.
    Funny I always tell people who are ignorant and think they have full information, ” if you were having brain surgery you wouldn’t see a podiatrist”, boy can that ever be applied in so many cases. Good luck, God Bless, and hope to be talkin to you about doorstep puppy , unless he’s already been placed.

  105. Rachel on November 15th, 2011 2:05 am

    I wish vrc all the best and safe travels!

  106. Nathasja on November 15th, 2011 6:40 am

    I am Nathasja from Holland,
    I watch your television show every time.
    not just for the good and sad story’s but also to lurn from you and your wunderful crew.
    I wish that they had an organisation here just like yours because you not only help the dogs (what is most beautiful) but also people to give them an second change.(wunderful!!).

    I love and like pitbulls so much because of the emotion they have and can show you on there face.
    such a strong dogs from the inside aswell as the outside.

    If I had the money for it i would do the same as you have been doing for years.
    Thank you very much for being there for the dogs and your love for them.

    So be strong as you always have been!
    Good luck and a lot of love for the dogs from Holland!

  107. Orlando on November 15th, 2011 10:36 am

    It was a blessing in disguise that those idiots denied you that permit and you weren’t all on the property during that plane crash! May god bless you Tia and your ever-growing family for all the love and compassion you bring to the world and for giving hope back to those who had given up hope! There is no doubt in my mind that good things are headed your way and it could not be happening to a better person! You have been blessed with a gift that you are passing on to your family and the show is helping you give it to the world!

  108. tom Lyannas on November 15th, 2011 10:58 am

    I am sorry that you did not get the property you were tring to get in california.
    it is crap what they did yo you in kern county. I have one full pit bull snd 2 pit qnd chow mixed dogss My wife and i love them more than anything. I live in New mexico,in a town called DEming,if i could I would really like to be a volanteer for you,I am however on social security and cant make a move right now.
    we watch your show all the time,when you have trouble and and you cry,we cry here too.
    if you ever get a sancuary close to me in new mexico let me know I would love to be a volinteer/I also like what you are doing for the parolees thank you very much…….tom lyannas
    i am staying at the road runner rv park in deming

  109. Gloria on November 15th, 2011 11:08 am

    I hope all these changes work out for everyone, the dogs, the parolees and you and your family. My thoughts are with you and will be anxiously awaiting the new location information. Maybe the northeast!? I often dreamed of having a rescue place on our land but my love for animals sometimes get me a bit carried away.
    Good Luck!!

  110. Billie Ceglia on November 15th, 2011 11:19 am

    Tia, you are my hero. I an a serious cat and dog lover – but the magnificent pit bull has been my favorite for many years. Unfortunately I cannot own one right now, but as soon as our retirement kicks in and I have a yard again, I WILL ADOPT A PITBULL. i hope you are still close enough that I can come visit. I would be honored to volunteer for and with you and can think of no better way to spend my time. I am sad to hear you are leaving California, but I know you will make it work.

    Thank you, Tia (and the whole parolee/kids/volunteers/ etc. for the wonderful job you do every day. I hope to meet you someday- However, if I were lucky enough to actually be present at Villalobos, I’d probably have to bring a sleeping bag – don;t know if I’d be able to leave. You make it look easy – I know it’s not – but thank you so much for doing a great job for the loving welfare of a wonderful breed,

  111. rhiannon on November 15th, 2011 12:09 pm

    i would like it if you guys moved closer to indiana, i would love it if i could come and volunteer but, im only 13.

  112. Andrea on November 15th, 2011 12:16 pm

    You guys are amazing, I had never watched yor show until recently I watched an entire season in 1 day! Everything you guys are doing is amazing! Everything will work out and be even better than before!!!!!

  113. Sara on November 15th, 2011 1:12 pm

    Good luck with the move! Cannot wait to find out where you move and see the new digs. Much love. The last episode had me crying. Great job for all you do.

  114. Nicole on November 15th, 2011 1:56 pm

    I have been a pit bull ower for about 8yrs and i love the breed so much we have had 3 pits and i wouldnt chose to have any other breed. They are the most loyal dogs. i hate how they are always mistreated. i am so glad there is someone out there like you that help with the bread and is making it public that they are great dogs. Thanks for everything you do.

  115. MaryAnn on November 15th, 2011 2:21 pm

    Tia, I am absolutely amazed at how strong you are. You and your family have been through so much and yet you pick yourself up unselfishly and keep fighting for these misunderstood breed. It is cruel how Kern County has treated you and sad that LA County is making it harder for you to do what you do. I hope you will be closer to Michigan so I could volunteer. I wish you much success at the new places and I will be praying for all of you, including the dogs. P.S. I love the show. It has taught me new things about Pit Bulls and watching you do what you do everyday is inspiring. God Bless

  116. Dawn Wilkening on November 15th, 2011 4:13 pm

    I am a dog groomer and proud owner of 2 pitbulls and also happen to have many parolee’s in my life. It’s truly a sad thing that niave people like that allowed your purpose to go unfulfilled in the state of California. However, as it is your God given mission I applaud your resiliance and determination to continue to do what it is that you do to bring a better life to these dogs and show the parolees the beauty of life and giving to others. You, your family, and your parolees are truly amazing and may God Bless you and them with many years to come.

  117. Tiffany Ellis on November 15th, 2011 5:29 pm

    Oklahoma, please :)

  118. Rona Evans on November 15th, 2011 5:45 pm

    First off, Tia you are the buisness we love you! we love what you, your family, and your guys are doing for the breed. and of course what you are doing for the guys lol. We were so sorry to hear that you guys were relocating. If everything goes right we should be moving back to Long Beach Ca, with in a year, maybe 2… I hope not. We would love to adopt a dog from u. so thats why i’m sad your leaving California. but, thats so cool that you’ll have 2 locations, the dogs will be loving that. Best wishes to you, the dogs, family and Crew. Tell your head to keep his head. keep doing what your doing tia. Your the best!

  119. Brittany Howland on November 15th, 2011 5:59 pm

    I love you Tia, and the whole gang as well your daughters ROCK! I’m so happy to hear your spreading this love you have for these dogs! You’re amazing!

  120. Matt on November 15th, 2011 6:41 pm

    Stay Strong! Praying for you.

  121. Omar on November 15th, 2011 6:43 pm

    I think it is so unfiar with what they have done. Yall given evrything to help these dogs and in one minute they take it all away. But as long as everything is ok and better for the dogs yall should remain strong. I cant wait to here where yall are moving too…hopefully somewhere closer to Texas so I can visit and volunteer my time, because I do love pit bulls and look up to you Tia as a hero for pit bulls!

  122. Lola on November 15th, 2011 7:10 pm

    I truely believe that when one door closes God will open a better one. I think splitting up the sanctuary dogs from the adoptable ones is a wonderful idea. I wish Kern Co could have worked. I think they should be ashamed of theirselves. But you will get past this. People need to spay and neuter their pets. Socialize starting with puppyhood. And train your dog, regardless of the breed. I think every high school kid in America should have to spend a week at an animal shelter.

  123. Stephanie on November 15th, 2011 8:10 pm

    I started watching your show and I love what Yall do I love all animals and have 2 pits myself. I wish I had more room for more. I will keep watching and god bless you all with the work and helping others with a second chance.

  124. colleen on November 15th, 2011 8:11 pm

    All of us just need to pray for the ignorant morons that cant see past their insignificant lives to see the greater good of helping Gods beautiful creatures. Thankfully God saw fit to put people like Tia here. Love and good journey to you and yours Tia

  125. Grace Martins on November 15th, 2011 9:15 pm

    Good luck Tia and the guys! You all are awesome and i love what you do! I have a little pittie myself and he is the joy of my life :) wish i lived closer so i could adopt him a little friend!

  126. Scott on November 15th, 2011 10:50 pm

    Bless your family , the guys and all the dogs you care for. California’s loss for sure! Safe travels.

  127. Tina Tharp on November 16th, 2011 1:23 am

    Hopefully you are moving at least 1 of rescue centers closer to me in N Western AZ so I can volunteer from time to time. Safe journey Torres family, friends, furbabies! Blessed be :0)

  128. Jessica and Edward on November 16th, 2011 9:49 am

    As pitbull owners our hats go off to you all. Please do not allow the closed minds of ignorant people to ever slow you down. Your show has inspired so many people and has really brought awareness to a very misunderstood breed. Your loyal fans in NYC are rooting for you!

  129. fran on November 16th, 2011 10:57 am

    hope ur new place welcomes u w/open arms as they should–shame on Kern Co to let a few bigoted people wreck something as good as this!! i’ve been ‘owned’ by pitbulls for over 40 years and they r the greatest animals in the world. every time i see ‘creature’ i smile as big as he does and wish i could grab & take him home with me. will be watching impatiently as usual for the new show.

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  131. nicki on November 16th, 2011 12:34 pm

    COME TO NORTH CAROLINA!!! i really love what you guys do, and i hope i can help out whenever you guys post your new location. im rooting for ya!!! :) (p.s. good luck! haha!) :)

  132. catherine on November 16th, 2011 1:05 pm

    U guys r awesome. …I’m sad u guys r moving u guys do such a wonderful thing for pitbull…there’s alot of ignorance & with all that ignorance all Yu can do is keep y’all heads up. No matter what. ..

  133. Jessica on November 16th, 2011 1:14 pm

    I hope you will come closer to VA!!! I am a PROUD owner of 2 pits (both rescues that where strays) They live in my home with my children girls ages 6 & 9 and 2 cats! my oldest pit who is about 7 sleeps in my youngest daughters bed with one of our cats!!!! He weighs about 80 lbs and most people are scared when they first see him ha the dog doesnt even bark has always been just as friendly and has changed so many peoples views on the breed including my own I would of NEVER owned a pit had it not been for Tia her staff and the show!!!! I cant imagine my life with out a PIt or 2 lol I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER BREED! I personally felt insulted by the comment that had been made while Tia was reaching out for her permit. I DVR the show and actually watch it with my dogs its the funniest thing ever to see them watch the show. Although all i can say is everything happens for a reason and if the people are that ignorant better off not being there and god works in funny ways….. I love you all please dont ever stop doing what you do you impact so many people all over not just locally….

  134. Lauren D on November 16th, 2011 3:40 pm

    That is so bull shit! How the hell can L.A do that!! I am so sorry that you have to move and thing are not working out as you hoped they would. I love your show and i am so proud of what you and your family does everyday. You are a true super women. I have had and still have pitbulls in my life and i LOVE those funny terriors. Keep your head up and know Colorado loves you and stand behind you. Remember colorado is beautiful and if you ever need a home, look here. :)

  135. Helene Nathanson on November 16th, 2011 4:06 pm

    I really love what you guys do. I am an avid bully breed lover myself — I have two and wouldn’t think of owning any other breed, and wouldn’t think of attaining any dog other the means of rescue. I’m truly sorry things didn’t work out — people are so ignorant and stupid sometimes. I am also an avid fan of your tv show – I saw that public hearing you endured. By the way, that puppy you had on last week’s show was so freaking cute, I would take that dog in heartbeat.

    Love you guys,


  136. becky flippo on November 16th, 2011 4:36 pm

    MOVE TO WASHINGTON STATE!!!!! I love your show, i love pittys and i would love to see you here in washington!! to hell with kern county…they a stupid anyways.

  137. Jan in SoCal on November 16th, 2011 9:15 pm

    I am a native Californian; I live here and will probably die here. Non-Californians think we’re were this big “liberal, anything goes” state — but that’s not true. We have some of the strictest rules and regs invented by people who think they know what’s best for everyone, and all it does is prevent good people from doing good work or helping others. No one wants to come to CA to start a business, but plenty of them leave.

    For that reason, I’m sad that VRC will not being calling CA home anymore, but at the same time I’m glad Tia’s able to move to a new venue and continue her work..

    You’ll only be a “paypal click” away from anyone supporting VRC, Tia… I’ll do one right now… and rest assured, Techachapi will never be on my “bucket list of places to visit”, even if they are only 2 hrs away…

  138. Amber Watts on November 16th, 2011 11:40 pm

    Tia, I just wanted to say that I believe God has you in his hands because you are caring for the men and dogs that society shuns. These are the ones he cries for . You and your family are doing his work. Hold your head up. He has great things in store for you. GOD BLESS!!

  139. billie on November 17th, 2011 12:45 am

    Sad that you could not stay in your new home, but, apparently there was a reason behind it and I don’t mean the AWFUL neighbors! If things had gone as you wanted them to go, who knows how many Pitties would have been harmed or possibly killed. Thanks to the powers that be you were booted out of tahatchipi.
    Best of luck in your new places and enjoy your Pitties!

  140. Lesley on November 17th, 2011 12:50 am

    I love your show and I love so much what you guys do! I am a HUGE pit bull lover, and am very sad to hear you are leaving California. My husband and I are waiting anxiously to hear where your new location for adoptable pit bulls will be, because we want to adopt one of your dogs! We recently had to put our pit bull down for health reasons, and we are ready to fill the big hole missing in our lives. We both love pit bulls and bully breeds so much and try to volunteer and donate to pit bull causes whenever possible. If your new place is located anywhere near Phoenix, I would love to help out and volunteer for you.
    Thanks for all that you do!!!

  141. Julie on November 17th, 2011 3:05 am

    As foster parent to pits I love that you are out there on the front lines supporting the breed! Try to take the positive from a rough situation and know you and yours are supported and appreciated!

  142. hailey on November 17th, 2011 12:28 pm

    i think that them not letting you guys move there was just horible but it was a good thing because if you had moved all the dogs there and stuff and then the plane had crashed the dogs would of got hurt and probally killed. anyways what you guys do is beyond amazing personally i love pitbulls there my favorite kind of dog and i hate how people treat them like there nothing including other kinds of dogs. i really want one but i live in mass and im only 15 so i would have to wait until i was old enough!

  143. diana cook on November 17th, 2011 1:10 pm

    I lived in Tehachapi for many years and if a few of the big money people that live in town dont like your plans for any thing thay didnt come up with on there own your are just shit out of luck because they will not let it happen! my mother still lives there so I viset but will never move back

  144. Rebecca on November 17th, 2011 1:10 pm

    My husband and I just started watching your show and we LOVE it and what ya’ll are doing for the pit bulls! We also have 2 pit bulls and consider them our children. We were amazed how closed minded the people of Tehachapi were, but ya’ll dont need them and will do wonders wherever ya’ll choose to move!

  145. bert on November 17th, 2011 1:27 pm

    ignorant people…if they could only suspend their prejudice for a minute and give these dogs a chance to prove them wrong, they would probably adopt one themselves. i was “anti-pit” also a few years ago due to misleading information about this breed, until i gave copper, a 1 yr old pit in need of a new home a chance. never in my life did i ever think i’d fall in love with a pit…but i did. . you guys keep up the good work.

  146. Sierra Gage on November 17th, 2011 3:07 pm

    Thats dumb! You guys have been through so much and have helped so many people…think about what you guys did for roxxy! Nobody else would have given her that chance and taken her in the way she was and thanks to you guys she is reunited with her owner… I hope you guys move closer to minnesota so I can adopt a new member of my family.

  147. Monica on November 17th, 2011 4:49 pm

    I’m excited for you guys! I watch your show every week and I’m always really impressed with your resilience, determination and empathy for the dogs. I was disappointed that you weren’t able to relocate to Tehachapi because everyone who works at Villalobos deserved to be in a great location and so did the pups. But I’m really happy to hear you’ve turned the whole crazy ordeal into a positive. You guys are the embodiement of the expression “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.

    I can’t wait to see what you do next. I’m rooting for all of you from Montreal!

  148. Joyce on November 17th, 2011 5:27 pm

    We love you Tia and team here in Holland for your work and hope that you will find a better location.

  149. shelby on November 17th, 2011 6:08 pm

    i would love to help you guys out but i live in kansas and im 14 i have had many ptbulls and pit bull mixs and they are the sweetst dogs ever.

  150. Laurie Stair on November 17th, 2011 6:25 pm

    You guys do amazing, difficult work and you are needed EVERYWHERE. Take all of this as God letting you know that He wants you working in other places….you will be blessed. Keep your chins up, keep smiling, and just keep doing what you do so well! We love you and all you do!

  151. bailey rose on November 17th, 2011 6:53 pm

    what will happin to all the parolees now that you will be leaving and i think ur a awesome person and so is ur family i hate how people say the dogs are mean when they didnt ask to be mean they didnt ask to be a pit and be hated but peole they are dogs and like all dogs they just want to be loved i goal right now is to day be be able to come to this new place and help out i love pit bulls just like i love all dogs

  152. bailey rose on November 17th, 2011 6:58 pm

    also on your program i saw the pitbull shirts if you were able to put them up here i deffently would buy one and im sure alot of other people would it a idea to think of because it would be a way to get more money to help your dogs

  153. Steph on November 17th, 2011 7:03 pm

    Shame on California! I am sickened by it! I am so sorry to hear that Tehachapi didnt work out for you. I know it was your dream location that turned into a nightmare. I truley believe that everything happens for a reason and with that …you are growing… 2 locations at best! I hope and pray that all goes smoothly for you and your family.

    I do hope that you are not too far away from CA as I just completed an adoption form. and live in Northern CA. But if we gotta drive to hells half acre to get a future family member then so be it. I will always support this breed!

  154. jo-joe monteiro on November 17th, 2011 7:07 pm

    hi tia my name is jo-joe and someday i really hope to meet are my hero….i was recently released from prison.i did a 3 yr sentence and i wish there was a program like yours here in arizona.i watch your show faithfully and i love what you do with the dogs and i love how you are with your parollees.(cameron,is my favorite….)i break out in emotion and tears come to my eyes with each episode…i’m so sorry you have been put through so many obstacles but you n your family remind me of why i love mine so much.i hope people can open their eyes to all the good you do n all the animals you save you are a true are in my thoughts n prayers each and evry night…you desrve a medal of honor and i respect you sooo much for what you do.god bless you n please take care…

  155. Tay on November 17th, 2011 10:34 pm

    I admire you Tia, you are one of my heroes. Everything you do is amazing. I hope everything works out for you all!

  156. Scott on November 18th, 2011 12:24 am

    If you find yourself in the Sacramento area and need a pit bull friendly stop for any reason would love to help in anyway i can

  157. Amy on November 18th, 2011 8:08 am

    I am sooo happy that you have found a BETTER opportunity somewhere else, even if it is not in AD anymore :). IEverything happens for a reason and it sounds as if all your good work will be appreciated and utilized in a better place. Fifty acres, a walk in facitlity and a community that appreciates what you do, sounds like paradise to me. I just hope where ever you are going doesnt have 115 degree summers like we do in SCV, we miss you already!!!

    Good Luck and God Speed

  158. Kristi on November 18th, 2011 12:42 pm

    I hope you are moving somewhere near PA!! I love what you guys do and we definitely have a problem with irresponsible Pit owners. :(

  159. Julie on November 18th, 2011 12:58 pm

    Tia, I am amazed by the work that you do. Your dedication to these wonderful animals is an inspiration! Good luck with the move and with all you do!

  160. Christina on November 18th, 2011 1:04 pm

    I personally hope your coming to michigan cause we have a huge issue for pitbulls not being adopted out and just being killed. I pray that you and your woderful group are heading north to do your amazing work here. MICHIGAN needs a wonderful loving pitbull rescue group like yourself.

  161. KateLinn on November 18th, 2011 1:05 pm

    Eastern Washington is perfect for pits… I know because I have one… jussssst sayin *hint hint*

  162. Destinie N. Martinez on November 18th, 2011 2:48 pm

    Not everyone in Kern County was happy about the decision the county council made. I am a lifelong resident who also happens to have “Lucy”….a wonderful pit bull cross who is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever owned. I adopted her from the county animal shelter as a puppy. Thankfully at that time she looked more boxer than pit (not the case anymore) and was available for me to adopt. She now scares people and I know that if she was to ever get out the potential for harm to her is great. Unfortunately those who work in animal control are no better. They tend to be bias to the breed and have a negative attitude towards them. I am going to be sad to see you leave CA but happy that you can continue the great work you do elsewhere. CA is truly losing and asset and advocate. I don’t know what your beliefs are but God has a special place in heaven for amazing people like you!

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    -Mahatma Gandhi

  163. Dee on November 18th, 2011 3:11 pm

    May God bless you in all that you do..I’ve got a beautiful pitbull/mastiff and he is the most wonderful,sweetest full of kisses doggie I’ve ever owned…I love your show. (:

  164. janice and jay(bluesbydesign) on November 18th, 2011 3:58 pm

    Tia you and all your crew are in our thoughts and prayers.May God land you on your feet and strongerthan ever.Much love to you and yours from all of us in Arkansas who love these dogs and the work you do.

  165. Emily on November 18th, 2011 5:19 pm

    Come to southern Minnesota! I’ll be a fulltime volunteer!
    Funny, I’m wearing my racism is the pits sweatshirt right now!
    I’m sorry to hear of your recent troubles. You don’t deserve it. I’m praying for your success wherever you end up, and for lots of adoptions!
    Emily in Minnesota

  166. Richard Nelson on November 18th, 2011 5:49 pm

    What you are doing is a great cause. Please keep up the good work
    with the pups.
    Watch your show and enjoy it very much! Thanks!

  167. Crystal on November 18th, 2011 6:30 pm

    I am so sorry to here about the move. My husband and I are huge fans of what Tia is doing and we live like 2 hours away. I know it will be better for the dogs in the long run which is so good but her program to help the parolees will be very missed here. My hubby is an ex-con and is one person that learned from there mistakes and didn’t want to go back to prison but I understand know why people go back because people do not give parolees a second chance like Tia does. I hope tons of company’s can learn from Tia and offer the same programs to help Parolees that really want to make a change for the better. We love the hole Villalobos Family the humans and the dogs. Good luck to you all and wish you very well and one day once this economy gets turned around and we get back on our feet we want to adopt a dog from you and we will travel to you just to do so.

  168. EeeDee on November 18th, 2011 7:39 pm

    Tia, and crew.. I love the show,,, my dream is to recreate what you do, but for ALL pets in there different sections.. and also with Paroles… I can’t post what the name of my Sanctuary is because IF I say it, it may not come true… I’m on the East Coast,,,, right now in PA… hopefully someday I’ll be able to go to North or South Carolina… If you come somewhere to one of these 3 states….. I’d like to come and visit someday…
    Kudos to you and your group……. Bah Humbug to those against you..

  169. Brenda Shankie on November 18th, 2011 8:44 pm

    i adopted a pitt bull puppy 6 years ago from a local rescue. She is an amazing dog. 70 pounds of pure muscle and 140 pounds of pure love. I am always trying to change peoples opinion of the breed. When they meet Loki and see how lovable she is they usually can’t believe she is a pit. Thats when I say that famous saying “Its not the breeds fault that they are willing to do anything to please their humans. Its the wrong humanes asking them to fight. Blame the owner not the breed. Best wishes to you all. Good things will come, sometimes it just takes longer then we would like. May 2012 be your year to shine bright. Tia, keep that head held high, you are an amazing angel for all bullies. Peace Out,

  170. Sherri on November 19th, 2011 1:21 am

    I’m so sorry to hear you’re leaving California, but I understand. There are other states where taxes are lower and home/land prices are more affordable. I look forward to hearing where you will go and how you are faring.

  171. Felicia on November 19th, 2011 2:16 am

    I really can’t believe this, the prejudice against breeds is beyond ridiculous at this point. The people who carry these prejudices are narrow minded and daft. I work in a grooming salon and some of my favorite dogs to walk through those doors are pit bulls, especially rescued ones. I personally can’t wait til i can own my own home and adopt them for myself. You guys are doing a great job and an amazing thing for these dogs and i wish you all the luck in the world, and i just want to say thank you for standing up for these dogs who in this world, really don’t have a voice.

  172. Julie Williams on November 19th, 2011 8:03 am

    It does seem like fate has taken over, but I believe this will be the first step toward a better Villa Lobos Rescue, and in a more welcoming state. I hope you are moving more east, so I can meet you guys some day!

  173. darlene on November 19th, 2011 8:17 am

    Its sad to think after all you have done people still don’t get it. But that’s ok they will someday understand that all dogs bite. I have 3 pitt mixes and they are the best dogs I ever had. They love all my grand kids ages 0 to 21 they give them great kisses. Well enough good luck and keep your heads up. God bless all

  174. Michele on November 19th, 2011 9:58 am

    I have a luv sponge pit that is beautiful and loyal and embodies a graceful spirit. The breed needs as many advocates as it can get. Ignorance is unfortunate but God bless you for helping these beautiful dogs. I can’t wait to see your new ranch!!!

  175. Tracey on November 19th, 2011 8:32 pm

    Tia… What u do is amazing. I worked @ veterinary clinic for almost 10yrs. I fell in love with the pit bull breed. I seen alot. I totally wish i had a beautiful large amount of land, only 10 acres which would not be suffient for what u do. I would give u place to run thats for sure. I pray God rewards u for trouble you had in kern county & gives u a much better place then u could have imagined. Best of luck.

  176. April on November 19th, 2011 8:45 pm

    I think what you guys do is so amazing. As a pitbull lover and owner, I have had to face ignorant people too many times. You do have to grow a thick skin. I will be writing a letter to Kern County giving them a piece of my mind. Not that it will do any good, but it will make me feel better knowing I got it off my chest to the people who treated you so poorly for no reason. I currently volunteer with a large breed rescue and I donate money to them, but next month, I’ll send the donation to you instead. Best wishes during your move. I wish you peace, happiness and continued success.

  177. Tara on November 19th, 2011 8:45 pm

    Good grief! That’s a tonne o’ crap to go through, to put it WAY lightly. Yeesh! Well, I wish you all the best!

  178. kay fogleman on November 19th, 2011 9:26 pm

    Hi to all of you wonderful people doing all you do for such amazing dogs.Tia you are beyond amazing! You give so much of yourself and your daughters and son and parolees do too,but you are the beating heart in this project.I just watched the show when you were voted down. I cried for a minute but then I just got enraged ! Those stupid,ignorant tunnel visioned people don’t even realize what they have done by being against you and the great work you do.I don’t know how you just sat there and didn’t give them all a piece of your mind.I know I keep saying it,but you are a amazing woman,every time you hit a road block you find a way to climb over it.That deal with A.J. is really fucked up ! I have seen first hand the injustice of our judicial system and it sucks! Can you get a petition going to go to the Governor to get a pardon or at least an early out? You have so many of us out here that would sign it. My pit Tonto lived to 16 ,I lost him to cancer 12 years ago and I still miss him so much! He was remarkable ! I don’t know if you saw my e-mail, it’s ” had him cremated and he is on a table next to my bed. My husbands ashes are on top of a cabinet ,lol ! I’m on S.S. and raising my great grandson and money is tight but I’ll send as much as I can when I can. Prayers coming your way that all will be good for you.Good luck! Kay

  179. allison on November 19th, 2011 9:44 pm

    come to ohio!!!

  180. Sari and Shelby on November 19th, 2011 10:11 pm

    We were so upset when Kern county would not let you open your rescue for the dogs. There loss. They should look at all the good you do for the dogs and the parolees. It is another case of the rich and the mindless telling the powers that be what to do. Don’t these people realize dogs bark! but will stop when asked and that dog poop is a natural product and will go away. These people must not own dogs or they would know this.
    I guess it is like my grandma said, Karma’s a bitch! they caused you major problems and now they are homeless.
    I know that if a rescue like yours wanted to open in Stonyford,CA. I would support you 100% there would be no more crime then there already is, you would provide jobs to people, you would still have the parolees who are thankfull there is someone like you giving them a second chance at a new life. So they are not going to ruin this by getting in trouble.
    You, your family and furry kids will be missed but never forgotten.
    Goodluck in your future adventures.

  181. Leah on November 19th, 2011 10:23 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work and love. My mom and I have a love for pits. They’re so misunderstood.

  182. Sarah on November 19th, 2011 10:27 pm

    I just wanted to let you know what you do is wonderful! Its great that there is someone looking out for these dogs and men. I think if there were more programs like yours there would be a considerable drop in parolees who violate or re-enter prison later. What you do is for the dogs but just as much for the people who learn grow and love them. Your heart is huge and thank you for it.

  183. Heather Reynolds on November 19th, 2011 11:08 pm

    I think it is great what you do for the pitt bulls i when i was a child was scared to death of pitts but that was because of everything everyone filled my head with. i have owned two pitts in the past 10 years and now i will never have another breed!!!! I would love to be able to open my own pitt bull sanctuary or safe house for them i just dont know how to. Please continue the great work for these beautiful and wonderful dogs there a great breed!!!

  184. Toni on November 19th, 2011 11:30 pm

    God Bless you all for all the great work your doing. You keep getting knocked down but you get up, dust yourself off and keep going. What great role models for all of us. If you come to my area I’ll gladly volunteer at your center.

  185. Christy on November 20th, 2011 12:48 am

    Tia, I think you guys are awesome!! I love what you are doing to help pits and people! I hope you are coming to Tennessee, I would love to volunteer!! Come to Nashville!!!

  186. Mary on November 20th, 2011 1:00 am

    Tia and Fam-Its too bad Kem Country didn’t realize what a great thing you are doing for the community! I love your show, love what you stand for, and can’t wait to here about the changes. Like everyone else, I hope you will be closer to my home state, as we have a lot of pits that end up in the shelter here. Not a big town, but still just the same there seems to be a lot of people that misunderstand the breed. I hope to be able to run my own shelter some day, or at least become a foster home. I love my AB and Pittie, they are the sweetest dogs around! Best of luck to you. . .you ROCK!

  187. Darryl on November 20th, 2011 1:10 am

    that is so dumb i have a pit and people look at them as dangerous dogs but they are only what their old or current ownrers make of them my pit can be the most sweetest dog and doesnt bite or nothing you guys are trying to help pits and their denying you guys stuff that is sooo dumb dont worry just keep it up i support yall and hope to meet tia one day

  188. Elizabeth Mcgreevy on November 20th, 2011 1:27 am

    Thanks for all you do! It is horrible that after all you do for other and animals that you have been treated the way you have,my prayers are with you,your family,employees and dogs. I am excited to hear of your new locations and hoping one day to be able to visit your locations and help. God Bless You! Your a fighter, an angel in my eyes. Keep up the good work. All my love to you, your family ,your employees and especially to the beautiful animals you work so hard for.

  189. Carlos Marentes on November 20th, 2011 1:34 am

    Man I’m sad to her that I hate that u got shut down so fast people can be so blind. I am a pit owner always have Ben I love them and they love me. I hope your new spot is Texas. Everything is bigger and better in Texas. Keep your head up guys your not alone.

  190. Julez on November 20th, 2011 1:39 am

    Wish you guys the best!! I watch your shows all the time. Im glad there’s people like you, that helps this loving dogs. Im sure this will be a great change for the dogs and all of you as well. God Bless You, your family, the dogs and the parolees!!!

  191. Natalie on November 20th, 2011 1:40 am

    I served time and believe what you are doing for the dogs and the parolees is beyond amazing. I rescued my red nose last year and she is my life along with my kids. I am not a threat to society and the entire Kern county was a God decision, and sadly He showed His dismay with acts of nature. I am so happy your all are safe. I will stand by you side anytime. If you come to Arizona, I promise to speak on your behalf and scoop poop anytime! My daughter is you biggest fan Tia!!!!!!

  192. Alexandra Lewis on November 20th, 2011 1:41 am

    You guys are my inspiration to help all animals especially the misunderstood pitbulls of the world. My own girl, Honey, is the love of my life and even though I’m only fostering her, I wish I could keep her forever!

  193. GIna on November 20th, 2011 1:46 am

    I was so sad when I saw the show and how Kent area refused to let you guys by there. But in the end finding out about the airplane crash in front yard basicly perhaps there refusual was for a reason. I can just imagen that if they had allowed you and your family/dogs/ect to be there that you would have been there when the plane crashed and something terrible may have happened.

    Everytime I watch the show I hug my dog a little tighter wishing I could do more to help all the dogs there. Perhaps one day I’ll get the chance!

    I have an American Pit mix and I get the cold shoulder and the nasty looks all the time just because he is a big goof and wants to love on everyone, so I understand to a degree how it feels like I’m sure many others do as well.

    Take care and hang in there, you and everyone else are doing a great thing!

  194. Angela on November 20th, 2011 1:50 am

    Thank you for all of the hard work that you do there. It is such a shame that the people of your community cannot see how much you have helped the dogs and people that no one else wanted! Obviously they haven’t seen your show or did not even take the time to look at your website and see how great you are. As an owner of a pit who “found ” me I wouldn’t change it for anything. These dogs are such good companions and love their owners forever!

  195. Junior on November 20th, 2011 1:59 am

    You guys do something good for these dogs i have a couple of pitbulls myself great dogs, loving, and loyal. I wish you guys the best on the move. Any chance it will be in Arizona if so i would come help volunteer.

  196. Tasha on November 20th, 2011 2:03 am

    I LOVE watching ur show and seeing how u give a second chance to the dogs and the guys!! I hope that once my husband son and i get into a house with a nice back yard we can adopt one of the dogs!!! Keep up the great work if one of ur new places is in colorado I would love to volunteer as much as i can :)

  197. Gina Oliva on November 20th, 2011 2:24 am

    Tia thank you so much for all you do. The strength you show is inspiring. I’m so sad to hear that Villalobos is leaving California.My wife & I werejust saying how we wish we were able to make the drive down to volunteer.I hope you don’t move too far away from Ca so we can still one day make the drive to volunteer

  198. Ben on November 20th, 2011 2:36 am

    Best of luck to you and your clan. I just watched the episode of “Pit Bulls and Parolees” in which Villa Lobos was, in my humble opinion, unjustly denied permit to operate in Tehachapi, and I cried, Then I watched an episode in which a recovering addict was re-united with a dog of her’s, that you had rescued while she was compromised by her struggles, and I cried even harder. I think what you do is so very important- not only for the dogs, or the people that you help, but for society as a whole. The world could learn a lesson from your work. Please, don’t ever compromise. Much love to the Villa Lobos family!

  199. L. Ashley on November 20th, 2011 2:48 am

    I moved to California and was glad and proud that your rescue was in my new home state, I’m sad to see you go.

  200. Natasha on November 20th, 2011 2:50 am

    I just saw the episode where “Roxy” was returned to her owner and I cried like a baby. You will be an asset to whichever community you call home next. Best of luck!

  201. Mike on November 20th, 2011 3:18 am

    Wow people had some of the dumbest arguments against your rescue shelter. This country is going to crap.

  202. Edwin Micael on November 20th, 2011 3:18 am

    Good luck with the new locations. Im looking forward about the “walk-in” for the public. Alaska is far from lower 48s but if ever the new place is close to Arizona (2nd home) ill be interested to do some volunteer work. I Grew up with Pitbulls as a kid…have two great bullies of my own…will always have Pitbulls!

  203. Alease on November 20th, 2011 4:04 am

    At the Kern County hearing, one of the parolees, Jay Gardner (sp?), spoke of learning about unconditional love, patience, and compassion at Villalobos. In our society, it is extremely rare to hear an ex-convict speak so beautifully about love and doing good things in the community. It is one amazing thing to rescue our most misunderstood and vulnerable animals, but by helping these men get back on their feet and learn how to love again after leaving such a brutal environment as prison, you truly are making our world a better place and strengthening the entire human family. May this goodness spread like wildfire, and bless you for doing God’s work so selflessly.

  204. Lisha on November 20th, 2011 4:13 am

    I just want everyone to know that these dogs are so sweet, I had a boxer for 14 years and she passed away 5 years ago. So I was looking to rescue a pitbull and we found Penny, or I should say she found us. The lady that we got her from said that her neighbor had a female that gave birth but passed away while giving birth so the other lady took her in and raised her for 3 months but was not able to do it anymore because she already had a newborn so it was to much work. So she put an add out for Penny and everyone that came to see her she would growl at them but when I went to see her she came right up to us, And the lady was very picky who took her. And to this day she is 3 years old and is the best and most loyal as any dog can get. I believe she is my Lady all over again. She has even saved my life, she kept touching and would always sleep on my neck, well it turned out I have stage 2 cancer in my Thyroid and the doctors say she has sniffed it out and would never leave my side. She new I was ill and because off that I will recover because it was caught so early. She is very protective over me and my 8 year old daughter and wont let know one come bear us. We did not raise her this way I think that she thinks we are her babies. To me I love this dog so very much, She saved my life and she looks out for us, and is so very eager to learn and please. I don’t know what I would do with out my baby Penny!! Also how do I go about buying some of your shirts and sweatshirts? I know every little can help and god bless you and your staff, Also can I adopted Robert? your worker, :)

  205. jean on November 20th, 2011 5:43 am

    I love watching your show and not only see the changes you make in the dogs, but also for the parolee’s. Tha Pit-Bull was chosen as a fighting dog because of it’s pure strength and stature all combined in a medium sized dog and it’s strong ability to please it’s owner. I’ve known a few and they were just big “lap” dogs! Funny, isn’t it? Pits are the most misunderstood breed there is, yet they are so loving and full of character and yes, even a funny dog. I am a huge dog lover and have always had at least 2 at a time. I am retiring next next month and will moving out of state, so i will be very interested in seeing where you move to. Thank-you, Tia for all the work you’ve done over the years and the chances that you to the parolee’s to make changes in their lives as well!!!

  206. chris laronga on November 20th, 2011 7:07 am

    THANK YOU!! for all that you and you’re crew do.from many many pit lovers from Hawaii. All of You’re actions and sacrifices are making the world a better place.

  207. keshet on November 20th, 2011 11:45 am

    It’s very fortunate that you and the dogs had not moved to the Tehachilpi property. I’m glad to hear that you’re all safe, but sad that you are needing to leave CA. Best wishes to all of you!

  208. Dawn on November 20th, 2011 1:03 pm

    Tia,you and your family are amazing for all that you do for these dogs! I have 2 rescued pits and am looking to adopt a third. I know that you don’t like to adopt out of state so please come to Indiana so I can adopt from you! I would also like to volunteer!
    P.S.Love your show-good luck!

  209. Hector delgado on November 20th, 2011 1:09 pm

    i seen some of your show & i’m very interested in trying to get to your center hopefully have a job there if its possible i also have a pit bull of my own i would like to bring him with me i really want to start a new life have a job it’s so hard for me here in miami we’re now allow to have pit bulls here in miami can you please help me please if you need any information about me i’ll be more then welcome to tell you everything if you can please help me please? Thank you.

  210. Monica on November 20th, 2011 1:24 pm

    I just started watching your show last yr, and I instantly got hooked to it! I love pit bulls and they are a very missunderstood breed. I love the fact that you are out there taking so many in and helping them find a new home. It is sad that are having to leave your current home, but it is def a big sign from above and I do wish you the best of luck in your new residence!! I am glad that you are still able to pick up and continue on this wonderful journy . If you are in my area I will def come down and help in anyway I can :)

  211. Jackson on November 20th, 2011 1:33 pm

    What you do is inspiring. Truly. I personaly own a pitbull, and after raising her, i completely understand why you do what you do. Keep up the good work and dont let anyone grind you down.

  212. Alisa & AliCat on November 20th, 2011 1:47 pm

    I think the small amount of people from Tehachapi are small minded, unenlightened, self absorbed idiots. Before you condemn something for totally small minded and self absorbed reasons, educate yourselves. As for the Sheriff’s office – well they should know better than any other group that there is a need to continue the rehabilitative process of parolees. They also should know how these poor sweet dogs are abused and need help. The commissioners were all playing cover your ass to ensure being re-elected when the time comes. As far as the impact study, would they require a private owner to do an impact study if they wanted to open a stables there for their own private horses? If the small minded want to keep you out let them foot the bill for the impact study. If the study would be a must let them consult the government where you are currently and get the figures to get an idea. These people are jerks.

  213. Pam McAllister on November 20th, 2011 2:18 pm

    California does not deserve you. After all that you have done they have treated you horribly. I wish you would come near here. I am ready to volunteer. I fail to understand why some people continue to discriminate against Pit Bulls. Clearly they are not the visious beasts they are made out to be. We have the criminals who insist on making them fight to blame but inteligent people do not have to respond by denying them the right to live in certain places. This is just without logic. I wish all of you the best and look forward to hearing where you will next hang your hats. Having two locations, I think,makes sense. Having greater access to the adoptable dogs may speed up the process and get them into homes quicker. I hope so. Those not adoptable will be left in peace, I hope.

  214. Courtney on November 20th, 2011 2:45 pm

    I love the work that y’all do. I am from Texas and you have motivated so many around my area to stand up for those who can not speak. I am glad to hear y’all will be moving on to better things, but what is gonna happen to the guys? the dogs are the main reason you do what you do, and I understand that. But, like you said, these guys need help too.

  215. Alexandra JOnes on November 20th, 2011 2:47 pm

    I think what you guys do is amazing. The program you offer for those guys is amazing and it takes a strong amazing person to do it. You are changing the way people look at pit bulls..your an amazing person and dont stop what your doing. Plz

  216. KellY on November 20th, 2011 3:17 pm

    I saw your show for the first time last night and it was amazing. I feel sorry for all of those blind ignorant people that will never give these beautiful dogs a chance to show them the love that only a pit can give……I hope your move will bring nothing but a better future for you and your dogs.

  217. Linda on November 20th, 2011 4:22 pm

    Tia My daughter and I watch your show every chance we get. We had three pits but recently had to put one down for health reasons. You are doing such good work and I commend you and your group for it. I wish I had money to give you and for my daughter to come and work with your organization. She is a great lover of pits and works with all her friends and misinformed people in our area about the loving animals. Hope everything goes good on your move and I will be watching for an update on where you are going. Hope it is close to us.

  218. Sedona on November 20th, 2011 5:13 pm

    Tia, you are my true,ultimate hero.I love your show and for being 14 I already know that in life,I would love to open up a pit bull rescue as my job and occupation in life.My mom used to hate pit bulls and your show and now she is addicted to it.Thank you for all that you do, you are truly a very strong lady so “get back up dust the dirt off of ya and continue doing what you are doing”

  219. Carla Wilson on November 20th, 2011 5:21 pm

    We watch your show every week. If I’m not going to be home I record it. My sister in Alaska and brother in California also watch. I’m an RN who works in a county jail and I think what you do with the dogs and parolees is amazing. Thank you for giving both a second chance because so many just write them off.

  220. Jose J Rojas on November 20th, 2011 5:55 pm

    I think Kern County is full of shit! And the sheriff’s department is wrong by saying you guys are dangerous. Come on! You guys are doing a wonderful job. And Tia you are an angel. We need more people like you in this world. Tia thank you for a great show. I enjoy watching it every saturday night. God bless Tia and her family and most important her staff. Thank you

  221. brett williams on November 20th, 2011 6:01 pm

    you do great work. and karma is a real…….! shell come around positive on you your family and your business. cant say the same for kern county. as a U.S. Marine and pitbull owner, i thank you your family, and everyone who works with and for you. thank you for your service.

  222. Georgia Neumayer on November 20th, 2011 6:50 pm

    God Bless you for taking care of so many of these misunderstood dogs. My pit bull is like my child and it breaks my heart when I see these dogs mistreated. Everything happens for a reason and you are needed elsewhere to do your work. I hope you end up with shelters in EVERY STATE in the US!

  223. Rebecca on November 20th, 2011 6:59 pm

    I love your show, and i wish you all the best of luck. I envy wat you do. I am a huge advocate for pit bulls here in Colorado. Which is hard, i havea beautiful girl named jacinda. N laws here are pretty strict. So i don’t move cuz alot of places won’t take you if you have one. You know how it is, anyways i will continue to support wat you do. I train and walk dogs here as a volunteer for a shelter and love it. But i wish the best for Tia her family and all the guys who work so hard to help her. N if your ever looking to employ someone? I would love t relocate and help for sure, and have experience 6 years now. Love to all…

  224. Annette on November 20th, 2011 7:09 pm

    I watch your show and think you all do a great thing. I have a hard time with people who believe pits are the evil dogs of the world. I wish they could see the wonderful, loving companions they really are. My Brutus is the best dog in the world. And I tell him so every day!!!!!

  225. Jac on November 20th, 2011 8:04 pm

    so sorry to hear of the loss of the tehachapi property – thank goodness there were no animals or staff on site.

    looks like tehachapi’s residents, whose ugliness, prejudice and lies ripped your dream out from under you, suffered a good dose of “karma”.

    good luck in your new adventure. hope you, staff and the pooches find a happy place to call home.

  226. Sonja on November 20th, 2011 8:15 pm

    Dear Vialobos,

    I luv watching ur show. I myself have owned pitbulls most of my life. the latest was Shady n she was put down in 2008 after her artheritis got so bad she couldn’t play with her kids anymore. My mom called her nana as in Peter Pan. She luved her kids and would do anything to protect ther entire family. Pitbulls r not vicious animals the r very nurturing luving and loyal animals. Humans r the vicious ones. Shady her self was a rescuse. We got her in Cali. from some gang bangers that were abusing her to make her fight. they hooked her up to the older pit and had it drag her down the street burned her with cigs and was just all around abusing her. i bought her for $50 to get her away from them and she was the best dog i had ever owned. i trained her in German commands so not just anyone could control her as my mother found out was the case. She was a wonderful dog we miss her greatly. I hope to some day be able to own another one. As to ur show i thx u so much for showing the better side of the dog. i hope to some day b able to meet y’all and possibly adopt one of ur babies. Good luck with ur move i will be watching!

    Yours truely


  227. Alexis on November 20th, 2011 8:36 pm

    I appreciate all you do! I hope i can come and help volunteer when i visit California!!

  228. Fred Pif on November 20th, 2011 8:41 pm

    I’m hoping you move the rescue part here to tx we need an advocate like you hear and land prices are real low and the pitbull population is high

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  230. Sherry on November 20th, 2011 9:24 pm

    May GOD bless all of your ventures! What else can be said that hasn’t already been said. You and your family are special people and I pray all the best for everyone involved. It is so true that pits are misunderstood. My son has a pit named Gemini. I miss him so much. We had to move to Arizona for work and he is in California. Thank you for everything you do!

  231. jessica on November 20th, 2011 9:28 pm

    this is a shout out all the way from TEXAS I think that yall are doin a wonderful job with the pit bulls and the parolees please keep goin n never stop what yall are doin pit bulls need our help they are the underdogs and will always be the most miss understood dog ever

  232. Ray Greene on November 20th, 2011 9:29 pm

    First off I just want to say that all of you are doing an amazing job and that Tia you are one of my newfound Heros. Your dedication and passion to not only the dogs but the people who’s lives you touch is just incredible.I wish more people had your courage,,including myself to follow their passions and make a positive change in the world like your doing.I hope all goes well for your move where ever you end up..though i am kinda hoping that you end up close to New Orleans…We sure could use you here as you well know and i will be one of your first new volunteers! Good Luck again and keep up the great work!

  233. jessica on November 20th, 2011 9:29 pm

    hope yall come close to TEXAS and besides yall aint never got to worry bout snow blizzards

  234. Donna Rose on November 20th, 2011 10:17 pm

    All of you @ Villalobos are the human form of pitbulls: no matter what happens you keep going strong and sharing your hearts. I dearly hope you get to settle in a good place to continue your good work. My family and I cannot imagine life without our beautiful rescue pittie. Please keep doing the good you do for people and dogs that are discriminated against.

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  236. Donna on November 20th, 2011 11:06 pm

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I am truly a pit bull lover, have rescued many. Not through an organization but out of the love i have for these dogs..I now have an amazing male that i live and breathe for…he brought so much life to my home. You Tia inspire me and i admire you and your girls. Y ou lady are not a quieter. I travel frequently and would love to be able to see your sanctuary and be able to help to home an older dog….You are a strong woman.

  237. Renee on November 21st, 2011 12:26 am

    I love what you guys do for the dogs. I really respect, and admire you all for what you do, and for being able to get back up after getting knocked down with the whole Tehachapi, Calif. and L.A. County things. I wish you the best of luck in your new location(s)! Bless you all. <3

  238. Holly on November 21st, 2011 1:23 am

    I’m glad to hear that y’all are able to move on to hopefully bigger and better opportunities. Not to menchin I would love if y’all came to south Texas, I love pits and I would love to volunteer to help you out.

  239. Kris Pedersen on November 21st, 2011 1:25 am

    Just remember, when one door closes, another one opens up. Everything happens for a reason, even if we can’t see the reason right now…….it will all work out for the best in the long run. Come to New Jersey…….we’re very PITBULL friendly in this state!!

  240. barbara on November 21st, 2011 1:36 am

    watched a marathon on your love/project. Sorry for your troubles. keep the faith!!!! I rescue dogs and mentally challenged people. I am known as the kooky woman who drags home strays. There is a special place set aside for kind-hearted souls who protect the underdogs of the world. That is what my grammas told me-she took in strays for 60 years. When she passed there was a line to get into her memorial just full of all of her strays. Tia, keep up the good work.

  241. Cassie on November 21st, 2011 2:39 am

    i am extremely bummed you guys have made the choice to move out of state, athough i know its best for you and the pits as well. i currently volunteer for the Fresno Bully Rescue and am greatful we have rescues just like both of you. thank you for everything you do. i dont know what id do without my pit. will you be needing vnlunteers to transport animals/

  242. Andrew on November 21st, 2011 2:58 am

    I hope the best for you and your family, including the dogs and adapted family. When I saw the episode of the whole town meeting I was pissed and appalled. It just showed me how close-minded people can be and are. If I had the money or ability to come and help I would. If one of the places are around Wisconsin I will try to visit. I love what you do and admire how strong your family is. Keep your heads held high!!!!

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  244. Nancy on November 21st, 2011 3:53 am

    If you could only come to West Virginia, I KNOW I could find a mountain top where nobody could hear the dogs bark. My pit, Obie, could join right in!!! I would LOVE it! (and so would he)

  245. H.D. on November 21st, 2011 4:12 am

    It sickened me to watch how the people of Tehachapi treated you. The people & the police were oh so convinced that having the guys from Villalobos there would raise the crime in the area but nobody thought to call the L.A. County Sheriffs Dept. & ask them how many crimes & 911 calls to or there? Its free AND it’s public knowledge!!!!!
    I’ve had similar experiences, being a Rottweiler owner for 25 years, but I will NOT be detered by ignorance!!! I wish Tina, her family, the guys, and the dogs much success & profess my support & loyalty to Villalobos forever!!!!!!!

  246. Amy Walsh-Kuenneke on November 21st, 2011 10:45 am

    God Bless you, the dogs and your hard working crew. People don’t understand that humans and animals reflect their environment and how they are raised. I myself do not own any Pitt or Pitt mixes. I do work with several rescues have fostered and currently have 4 dogs of my own. Fostering became to much for my husband so now we do transport. I only wish Ohio were not so far away so I could spend time with your charges.

  247. Judy on November 21st, 2011 12:29 pm

    Tia, family, and troops – don’t give up and don’t give in. God has something better for you obviously. When folks don’t have it in thier hearts to share your dreams and your compassion it’s time to move on. I know you have alot of work to do but you know how to do it and so many people are praying for you all, even the fuzzy butt folks. I believe in you and I know that your going to be greatly surprised in what your future has in store. I believe in in your guys too. I’m one of those people that could have spent the rest of thier live in prison but because someone else cared enough to hold me up and get me through the hardest times, life is good for me and my family and our fuzzy butt kids. I love the Pitts and I have one of my own and a Pitt/Beagle mix along with a MiniPoo. We have a good home in this world and pray you find yours and find the peace you all deserve.
    Love you all ~

  248. Holly on November 21st, 2011 12:45 pm

    I hate that you got shit on there, but you do SUCH amazing work, wherever you land you will do amazing things for the people and dogs you encounter. If you decide to try it in the cold, and end up in Vermont, i’ll be the first one at your door looking to say hi and volunteer!!

    You all are amazing, don’t ever forget that no matter who gives you crap!

  249. Amy on November 21st, 2011 1:49 pm

    As long as the good work continues, doesn’t matter where. I’d gladly have you next door to me! We watch faithfully and MY rescue Pit, Scar, even enjoys watching. I wish those who automatically doom these loyal, loving dogs could see my 70lb Pit asleep in my arms every single night…. Keep it up!!!

  250. Jeff on November 21st, 2011 2:32 pm

    We hope you come to the midwest so you can have more volunteers to help you out.

  251. Erin on November 21st, 2011 4:33 pm

    i think you should come to new york :)

  252. Chelsea Silveri on November 21st, 2011 4:59 pm

    I admire what your doing!
    people dont understand how good of a dog pitbulls can be!
    I have a boy pit named bogart and he’s so loving and kind. It’s sad that people think of them the way they do.

  253. Jenni on November 21st, 2011 6:30 pm

    I hope that you are coming close to where I live so that I can come thank you for what you are doing personally and hopefully love on some of your dogs. You are a wonderful person, Tia, and deserve so much thanks.

  254. Erma on November 21st, 2011 8:24 pm

    God Bless you. What an amazing group of people you are. Watching Saturday night but want to know how the votes will be counted, how will they know we are watching

  255. Leslie on November 21st, 2011 8:58 pm

    That is absolutely ridiculous! You do such a wonderful job by having the rescue center there and to have to leave after all this time is crazy! Know that you will always be supported by pitbull lovers like us!

  256. Diana on November 21st, 2011 9:35 pm

    The best thing you and the show has done is educate the public. I often hear comments how you all have changed peoples minds about pit bulls. I know you will continue
    your efforts in this area. May God bless you as you go forward. Please keep us posted.

  257. carlina on November 21st, 2011 9:56 pm

    You guys are amazing!! I want to cone help so bad!! But im only 15:(! I wish my dad would let us get a pit bull ! But he won’t :( i love jake! (The prolee) :) i wish u good luck on ur move:) move to ohioso i can visit you! Pleaseeee

  258. Tony on November 22nd, 2011 12:03 am

    I hope the move goes well. It would be nice see you move to Tampa
    Florida. I love pitt bulls , own three of my own and would gladly give my time to help out.

  259. Sherrie on November 22nd, 2011 12:30 am

    God Bless you all for all the great work your doing. You keep getting knocked down but you get up, dust yourself off and keep going. What great role models for all of us. If you come to my area I’ll gladly volunteer at your center.Thank you for all your hard work and love. I have a love for pits. They’re so misunderstood.

  260. Anya on November 22nd, 2011 2:36 am

    I think that this is so unfair. You are helping dogs. I understand that people are scared that pitbulls could harm anyone, but they also have to understand that you work hard to make sure that the dogs are safe and the ones that are not adoptable stay with you guys. you are doing amazing work and i think it’s unfair that people judge these types of dogs because of what they hear on the news. it’s really how you raise the dog. pitbulls are an amazing breed. Even though you keep getting kicked down, you keep doing what you are doing because you believe in it and I believe in what you are doing. Pitbulls deserve second chances in life. Keep up the good work!

  261. Carla on November 22nd, 2011 7:32 am

    Hi there from The Netherlands!

    We’re watching youre program out here too!
    I love what you are all doiing for those dogs!
    Wish I could start something like you do but it’s to difficult out here with al the rules and laws to power dogs.
    Myself, I have a Staffordshire BullTerrier and I love him to death!
    Hopefully they will keep sending youre program on the tv because we watch you and youre crew everytime!!

    Hope you find what youre lokking for in youre new home and above all…….I wisk you, youre crew, family and dogs a very happy time!!

    Greetings from Holland, The Netherlands, Europe,
    Carla and family

  262. Melanie on November 22nd, 2011 9:05 am

    I think it is just awful the way Kern County treated you!
    & on national TV to beat it all.
    I would be ashamed if I were a Kern County resident!

    The work you do is amazing and you do not get enough credit! You are wonderful. The work you, your daughters, and the parolees do is wonderful!
    I hope you know how much it means to us pit bull lovers in small towns everywhere!

  263. laurie.cavarra on November 22nd, 2011 9:46 am

    Try Living in Ontario Canada ban on Pit bulls not aloud to own one that really sucks hopefully the ban will be lifted soon down the road

  264. Erika on November 22nd, 2011 11:11 am, the dogs and the parolees are in my prayers. I am 28 and have 2 pit bulls. I became an advocate after being a vet tech for a few years. After working with the SPCA here in NJ, and seeing how 90% plus of the dogs were pit bulls (and that they were the best and most loving creatures and names were tarnished by the evilness of humans) , my heart started breaking. I vowed that after that experience, I would never get a dog from a pet store/breeder again. I watched that episode and my stomach turned with disgust. Those people must not have consciences. You were right, how dare anyone judge them. Those opposing the good work you do must remember they will one day be judged by God. Your strength is unbelievable. Watching the love the dogs and the parolees have for one another is heart lifting. May God Bless you in your move and may he have an even better plan for you.

  265. Krysten on November 22nd, 2011 11:56 am

    I hated to see what the town of Tehachapi had to say and stopping you from getting the permits. I wish sooo much y’all were moving to Texas. I love your pulls at my heart strings with every episode. I have two pits and they are amazing dogs. I would love to volunteer and help you guys if it was closer. You have been through so much over the last few years and your strength is an inspiration. God Bless!

  266. Katrina on November 22nd, 2011 12:34 pm

    I love you so much for what you have done and what your are doing for these beautiful dogs. I have 7 and I would not trade them for any other dog. Come to AZ. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU HERE!!!

  267. matt & tina on November 22nd, 2011 12:36 pm

    I am sorry LA treated you all so badly. We here in Texas appreciate all the things you all do. We are getting ready to move into our new home and will be soon coming to adopt a dog from you. If there is anything we can do to help out with the move let us know I myself know what it is like.

  268. Viri & Jorge on November 22nd, 2011 2:03 pm

    It definitely sucks balls! We enjoyed watching your show and how you helped not only dogs but perolees…no one out there wants to help ex convicts. They’re people who have lives and have families to support and want to make things better. But others don’t see that. Godbless you and your family and I your new location/life. There is only one person who will look down on Us and see the greatness that we do for others.

  269. Fran on November 22nd, 2011 3:35 pm

    Oh Tia, I hope you are coming to New York State! I so want to volunteer. There is a desparate need in NY for a Pit Bull rescue such as yours and there is plenty of land! You would get a ton of support for your program here! We WANT you here, you would not have to worry about opposition to your efforts and there is a big problem here in NY with abuse of pit bulls. They desparately need your help. Our little city on the Hudson River has a wonderful dog parade every year to raise funds for local rescues. It would be awsome if you came with your dogs to help raise awareness about this wonderful breed.

    If you are going to another state, please know your fans will support your efforts. I know you are most likely here in NYS right now rescuing those dogs in Hempstead, NY and am sorry I missed getting to meet you in person. Good Luck Tia. We are anxiously awaiting the news of where you are moving to.

  270. Taylor on November 22nd, 2011 8:43 pm

    I love what you do Tia your are a strong and amazing woman i hope you guys move closer to the east coast because one day i wont to get a pit bull from you because you are my hero keep doing the things you do it well all work out. I love you Tia.

  271. Deborah on November 22nd, 2011 9:44 pm

    All of you are my hereos :-) I’ve watched your show since the beginning and now am following you all on your site. I wished I had thought to do it sooner so that I could join the chorus of praise to you all. I wish you were moving to Great Falls, MT or near here so that we could come and visit or volunteer our help. I used to be afraid of pitbulls, but after watching your show and Pit Boss, I would like to have one now. And trust me, I was never a big fan of dogs LOL. I have had 2 dogs at a time for the past 20 yrs and held my affection at arm’s length. But since your show, we now have 3 dogren (dog & children); and I’m in love with them deeply. Excuse me for going on & on, because I just wanted to send you all my prayers & thank you all for what you do. BIG HUGS to you all :-) And THANK YOU ALL :-)

  272. Bree on November 22nd, 2011 11:21 pm

    I love what you’re doing to help these dogs and these people for a second chance of life. I absolutely love pitbulls. They’re my top favorite breed of dog! I used to watch Pitboss which hooked me onto the breed. Then I started to watch your show and I was hooked. I’m doing everything I can right now to help you out! I’m actually planning to help pitbulls myself (ever since I was 16, about 5 years ago!)! I will gladly help in ANY way I possibly can!!! I’ll keep you, the dogs and parolees in my thoughts!

  273. Michelle on November 23rd, 2011 3:42 am

    Just want to say thank you for all you do, sometimes your show brings me to tears! I live in Ohio and we have strict Pit Bull rules until a few months ago in Lucas county you had to have your Pit Bull in a muzzle at all times I have a 15 year old named Samantha who although was beated and almost fed to a snake! has NEVER even growled at anyone ever and got fined because she was laying on my screened in porch with us without a chain and muzzle the entire neighborhood went to bat for us and it didnt matter. Anywhere you go you will have stupid ignorant people that think all Pit Bulls are bad, but you are changing minds and I want to thank you. I pray that where ever you go that you will shine! congrats on winning the $100,000 I begged everyone to vote for you and your beautiful family and dogs<3

  274. kt on November 23rd, 2011 4:26 am

    tia you do so much fuck them after all you give to the dogs and helping not just them put people too thank you tia and crew you are the best and i pray for you that all works out for you keep up the great work that you have been doing for the past 18 years

  275. tony on November 23rd, 2011 4:37 am

    your daughters are beautiful! : ) lol yall should come to san antonio,texas! its great out here! the cost of living is super cheap so yall can afford a nice big ranch for all of the puppies! 😀 i’d be your best volunteer!:D much love and blessings on your transition!
    san antonio,tx!

  276. Dakota on November 23rd, 2011 10:37 am

    I applaud your work, animals others would overlook because a few bad owners get their dogs press for fighting amongst other things, you have given the second chance that breed deserves. I hope you are coming to western Washington, I would love to volunteer and possibly adopt one day. I have been around animals my entire life and feel this is one breed that deserves recognition for being one of the most amazing pets out there.

  277. Mariah on November 23rd, 2011 10:44 am

    Its a shame your rescue center wont be allowed to continue in LA County. Some people are just too air headed to realize that not one of your dogs has ever got out, none of your employees have ever disrupted the neighborhood you operate in and you are saving these dog’s lives not fighting them or sending them to abusive homes. Its a shame youre moving out of California instead of moving to a different county. I think that Yucca Valley (san bernadino county) would be a great place for a pitbull sanctuary. I was looking forward to adopting a dog from your resuce center, so I hope you dont move too far away. Tia you and your family have done more for these dogs than anyone has ever done! You have shown people that Pitbulls are not dangerous, some have just been bred into fighting abusive enviornments. My husband and I have had our Brindle for almost 3 years and he has never shown signs of aggression. I can open him mouth wide and stick my head in there and he will just lick me. He is the greatest with kids, he is very protective. Stands in front of the stairs so the kids dont fall down, starts whining if the baby cries. We have owned a few different breeds and American Stafforshire Terriers are by far (no competition) the best dogs ever! I feel so safe with him and I know he would never ever hurt any of us! I hope you continue to rescue pitbulls and eventually people will turn around and change their thoughts on pitbulls. I personally have changed a few minds by bringing our dog everywhere and having people see his breed isnt what people expect them to be. Goodluck and congratulations! :)

  278. Teri on November 23rd, 2011 1:08 pm

    Dear Tia and Villalobos family……..
    I am so sad to hear that you are leaving Agua Dulce. My daughter was a huge pit bull fan and owned two. Her first pit bull Mary was found as a puppy but was stolen from her yard. Her second baby, Roxy, a beautiful red pitbull was a growing puppy whe Alex died in a car accident in 2007. I have been trying to find something to do on her birthday that will honor her and the things she loved. My hope was to come out every year and volunteer at the rescue. I guess that will not be possible and, as usual, I am a day late and a dollar short ! However, I remain a fan and I am planning to do a big fundraiser next year on her 25th birthday. While I will not be able to have you or any of your staff attend (as you will be in another state), I will be in contact to see how we can best set up donations for Villalobos and other rescues that you can recommend in Los Angeles County. Continue to do your good work and know that there are many of us out here who are sending you all our good thoughts and prayers. Be well and God bless…………

  279. alicia on November 23rd, 2011 1:09 pm

    i am all for pitbulls i have 5 my self .. i think its sad u do alot for those dogs … when i watch the show it makes me cry .. i love pits and i love ppl who do good for the breed .. thanks for everything
    from mesa az

  280. Roxane on November 23rd, 2011 3:52 pm

    Thank you Tia and Villalobos for being there for the pitbulls.I love what you do and love your show. Me and my red nose, Newt will be watching and supporting you and the guys Nov 26 (Roar)

  281. Kathy on November 23rd, 2011 5:12 pm

    My children and I watch your show, we think you are all amazing! I am so happy to read that you are moving in a new direction and we will be routing you on! All the best to you!!

  282. Rob on November 23rd, 2011 5:51 pm

    Tia – I am so thankful that there are people like you in this world. It’s awful how you and everyone at the rescue center had to endure one heartbreaking set-back after another. I’m really excited to see which states the organization will be moved to. If one of the new locations is close to NYC, I’d love so much to volunteer and help out.

  283. Rob on November 23rd, 2011 5:52 pm

    By the way, do you still have Rhino?

  284. Natasha on November 23rd, 2011 7:05 pm

    Hopefully you guys will come to the east coast!!! We’ll accept u guys with open arms :-) You all do amazing work and it’s a shame some people don’t recognize or appreciate that.

  285. nicole on November 24th, 2011 12:51 am

    This can only make you guys stronger and it might be good to give the dogs a change of scenery. I love pit wish i could own one of these cuddle bugs but because of peoples ignorance there is a BSL in my city in north dakota.

  286. kayla on November 24th, 2011 1:13 am

    I think what u guys r doing is amazing! I watch ur show every Saturday and I watch reruns whenever they r on! :) I live in indiana and there r so many pits out here that need a good home! I will continue to support u guys and I wish u all the best of luck! Happy thanksgiving! :) <3

  287. jorge a on November 24th, 2011 11:53 am

    Well its sad to see what am reading of you guys moving out of california. But hey what needs to be done to survive to help pit bulls then just had to happen to continue the support. I love to watch your show and see some real positive reality show on TV not like these other shows of getting drunk and getting laid and fighting like jersey shore. I watch your show with my kids and explain to them why people and animals need help no matter what their past or reputation. So hope you guys don’t go far my plans are to adopt a dog from you guys as soon as we buy our house! Thank you for all you guys do for the pit bulls and the guys that deserve a second chance.

  288. Jessica Ruttle on November 24th, 2011 12:36 pm

    I was in tears watching these episodes I was rooting for tehachapi. You can tell alot about a community when you see how they treat there animals, and neighbors.. I think that Is going to give them alot of bad publicity. I work for the human society of central az and we are over loaded with wonderful pitbulls. I hope you are moving closer to Arizona so i can come vollunteer at your rescue and really help out and do what i want to do. It’s kinda funny that people have such a bad immage of pitbulls when all the ones at our shelter are the friendliest and they are the ones we use to dog test new dogs. I first feel in love with this breed when i got my own Pitbull Miya moo moo, she was at a swimming whole where i live with her than family and they got mad at her for getting into trash so the dad hit her over the head with a pan. I scoopped the 4 week old puppy up in my arms,and the rest was history. 3 years later miya has changed lives and saved them. we were in a boating accident and i got hit in the head by the boat and was knockedout, it was 10 at night all dark out and the water was freezing. Next thing i knew i was being carried up on shore and my friend ricky was giving me cpr. As this was happening i heard miya yelping a high pitch yelp, when i became aware, the cops were telling me my dog drove under water and locked down on my arm and swam me to shore. My friends i was with said i was missing for ten minutes and all they could hear was miya yelping and swimming in circles. She saved my life that night i owe it to her and the breed to show how truelly wonderful they are.

  289. Sue Ann on November 24th, 2011 9:38 pm

    i was born and raised in California and I am ashamed at the treatment you received. Will you lose your network of all your various helpers (vets, DJ’s, etc,etc)? I hope not. I will keep watching for more news. and continue watching your show. God bless you all. What about the guys still on Calif parole?

  290. Katy on November 25th, 2011 12:56 am

    I am so supportive of what you do. I am an avid pitbull lover and have a rednose that I would do anything for. I hope that you have much sucess and I hope that where ever you move to you find great support and well wishers. I love what you do for the underdog and how you are trying to get out the word that the once #1 house dog of America is here to stay and that people need to stop being so ignorant and realize it is the way that the dog is raised and not the breed that makes it act like that. Also its so cool you use parolees to help you because everyone needs a second chance. Good luck and hoep all goes well.

  291. Jared on November 25th, 2011 1:34 am

    Please come out to the Chicago area! BSL is very lax around here

  292. Cheryl on November 25th, 2011 3:07 am

    Dear VRC,
    Yall are an amazing group of people that deserve only the best. It upset me greatly with what the ignorant ppl said and prevented you from getting your dream location. Maybe that was the sign to keep you away from that sight with the plane crash that could have killed all of you. I cant wait to hear of your new location and I hope someday I can come volunteer and meet you and your whole family…4 legged dogs and all. Wishing you the best of luck. ~Cheryl

  293. Heather on November 25th, 2011 11:18 am

    Tia and family/crew:
    My husband and I are supporters of your organization…we have rescued 2 pitties from neglectful owners, and are now at 3 large dogs in 1 very small home…we wouldnt want it any other way!!!!
    We wish you a safe journey to your new location, and hope it will head south towards Houston Tx! There is, same as everywhere else it seeems, a desperate need for pitbull help here. The ASPCA here is breed prejudice, and euthanizes all pitbulls brought in without even testing their behavior or for illness. To date, I have not been able to find a legitimate haven for thos breed anywhere in the area- in a city this size…thats disgraceful!!!! We love and will support Villalobos ANYWHERE you go!!!!!

  294. Becky on November 25th, 2011 1:57 pm

    What a good dog!

  295. Becky on November 25th, 2011 2:02 pm

    Yes, Rhino is one of our permanent residents.

  296. Becky on November 25th, 2011 2:11 pm

    We love our European fans, so amazing how popular our dogs are everywhere, thank you for the kind words.

  297. Tofu and candy on November 25th, 2011 3:45 pm

    We are sad you are leaving, but we wish you the best always. Love, Tofu and Candy. :*

  298. Kelly on November 25th, 2011 5:27 pm

    God Bless you for all you do for the most misundersstood breed of dog. I wished that the people of California could pull their heads out of their a** and see how bad this actually is. May all of your dreams come true at your new location and keep up the amazing work all of you do.

  299. Mally on November 25th, 2011 7:09 pm

    You are to good for Tehachapi. If they can’t see the fantastic things you guys are doing then they do not deserve you ! You all are great for doing this. Even though it sometimes feels like you are all alone, you are not. You have so many people on your side. I love you all for what you do. If it is what is best for the dogs then I am on your side 100%. I try so hard to help the pit bull where I live. I am only 12 (soon to be 13) years old. Nobody wants to listen to me just because i’m a kid. When I watch your show it gives me hope that I can make a difference :). I love all your dogs and I hope and pray they all find the best homes. Thank you all.

  300. mike, joyce and the fam on November 26th, 2011 9:52 am

    so sorry to hear that news, wish people werent so prejudice, we have a pitbull mixed with a french bulldog ( that litter was an oops) but the most beautiful dogs i’ve ever had, loyal and the love of our lives. if people only new how more well behaved these dogs are than most of their rotten children and families! good luck! wer’e all rooting for u!

  301. Wendy on November 26th, 2011 11:14 am

    It just sickens me that people are so heartless when it comes to these animals (and the parolees.) everybody deserves that chance and if these people were in the same situation they would be begging for that chance. Ive fostered pitbulls (who are all in loving homes and thriving), and volunteer at our local animal shelter and it is just so sad to see such spirited and loving dogs so misunderstood. I support you every step of the way and will continue to do my part over here on the east coast to help these unfortunate animals. lots of luck and all the best to you, your human family, and the fur family as well. everybody should have at least one day with a pitbull and it will change their whole thought on the breed. They arent the dogs they are made out to be

  302. Jenny on November 26th, 2011 1:10 pm

    Thank you for the work you do with pit bulls! I am very lucky to have an older mutt as well as an ex fighting pit bull who get along great! I hope your new places welcome you with open arms and hearts. Wish you could come to Ohio and help us pittie owners here teach the public that these are great dogs. @~~{~

  303. cathy on November 26th, 2011 1:19 pm

    Keep up the good work Tia. You and your crew are the best! The losers will be the parolees form CA you now can’t help. We have an 85 pound brindle pit who is the sweetest dog. He still thinks he can sit in our laps! He is great with our 2 cats and our friend’s kids. What people don’t seem to get is, it’s not the pits that are’s the owners that mistreat them that are mean! I remember years ago when Dobie’s & Shepherds were the ‘evil’ breeds! I love your show and what you stand for and all the good you do. Can’t wait to see where you land. Hopefully it is somewhere closer to Oregon!

  304. ann l wilson on November 26th, 2011 4:30 pm

    tia, God bless you and the villalobos family for your love and dedication to some of God’s special angels. what an undertaking you’re going to have getting moved – my goodness! y’all will be in my prayers.

    would you be interested in adopting a 59 yr-old woman that would probably be considered a “lifer”?!! i have 5 pit-mixes and we wouldn’t be any trouble… well, not much anyway. will work for a roof over our heads!

  305. kelli on November 26th, 2011 5:34 pm

    My boyfriend, myself, and our FIVE dogs look forward to spending our Saturday nights catching up with the Villalobos gang. Moving from SoCal in ’05 – I know from experience the vast amount of unwanted bullies that are there (hence, my girl Skyleigh… bully from Cathedral City) – and know how your presence helped not only the pits, but also the parolees . Kern County made a big mistake, and Cally in general screwed up by losing you all. Best of luck in your new locations – Thanks for never giving up on the guys or the bullies that need you so much. We love you & would love to see you in Virginia!

  306. Sandy Frazee Oregon on November 26th, 2011 8:20 pm

    I really hope your headed NORTH, I would love to help any way I could.
    I was once on parole many years ago and what you do for those guys is awsome. My love for pitbulls is overwhelming I wish in some way I could help. God bless you for what you do. To hell with California…..

  307. Terri on November 26th, 2011 11:05 pm

    Good luck and Thank you for protecting the unwanted breed…wish everybody would understand its the owner not the breed

  308. Melissa Asselin on November 27th, 2011 12:10 am

    You are so very strong you will succeed anywhere you go. I can not wait to here where you are relocating to I would love to get the chance to work with you. I hope I will here that your coming to the east coast. Best of Luck!!

  309. JBA on November 27th, 2011 12:15 am

    I believe these changes will be good in the long run; I hope that donations continue to open up and support the good work, good people, and the move ahead of you. Regarding tonight’s episode, I am so happy Isiah wasn’t afraid of Creature’s potential blindness. I had a blind lab, and he didn’t know he was blind. Blind dogs still chase cats and live full lives. R.I.P. My Buddy. He lived to be a ripe old age. I am very excited for the changes ahead for your wonderful rescue, and opening a retirement home for the elderly. I love older dogs; everyone should consider adopting an adult dog.

  310. Kerra on November 27th, 2011 2:50 am

    o please tia tell me that you are moving closer to colorado.

  311. Becky Deck on November 27th, 2011 3:08 am

    I really appreciate what you are doing for the pit-bulls and the parollees. I really wish there was an organization like yours here in Colorado. Several cities and counties have bans on pit-bulls, so many of them end up in the shelters in surrounding municipalities. It’s so sad to walk through the shelters and see so many innocent animals. I absolutely abhor these breed specific bans. Perhaps you’ll be able to rescue some of these CO dogs, but I realize that it is impossible to save them all. I volunteered for shelters and rescues for over 25 years and I’ve experienced the heartbreak of watching some awesome animals get put down at the kill shelters. Good luck to you and your family and organization. I sincerely hope these moves will go smoothly.

  312. Gerri Jay on November 27th, 2011 4:32 am

    In a world overrun with irresponsible pet owners what you are doing in commendable and I am very disappointed in the response from Kern County after you have given so many years to not only helping that area, but taking care of the dogs who cannot help or speak for themselves.

    People never understand things unless they are touched personally by them. What you are doing with the dogs is amazing but what you are doing with the parolees is equally amazing.

    When someone makes a mistake and has to pay for it, they get out thinking that they have paid their debt to society. The harsh reality is that now they are branded and no one wants them. Much like the dogs that you save.

    These dogs have that same reputation and you have managed to save them both. What you are doing is short of amazing. If you ever come to Texas I will drive a far as I have to to come see the work you are doing!

  313. Tania on November 27th, 2011 5:07 am

    Tia- I am so sorry that you are having such trouble getting settled…all you do is good and it seems someone or something keeps sending you HINTS. I will say I hope you are coming to Texas,I would LOVE to come out and volunteer,because living in an apartment with three animals,I have 3 strikes..someday I hope to have a house or at least a condo,then maybe I can get me one of your great Pits. P.S.–SO GLAD CREATURE FINALLY FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME!! 😉 He was my personal favorite…Keep fighting the good fight!!

  314. Lisha on November 27th, 2011 8:04 am

    Hello Tia, I have left a message before. I am the one that my rednose sniffed out that I have cancer. I went for my 1st treatment which was nothing nice.I am on my road to recovery and my Doctor said that I need to get out maybe take a trip to do me some good, because I don’t do much being both my parents have passed away, I have had 3 major back surgeries that all have failed, so I have been through much in the last 10 years also the man that I married swore that he would be with be through thick and thin and in 2007 I came home and he up and left me and our daughter with no note, no text, no call nada, but since he left. I was on the internet and I came across some site called pens pals for prisoners, so I sent a letter because I was very depressed and someone else wrote me a letter and it went good until his friends were telling me things about him and I found out they were through he wrote me a 12 page letter how he was going to have me and my child killed, my cars trashed, and how I would pretty much live my life in fear, and how he would have my dog shot, so I called the police thinking that it would all go away, now I am in the middle of going to court but through all this I fell in live with his ex celli and he is coming home in about 3 months of course he has to be parole in LA because that’s where the crime happen, but I know that it will work out, My mom always told me things happen for a reason and I do really truly believe that. Because look what would of happen if you did do the big move, you and your family could of been hurt or even killed, and now you have a new location. I live in the Silicon Valley and was laid of work almost 2 years ago. And I looked for worked every night and sent out dozens of resume and nothing. So I hope and pray that where ever you go that you are welcome with open arms. I wanted to know if I can come down for a week or so if you haven’t moved to give my time and respect to you and your ranch. I need to get out maybe sometime in when school goes on Vacation in December so my daughter does not miss any school. And maybe you can give me some pointers with Penny, on how to socialize her with people. She’s good with our cat, bird, and our last dog. Everyone is afraid to come to my home because of her and I don’t want that. I miss having company specially now what I am going through. I need your help as much as you can use mine. Maybe my daughter who is 9 can even help out with your smaller animals. She loves dogs very much as well. I am so happy that creature finally found a home. He is so cute. I would if took him but I knew he did not get along with other dogs. Maybe you can help me find a friend for Penny if I can come down and help. I own my home Paid out right. I was very blessed when my parents and grandfather passed away. I think you have my email if not just post a note and I can send you my number and all that stuff. I hope and Pray that AJ will come home sooner so that you can be happy because what you do for these dogs you deserve it more than anyone else I can think of!! :) I read all these comments and there is not one negative comments, if I was you I would print them all out and send them to the city of Tehachapi and tell them to take there property and go to hell!! Because you found better. And please thank the person who gave this land. You and your staff are the best and I watch you every Saturday night! Sometimes more than once. LOL. Well sorry to se so long but please keep me in mind as I will keep you, your family, staff, and dogs in my daily thoughts and prayers, I will hopefully be looking for a road trip to come see and meet with you. Take care and God bless your sweat heart!! Much Love…

  315. Mary on November 27th, 2011 9:52 am

    Tia…Sending prayers and positive thoughts for you, your family and your staff. Can’t wait to find out where you are moving to. You are loved by so many. Travel safe. Big Hugs

  316. Lorraine on November 27th, 2011 12:16 pm

    What you all do is so amazing! We have six rescue pits between two families and wish we had the means to do more. I’m thinking maybe you will be in the south somewhere, Louisianna or Mississippi possibly? Where ever you land, God Speed…

  317. carole on November 27th, 2011 12:19 pm

    what about your parolees? they cant leave the state will you keep up the work with the two-legged pits as well? that is just as important as the the 4 legged friends. i wish you the best as someone with both 2 and 4 legged parolees in my life i know the work you do is amazing may God be with you and yours

  318. phillip jay weidmark on November 27th, 2011 2:55 pm

    dear tia,it looks like you have been pretty busy lately, i had know idea,in case you are wondering who i am? im the one who sent you the drawing? plus the paper work with my dream,so you and mikey D could look at it and hopefuly lead me in the right way so i to could make this dream come true, ! i now see you two are way to busy, im really sorry i took up any of your time,hopefuly if and when i am able to make this dream come true, the excons, like my self, will be able to adopt some of your pits,your doing a wonderfull job lady,i commend you on your strength,your will,and your passion in maken your dream come true,i to have all these things and one day my dream will come true, again i hope you liked the drawing and if you ever do make any shirts with it please remember me.again thank you for your time. the dreaming artist.

  319. Ashley Gatto on November 27th, 2011 3:50 pm

    Please come to San Antonio! I have watches all of your shows and I think what you do is great! I have always want to help out VRC!

  320. Nancy L. on November 27th, 2011 4:09 pm

    Tia and family,
    Until 2 years ago, I was one of those ignorant people who would never have dreamed of having a pit bull in my family.I believed all the hype and false stories about the breed. That all changed one day back in 2009 when I was put in a position of rescuing an abandoned pitty pup or leaving him to die. In all good conscience, I couldn’t walk away from an innocent animal and I took him home with me. Now….2 years later…I can’t imagine my life without Jack. He is the most loyal, loving, friendly dog I could ever imagine. He shares our home with his pack, a Rottweiler, 2 chihuahuas, 2 cats and two parrots, 3 kids, my husband and me. He is just the best dog! He loves EVERYONE!! I’ve always said he would happily hold a flashlight for any burgler who broke in our house!
    Never feel that what you are doing doesn’t make a difference. IT DOES! Keep fighting the good fight. We need more people like you and your family in this world. Blessings on all of you!

  321. MIndy on November 27th, 2011 6:15 pm

    This makes me mad. Your rescue has done amazing things, and I really hope that you can relocate smoothly and be able to help more of those wonderful dogs (and people) you love so much. You have my support and prayers. Hang in there, and God bless.
    @Jessica: What an awesome dog 😀

  322. Mona on November 27th, 2011 8:42 pm

    Tia, family and team, just a note of support.. I commend you on the amazing job that you do which encompasses all the aspects of responsible pet ownership, education and financial assistance.. as well as saving all you can in the mean time.. what a well rounded approach to dealing with the sad plight of this amazing dog… I can only pray that your moving to the south.. like North Carolina! LOL I manage a humane society here (Stokes County Humane Society in Danbury NC) and Pitts have a very hard time here in the south… a majority of animals in our high kill shelters all across the south are Pitts or Pit mixes… to my dismay.. due to the alarming lack of ability to place Pitts in this area, any Pitt rescues are full and not able to help any more.. most groups like ours.. for the most part cannot take then in because of the inability to adopt them out…. it breaks my heart as I love the breed… my 16 year old is fed up with the mentality of those who hate these dogs but have never even touched one.. having always been involved with my work.. she wanted to do something to educate people.. she is now in the information gathering stages and is strong willed and will make an impact…. one day…
    Thanks for being a role model to others and for putting yourself out there for this deserving and noble breed! Keep up the great work and I will keep you and yours in my prayers and wish you much continued success in your future endeavors.

  323. +R Trainer Shannon on November 27th, 2011 11:07 pm

    As they say, everything happens for a reason. 2 fires in one year? Getting denied seems like some higher power’s way of looking out for you and the pitties. Best of luck moving forward, wherever that may be, and bless you for all that you guys have done for these amazing angels.

  324. RenRad on November 27th, 2011 11:48 pm

    It infurriates me that ingnorance and prejudice run most people’s opinions. I am an animal lover, and every care-giver of an animal needs to research the breed before deciding to begin as lifetime (of that animal) caregiving. (You never really own any animal… they end up owning you).
    Please keep up the great efforts wherever you end up.

  325. Carolyn on November 28th, 2011 12:03 pm

    Thank you so much for everything you do for pit bulls! I have a three year old named Max, and I know what a handful they can be!

  326. Lisa T on November 28th, 2011 1:31 pm

    I am so, so sorry to hear about the destruction of what was to be the senior sanctuary. It’s a shame that some people in Cali. did not support your incredible efforts. I hope you are headed to a state who will appreciate you! (like Arizona perhaps???_ :) Good luck and God bless you all!

  327. Patty on November 28th, 2011 2:02 pm

    I’m terribly sorry that things did not work out the way you had hoped and I wish you luck with your new endeavors. I just recently learned about what you are doing and am incredibly proud of the work that you do. I wish you nothing but the best in all you do and want to thank you so much for the work you do. You truly are an inspiration. I hope more will follow in your footsteps and do more to help.

  328. Gary Litowitz on November 28th, 2011 3:22 pm

    Moving may be a good thing for you and the dogs but I am wondering how the parolees. Can they leave California? Sounds like everyone looses. It’s a shame all the good work you all do and you’re being forced to move out of state.
    I am in Houston TX and hope you are coming here so my wife and I can come and help.
    We are the proud owners on two rescue dogs, one is a pitbull and the other a lab mix.
    Thanks for all you do for the dogs and the parolees. Someone needs to give them a second chance and its great that you are doing it.

  329. Kyleigh Hoppe on November 28th, 2011 3:35 pm

    Hello my name is kyleigh
    i watch your show all the time i have not missed 1 episode since its aired i love what your doing for the pitbull breed you have inspired me in so many ways that i hope one day to have my own piutbull rescue i have had peoplke telling me my whole life that this is gonna cost alot of money i realized that the first time i decided to do something like this… i think its lame that your leaving california u you do so much for the breed.. i hope you all the happimnes in the world and cant wait to keep hearing about alkl the good you do. thank you so much for what you do for pit bulls

  330. Tina Smitherman on November 28th, 2011 3:58 pm

    As a proud owner of two absolutely phenomenal pits, I can relate to some of the problems you have with uneducated people! It is a shame that “bad” owners have ruined the reputation of this awesome breed! I am a loyal follower of your organization and tv program and hope that your move will be closer to Texas!! I know a lot of people who would jump at a chance to volunteer! I am disabled and let me tell you, Pit Bulls make great therapy dogs! One of my puppies is about to begin his training to be my personal therapy dog/service dog. You are in my prayers and God Bless you for all your hard work and dedication to a wonderful breed of dog and a misunderstood group of people who just want a second chance!

  331. Priscilla en William on November 28th, 2011 4:03 pm

    Here à message fron the Holland. My boyfriend and I watch your programm. I grow up with pitbulls. My parenta still have one and her name is Brenda and she is à red nose. We call here Diva because she is piky. If I see your programm i cry because its terrible what people do with there dogs. We loved Bella. Is she still with you? Where thinking Aboutaleb buying à dog but now we have steen your programm we are thinking of adopting à dog. À pit of course .

  332. Aurora on November 28th, 2011 4:14 pm

    I hope all goes well in finding a new home for the Villalobo’s Center it is such great thing what you guys are doing for the Pits. I myself have one pit and she is the best thing that ever happen to me. My whole family support you guys 100% in what you do and where ever you end up.

  333. MC Montrose on November 28th, 2011 5:33 pm

    I have only this, Psalm 3:

    A song of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
    O Lord, how many have my adversaries become! Great men rise up against me.
    Great men say concerning my soul, “He has no salvation in God to eternity.”
    But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory and He Who raises up my head.
    With my voice, I call to the Lord, and He answered me from His holy mount to eternity.
    I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord will support me.
    I will not fear ten thousands of people, who have set themselves against me all around.
    Arise, O Lord, save me, my God, for You have struck all my enemies on the cheek; You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
    It is incumbent upon the Lord to save, and it is incumbent upon Your people to bless You forever.

  334. Jennica Schweizer on November 28th, 2011 5:56 pm

    Hi, my name is Jennica. I am 26 years old and have Depression, ADHD and Barter Syndrome its also called Kidney Disease. I have been watching your show for quite some time and I wish I people would see that pitbulls are not bad, just miss understood. Just like me. I give you, your family, the parolees and of course the dogs all the love from my heart and I hope that u would write back so I can see how you guys are doing.

    Your friend, Jennica Schweizer

  335. Stacey on November 28th, 2011 6:01 pm

    I watch your show and love it and you. You are a wonderful person for doing what you do for pits. I am a vet tech and a pit owner. I pray for you, your family, the dogs and the parolees. God will bless you with GREAT things. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

  336. Katrina Smith on November 28th, 2011 6:04 pm


  337. MegAnn on November 28th, 2011 6:23 pm

    We have been adopted by a very sweet neutered 3yo pit. He dropped to the pavement of heat exhaustion in July in the road right in front of our house in July. Due to his former people being very involved in the birth of their 2nd child. Rawley was very anxious about the things coming and going from his home. While his original famiily had started him well and loved him…he needed something more stable. He decided we were the place he wanted to be. He joined a 15yo neutered male mini-American Eskimo, spayed females Vizsla and German Shepherd, 2 barn kitties and 3 equine.

    This is the sweetest dog! We were not pit supporters…but he is educating us.

    We’ve been surrounded by wildfire a couple of times. We know the anxiety. We also are an old felony family.

    We have 1-7 feet of snow in the winter~like now. Rawley loves to go snowshoeing w/ his Vizsla g-friend, g-sherherd roomie and I.

    Please let us all know soon where you are moving to. We are already known as the rescue folks in this neighborhood. We’d like to support you, your efforts for these dogs and also be a resource for you.

    Be in Touch. Praying for you- All the best! MegAnn

  338. Jere on November 28th, 2011 6:28 pm

    Dearest Tia, family and your “guys”,
    You are inspirational and the area that has accepted you will hopefully offer you the harmony that is so necessary for your sanctuary. There are untold numbers of us that support you, your family, your workers and your endeavor. Apparently God made you strong for this reason even though I am continually amazed at your stamina. . Keep on keeping on knowing that there are large numbers of us that are in your corner.

  339. Julie Cochran on November 28th, 2011 6:32 pm

    You guys are amazing! I just wanted to post so that hopefully with each post you guys get more and more encouraged to do the amazing stuff that you do! I predict New Orleans will be one of your locations, but wherever you land the work you do for animals and humans is unmatched. Wherever you end up, the animals, the humans, and the community will be lucky to have you.

  340. Tabitha in NC on November 28th, 2011 7:35 pm

    My brother has had several pitties and all have been wonderful. I myself have owned boxers which many people don’t realize are also a bully breed. My brother’s dogs were always around kids and never a problem and some even got on great with cats. The boxers I have owned got on great with all animals, even my ferrets. And my boxers have been around kids as well.

    I absolutely HATE prejudice, whether against people or animals, and have come to realize that no matter how much you try to educate people, idiots will marry idiots and raise ignorant and prejudiced idiots as well.

    You are wonderful people and bless you for saving both the dogs and the people. My brother has a record for stupid stuff as a kid and it hurt him looking for a job so we understand how important your program is to the people.

    I saw on Petfinder where Villalobos is showing for New Orleans, LA and Santa Clarita, CA

  341. McKenzie on November 28th, 2011 9:47 pm

    I would love for you guys to move to Oregon! It would be a whole lot easier to raise money and collect blankets for the wonderful pit bulls for my senior project and deliver it to you personally :) Good luck on your move! :)

  342. Tawnya P on November 28th, 2011 10:20 pm

    It’s extremely ridiculous that Villalobos does SO MUCH to help out this misunderstood breed and yet you can’t seem to find a place to actually do it. I’m very happy about what Tia and her family are doing to save Pit Bulls, I just hope that one day all those single-minded and TERRIFIED people will finally understand that a Pit Bull is nothing to be afraid of. Pit Bulls are probably the most loyal and warm-hearted dog ever.

  343. Pitbull Chris on November 28th, 2011 10:55 pm

    Tia, God Bless you, your family, your team & all that provide the love & support needed. What you do & have accomplished is amazing!!!
    When I’m not at work, I catch up on your progress. I am a construction superintendent, lately work is scarce. I love animals, especially the miss represented Pitts. So if you have room on your squad & need someone with a drivers license, experienced with dogs for almost fourty years. I’m your guy. I hope my email is available to you for a response.
    If not I’ll try to reach you by phone after the holidays!
    Best Wishes to All!!! Happy Healthy Holidays!
    Lots of Love,
    Pitbull Chris

  344. Christa McCoy on November 28th, 2011 11:12 pm

    Tia- I am so sorry that things haven’t been going well for you guys lately. I know many other people have said it but I really do love and respect what you do. There is such a great need for your rescue and ones like it. I would love it if you made it up to WA! You have inspired me and while I already have done some rescue work on the side, I’m taking your example and doing more. We are in the process of looking for property to buy and take in more dogs. Our church has a dicipleship program that takes in women who are usually out of prison and have struggled with drugs, prostitution, and a million other issues. I would love to do for them what you do for the parolees. I wish you guys the best and you are in our prayers.

  345. Giftbearer on November 29th, 2011 12:11 am

    I am sorry to hear that Tehachapi didn’t work out in the end. Those opponents don’t realize that they really can’t keep Pit Bulls out of their town. The majority of mixed-breed dogs have some Pit Bull in them nowadays. Maybe even some of their own dogs have some in them and they dont even know it. Those residents threw out something that was a real assett to the community. Your rescue is really cutting-edge and it should be supported in every way possible.

    I think I actually saw you at the Atlanta Pet Expo recently but didn’t yet know who you were. I think you were located at the back of the room with some of your dogs and a few assistants.

    I hope you are moving to Atlanta. Many of the shelters here are in serious need. Many are high-kill shelters. I got my dog Carmella from one of them. She is the best dog I’ve ever had and she and I watch your show regularly! If you’d like to read about her amazing story check out my blog; I recently did a blog post about your benefit episode this past Saturday. Animal Planet never really said how many people watched and how much they donated. Hopefully it was enough to get you back on your feet in the new place. I think it will really help that now your facility will be open to the public because that way it will be much easier for people to see and fall in love with these dogs. The come contact with the public the faster public opinion and bias will reverse, and the more people who will take these dogs in.

  346. Grant on November 29th, 2011 12:22 am

    I absolutely love what you do, I was an idoit kid at one point that fought dogs, and i thought i was the thing to do, but I got wise, and was rehabilitated by a older gentleman from my neighborhood, now I have been a Soldier in the Army for the past 10 years and all the AM Staffs and Pitbulls ive owned since my rehabilitation have been treated with love and respect , thank you for giving a beloved All American breed a good out look , and I love what you do for the young brothers coming out of Prison..may God keep blessing you and your program Mrs. Torres

  347. Debi on November 29th, 2011 12:29 am

    I wish you luck and warm greetings where ever you go. I was sad to learn that you have been forced out of a place you love but maybe the fired were God’s way of saying move on to a better place. it is because of you and your show that I myself adopted a sweet little girl from the local pound about a month ago. She brings us joy everyday and I am a big promoter of pit bull adoptions now.. Thank you and your family (immediate and extended) for all your hard work and determination to make this breed a success. You deserve all good that comes your way.

  348. Cheri Barry on November 29th, 2011 2:15 am

    Ti, im sorry ur leaving Ca this is a big loss and we will be sorry to lose ur rescue for dogs and ppl. May God bless u where ever u go. Sad day that in the USA we have no Freedom to do good for man and his best friend..

  349. Mario on November 29th, 2011 2:18 am

    Anywhere that you move will be a boon to the local community, and especially to the pits in the area in need of help. I love what you all are doing, hope you move closer to (or to) CO!

  350. Will Martinez on November 29th, 2011 2:58 am

    Tia and the Villalobos Crew

    I think it’s great there are people such as yourselves to love and care for such a misunderstood breed of dogs. It breaks my heart when Pitbulls get mistreated and abused. A year ago I lost my 10yr old Pit, Kiara to cancer. She was a loyal and loving companion, and helped change the negative stereotypical stigma with everyone who had the honor to meet her. I miss her dearly. The person is smart, however, people are stupid and panicky. It’s a shame a county such as Kern presented themselves poorly and unwelcoming to such a great cause. You are the Guardian Angel to these animals and my hat goes off to you as you continue regardless of the obstacles that may arise. I believe I’m not alone when I say, “Thank you” to all your hard work and effort.

    San Jose, CA Home of the Sharks

  351. Lisa on November 29th, 2011 3:19 am

    I just wanted to say thank you for doing what all of you do, and for allowing those of us not in your area, a peek at what Villalobos, its pets and its people, are all about. My dog was a rescued dog and if it weren’t for people such as yourself going the extra mile, her and I would not be in each other’s lives. I look at her and I have to thank every rescuer whenever I get the chance because I know there are others being brought together by them as well. I believe it was a sign that the 2nd place did not work and I am positive this new change will be the best possible. I wish the Villalobos family of people & pups the very best wherever you may end up.

  352. Laura on November 29th, 2011 4:17 am

    I think you are doing a wonderful job in helping all Pit Bull dogs since no one seams to want thema. For you dream to be truned down in kern county that is the most igorant people i have ever heard and for the sheriff’s involved to talk at the hearing that is not right and i think it is just pure lazyness in their part. But what can you do anything about people being ignorant about what you cause is all about.

    They you have giving you a chance at lease, but to turn you down that was not right at all.

    But thank you for what you are doing and keep up the good work!!

  353. Brendan on November 29th, 2011 11:00 am

    Hey,Tia I am so mad that they made you guys move and half to leave behind sad memories.I am always praying for you guys.Keep doing what you do.Those people just don’t understand how nice the pit bulls are.They should be sponsoring you.You help all those people and they just turn back on you.They should let you stay and keep doing what you do.You are a great person Tia and I think they shouldn’t be so greedy.You are a person too,and they should just move away if they dont like pits.Keep going and don’t stop now.

  354. Crystal on November 29th, 2011 11:19 am

    I am deeply saddened to hear you will be leaving the state, but I do understand. Humans can be so cruel, pit bulls know that probably better than any. I truly admire you and the work you do for such a misunderstood breed. I know you are always thinking of the dogs and doing what is best for them. I wish you much happiness and success in your new locations!

  355. Noelle on November 29th, 2011 11:51 am

    I just started watching your program in the last few days. I wanted to give you encouragement and kudos for what you are doing for dogs and people in your community as well as the positive message you are sending out to the World community. Giving dogs, especially dogs that have inherited a “bad name” through the actions of stupid human beings, is so important. I don’t have to tell you that educating the World about animal ownership and responsibility is an uphill battle. I commend your efforts with dogs and my heart swells every time I see the compassion you have for your animals and other human beings. It’s truly beautiful.

    What you are doing for ex cons/parolees is magnificent and someone should write you a big fat check for the community service and rehabilitation you are providing to these men (and women?). It is my dream that someday, people will understand that it takes a village. The compassion that you teach, by example is something that these folks don’t learn in a cage, and certainly don’t learn when they are turned out into this cold and judgmental world.

    Let the nay sayers comments roll off your shoulders. What you do is meaningful and wonderful work.

    Keep it up! <3

  356. Cathy on November 29th, 2011 11:55 am

    Tia, family, and crew,

    I am so amazed and thrilled with all you do for these wonderful misunderstood animals. Seeing your show and all the amazing steps you all take to get them a forever home gives me hope that someday people will judge each animal as an individual and not as a breed with a bad reputation.

    I am sorry that you have to leave California in order to keep working towards that goal. I know that whatever states you end up in will be better for your help with these great animals. Keep your heads up and your hearts engaged. I am pulling for you all.

  357. Victoria on November 29th, 2011 12:18 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you for all youve done not only for the pitbulls and the parolees you have saved but also for the brave face youve put to hardships that comes along with fighting the discrimination of both. it inspires me, and im sure many others, to do the same. i only wish i had the financial means to help you guys out or even help to open a center that offers the same opportunities for those who are not “welcome” whatever species they may be. Thank you soo much for what you do. youre all heros in my eyes.

  358. Lois Marshall on November 29th, 2011 12:43 pm

    i hope u move to ut i would love to help u all out u can get land here real cheap

  359. Amy on November 29th, 2011 1:39 pm

    We are a huge supporter for what you do for those dogs.. We are hoping you are heading to the east coast , newyork…We would love to volunteer and help out.. Everyone loves pits here…

  360. sonya jones on November 29th, 2011 2:57 pm

    I am so excited to hear about your move. I am a proud owner of two pit bulls. i would not trade them for any other breed. There needs to be more people in this world like you and your family. And i am very proud of you and your family for giving the prollee a second chance.
    I really, really love watching your show on tv. And when you adopted Roxie back with her owner not only you cryied. Thank you so much for careing so much for the pitbull breed. Sonya Jones

  361. B on November 29th, 2011 5:12 pm

    I’m sad to hear that you folks are essentially being chased out of California, but clearly there is a higher power guiding your steps (albiet by rather painful elbows to the ribs). I can sympathise with that. You folks are an amazing bunch and I wish you all the best. I doubt I have to tell you all this, but stay strong. I know y’all will. You always do. You may face great opposition in front of you from time to time, but never forget there is a large and greater force of support behind you.

  362. Kasey on December 5th, 2011 3:14 pm

    I cant wait to find out where y’all are moving to! I watch ur show all the time. I have a beautiful girl pitt who is my life.

  363. HeavenSent Animal Rescue of Arkansas on December 5th, 2011 3:53 pm

    We hope that you move closer to Arkansas. The South needs the help!! Regardless, we wish you the best wherever you go and will he’ll in any way we can. Good luck! All Rescues meet resistance, but the true test is if you do not give up!!! Prayers your way!!!

  364. Debbie on December 5th, 2011 4:24 pm

    The work you do with the dogs and the parolees is inspiring. I have never owned a pit bull but I have known many. They are wonderful loving creatures. I have never missed an episode of your show and I was so glad to see the season start again. Will the parolees be able to leave California with you or are they tethered because of being tied to a parole officer? I hope Animal Planet will continue the show in your new state; it is the best reality show on TV.
    The world needs more Tia’s fighting for the rights of the misunderstood.

  365. sarah on December 5th, 2011 4:29 pm

    Frist off I love Pitbulls and I hate to see what people treat Pitbulls the wrong way and just naglect them. I personal love all animals including Pitbulls I even have one named buddy. Hes a really good dog and he fits right in with our busy life style. I got him aa a puppy for my 18th birthday/gradutation gift form my parents. He really get along with my other dog tabitha they have a blast running around outside and playing ball. So you see I love what you are doing to help save pitbulls and I will countine to support you and all that you and Villalobos Resuce center are doing Keep up the good work Tia and dont let anybody tell you diffantly about what your doing. :)

  366. Elaine on December 5th, 2011 4:37 pm

    I just love your program! I was watching The Pit Boss until it stopped airing. I love all animals; dogs, cats, & horses esp. and I think it’s wonderful what you are doing w/ parolees! (I had a boyfriend who was arrested & spent time in jail-since then I’ve wanted to get involved in their rehab.) God is w/ you in all you do, Tia! Keep it up!

  367. Heather Buntin on December 5th, 2011 4:41 pm

    I was born and raised in NY but have lived in CA. Kern County as a matter of fact, Mojave. My ex and I were all about our dogs, Pitbulls of course. Our Pumba, Hydro, and Hades were our babies, our family. My ex is a parolee and both us and our “children” were treated like outcasts by Kern County. His P.O. would show up with pepper spray to “protect himself” from our dogs who wouldn’t hurt a fly! Everything Tia, her family and crew do should be looked apon as something wonderful and admirarable! It’s sad that these great dogs and these “outcast” parolees are so instantly and harshly judged!

  368. Stephanie on December 5th, 2011 4:43 pm

    Looking forward to finding out where you and all the dogs will end up. Once your organization is settled I plan to help out as this is a worthy cause.

  369. OJ on December 5th, 2011 5:13 pm

    I think it’s great you are going to New Orleans! I knew that placed moved you and your family and it needs you more than ever! God Bless!

  370. Me&myPitt on December 5th, 2011 5:25 pm

    When you Deal with Local Government they Act like Nazi’s
    What get’s me the most, It’s a small hand full of people that control the Majority . This Big Brother crap must stop. Love your work. Keep the power !

  371. Linda on December 5th, 2011 5:33 pm

    I love your show and your mission! Although I have never been owned by a pit bull, I have had other breeds that are deemed “dangerous”. The entire country should be ashamed by the behavior of the state of California and not use it as a role model to abolish the breed. Any dog can attack, look at the damage done by a police dog. An untrained – unsocialized german shepherd is as frightening as a pit bull. The fad for wolf hybrids should be addressed by the courts and leave you and your good work alone. I am thankful for the work you do with dogs and people. Keep giving them all a second chance! Bless you, your family and all the guys. Hug a dog for me.

  372. Chelsea on December 5th, 2011 5:47 pm

    Hopefully you’ll be moving closer to Wisconsin. We would love to have you here. Wisconsin is very open to animal rescues and there are pit bulls a plenty in the area. :) I own a pit bull and can tell you that they are welcomed here by most. My fiancee is currently serving time in jail and wishes there was a program like yours out this way that he could participate in. We appreciate everything you do for those dogs and realize that all couldn’t be possible without the extra funds and volunteer hours from the public. I will be sponsoring a dog at your shelter.

  373. Amanda Black on December 5th, 2011 6:05 pm

    We need more people like you around here. I live in Alaska and we have a major problem with people breeding pit-bulls and other bulldogs. If that’s not bad enough I see so many people get these dogs not knowing anything about them. Leaving them outside in our cold weather, letting them become the wild dog on the chain because they don’t have the patience to train them. So sadly pits and pit mixes are the most common dogs in our shelters. One day I hope to run my own small rescue group with the help of my family. I love this breed to me they are the BEST family dog if they are loved. Me and my two pit-mix dogs love to watch your show.

  374. Christian on December 5th, 2011 6:16 pm

    Im really glad that there are people like all of you at Villalobos, I try to do my part for the animals by doing adoption events in my town, and I hope you guys get to move (and hopefulyl somewhere closer) I have always wanted to volunteer with Villalobos, and I hope the move will be just a little closer so I can help out!But I understand you have to go where you are allowed, and I will still watch your show and support you all for all the great work you do!

  375. Ilvea on December 5th, 2011 6:41 pm

    I am so inspired by what you do! Tia you are amazing please come to Houston there are so many pitbull lovers here. :) you inspire us

  376. Amanda on December 5th, 2011 6:48 pm

    I think the plane crash was a sighn to the people that did’nt want you there, you know. “If Tia can’t have this property then you won’t either.”
    It’s a shame my mom is just like those people I’ve tried to tell her time again it’s not the dogs it’s the people who own them.

    This is….a little unusual for me, but I’m desprit. I need a job, and I want to get one where I’m doing something I love and it makes a differance, I’ll even volentear to start. I live in SoCal, but I’m willing to move if I have to. No I’m not a parolee I’m disabled mentaly, and no one is willing to give me the chance I need, I feel like such a burdone on my husband. I’ll do what ever it takes. The reason I’m asking you is because you know what it’s like to be left hanging on the end of a rope with no one there to pull you up.

  377. DANIEL POULIGNOT on December 5th, 2011 6:48 pm


  378. Annika on December 5th, 2011 7:01 pm

    I am sorry to hear that you have to move but when one door closes, another one opens and I wish you, your family and the caretakers the best. I’m a former pit bull owner and when I can, would love to adopt one from you. You are truly an inspiration to me and my thoughts are with you as you begin your next chapter.

  379. Ashli Haslam on December 5th, 2011 7:18 pm

    Tia, what you are doing is amazing. I have a 9 month old puppy that has pit in him and I love him very much, they are amazing dogs and very loveable! I love the show and everything it stands for. I live in a really small town that’s just minutes from Kern County! The cops there really suck, to put it in nice terms. You didn’t deserve to be kicked out of Tehachapi but I know that no matter where you go you will still be doing the world a favor! Thanks for everything!

  380. Anais s. on December 5th, 2011 8:32 pm

    I am so sorry to hear all of this I have lived in California and pitbulls are my favorite dogs! They are very near and dear to my heart being that I have reached two litters from slaughter and adopted a few more. Come to washigton… I will volunteer part time! I hope this is the beginning of something better for you !

  381. Beckie on December 5th, 2011 9:08 pm

    What a great thing you all do, hopefully your heading south, I live in TN, land is cheap !!! I have 10 pitties of which 7 are rescues and I can’t say enough good things about them, course we have all the usual problems with high prey drive etc. but what a great breed, so many people have no idea what they are missing by not having a pitbull in their family!

  382. Melissa Dunn on December 5th, 2011 9:14 pm

    I am outraged and disgusted at the treatment you all suffer from society. Pits are not the problem, and parolees are not either, our closed-minded society is. What you are doing for the breed and the guys is absolutely wonderful and is to be commended, not condemned!!! My two dogs are my best friends, although Casey, the male, is a definite challenge so far. He’s come a long way, and has done wonderful, but needs more expert training than I possess. Do you think I can find anyone to help me? NO. Why you ask? Because he is a pit, that’s why. You go Tia and crew, and together you and all of us can change it, eventually. We love Ya!!

  383. Toni on December 5th, 2011 10:18 pm

    I love what you all are doing for these misunderstood dogs! I really hope you are coming to Nevada ..Reno more importantly! If you ever Need help I will be there! Keep up all the wonderful work you are doing!

  384. Rosemarie on December 5th, 2011 10:21 pm

    I cannot believe that there are so many small minded people in this world. What you do is truly amazing! We are truly blessed having someone like you in this cruel and selfish world.

    You know what they say: God never throws anything at you that you cannot handle….you are proving that daily!

    I only wish I was closer, I would be a volunteer anyday. You’ve totally changed mine and my husband’s thoughts about pit bulls!

    God Bless you and yours and all that you do!

  385. Natalie on December 5th, 2011 11:18 pm

    I am so sorry for all you have to go through, I will pray that your new journey is the peaceful one you and your dogs desearve. I wanted to volunteer, being a mother myself, I dont have all the time in the world. Looks like that wont happen. Please keep the show going, We are a pitbull family, and love to watch all those beautiful dogs find homes. Keep up the good work, and god bless.

  386. Tracy Leblanc on December 6th, 2011 12:05 am

    I was always afraid of pit bulls. My favorite neighbor and friend adopted peanut, a female spayed all white pit bull. Peanut has been so patient w me and has taught me so much about her beautiful gentle soul. When my neighbor goes out of town, my daughter and I take care of peanut. Complete w peanuts good morning song w facial caresses. She loves that the most. She is all of ours princess peanut. My sincere appreciation and respect for all your work. I wish I could come to your place 24 7 and love all your beautiful pit bulls.

  387. Cheryl Tamburlin on December 6th, 2011 12:14 am

    I have been an avid fan of the show and all you do since the first time I watched it. Over the years I have seen you and your “family”….whether that is the people in your lives or the dogs…endure so much. My daughter and I would love to do what you do but our state practically makes it impossible. I wish ALL OF YOU the best of luck. California and the local dogs are the losers in this case. Keep it up Tia….you are one tough chick and you will prevail. Best wishes to all of you!

  388. Shawna on December 6th, 2011 12:35 am

    I am late to the party and just started watching the show on AP… and now you are leaving CA. We do not have current room in our home, but I do hope you are not moving too far from CA for I do dearly want to become a member of your adoption family and give one of your rescues a home. What you do is remarkable and incredible and I am sad that too many in government are too close-minded to see that. But obviously with the fires even the ‘gods’ were warning you off tehachapi. I am glad that you found a new home for your family and the many dogs that you have rescued/will rescue. As a person who has only owned rescues their whole life and now does wildlife rehab and education, my heart is with yours in what you do. I hope to take one of yours home when we can get a house. :)

  389. M. Michelle on December 6th, 2011 12:43 am

    I think what you are doing is AMAZING both for the Pitbulls & the Parolees! You are an AMAZING person & I wish there were more people in the world like you!! I LOVE your show & I wish you the BEST OF LUCK in your move!!!!

  390. donna on December 6th, 2011 1:15 am

    there is a reason why all of this has happened.i believe that there are greater things instore for your group.when a door shuts,another one opens.i will be praying for you and the wonderful dogs that you are saving.good luck and God bless each and every one of you.

  391. Alyssa Rodriguez on December 6th, 2011 1:41 am

    Tia I’m so proud of you for what you are doing for these dogs
    They’re the most understood dogs and I love that you’re there
    To help them find a home and a family that loves them I keep
    Telling my dad that I want to go to your sanctuary and adopt
    A dog and he keeps telling me that we can’t cause of our yard
    Isn’t fenced in and we have two dogs in side and a pit bull outside
    Her name is Missy she is an amazing dog but she’s my sisters
    I would love to have my own pit bull we used to have a pit bull
    She passed away a couple of months ago and I miss her to death
    I just want another friend to play with!!!:) Im sad to hear you have to
    Move but I hope you move to Arizona or new mexico because I
    Live in the middle of them and I hope one day that I will be able
    To come work for you!!!!:)
    I love you and your crew and the dogs!!!!!:)

  392. TWEETY BROOKE on December 6th, 2011 2:21 am


  393. Susan Guthrie on December 6th, 2011 2:21 am

    Whats going to happin to the Guy’s that can’t leave the State and your going to stay on Animal Planet RIGHT

  394. KatieKat on December 6th, 2011 3:12 am

    It would be great to have you in the Vegas area!!!

  395. Angie on December 6th, 2011 5:43 am

    I would give my life to help you tia,im so sorry things always seem to not go the way you plan them ;,( my life dream was to have a farm n rescue dogs,especialy pit bulls.unfortunatly I have been plagued with crippling artheritis,n my dream will most likely not ever come true,but watching you on your show has givin me hope that there is someone out there that shares the same compassion for these dogs as I do and it moves me. If you come to oregon,trust me I will be one of the first people out there to volunteer in amy way I possibly can! I am the proud owner of an 11yr old pittie,Tank,iv had since he was 6wks,and is the love of my life. I know when he leaves this earth,and im ready,im traveling where ever you are and rescuing one of your much deserving babies.Thank you Tia,and all your awsome guys(n girls)for just being exceptional human beings! It all starts with just one kind hart,like yours. Sincerly,your biggest fan of what you do, Angie GOD BLESS :-)

  396. micah bennett on December 6th, 2011 6:16 am

    i think it is a good thing that you are doing with the animals cause i love animals even though i have had a bad experiance with a pit when i was a kid i don’t hate all pits for what one did to me as a kid. but i do think you should move closer to the east coast because dog food is a whole lot cheaper. i live in indiana and i know that it costs anywhere between 15 and 30 dollars for a 50 pound bag of dog food depends on where you get it.

  397. Karen on December 6th, 2011 11:27 am

    I bet it’s New York state or at least East coast, right?

  398. Lena Hoover on December 6th, 2011 12:08 pm

    Our family wishes you the best of luck in your move. The way that society treats pit bulls and parolees is horrible and EVERYONE deserves a second chance. Once we move out of our rental – which has a clause that says NO Pit Bulls – we hope to adopt one from you. Please say you are moving close to the Eastern US? Stay strong and know you have move support than you realize.

  399. Diana on December 6th, 2011 12:24 pm

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Continue to reach for the stars and never let imbiciles let you down. I’m addicted to your show and love what you are doing for not only the dogs but for the paroles too. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and yours. I would love to be involved.

  400. Gayle Messick on December 6th, 2011 12:54 pm

    My son and I have watched your show for years. We have had 2 pits. Cyprus is as loving and gentle a dog you could ever want. He’s wonderful with my 3yr old granddaughter. We have thought and wished we could start a rescue here in Delaware. We would name the business the “PIT STOP”. Unfortunately, as with you, money is the obstacle we have. I can tell you, if we should ever get the money and opportunity we will be opening a “PIT STOP” here in Delaware. You’re wonderful…keep the faith in these beautiful dogs.

  401. Caitlin on December 6th, 2011 1:09 pm

    I hope you are moving to TX, I would love to Volunteer!

  402. Vanessa on December 6th, 2011 1:40 pm

    I absolutely love your show and pit bulls have always been my favorite breed. Unfortunately, ignorance is abundant in our society, as proven by the residents and officials of Kern county. But I am rooting for you and everyone at Villalobos!!! Keep making this world a better place:)……ps I REALLY hope you come closer to Chicago!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  403. MeikoUna on December 6th, 2011 3:32 pm

    Tia and La Familia of Villa Lobos,
    I My fmaily and I live in Maryland, and in Prince Georges County..Pitbulls are baned..outlawed. I find this to be ridulous but I suppose it is their law. We watch your show and are true fans. When we can, we do donate and to the local area humaine society. I am a former Pit owner and I love them. They are truly a misunderstood breed and has taken the fall for misguided and ignorant owners. I want to wish you all the very best of success in your new journey. I know you will continue to do the awesome work that you have done for many years. Peace, Love and many blessings.

  404. Jennifer on December 6th, 2011 3:39 pm

    Don’t worry Tia, as long as you have God in your heart everything will be ok… What you do for these dogs and parolees is amazing and you truly are an angel.

  405. Desiree Juarez on December 6th, 2011 3:56 pm

    This is sooooo sad. Me and my kids have watched your show from the start and continue to do so. I think what you and your “family” are doing is soo sooo great and you will continue to do great things whereever you go. Im just so sad that after all the hard work you have done for “cali” they cant help you more by returning the favor. God Bless all of you at Villalobos.

  406. Kayla on December 6th, 2011 4:29 pm

    I love your show and I watch it alllll the time. I hope to some day adopt a pitbull terrier( I don’t know if I spelt terrier correct). I can’t wait to find out where Villalobos is moving to. I’m soo sorry about Tehachipi. It truly was a gorgeous area just from what I’ve seen on television. Please never stop rescuing Theses misunderstood souls.
    With much love and admiration-kayla :)

  407. Mandy Stone on December 6th, 2011 4:36 pm

    Tia, we absolutely love you and your family! What all of y’all do is amazing! I hope y’all are coming to Texas! Our family would love to have y’all close and help any way we can! All I can say is screw California and everything is BIGGER and BETTER in TEXAS!! Much love to you, your family and all Parolees!!

  408. Jennifer on December 6th, 2011 4:53 pm

    It is amazing what you have done for these dogs and I wish you the best in your next adventure. Thank god these dogs have angels like you looking out for them.

  409. joey zeltmann on December 6th, 2011 5:28 pm

    i love pitbulls. they are great. i cant ever get mad at mine. he will just wine when he does something wrong. but i gave a really good thanks to villalobos. they rescue pitbull. thanks for rescueing dogs

  410. Kim on December 6th, 2011 7:06 pm

    Tia, before watching your show i was scared of pit bulls…after watching just 1 episode…it moved me! I have a whole different outlook toward that breed of dog now. Thank You for everything you and your crew do!!! God Bless and good luck with your move!

  411. Lee Ann on December 6th, 2011 7:09 pm

    As a former no-kill shelter manager in S. Florida- I have the highest respect for you all ! I do hope both of your new neighborhoods are more accepting of you. Your work is hard enough without politics entering into the equasion. Continue your awesome work, for there is nothing like it in the world. (Take it from somebody who misses their job & working with pits everyday.) Wishing you love and the best of everything ! PS Are you hiring in either of your new locations ? Would relocate in a heartbeat.

  412. Debbie Jenkins on December 6th, 2011 8:40 pm

    I wish you all the best. I hope you are able to carry on the work that you do where ever you may end up. God has given you a wonderful gift to be able to work with the dogs and give them dogs a chance. All of you are amazing! My prayers are with you!

  413. erika on December 6th, 2011 10:22 pm

    Tia, you are such an amazing person, as is everyone who works at Villalobos. You all face so much issues and so many narrow minded people, yet you continue to try to educate people and open their eyes! You give pit bulls and parolees second chances and have helped so many people and dogs, and all I want to say is THANK YOU for everything you guys have done! As someone who volunteered at an animal shelter for six years, I always say that the smartest, sweetest, most loyal dogs that came through those doors were pit bulls!
    As for the move….I wish you guys nothing but the best of luck. I hope you all love the new locations! (if you come to northern New York, you may have a regular volunteer coming to help out!)

  414. Tanya on December 6th, 2011 11:38 pm

    I wish Tia and her family (including the parolees) the best of luck with the move. I watch their TV show religiously and the dogs deserve the best, which is what they are being given by Villalobos. If you came to Ohio and were close by to my home I would definately help you guys. Best of Luck Tia!!!

  415. claudia gamez on December 6th, 2011 11:44 pm

    I wish ya moved to indiana,wish ya best of luck>>>Da episode when it showed when ya go to court for da final permit of the new location>>I got madd when they said no, n more mad when i heard their reasons>>>Even my husband got mad!!!!But Tia you do a great job >Your da voice for the pitbulls>>>Puffy episode brought me to tears thanx for savin her

  416. Carol, Brett, and Brinn on December 7th, 2011 12:38 am

    Our family loves your show. The work you do with dogs, and watching the changes in the guys as the show progresses, is such a beautiful story of redemption. We are a California family, and are sad that the small minds and closed hearts can’t see past the sterotypes, of our beautiful dogs, and the potential and the hearts of the parolees is sad. We have used your show in so many ways to teach our daughter not to judge people by what you see, and to look at their hearts. This is a big loss for California. But as shown by many shows you have never let the state lines stop you. We will continue to support your work no matter where you are. And now we’ll have another new place to put on our places to go list, when we come out and sign up for volunteer time.
    God closes one door and opens another, our prayers are with you and all.

  417. Hazel on December 7th, 2011 12:46 pm

    I’m sorry for those people they are idiots pit bulls are very good dogs they are just used for the wrong reasons i hurt when I here some of the stories. My son owns one and honestly he is the best dog we have ever had we sure could use you in Nashville or Clarksville Tennessee love you and your Daughters Tia.

  418. Diane on December 7th, 2011 12:51 pm

    I love your show and i think it is wonderful of you and your husband aj to want to help the parolees and pitbulls.i think it was very nice of you to take them under your wing like that.i know it can be hard for you but when I get older and finish school I would like to make a deal with you were you wouldnt have to worry about vetrinary bills anymore. Bye tia I really apreciate wat you are doing thankyou ur amazing and tell mariah and tania they can do it that I belive in them!!!!!!

  419. jasmine on December 7th, 2011 12:51 pm

    QI love your show and i think it is wonderful of you and your husband aj to want to help the parolees and pitbulls.i think it was very nice of you to take them under your wing like that.i know it can be hard for you but when I get older and finish school I would like to make a deal with you were you wouldnt have to worry about vetrinary bills anymore. Bye tia I really apreciate wat you are doing thankyou ur amazing and tell mariah and tania they can do it that I belive in them!!!!!!

  420. Michelle on December 7th, 2011 1:19 pm

    It is very sad to know that they treated you like that, California is my home state born and raised there, i hope that were ever you move they will treat you better and see that what you are doing for these dogs is life changing… your show tuches home more than you could ever know, I am a pitbull owner for one and my father is in prison Califorina inmate…. what you do for the dogs and the ex inmates is just simply amazing you are my role modle hands down….. Keep up the good work Tia, I hope one day to fallow in your foot steps!
    <3 xoxoxox's for all the dogs!

  421. Cynthia Mattera on December 7th, 2011 3:02 pm

    Hi Tia,

    I just wanted to say that you, your family and your staff are angels!! I watch you show all the time and it brings tears to my eyes. This breed is so mis-understood, yet they are gentle and loving. The work your do is really wonderful and I know God is looking down on you all with a smile! Thru the sadness of a loss and the joy of an adoption you keep on going.
    I used to rescue and foster stray cats and kittens so I now the expense you must have to keep your sanctuary running. I just made a gift on your website. It’s not huge but I want to help you in some small way be able to continue your great work with the PIt Bulls.
    Bless you all and thank you!
    Cynthia, Addison IL

  422. Carly on December 7th, 2011 3:30 pm

    Does any1 kno where they are moving? hopefully closer to new england, or even bertter in Massachusetts!!

  423. Stazh on December 7th, 2011 7:16 pm

    Via lobos is a great organization What you Tia and family Do for all the pitbulls and parolees is amazing Pitbulls are the most amazing dogs ever They are the most loving affectionate And loyal companion you could ever have Thank god for all of you And I wish you the very best. I hope by some chance you come to arizona we need you out here

  424. Kathy Schimmel on December 7th, 2011 7:52 pm

    Hi Tia, I watch your show all t he time. I have laughed with you and cryed with you. I wish you all the best of luck . California should be ashamed for what they did and your Pits. Again I wish you all the good luck in the world. Don’t give up those beautiful dogs need you..

  425. Pet Chaplain Geffen on December 7th, 2011 10:58 pm

    You have an awesome passion for your rescue, and remember… as one door closes another will open.

    I have a 3 year old Pit mix male BUDDY, he found us back in the spring. He came to us with manners ; ) ! He gets along with our 10 yr old pincher mix Houdini and our new additions Ally & Wally Labs that were dumped.

    I enjoy your show on Animal Planet.

  426. Keith on December 8th, 2011 12:05 am

    I never thought I would own a Pit! I then met Eisa in a shelter, and she was literally two days away from being put down. She was the sweetest dog, and I could not let this happen. Since Eisa changed my life I haven’t owned any other dog besides a pit. Thank you for helping people understand how misunderstood this breed truly is. You do good work between the rescue, and the hiring of the parolees. You really give both a new start. My next dog I get I think will be from you guys. I do have a couple years before that happens I hope. Keep up the good work remember you have support in Minnesota!

  427. Jaylen on December 8th, 2011 1:13 am

    I hope.your moving closer to new mexico. We have so much room and so many dogs to help. Ive managed to rescue to.pit bull puppies myself but wish I could help a lot more. God bless you for all you do!

  428. loke on December 8th, 2011 4:40 am

    I have had owned 5 pits in my 26 years on this planet and one major thing i have learned about pits and dogs in general is that people whos doggs r out of control and expescially in the case of pitbulls r people that raise kids that go out and shoot other people and r a drain on society!!! You know if those kids r not brought up n a decent home and shown love and affection than a dog doesnt stand a chance!!! But thank god for the few people like you in this world that can take them n and show them the good part of life and a second chance at life!!! Best of luck with the move and the STL has your back!!!

  429. Susan Peters on December 8th, 2011 8:35 am

    Since Mando and his wife have bought a house, how will they work out moving? Will they be able to sell it so soon? I wish you all the best. I love your show and record it so I don’t miss any episodes. What will happen to the guys who work at the rescue? Will they be able to get their parole moved to the new location and keep their jobs?

  430. sheila snyder on December 8th, 2011 12:40 pm

    I live in vermont and my husband and I watch your show. we just love it and you and your family allso. your daughters are so beautiful and I wish I had daughters like that. all of you help are so sweet and I just love amando. so kind.keep up the good work

  431. Kristi on December 8th, 2011 7:28 pm

    Tia & the Girls & twins o & the parolees, I hope your move is a wonderful new start! I am SO sad to hear that California has let its people & animals down yet again. I am very proud of the work you all do. And Tia you are amazingly strong! You go!!
    But question…What happens to your parolees??
    I will continue to support u by watching your show & rescues & buying merchandise!
    Thank u very much
    from 1 pit family to another

  432. stefani mael on December 8th, 2011 8:09 pm

    you are so amazing & heroic ! if only there was more people like you

  433. Mozy on December 8th, 2011 8:34 pm

    I am a big fan of Rottweilers,but I think I can see a pittie in our future.really wish you folks were moving to n.h. Best of luck where ever you go, and thanks for all you do.we would love to hear from you Mozy.

  434. Chris on December 8th, 2011 11:49 pm

    sorry to hear about all the problems you have and are going through. I love watching your show and with us now in California for the winter would love to come visit you before you move……I hope you are moving close to wisconsin….You are a fantastic Lady…and you are very strong…God is with you more than you know…Keep up the good work….will be praying for you!!!!

  435. BREA on December 8th, 2011 11:51 pm

    I can’t stop watching your show. Tia, you remind me of my mother that I love so much and your daughters remind me so much of myself, it’s creepy. Tania has the same phone cover as me. haha whatever. I’m just a creep from Chicago and I’m lovin what you guys do and I CANT WAIT to see where your adventure will continue.. keep up the good work and kickin butt :)

  436. maria on December 9th, 2011 1:09 am

    I just read that you are leaving California!! I am sorry to hear about your troubles, but please know that you have fans all across the U.S. and I know that Tia is a strong and determinded woman so I have no doubt that villalobos will triumph in whatever state you choose. I live in Minnesota and would love a opportunity to volunteer if one of your facilities were here. Keep up the good fight!!!

  437. Cierra on December 9th, 2011 1:47 am

    We need you Houston,TX TIA!
    I’ve heard bad things about H-SPCA against Pitt bulls “(
    Wish there were more ppl w/ your dedication and loyalty to this breed.
    <3 Blue

  438. Jennifer on December 9th, 2011 6:37 am

    I just wanna say that what u and every1 there are doin is awesome, as soon as i heard of ur show i was hooked. I had a rough time in life and if it wasnt for my pit vicious,i dont ,now what i wouldve done. R.I.P. To her, she was hit bya car, 2 weeks before her 4th bday. Isaw a show where u reunited a pit with its sober owner after 1 year and i balled my eyes out, all i saw was my vicious. Im so proud of you all and wish u the best n much love, thank you for all your time n effort you giv these animals, i just wanna hug all of u!!!!!! Xoxoxo

  439. Joyce on December 9th, 2011 11:15 am

    Very best wishes on your new locations – I know you’ll be ENORMOUSLY successful! This totally messed up state of California does not deserve you!!

  440. Veronica on December 9th, 2011 1:21 pm

    Tia… between your personal struggles as a single mother, as a supportive wife to AJ, and the one responsible for the rescue Via Lobos my heart goes out to you and I keep you in my thoughts on a daily basis. You are one of the strongest women I have ever seen and I have nothing but respect for you and what you do and what I am sure you will continue to do.

  441. Don Welling on December 9th, 2011 3:22 pm

    Watching your show opened my eyes to the true nature and spirit of pit bulls and helped me make one of the best decisions of my life – adopting a 1 year old pit bull from our local shelter about 2 years ago. Sophie is the most amazing dog and everyone who comes in contact with her are so impressed with her “good manners”, gentleness and true love. Just wanted to say that I respect what you and your family are doing on behalf of these special dogs and wish you all the best. Rock On!!

  442. Stephanie on December 9th, 2011 3:29 pm

    I love what your doing!!! Hopfully you come closer to me.. :) i would love to adopted a dog from you guys! Everytime i watch your show, i want every dog i see. i think what your doing is great for the dogs. they need a someone like you to really show the world theyre not the worlds worst dog. If only people werent so blinde sometimes.. Much love from Pa!! <3

  443. Marla on December 9th, 2011 4:39 pm

    I am so glad that although you have to leave california you have found a way to expand your efforts.. I am a big fan of your work, both with the dogs and your guys. You truely are a god send and inspiration to many people. I really hope yall move closer to Texas, but above all where ever your new home may be that you are able to continue to put an end to the ignorance, fear and closemindness people have towards your animals and the men you intrust to care for them.

  444. Melissa on December 9th, 2011 5:19 pm

    Pitbulls dangerous!! I live in Idaho and have better luck of being hit by a car then attacked by my pit. Tia and family, my dog has his home due to ur show. My husband was raised in L.A and always thought these were “gangster dogs” this name has labeled a breed but as we all know even the smallest dog will bite if tought. After having many unnerving evenings I brought our pitbull Corona home he has been taught to bark at what he see’s, protect the family and love anything that I allow in the door. Do I wonder sometimes if he has a brain YEP!!! Now that we have had Corona for almost 2 years my husband has came to understand that these dogs are “LABELED” by man not by their breed. Tia just as ur show helped win over our family im sure that many others have been, are and will be. Kiss that state goodbye and bring help and hope to a new one. Best of luck to u all.

  445. Vicki on December 9th, 2011 6:16 pm

    We would never have considered a pit bull before November of 2010 when my son placed a small blue grey wiggling mass in my arms and the sweetest terriorist that ever lived looked up at me and licked my chin. I was a goner. Bentley has been with us ever since and I call him the terriorist because he is bent on mass distruction of my home but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have made it a point to raise him to be a model citizen (including nutering him as soon as I possibly could much to my son’s dismay). I watched your show both BB (Before Bentley) and AB (After Bentley) and I watch it now not with trepidation and fear of a “dangerous” breed but with the love of the breed! Loyalty, unconditional love, and wild goofy enthusiasim. That is what a pit bull brings to the table. You truly do great work Tia and being in the correctional field I think the program you offered to parolees in California was a blessing that may never be equaled. Good luck to you and yours and God Bless your work.

  446. Haley on December 9th, 2011 7:44 pm

    I hope you come to flordia!

  447. Courtney on December 9th, 2011 9:00 pm

    You and your family are an inspiration to me. I know it requires a lot of work and a special type of person to take care of a pitbull. The episode where they turned down your permit was heart breaking and I wish you all the best. Your dogs, family and your parolees are in my prayers and i wish you all the best and everything happens for a reason! All i can say is thank God you werent in Tehachapi when the fires struck. I hope that having to move is a blessing in disguise and I’m rootin for ya Tia!

  448. jamie Dunton Clark on December 9th, 2011 10:17 pm

    Tia I love what you do for the pits and the parolees, they are so misunderstood and need a second chance. Iam owned by my pit Otis,he is the sweetest and most hyper wild thing full of fun, I am in Calhoun Ga and here and here they are also treated like the worlds worst enemies. I hope to adopt a nother pitt in the future, Keep up the great work you do and God bless you and your crew . Love you all. Jamie .

  449. Dalila on December 9th, 2011 10:37 pm

    Tie I agree with you and I think the pit bulls arent the one one who is being aggressive I think it is because we treat them badly and they dont know what to do so they try to defend themselves so they wont get hurt.

    p.s I love all the work u do;)

  450. Dalila on December 9th, 2011 10:43 pm

    this is going to sound hilarious because I think u should move to salina ks cuz there is alot of land there but i also think your not going to move here cuz its tooooooooooooo far away.

  451. DarcyDay on December 10th, 2011 1:32 am

    Tia, you are an amazing, driven, hard-working women with a heart as good as gold! Love your show & would love to take a trip to come see you & volunteer on your ranch! I have one pitbull/english pointer rescue who was beaten & possibly fought before showing up on my door step about 8 yrs ago! He is the BEST DOG ever!

    I host a radio show ever Sunday from 2-5pm in the metro Detroit area! I would like to take my show on the road & broadcast from wherever I find myself! It has to be a place I can bring my “Classic Country & More” and make a difference. I don’t mind hard work/physical labor! I am going to start travelling state to state to help spread the word regarding the breed and help people/animals!

    Please let me know if you can use some extra help for a weekend! Contact me via email at:

    Thank you!

    Warmest Regards,

    Darcy Day :)

  452. Jason Hall on December 10th, 2011 11:02 am

    Hello Tia, Ive been watching pit bulls and parolees and its a very wonderful cause. I love pit bulls and if i see a stray pitbull it is coming with me to a safe place. I would like to put input on moving the ranch near chicago. In chicago there are lots of pitbulls just walking the streets. In this community they dont stand a chance in the rescue centers, they will be put to sleep. Just a little of incite on moving the location to city desperately needed. If there is anything i can do you can contact me via Email and again i take my hat off to you your really doing great things. God Bless you and your family. You are truly a Hardcore Saint.

  453. Victor Vilalobos on December 10th, 2011 12:42 pm

    Hello I like to know where you are heading too I live in Colorado and hoping it will be here. But I am originally from New Mexico and know that that is great country for a Rescue place like Villalobos, and Colorado would be nice also . Please email me I would be interested in helping Thnk You Victor Villalobos.

  454. Ashley Caudill on December 10th, 2011 1:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the tehachapi property. I love the show and everything you do. U love these dogs and u know what these dogs go through and your still willing to watch over these dogs. I hope ypu have a great and sucusseful move and have a safe journey into the future. I hope that some day i can help you out. Thank you for evrything you do.

  455. Chelsey Anna Marie on December 10th, 2011 1:58 pm

    I think its wonderful that you have been able to find a new place that accepts you and the dogs… I think its a wonderful thing you’re doing for the dogs and the parolees… I hope that you’re moving somewhere close to kansas, i would love to volunteer my time with Villalobos !! It means alot you giving those guys a second chance, I have family in and out of prison , i myself am even an ex-con so i fully understand how difficult it is to try to make a new life for yourself while the rest of society seems to just want you to fail… anyways Tia I wish you nothing but the best, and be blessed :) much love from way out here in kansas!!

  456. Linda on December 10th, 2011 2:02 pm

    I write this with 3 rescued pibbles lounging on the couch beside me. 1 of them is a blind elderbull rescued from the streets of L.A., CA,who nearly died of pneumonia & dog flu in the Downey shelter. He also had hernia surgery upon our arrival home in MN, & has skin cancer. His best bud, a 7-yr-old mast cell cancer & 3-time knee surgery survivor who saved me 7 yrs ago, is my heart. His girl, a manic frisbee nut & kissing machine, is another pibble I rescued.
    Thank you for doing MORE than your part to educate the public about our dogs, & for giving parolees a chance. You’re a woman after my own heart, Tia. Things happen for a reason, & good things lie ahead for Villa Lobos. Calif. was but one stop in your journey. Hopefully you’ll end up closer to MN! Peace and prayers to VIlla Lobos.

  457. Carol on December 10th, 2011 3:04 pm

    I want you to know that I have never liked pitbulls…UNTIL YOUR SHOW! Your show brought an appreciation of the breed and proved to me that not all pitbulls are out to kill. I have fallen in love with this breed now and I want you to know that I am praying for you, your family, the dogs, and the parolees (thank you for giving them a chance too)! Please know that you and your show has blessed my heart in many ways. May God continue to pour out His blessings upon you and everyone (including these precious animals) associated with the show. I just know that He is going to bless your efforts.
    Thank you again.

  458. Rhea on December 10th, 2011 3:06 pm

    Tia & Villalobs family

    May God bless and keep you all. It is an AMAZING thing you all are doing with not only the dogs but the people too!!! Keep up the good fight you all are in my thoughts and prayers.


  459. Kathy Roark on December 10th, 2011 3:25 pm

    So sorry to hear about Tehachapi- I hope you have found new homes. I live in Las Vegas,NV and hope you have planned to bring the pits to Nevada. There are bureaucrats and self serving “officials” everywhere and like everywhere, the finest politicians money can buy are here but I’d like to be close enough to volunteer. Keep up the good work.

  460. Jenna on December 10th, 2011 3:49 pm

    I would love to see you guys come to CO, but this place is so pit unfriendly. We even get flack for our pit bull, Sierra, from some people, and she’s a service dog!

  461. charles elliott on December 10th, 2011 4:20 pm

    i have been a owner of two pits and i miss my first one but any way you guys rock if you move to wa state i will help any way i can

  462. Andrew on December 10th, 2011 4:25 pm

    Tia, I just want you and everyone who works with Villalobos to know i am thankful for loving caring people such as you all. My fiancee and I are proud owners of two beautiful pitbulls. One day i hope we can open up our own adoption center or foster home for pits. You all are a true inspiration and a blessed gift to pitbulls. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

  463. Rikki on December 10th, 2011 4:41 pm

    I absolutely LOVE what you guys are doing. Its so wonderful to see people who are just as dedicated to making these dogs lives better along with parolees’. Pitbulls are SOOOOO misunderstood. my family rescued a pit mix her name is kyra. She came to us many years ago pregnant and homeless. Two days later we had 11 extra dogs including kyra. All were placed in wonderful homes and our family keot kyra. Its nice to see that you(Tia) and your family care just as much as mine. Kern county should be ashamed. Along with all those people who were opposed. No one really understands until youve come in contact with a pit and u fall madly in love. I wouldve challenged all those people to go in to a pit rescue and volunteer and realize that each and every pit is unqiue and that they really can and are loving creatures.shame on someone who either fights these animals or sterotypes them.

  464. Amy on December 10th, 2011 4:42 pm

    Move to MN! It may be cold but we have warm hearts! I’d love to volunteer!

  465. T. B. Baker on December 10th, 2011 4:50 pm

    I have recently begun watching your program and reading on all the work you do. Around the middle of September this year, someone put out a starved, abused and pregnant pit on our street. We found her one night when we discovered her eating the cat food on our back porch. It took us almost three weeks of sitting on the steps and luring her nearer and nearer with food and treats. She finally allowed us to pet her but only when we had food in our hands. We call her PrettyGirl. She finally had her puppies, 2 boys and one girl. It took several more weeks for her to allow us anywhere near them and since she had them in a honeysuckle thicket it was hard to get close. The pups look to be a lab mix and were absolutely adorable. We are still looking for homes for two of the pups since one has gone to a wonderful home. While I have never been a big dog fan, especially of pits, this PrettyGirl has stolen my entire family’s heart. I cry when I think of how anyone could mistreat an animal when they only want to be loved and to love a family of their own. Thank you for what you do and for making believers of a lot of people. Pits are truly loyal and loving animals. More so then most humans in this world.

  466. Sabrina on December 10th, 2011 5:28 pm

    I just moved to Rosamond, CA and just discovered your org. I love dogs and have three large breed rescues myself. I was so excited at the prospect of being able to volunteer and help out and by what you would be doing for the Kern County Community. It disgusts me to know what this community has done to your org and at the ignorance of the people living here. I know god has better plans for you all and that you, the guys and the dogs will be blessed and supported by your new communities!

  467. CHRISTY on December 10th, 2011 5:45 pm

    Please come to Texas. The weather is great for the dogs and the Taxes are alot lower here than in Minnesota. There are wide open spaces for the dogs, just like where you are in California. I want you to ontinue the cause Tia, you one strong lady and need to catch a break and so do the dogs. You are in my prayers. i will be watching your show and rooting for you all the way.

  468. Kevin Redden on December 10th, 2011 5:50 pm

    I just started watching your show today and haven’t stopped watching it for hours. I think what you do is here is amazing and is something I wish I could do myself but I don’t have the resources yet. Keep up the fight and I hope things work out for the best. I will do my part to help out with the financial part here. I own Phoenix Flies Productions, and and Kjmix Entertainment. We are doing some major performances and events this spring I am going to try to add you into the mix with your permission. I will contact you directly when I have more info on the events and I hope to be able to help out in the future.
    Keep strong we are all pulling for you. Kevin Redden aka Kjmix1

  469. Dorothy Cleaveland on December 10th, 2011 5:50 pm

    You are the voice of the Pit Bulls that can not speak.

  470. Dee curry on December 10th, 2011 5:58 pm

    You guys are the best. Sometimes it’s just time to move on. I believe things always happen for a reason. I am from the Philadelphia area. And there are a lot of pit bull lovers out here. Good luck in all you do. I volunteer at a rescue in west Hampton Nj and most of our dogs are pits. I am proud to say we have a 90%adoption rate!

  471. Diane on December 10th, 2011 6:02 pm

    I was so sorry to see that the move didn’t work out. They say everything happens for a reason and I believe that. I live in North Carolina and we watch your show all the time. I love what you do with the dogs as well as with the parolees, giving them second chances. I own a pit bull and wouldn’t dream of going with another breed as they are so loveable. Thank you guys for all of your hard work and dedication. I hope to visit the ranch one day

  472. Andrea on December 10th, 2011 6:32 pm

    As a former resident of Kern County (13 year resident), I am saddened by their treatment of you. Best of luck.

  473. Ethan on December 10th, 2011 7:19 pm

    you should move to vermont…..

  474. Andrew Hullum on December 10th, 2011 8:10 pm

    Tia, what you do is amazing, not just for the dogs but for the parollees also.Many people look up to you. I wish you the best of luck where ever you go.

  475. Cindy Dye on December 10th, 2011 8:39 pm

    Tia – I am the proud owner of a rescued pitbull and I really want to support your cause! My husband and I would love to buy some of your merchandise – hoody, t-shirts, etc – but not sure where to find them??? Please respond :-)

  476. Shannon on December 10th, 2011 9:10 pm

    Dear Tia and the entire Villalobos staff, I commend all of you for the outstanding work & dedication you devote to your Pitbulls. I myself am a Pitbull owner. My Pit is 3 days away from turning 15. My dog has been the kid I never had. I adore him. I just can’t believe the stupidity of the people who denied your permit’s to continue the outstanding work you provide to the animals and to the individuals who need that 2nd chance to proove themself to society. When the day comes for me to get another pitbull, I will go to your rescue center no matter where you are…I LOVE MY REDNOSE PITBULL, he truly is My Baby, I just wish society could understand the true nature of the American Pitbull breed, my 4.7 pound Chiuaua is the boss of my pit, imagine that!

  477. Lisa K on December 10th, 2011 10:42 pm

    I always had mixed emotions on pitbulls until this past July when my husband rescued a pitbull that was left in a park overnight tied to tree. His friends discovered him while they were working. Animal control officers said that if they took him, in 2 days they would have to euthanize him. My husband took him home. We all instantly bonded. He was skinny and was abused (had cigarette burns in both ears). We nursed Nitro back to health and he is part of our family. We have another dog and our children are ages 3,10 &13. My 10 year old had a writing assignment for school. She had to pick a show she would like to be part of. Her show was you guessed it-PITBULLS AND PAROLEES. She is also doing her research project on pitbulls. We love your show and all that you do for the breed.

  478. Kenneth on December 10th, 2011 11:04 pm

    Thanks for helping people see thatpits are kind dogs. I have always loved pits. I may adopt one of yours, as soon as I get my house. Keep up the good work, and good luck on the move

  479. Deja on December 10th, 2011 11:21 pm

    I LOVE what you are doing. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor March 2011 and can no longer work. I decided to adopt a rescue pit since I will no longer be working. I picked a dog that came to the pound in Oregon with his front and back legs electrical taped together, bloody nose, tips of his ears cut and bumps n bruises because he “was so vicious”. After being treated at the vet for a while he was sent to the pound. Apparentally he was the pound workers fav.but nobody wanted to adopt him. So, they called the woman that takes in dogs (as you do) in Tacoma WA. I adopted him before his picture even hit the website. The dog I adopted is a pit/boxer mix. His name is Banjo but I only call him that when he is introuble. We call him Jojo. He is the sweetest dog. I taught him how to sit and shake in 1 day. Yes he is vicious…. he licks you to death! I wish I could help you out and adopt more but, one is enough. Jojo and I needed eachother. Keep up the good work in rescuing the dogs. I wish I lived closer, I would totally help you out at the ranch.

  480. Sandia on December 10th, 2011 11:52 pm

    I hope you move closer to Mississippi because I would love to volunteer whenever and I know many others that would love to volunteer as well!

  481. Donna Columbus Ohio on December 10th, 2011 11:59 pm

    man that is going to be hard. what are you going to do with all those dogs? Are they ALL making the move with you? What is going to happen with ALL the parolees that you have on you team now? WOW this stuff BLOWS. GOOD LUCK on the move

  482. Julie on December 11th, 2011 12:06 am

    As a resident of Bakersfield, I am sad that people in this county can be so stupid. I remember when Marilyn Stewart started Alpha Canine Sanctuary it was the same thing. There are countless people around here who have not followed the rules like you have and just began hoarding animals with disastrous results. You tried to do things by the book and end up getting kicked in the teeth.

    Good luck wherever you end up, and remember there has to be a special place in heaven for people like you.

  483. Rebel Jones on December 11th, 2011 12:22 am

    this move just means the good lord needs yalls help els where. Tia i thank you so much for all the good work you,your family and all the others have done for the pit bull breed and all the men comeing out of lockup. your a true angel!!! wish so much we had yall here in Texas. keep up the good work and dont ever forget saveing one pit is worth so much and god is seeing all the good you are doing. thanks and god bless from west Texas

  484. Mary Jensen on December 11th, 2011 12:49 am


    You are my hero, lady! I hope that if you are moving to a southern state, i.e., Louisiana, I know you are aware of the heartworm problem and all that goes with it. Just another added expense and I hope everyone that donates is reading this! I have watched so much that happens just in Texas, Michigan, Florida and Louisiana.

    Much love and luck to the big move and to your precious pitties.

    P.S. How is Parker boy doing?

  485. Yvonne on December 11th, 2011 12:50 am

    Hi Tia, I absolutely love your show and absolutely everything you are doing for our beautiful Pit Bulls. I was disgusted about how you were treated at your almost new home. It was just unfair nut ignorance reared it’s ugly head yet again but you and your family are all fighters and will never be down long. I am happy to hear you are leaving Cali but a little concerned if you to a state with four season how will the dogs make out in the different changes in the weather. Please come closer to Philadelphia we have a horrible pit bull abuse problem here with all of the pit bull fighting rings here it is a disgrace. I would absolutely love to help you if you come closer. I think you may go south to New Orleans or Mississippi area or Texas but Texas drought issues and you will choose wisely. Where ever you choose to relocate to please keep your show going because we would be lost with out it. I have a 2 girls one Pit bull mix and I mean mix.. Goldie who us 5 and my lil Princess Prada and she is 2 and she is a full pit and Prada is amazing and sweet….Goldie is mixed with Pit/chow/wolf and Shepard and she is aggressive but absolutely beautiful. I’m praying for you and your crew,,,please keep us posted and I promise word as a retired Us Navy Sailior if you are anywhere withing 100miles I would love to come and meet you. Best of luck.

  486. chris wright on December 11th, 2011 12:51 am

    well if u r still looking for a place i know you can come to great falls montana pitbulls are welcome here and it would be great to have a place to bring the dogs that i have picked up over the years at this point i pick up dogs that are beat and neglected and i rehome them in 3 to 4 days and thet good because i still keep in contacte with the new owners but anyway here in montana we could use a place like that

  487. karina on December 11th, 2011 12:59 am

    Mam, i was totally considering this place after finding out my baby has a limited time with me.
    I hope these states will treat you well.

  488. Shaun-Ann Smith on December 11th, 2011 1:07 am

    Not only do you show amazing strength, commitment and compassion but the resilience you have is astonishing. If you come to Joplin Missouri and need a helping hand, let me know. You have passed torches into many place besides L.A.. I am originally from So Cal. My husband of 13 years was a parolee and now we own 1 Pitt and are Fostering another. When we brought home our big foster baby, we saw your show on the TV. We looked at each other and it clicked-we have some things in common. If you are ever in need of some extra hands to help in this area. We are here for you! Thank You for all you do!

  489. chris raphael on December 11th, 2011 1:13 am


  490. Sheri on December 11th, 2011 1:45 am

    I love your show I watch it all the time. I am the pround owner of a wonderful, loving and gentle 5 year old male pitbull, that my husband and I rescued. I adore this dog, he is now an indoor dog and lives with 2 cats. These dogs are so loving if given the right home, were they are taken care of and loved. Thank you for what you and your workers do. I hope more people can truley see how wonderful pitbulls really are. Good luck with your move! I’m going to purchase some of your shirts, they are really cool.

  491. Robyn (NY) on December 11th, 2011 4:37 am

    Tia, Family and Parolees, I love your show and love what you all do! I live in upstate Ny and alot of places (apartments/landlords) do not allow pitbulls. The breed has such a bad name and I dont agree. I would love to own another pitbull. Right now the closest I could get is a bassett hound pitbull mix. ( the bassett hound is the father) She is an awsome dog with the hyperness of a full breed pit.I hope you guys move closer to NY so my children and myself can come and help you. Pitbulls are a great breed and have a lot of love to offer if given the chance! <3

  492. cary harlow on December 11th, 2011 9:21 am

    Why are so many “to be determined” on your adoption pages? Have you not checked these dogs out? With all the employees you have? Sweet deal: ppls money goes to you, your daughters (how do you pay for the tats and cell phone) what about the jailbird? “Who pays for his comissary? donations? I would guess so, none of your family works a paying job.

  493. Debra Lairson on December 11th, 2011 10:47 am

    I love your show and think it is so wonderful that you do this service for all who cannot have the guts to do what you can! I love animals and would give my life for anyone I have or anyone on the street. They are innocent as a child and only we can protect them. I pray that you are able to carry on this work and that your girls (and Guys) can do this also. I have soooooo much love and respect for you and yours–may God richly Bless all of you–you will be repaid!!

  494. Debra Lairson on December 11th, 2011 10:54 am

    I did not add in my comment that we own two pits and had two others until they were sick or too old to walk. We had the smallest one “Max” a blue pit fixed with ears like your Mascot . He was the most gorgous dog! Wish you were close to North Texas so I could visit and help. Maybe one day Lots of Love and Good Wishes- you are making a great Christmas every year for all of them-Please continue to protect a dog so misunderstood!!

  495. shaunti on December 11th, 2011 11:33 am

    I am so glad you are moving out of CA. In three months so am I. This state does not appreciate unique people and creatures (pit bulls). Just as myself there are signs every were guiding us in the right direction in life and we choose to see them or not and you have chosen a better path for your beautiful dogs and your family. i look forward to the day i can open my heart and home to more homeless pit bulls. Your new journey is meant to be!

  496. danny quinones on December 11th, 2011 12:31 pm

    hello i just want to say that i love your show and love what it is that you do. i have 2 pitt bulls that are my world. one is 3years old her name is misdee and her puppy which is a male who is 10months old named mylo i would die for they are well trained and listen very well they get alone so great they love playing together and never been apart from one other, but i got a problem i been getting sick alot and come to find out that my dogs are killing me slowly due to my asthma cuz of being allergic to them.. now i just want you to know that its hurting me so bad and i really love the so much and i dont want to get rid of them but i keep getting sick and have to i tryed to give them to friends but no one can take them and i try a few places here in my town but some of them will put them to sleep cuz of no room for them… so im asking can you some how PLEASE HELP ME!!! i know that you can find them a good home PLEASE for my dogs please help….

  497. Sheri on December 11th, 2011 1:01 pm

    Having grown up with my own sweet pit bull, I love the work you are doing. My daughter and I watch your shows together, laugh and cry at all that is happening there. My heart aches at the misfortune you have suffered. Yet I am thrilled you have not only found a new place but your ministry is growing. My childhood pit bull was a doll baby I will never forget. I hope others will watch your show and see the good work you are doing and support your causes, both for parolees and the pits. Good Luck and best wishes in all you are doing!!!!

  498. TMcBride on December 11th, 2011 1:18 pm

    To hell with California! Anyway, I wish you all the best. I would love to come and check out the New Mexico location. What happens to the parolees that were working there?

  499. Julie on December 11th, 2011 1:51 pm

    We need a pitbull rescue in Florida. I am an avid Pitbull lover and hate the fact that so many counties in Florida outlaw Pitbulls. I fortunately live in on that allows them. We now have a three legged pitbull that had to have her leg amputated as a baby. She is the most loving, caring dog in the world.

  500. Kasey on December 11th, 2011 2:17 pm

    I hope it works out for you guys, i have major respect for you guys. When i am able to afford it i will for sure adopt a pitbull from you guys. Please try and move closer to the east coast.

  501. Deborah Batts on December 11th, 2011 2:31 pm

    Love what you all are doing for everyone two legged and four! I love your show.
    And I love your passion!
    My family and I live on a small farm and raise dairy goats, we have had dogs my entire life and I am 55, but never a pit.
    A dear friend of mine raised American pits in California prior to moving to Indiana and brought the male puppy Woody with her on her move here, I then had the honor to know Woody. What a gem! Keep out the Great work you are doing we all love you here!
    Deb and Rick (ex- con) and family

  502. marla briggs on December 11th, 2011 3:22 pm

    I hope your moves are a great success. ! You are so amazing!!! We live in Oregon, so it always seemed u were not to far away.

    Three years ago we adopted an 8 year old Pit Bull from our local humane society. She has been the best ambassador for her breed. Some of our neighbors were upset when we first got her Now they know what a wonderful girl she is. One neighbor was so surprised that not only did she not eat our other dog, but she loves him. Loves all the neighbors also.

    Again all the best for a great success….

  503. cole on December 11th, 2011 6:01 pm


  504. tammy on December 11th, 2011 7:41 pm

    Tia I think what you are doing for the pit bulls and the guys is great. If it werent for your program alot of the guys might have ended up back in prison. I wish you good luck with your move and may God bless you.

  505. Chris Parsons on December 12th, 2011 12:38 am

    Hello all I love what you guys take on, on a daily basis, I’ve been rescuing pit bulls for about 13 yrs now and have 2 living with me as I write I was really pissed when they pulled your permits BS !!
    I live in NY and if you ever need anything on this coast please e mail me and I’ll do whatever I can do to lend a hand.
    God bless you all and fight the good fight of faith I know you will come out on top.

  506. Leanna Boone on December 12th, 2011 1:05 am

    Tehachapi may be where you and AJ met but it is obviously not where you are ment to be. Life is funny that way. I wish you and your wonderful family plus a few all the best in your new home. Some day I would love to be able to come and adopt one of your babies, because that’s what they are. From me and my WolfPac to you and your PitPac, keep rolling strong and be safe in your upcoming adventures.

  507. Andria on December 12th, 2011 8:50 am

    Good luck Tia! May God watch over you, your family, the guys and the dogs during and after the move. What you do is wonderful for the Pitties and the guys! I hope they guys can transfer their paroles to where you are going. I know it can be done. i will keep you, youir family and the guys in my prayers and thougths. Love what you do, and all the work youi put into the cause. Keep up the wonderful work you do. Love to you, from a Pittie mom in RI! Stay strong!

  508. Kathleen Colburn on December 12th, 2011 10:53 am

    What about the parolees? Other than Mondo, what’s going to happen to them? They have loved being there working with the dogs. I feel terrible for them, now they have no dogs, and new parolees have no chance.

  509. October on December 12th, 2011 11:24 am

    I absolutely love and respect what you and the guys are doing for and with the dogs..not only saving, but finding them homes and giving them another chance at life when most of the world wouldn’t think twice about them. I know it gets difficult but remember: Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one’s who don’t. Believe things happen for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

  510. TJ Wilson on December 12th, 2011 2:57 pm

    California is not a pet-friendly or people-friendly state. For years harsher laws are put in place for the ones who aren’t incarcerated. In L.A. it should be against the law to breathe, it’s the only place I’ve ever been where I could see the air…it’s black.

    Your rescue center is a God-send for these poor animals, you are fighting an uphill battle with ignorance. I ave a pit bull granddog who is 13 years old, and never was there a finer or more loving animal. Another of my daughters just got a pit bull, too, so I have a new granddog, and she is a love, too.

    Best of luck, and if I had to money to get down there (from Alaska), I would be happy to be a driver for you. Tia, we are all with you!

    Love from Ketchikan, Alaska

  511. Lisa Salazar on December 12th, 2011 3:38 pm

    My heart goes to you your girls and all the parolee’s. Your gift to all involved and even all of us who have grown to love and care for all you, Is amazing. Your courage, strength,love and determination will continue to overcome all the negative people I believe there are far more of us who support you, Than are against you..
    It is heart breaking that this world is so full of judgement and hate,,
    The pit’s and parolee’s are no differant than any of us all we need is love ,,,
    Bless you all!!

  512. Kelly on December 12th, 2011 4:45 pm

    You are so busy you will probably never get to read this but I can’t remember a time that I watched your show and didn’t cry. You all are so strong and Tia you never give up. I just watched you rescue Buffy and I know you wouldn’t stop till you got her. What you do is amazing and I support you guys. If you move to Florida I’ll be there to help! I wish you the best of luck and can’t wait to see your new home! P.S screw all those people who were against you, you can move into my neighborhood any day

  513. carla on December 12th, 2011 4:55 pm

    tia and family, i have sat here and watched all of your shows, i am appauld at the ignoriance in people, you and your kids and all the guys put everything you have into these dogs, i sit and cry about what they go through and you help them and love them and give them a life untill somone wonderful comes along to adopt them, you are all angels to watch over them, i know what i say means nothing but i hope and i will pray that you will get everything you need to keep doing this for them and it sounds like you are put through alot but you pick yourselfs back up again and that makes you stronger then ever. thank you all and godbless, keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!! love one of your greatest fans up here in washington state

  514. Evyn on December 12th, 2011 5:49 pm

    Hi Tia. My name is Evyn. I am 7 years old and live in NY State. I am writing to tell you that what you are doing for all those dogs, you take care of, is an awesome thing. They are nice dogs. I like your tv show. And my mom does too. We like to watch your show and see all that you and your family does to help the dogs. I do not have Pitbulls but I have 2 Rottwiellers names Bull and Nina. They are part of our family. Bull is my best friend. Thanks again for all you are doing for the dogs!!

  515. Laurie on December 12th, 2011 6:10 pm

    You are doing such an amazing thing! As a pit bull owner, it breaks my heart to see how people judge these dogs so quickly. Even my mother lectures me on having “such a dangerous dog”. Not only are you doing wonders by rescuing both the dogs and parolees, but you are making amazing strides in informing the general public about these misunderstood dogs. Thank you!

  516. steve simpson on December 12th, 2011 6:24 pm

    Hi I hope you the best of luck where ever you go. If you come to AZ I will volunteer my time to help. You are doing a great thing for these dog keep it up. I know as a felon myself. I wish I had someone like you to help me get back on my feet. Keep it up and God bless all of you


  517. josesanders on December 12th, 2011 7:08 pm

    Hi there I love your show I used to clean dog kennels that was private
    Runed. They had mainly pits and I had a blast cleaning the kennels.
    And watching your show wanna make me work with you… You can email me at josesanders18@gmail… Well it makes me mad that people abandon such thing….

  518. Kayla on December 12th, 2011 7:18 pm

    I’ve lived in Tehachapi, and its full of two faced, small-minded people that think they are above everyone else, especially those who have had a rough time. Although I’m so sorry to hear your dream location didnt work out I’m certain you will find the perfect place with a supportive community. I’ve had a rough life and grew up in an messed up abusive childhood, but during the more stable and happy times, we were blessed enough to have pitts and they are the most amazing dogs. I’m so thankful to see amazing women like you with such an incredible heart and mind. My mom and most of my family have been in jail or prison and drug addictions. I love that you take in the people and animals that need you the most and give them a real chance of a future so they can see there really is a beautiful and amazing part to life. Keep up the amazing work!

  519. LisaG on December 12th, 2011 8:12 pm

    You’re doing great work, helping both the dogs and the guys. Sad to say, but every one of our 50 states needs help, so wherever you end up, you will be at a place where you can do good. Thanks. I wish my parolee brother lived near Villalobos!

  520. Mychell on December 12th, 2011 8:23 pm

    I have always believed that when one door closes, another opens, & everything happens for a reason. I’am all for animal rescue, & believe so strongly In what ya’ll are doing, I myself am a pit bull lover, & It’s sad that people don’t understand that they are just as loveable as the owners that possess them. Just like any other breed. My dream is that with this new movement ya’ll will find the peace and tranquility that ya’ll deserve, I wish I could do more in my community, & I try. There have been many episodes where I’ve shed smiles, hugs and tears with your extended family, my prayers, Blessings are with you through this time of great movement.

  521. Jacqui Howington on December 12th, 2011 8:31 pm

    Thank you so much for what you do for these beautiful Pit Bulls, there is not a time that I watch your show and it bring me to tears… it was your show that educated me and my husband about this breed and how stupid we were for letting the medic influence us… :-( We now have a Pit Bull mix name “Diesel”. He is soooo loving, sweet, spoil rotten, and gets away with murder…lol..But seriously, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
    I wishing you and your family the very best of luck at your new locations and may this Holiday be an extra special and the New Year beings nothing but great things!!!!

    Lots of Love from Castleton, Virginia

  522. Michelle on December 12th, 2011 8:33 pm

    Tia I think what you do is astounding!! I pride and joy. She was rescued before she could be a fighting dog. I live in southern NJ and we have so much underground dog fighting here. I am a certified animal control officer looking for a job here so I can do my part but there is nothing. Whenever I watch your show I just want to be like you and do what you do so I thank you and so does my baby girl Xena!!!

  523. israel santiago on December 12th, 2011 9:58 pm

    hey tia i hope u getto read my comment i just wanna start off by saying that i am %100 behind u all the way i love the pitbull breed i own a pitbull myself her name is china n i can say ever since she came into my life its brought me so much joy my dream one day is to rescue pitbulls myself i love what u do i love the show and if u can just give me a shoutout lol thanks for reading my comment tia and keep doing wat u do best

  524. Patricia from long island ny on December 12th, 2011 10:37 pm

    I’m so sorry your going threw all this garbage, while your trying to do a great thing for these beautiful great dogs. I myself have a blue nose pit mastiff mix’s, he looks more pit in his face and body. I also have three other dogs Akita and Akita mix and my pit (Harley) is the best behaved and loving dog. My Harley is in a house with three other dogs and two cats, loves kids, he is such a good boy i love him. There is bad in all breeds my daughter(21) was bit by a Rottweiler two years ago and my son(23) was bit in the face when he was four from a mutt over a hundred stitches. My point is any breed can bite but only pits make the paper or news, very sad dont you agree people? The thing i feel is that a dog is how the owner treats him and most aggressive dogs (not all cases mind you) are from human error, you dont hit and beat a dog and expect them to great you with kisses. I just wanted to add to your comments because i love the breed and what your doing for the pits and your paroles is great, and you are and angel for sure Tia. Hope your move goes smoothly for all of you and of course the dogs.

  525. Joni on December 12th, 2011 10:44 pm

    It is so sad to think of the torture and abuse that people put animals through but to know that people treat other human beings the same way for trying to help is so heartbreaking. I know that God has a plan for us all and maybe it is him telling you that it is time to spread your wings and move somewhere that you will be able to more than what you have already done. Coming from one animal lover to another My prayers are with you and your crew and all the animals that you have helped and that you will help along the way. You guys are awesome.

  526. Kyle Ferguson on December 12th, 2011 11:30 pm

    I’m happy to know that there are people like u out there helping pits and teaching people about the wonderfull breed of pitbulls and if there is anything that I can do please email me or call 3108749173

  527. Michelle on December 12th, 2011 11:52 pm

    I am such a big fan and supporter of what you guys do! While being a poor college student does not offer me the chance to adopt one of your dogs if you move anywhere near East Texas I will make a point to come out and volunteer whenever I can. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you!

  528. Alyssa Pruitt on December 13th, 2011 1:04 am

    Hmm thinking New Orleans , LA .

  529. meghan on December 13th, 2011 10:51 am

    i wish you all the luck on the move! pitbulls are the most amazing breeds and deserve a chance people allways miss judge these dogs because if there history and back ground. but i know that these dogs have alot of love and big hearts! and are here to love there owners and be loyal like any other dogs! i want a pit when im older. my father refuses to have one in huse ecause he believes there dangerous and untrustwarthy. but i think different and hope to one day adopt a pitbull =. hopefully it can be from ur rescue center :) best of luck to you the workers and all the dogs!

  530. Marcy on December 13th, 2011 3:15 pm

    I am sooo sorry to hear that you have to move. But as a Californian I know how the laws are dumb and can change in an instant. I hope the new place you move to is wonderful and beautiful for you, your team and the dogs. You all do a great thing everyday and the lord with bless you for it.,

    Good luck Love
    Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

  531. Chelsea Robinson on December 13th, 2011 4:11 pm

    i think it’s horrible that you could not get the place you wanted for you and the dogs it was a beautiful place.

  532. Donna D on December 13th, 2011 4:14 pm

    I dont blame u. I left CA 6 yrs ago and moved to SC and I am much more relaxed here. I hope you move to SC. Would love to be able to visit. Tia you are a great woman for helping all those guys and pit bulls. I will never miss your show

  533. REY SILVA on December 13th, 2011 4:49 pm


  534. Angela on December 13th, 2011 5:05 pm

    Good Luck!! People should know that, at one time, pitbulls used to be Nanny dogs. Thats right, they would watch after children just as a human Nanny does. Unfortunately, people, like Michael Vick, use them and train them to be vicious, due to there physical characteristics. Any given breed can turn vicious, not just pitbulls. I have a small terrier and two pitbull mixes that I have rescued. Trust me, my little terrier will bite somebody before either of my pitbulls ever would.

  535. Mike Russo on December 13th, 2011 6:32 pm

    I love the show, so sad you have to leave CA, but maybe you’ll move closer to Illinois, and then we can come visit! My girlfriend and I watch your show all the time, and we always want to come out to CA and clean house of all 200 dogs. We thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice is Tia had nothing to do, even if it was only for a week?” Hehehe. Because of our own unique situation, we have found ourselves dog-less, but currently not in a living situation where we can have one, which saddens us. We know when we do, it is likely we will just go to a local shelter, but we wish we could come to you! Hey, if the new location is in Illinois, we can come to you!!

    We know you will miss the California sun, but hey, that’s where everyone else seems to want to be, so maybe you should be where you can have more room for the dogs. Hell, California doesn’t deserve you! My only concern is what about the Parolees who work for you but can’t leave state yet? What are they going to do?

    Mike Russo

  536. Susi Kling on December 13th, 2011 7:41 pm

    This comes all the way from Florida. I have written before and have ordered a shirt. The shirt was to small so I gave it to a friend. Tia, you and your extended family do a wonderful thing for miss understood pits. They are a loving family member to have. My daughter has a pit mix and a chow-collie mix. Betsy the pit mix will climb on your lap and kiss you to death if you let her and its just wonderful, Buddy the chow-collie was badly abused as a pup and even though she has had him a few years he is still fearful of people..used to try to bite me all the time now he’s my best Bud pushing poor Betsy out away from me. I want to add that my daughter has 2 adopted brothers both with fetal alcohol syndrome and multible other problems. Betsy takes all the abuse my grandsons give her, they are 5 and 3 years old and learning not to be mean to animals its hard with the kids problems, but she will move away or turn and and start kissing them. That shows pits are not bad. THERE ARE NO BAD DOGS JUST BAD OWNERS! Please keep doing what you are doing..God will bless you and yours . Good luck and God Bless, Susi from Florida

  537. chip nassoiy on December 13th, 2011 8:34 pm

    I watch your show all the time .Thank you and everyone invovled with the care of pits. I love this breed and they are looked at as evil dogs. Keep up the great work and you are inspiring me to want to do the same.Maybe not as big but would love to do this for the dogs. We live in Buckeye az. Again thsnk you for all your hard work.

  538. trish graham on December 13th, 2011 10:01 pm

    All of you are awesome people. I hope you know that. I’m very sorry to hear that you are leaving California as i em a resident here and extremely disappointed in the way that they have treated you and your team. Thank you for every thing you do

  539. wilbur kaialau on December 14th, 2011 2:28 am


  540. Wendy Miller on December 14th, 2011 3:06 pm

    Where did you guys move to? PLEASE say Texas!!!!

  541. Linda A on December 14th, 2011 4:46 pm

    It is unbeliveable to me how much you give and do for some of the greatest dog’s on earth. GOD has got your back TIA. He is taking you in a different direction for a reason known only to him for now. You have such a big following now. It is going to get even larger.

    I am in Michigan and would love to help you out if you resettle here. I am disabled and limited in what I can do. Just being a part of something so good and worthwhile is a gift not everyone can know. Your a bright and shining star TIA. GOD is leading you. Follow him to the place that is going to be a heaven on earth for all the dogs that pass thru. GOD SPEED TO YOU AND ALL YOUR PAROLEES.

  542. Veronica Gonzalez-Reed on December 14th, 2011 5:43 pm

    Tia, I am a pit bull lover , i have owned them all my life! I am also an X-Parole! I lost my last three pits (Mom, Dad and one of their babies which at this time the baby was a year and a half), all white and deaf. but due to divorce, losing my job and i became homeless and eventually lost them. Anyway I love what you do, i love your show and tell all the guys to stay strong and never give up, you will all be blessed for what you do. im just sad your moving, i wish i was close to you so i can help volunteer! I promise once i get back on my feet i will try to support you buy buying some T-shirts and send a donation when i can. God Bless you and i will keep you all in my prayers!

  543. Veronica Gonzalez-Reed on December 14th, 2011 6:00 pm

    Oh one more thing, for all who read this. the world needs to know that Pit Bulls are the best breed for family, kids, companions, and for happiness! They are the most lovable, fun, loyal pet you can have! It saddens me that so many people are not educated enough to really know what this breed is about. It is the few irresponsible humans out there who use them to train them to fight , to make money or they are simply insecure people who want this dog to feel powerful by making them mean, these punks should be put in jail for abusing these pits! Any pet and any breed of dog can be made viscious, its how the dog is raised and treated so please spread the word and get to know this breed yourselves, its so hard and sad for those of us who love this breed , gee you cant even rent or buy a house in most places if you own a pit bull! Loys of love Ventura County!

  544. Alyssa Weber on December 14th, 2011 10:09 pm

    I’m not sure if you remember me but last year I came and interviewed you for a project I was doing. You probably already know but you have some of the kindest staff and probably the best group of dogs out there. After we visited you the first time we had to come again. This time we brought my friend London and she absoloutely adored it as well. The first time I had visited you had just found Taco and the second time you had just rescued another little one too but hadn’t named her yet. When you saw me you said ” O hey, it’s the smart girl from before”. While on the walk my friend and I decided we were going to call the new little dog Enchilada to go with Taco and that her and I could be Rice and Beans just like a little family!:) I want you to know that that’s what you have here in California. Though some may not agree with what you do a lot of us here do and you should know that if you ever need anything your “California Family” will always be ready to pick you up off your feet. The sanctuary will be greatly missed and I’m sad I couldn’t have made it back up there one more time before you all left but I know you guys will succeed wherever you go and that no matter what the dogs will always be happy with you! I hope you guys have a safe and easy move and am looking forward to knowing the locations of the new centers and hopefully I can convince my dad to take me to one even if it is far away. Thank you for what you do and for speaking out for the dogs who can’t speak for themselves. If you ever need anything from us please don’t hesitate to ask!

  545. jeff on December 15th, 2011 9:28 pm

    come on down to texas half way to both coast you will be welcomed with open arms hopefully legal issue ain’t to much b.s. here

  546. Tom Mertz on December 15th, 2011 10:33 pm

    Hi to all at Villalobos, Sorry to here you have to leave California, but what happen at Tehachapi was really ignorant and stupid. We are the proud owners of a rescue Pitbull and Dalmation Mix and this is the best dog we ever had, She is so smart and loving and so far everyone has liked her except 2 neighbors who when they first saw her and found out she was part Pitbull, well let’s just say ignorance and misunderstanding reared it’s ugly head. We Love your show and watch it all the time and we are Ambassadors of getting the good word out about Pits. Good Luck with your move and God Bless All of You at Villalobos!!!

  547. cindy baker on December 16th, 2011 2:45 pm

    hello Tia and family: im sorry that you have that happing to you and your dogs,but everyhing happens for a reason, and when one door closes another door opens,:) youu”ll be great whereever your going and what a good thing for the dogs when you move and hopefully help more pit bull,cant wait to see the new season of the tv show,good luck and take care ,a fan cindy,

  548. JEN on December 16th, 2011 2:56 pm

    Tia and Crew,
    I am a huge fan of your show. I have been a pitbull fan for over 20 years, my first Pit Spring was the best dog I ever had, she was given to me as a gift, ever since then I have loved the breed. I adopted a Pit 4 years ago, her name is Sara, and she is the sweetest pup, she loves her sister (Phoebe a 10 lbs Jack Russell) and her kitty. I truly appreciate the work that you do for this breed that is so misunderstood. Many people who meet Sara can’t believe she is a pit, because “she is so sweet”, I tell people the dog will be as good as the owner trains them to be. Sara is neither dog agressive or kid agressive, in fact she loves kids. I know that the work that you do is hard, but you make the lives of so many pups great, without you they wouldn’t be around. Again, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do. I actually signed up and am sponsoring one of your pups and I bought a bunch of shirts and hoodies to give to my family. I will continue to try to help through donations to your cause, because I really believe in what you do. God bless you and your family as you make this important move. You are blessed, always keep the faith, things always work out for a reason.

  549. Michelle Perry on December 16th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Tia and Family,
    I am a huge believer in what you all do for those dogs and parolees. I think you all are the absolute best , I love what you all do and I am so sorry to hear about Calif. I am originally from there and have seen similar things happen to other people. I now reside in Odessa Texas. I would love to be able to open up a rescue here like you guys did, maybe one day, It is a dream of mine for many years now. I will never own another breed dog after my husband got me my first red nose pit bull Rosey, she was the best dog I had ever owned. She passed away several years ago, I now live where we can’t have dogs, but one day I hope to move an I will probably try to come see you guys for my next adoption when that day comes.

  550. Alyse on December 16th, 2011 3:42 pm

    I love your program and your cause. You have made a pitbull fan of me! I am so excited to hear you are moving to a new area that is in desperate need of some pitbull education. I live in Florida, and currently my county you are not allowed to own a pitbull. I really hope that your growing influence in the south and on TV will educate people.

  551. reddfoxx28 on December 16th, 2011 5:25 pm

    Everything happens for a reason. Look at it as a blessing in disguise. I’ll pray for you, your family and 4 legged friends.
    PIT BULLS ROCK!!!!!!

  552. Joseph Ripplinger on December 16th, 2011 7:38 pm

    Dam pliclicel affares giveing pit bulls a bad name wish u Could stay will still have the show on air becausse i like the show

  553. laura steger on December 16th, 2011 8:55 pm

    Tia and family, I know they made it hard for you to do your fantastic work. You all are godsends and angels for the most understood dog around. You will be sorely missed by us Cali people who care. Good Luck in your new adventures. don’t forget we will still support you even from 1000’s of miles away.

    God Bless

  554. Mary Calvert on December 16th, 2011 9:26 pm

    Hi Tia…I had been afraid of Pitties most of my life after having a scary experience with one (not bit-just warned by the dog that it was a 1-person dog-owner only!). That and all the bad press about them combined to make me not only afraid, but predjudiced. That was something I didn’t realize…until I watched Pit Boss and your INSPIRING show PittBulls&Parolees. Pit Boss was the introduction and YOU, your Family and the Guys have been the real education for me here. I am so damn impressed by what you have accomplished…your tenacity, your strength, your loyalty to the animals and people, your unwavering goodness! I respect you so much for having to make those hard decisions and being so tough…and appreciate the softie that I see you show now and then…You are a rare one, Tia, and you and your Family deserve many blessings. Thanks for “training” me to see the beauty of these dogs…I really do appreciate that! I have cried more than once watching this show of yours…the good you are doing for animals and people just makes my heart want to burst with joy! And I just want to say how sorry I am that your dream didn’t come true up in Tehachapi…but thank God no people or dogs were there when the plane crashed…whew. Best of luck and happy trails in your new locations and know that this loyal gal here will be watching and waiting…and sending some $$ whenever possible. Thank you all for what you do…Mary.

  555. isaac on December 16th, 2011 10:14 pm

    i do not understand how someone can call what you do “dangerous” after you put so much blood, sweat, and tears into finding your dogs good, loving homes. It just blows my mind to think that someone could do that to you guys after all that you have done for these animals!

  556. Paula Nutley on December 16th, 2011 10:54 pm

    So sorry to hear this news, but honestly I like pitty’s more than the police. Hope your relocation goes smoothly, I was hoping to visit one day but this may not be possible now since you are moving far away. Much love to all the people and pitbulls at Villalobos.

  557. HARRY VASQUEZ on December 17th, 2011 2:46 am

    I admire you and your entire family. I just started watching your work with the dogs just a week ago and I’m so going to send money to the Vet for the dog bills. I cannot believe how you are being treated by Ken county. Well there lose you just keep on saving animal’s and keeping butt. I wish I could adopt one of your dogs but I live in Atlanta, GA and have a 15 yr old Shit-Zu, and I know your policy on Out- of state adopitions. Please keep up the good work. I will pray for you.

  558. Heather on December 17th, 2011 9:30 am

    Good luck with your move!! Villalobos is in our prayers!! We hope you are moving closer to the midwest since we need someone like you to help the pits around here that are being abused and used to fight. Best of Luck!!!

  559. Laurie Dunn on December 17th, 2011 2:10 pm

    Good luck wherever you go. Hope you can contine to have a tv show. I love pitties and have fostered a few. I loved them and they returned ten fold. Wish you would run a santuary close to where I am and I’d foster.

  560. Brian Shive on December 17th, 2011 6:54 pm

    I am an ex-con who started watching the show in prison. I train dogs and was able to participate in “Pawfect CONnections” a program that trains and rescues neglected and abused dogs and adopts them out. The group of trainers watches your show and we all love you and your lifes work. You have inspired me to be a better person and rededicate my life to helping dogs in distress. I hope everyone who works with you knows that what you’re doing is important to the people who watch the show from prison.

  561. Zeinab on December 17th, 2011 7:19 pm

    What you are all doing at Villalobos is so admirable, it leaves me speechless. As long as there are dedicated people standing behind this organization, I know it will prosper, no matter what hardships and plights it faces. Thank you for all you do!

  562. DC on December 17th, 2011 8:21 pm

    I cannot believe your leaving South Califorina!!!!! We still need you over here, you are the one light in the horrible area were everyone is concern about looks and glamour, WHat about riverside or san bernardino county, you leaving us can mean deaths of hundreds of dogs please and what about the men you can help they will be going back to prison or worse dead, I am very sad to here your leaving, I am big big fan of your show and when I buy my own house I was going to to adopt from you =((((

  563. SJ on December 17th, 2011 10:57 pm

    Hi Tia
    I have been following the show and I think you are doing such amazing work for the dogs you help and the guys you hire. Also I was so sorry to hear about the Tehachapi property. You and your team are so strong. Keep trucking!!!! Good luck in all you do in the future!


    SJ =:)

  564. John Earnest on December 17th, 2011 11:35 pm

    Tia us here in mississippi would grateful welcome you and all your dogs with open arms my wife and me have a pitbull and 2 neo mastiffs. We love what you do and wish i had the funds todo it.

  565. Alyssa on December 18th, 2011 12:31 am

    I am only 13 but I love the breed I have Ben throw hard times and
    It sucks alot but you will enjoy wereever you go! I love pitbulls I won’t
    Be able to ever have one tell I move out tho:( my step dad
    Doesn’t like animals and goes by what other people make this
    Do and they shed and he doesn’t like that but I’m glad about
    You do… My dream is someday to meet you!!!!!
    I plan on being vet and one day owning a rescue!!
    Thank you for everything

  566. fernando on December 18th, 2011 2:39 am

    i have had pitbulls for over eight years, and the two i have now are loving and caring to my kids and other family members. i hope you guys are doing good and keep up the good work.You guys do a wonderful thing for the dogs that you rescue. god bless you all

  567. theresa mcevoy on December 18th, 2011 10:51 am

    tia i think what you do is wonderful. Between me and my son we have 2 pitbulls. I also foster pits thru agencies in my area. I work with them and hopefully get them ready for their permanent home. it is such a fulfilling job I feel that once i retire from my 9 to 5 i will be enlarging so i can help out more pits. they are the most loyal dog i have ever worked with!!!!!!!

  568. mary posorske on December 18th, 2011 2:17 pm

    Craziness!!!! Shallow minded ignorant people in tahacapi! I’m PRAYING FOR you.s n TIA u ALWAYS SAY “everything happens FOR a reason “Keep YOUR HEAD UP!! YOU all BEEN through so MUCH JUST in 18mo.I’ve BEEN following YOU, inspired BY ALL the GOOD YOU STAND for! California WILL GET WHAT THEY deserve

    N WHEN YOUR settled my DREAM vacation IS for ME &my SONS to COME BY u to ADOPT r LIL girl, we HAV male “KING “7yrs OLD BEST DOG ever

  569. Rosalie Morrow on December 18th, 2011 2:32 pm

    You changed my mind about Pit Bulls, So sorry to hear about your move to separate locations. I am praying for you all and intend to adopt or at least donate to you beginning in January. I’m on disability and retired so it won’t be much but I guarantee you the full year of donations. Lord have mercy on all of your family, the parolees and of course the Dogs.

  570. carlene on December 18th, 2011 4:40 pm

    so are you moveing or not cause i reall want to meet you in person and all the other dogs and i was waiting to see were your moving and whats your address now so my family can come see you thank you and i need your number please

  571. Gena on December 19th, 2011 12:14 am

    Im from South Carolina, I watch your show all the time. I think No No I know you are a wonderful person, I wish there were more people like you, I just lost my 10 year old pitt lab mix, she was such a loving dog people were so afraid of her, she didnt look like she had lab in her. I also have 2 chihuahua, and if you seen how she bowed down to a 3 pound dog you would of thought wow want a dog, she thought she was their puppy, she was wonderful with my grandkids too always playing alwas happy. I miss her so much, punkin was her name, I have not found other dog like her, I rescued her off the street, her 2 sisters were eating her, I couldnt believe my eyes, I took all 3 puppies, kept her I had to take care of her, she was so little and all the wounds of being eaten alive, it was the most alfull thing I have ever seen, Punkin was so smart, she knew I was there to take care of her, she let me clean all the wounds, I know it hurt so bad, but she put up with it, after 7 months she was as big as a mini horse, and beautiful. I just thought I would share my story with you. I hope everything you do goes well you deserve it,Thank you for all the things you do. Gena

  572. Sue on December 19th, 2011 10:41 am

    To Tia, Mariah, Tania and the guys and pups~Keep up the good work! Here in our area of Florida {Big Bend of the Panhandle} pitties are still being used for fighting at an alarming rate! I just lost my lab/pit mix, and it broke my heart to send her to the “Big Kennel in the Sky”! She had been abused, starved and tossed to the curb and was scheduled to be euthanized the day my daughter adopted her! It took several years of love and work to get her over her “submission urination” problem, but you just couldn’t have asked for a better family member! Love, hugs and prayers to you!

  573. kayla C on December 19th, 2011 11:33 am

    hi tia i think its so sad what thay are doing to you its not the dogs its how thay where brouht up. my hubby and i like what you do so much for the dogs and the guys. my hubby being out of presin gets juged real fast cuz of that and its so rong. we have a great pitt named reno and everybody thinks hes mean as soon as thay see him but he is so sweet after time people are like wow cuz thay see his not like that cats and other dogs try to fight him and he just wants to play. you just show people not to judege so fast and i thank you so much i hope that me and my man can help as much as you do one day tanks and love to all of you xoxo

  574. jared blacketer and family on December 19th, 2011 1:10 pm

    hi tia my wife kids and i love what you do for all the animals the childeren love your efforts and would love to come visit let us know where your moving to as we would like to maybe adopt thank you the blacketer,s

  575. Nicki Ritirato on December 19th, 2011 1:56 pm

    As a pit bull owner and someone who loves your show. I want to say it is ridiculous the prejudice that the people of kem county carried against they guys ( who are just human and make mistakes and deserve a second chance ) and the dogs who are very misunderstood. It’s the people that had those dogs befor you that treated them bad or just didn’t care that give Pitbulls who are loving and caring and wonderful animals bad names. I commend you for what you do. I wish there was a way to do it out by where I live in fl. Keep up the good work Tia, family , and guys. Your awesome.

  576. Barbara Neuberger on December 19th, 2011 1:57 pm

    You deserve to be where you are loved and wanted for your outstanding dedication and work. Best of wishes in your relocation. I love watching your TV show and certainly hope that Animal Planet continues to feature your rescue endeavors on television. Your work with the parolees is equally as outstanding as your work with the dogs.

  577. Sarah Ziegelmeyer on December 19th, 2011 2:19 pm

    Tia & family,
    I love what you do and I love your show. I do not think I have made it through an episode yet without crying! I own 2 pit bulls myself; one of them being a rescue; if we wouldn’t have taken our Sylvia in she would be dead. I hope that everything works out for you in your new locations and I hope that everyone welcomes you. I could not believe the ignorance that came out of those peoples mouths at your hearing for the new location. If one of your new locations are close to me I will be happy to help out and volunteer, if not I would like to help you in any other way possible from states away! Good luck with everything! :)

  578. Megan Di Iullo on December 19th, 2011 3:33 pm

    Thank you so much for all that you guys do! Your mission warms my heart and has got us motivated helping out where we can in this world. Thank you for taking in an nurturing one of God’s most loving creatures… pits! We love ours and will be adopting from you once we have a bigger yard. May God’s grace and peace be to your during your move. You all are a blessing to many!


  579. steve specht on December 19th, 2011 4:08 pm

    texas could use a rescue organization like yours. abuse and neglect of these beautiful dogs is unconsionable. let me know how i can help!

  580. bamby on December 19th, 2011 4:35 pm

    As a pitbull owner& former parolee, I love this show& everything u stand for!!!! Ur an angel 2 these dogs& the guys u hire…. :o)

  581. theresa on December 19th, 2011 4:39 pm

    I hope you are able to find a spot that will accept both your dogs and parolies.You are so dedicated and not only talk the talk but walk the walk. I owned pitbulls for many years.I like how you do not sugarcoat the ownership and responsibility of owning these dogs. They are so loyal and loving and I am glad you are their champion. God bless you and good luck.

  582. matt clark on December 19th, 2011 5:11 pm

    I live in CT right now and watch your show and love what you stand for. In June 2012 i’ll be moving to Apple Valley,CALF and I wanted to
    see about abopting a dog from you guys.I just read that you guys are leaving CALF and I am so sad to hear. I hope where your new location (state) will be close to Apple valley,calf. You, kids, and staff are amazing on what you do and I will not go anywhere but you guys to get my dog.I wish you guys the best of luck on your move and I hope i’ll be able to abopt a dog from you guyswhen I get out there….

  583. Lloyd Beard on December 19th, 2011 5:26 pm

    If there is a way to buy your way into heaven, I believe you have found it. Your work with Paroled Felons is wonderful. If we don’t take care of them then all they will have is what they had to get them where they are As for the Pits, dogs rule and cat drool, I wish you all the best, and keep it rockin.

  584. Marilyn Purdy on December 19th, 2011 6:10 pm

    I want to thank you for doing all you do. I only wish I could do more myself. It is a hard road to follow when you are trying to save a dog that is so misunderstood by the public and demonized by the press. Good luck in your new locations.

  585. Lori on December 19th, 2011 6:21 pm

    Hope you all get to your new locations safely and the best wishes for you, your family and the dogs. I was raised around pit bulls all my life and just to see it so hard on the pit bulls now cause of the bad light people have made them shine in and to deal with ignorant people who judge a book by its cover its worse but through it all the pit bulls still stand and so will the people who support and love them wishing to educate the rest.

    Thank you for giving them a home when others couldn’t or wouldn’t.. actions speak louder then words and Tia you are all action and that is just what the pit bulls need.

  586. Ilene Salinas on December 19th, 2011 7:05 pm

    Tia Good luck to where even you move to..It’s to bad that Kern County is going to miss out on having Villalobos here. I think it’s a great thing for what you and your family are doing for these pitbulls. I have a pitbull, she in 8 years old and her name is Cinnamon, she is still so full of life. We got her when she was 3 months old. Well I still hope you will contine on the tv show cause we love it.

  587. Sara on December 19th, 2011 7:55 pm

    Tia, I am so bummed out to find out that you are moving. My husband and I currently live in Oklahoma, but my husband is from Bakersfield and we soon will be moving back there. I was very much looking forward to coming and volunteering We have 4 pitbulls and we love them to death! I also have 2 chihuahua’s and although the 2 breeds do not get along I will tell you what. My chi’s will snap at my children when they piss them off, but my pitbulls have never snapped once! They are such awesome dogs. Mine are dog and cat aggressive, but we just take the precautions for that. They would never hurt a person. Just full of love. It is so horrible how they get treated and I just adore what you do. I wish I had the means to do what you do! I wish you all the best in your new location. And what about Aj? Really sad that I couldn’t come help out before you moved!

  588. Matthew on December 19th, 2011 8:47 pm

    I love what you guys are doing. I have too Pits of my own and both were rescues. my kids love them and my wife loves them. Thank you for giving others like them a second chance for a wonderful life. Keep up the good work and good luck with everything. Much Love from Georgia!!

  589. courtlynn on December 19th, 2011 9:29 pm

    Good luck with your move i love what you guys do!

  590. tina salazar on December 19th, 2011 9:37 pm

    First off I was all for the move here in Kern County. Yes, another place that gives animals another chance, more important the parolees a chance to change for the better. I live her in Bakersfield. This is the kind of people who rejected that opportunity, that I have to deal with from time to time. My husband was released from prison in 1998. From prison he sent out applications here in Bakersfield. Only 1 out of 6 responded. With a job lined up. This company gave him a chance. As of today he still works for this company @25hr. This was an opportunity that Villalobos would of gave these people on parole a chance to better themselves. So we can thank the people in Kern who were not in favor, for the crimes commited by parolees. Also the high number of pitbulls that had a chance, and continue to grow. Wish you the best where ever you move. You will make a great asset to any community. Kern County is a$$ed out.

  591. carol silvestro on December 19th, 2011 10:28 pm

    Tia and all-thank you all for everything you do, you are great! I watch the show all the time, and wish I lived nearby so I could volunteer-I too am always picking strays off highways! Hope you have Georgia on your mind-plenty of pits needing help, fighting of dogs, and plenty of good, relatively (compared to CA) cheap land! Hope to see you here soon!

  592. SharonZieseniss on December 19th, 2011 11:53 pm

    I have followed you all of 2011. I was happy when you were going to move to Kern County and cried with you when you have to leave. I have always loved Pit Bulls and agree with you that they are miss understood. Tonight I cried when Sloth had to be put down, but that is part of being a responsible pet owner. I have two 12 year old Jack Russell Terriers and have made up my mind that when then are no longer with me I am hoping for a match with one of your Pits. I will be looking forward to where your adoption center will be located. Keep up the good work for the dogs and the humans.

  593. Odile Vollmar on December 20th, 2011 12:16 am

    Tai I wish you and your family well , I have been in the dog world for over 30 plus years . It seems as time goes on we are becoming a lost breed that cares about dogs and people . It is getting harder and harder to do anything . I wish you well . if you try to help you get kicked and if you don’t people as why arn’t there people out there willing to help . It is a crazy world out there today . I wish there were more people out there that understood what we try to do .It takes a specail person to do what you do and I wish you luck . Hang in there and rember you are doing a good thing . Now if we could get breeders to place puppies like you do it would be better for the dogs . This is not for making money but for the dogs . anyone that thinks there is money in breeding dogs is crazy not if you do it right and many don’t I know I have seen many breeders that don’t care . The bigger the breeder that worse they are . I have seen many breeders that just breed to win . Not to better the breed but that is a nother soap box I was on . God bless you and stay strong . I know you and your girls can do it .

  594. Elizabeth Castellanos on December 20th, 2011 4:35 am

    Tia i love your show so much that in some episodes i broke down in tears…. i admire you so much in many ways! i dont know why some people dont see that all you are doing is helping these dogs….. you are a really strong person and know that wherever you go you will succeed and make VILLALOBOS a dream come true with no b.s!! god bless you and and your family! and best of luck to u all! .Elizabeth Castellanos

  595. Tammy hebert on December 20th, 2011 7:20 am

    I completely understand.your frustration. We raise pit bulls ourselves. After 4 years of living in our county, We are suddenly faced with noise ordinance citations, We have been grandfathered in so we are unsure why this is problem. We have been asked to remove 3 dogs off our property and having a real hard time figuring our what to do. We plan on trying to fight the citation and complying with the request and removing 3 of our family members (dogs) in hopes we are not asked to move (since we are renters). I have faith that things are gonna work out for you. Its a new start…. and better things are coming your way. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and we wish you nothing but success and happiness.

  596. Rikki Schroeder on December 20th, 2011 8:17 am

    they don’t see that you are trying 2 help pitbulls and they don’t see you kept that place run for 17 years but if they have not seen that yet they will never is it. Just keep doing what you are doing you are really good at it. :)

  597. Amy on December 20th, 2011 10:54 am

    Best of luck with the move Tia, Michigan is behind ya. My husband & myself just love your show. You all are awesome people. Prayers for the move & many more :) Happy Holidays, Grand Rapids, MI…..Mike & Amy S.

  598. Debbie Taylor on December 20th, 2011 2:19 pm

    love the show and the worki you do fo rthe dogs..hope I can help you soon. I had a german shep Female-a pit F and a male rotty all at the same time they lived together with NO fightingand lived until they got old and passed..the name of the dogs scare most people only cause they don’t know anything but what they hear..
    I had a fire and lost everything, I was hopeing to find a picture that my mom has with the 3 of them together.. It was nioce to find this site..chate again Debbie

  599. SanJoRaiderFan on December 20th, 2011 3:20 pm

    Hello so you are moving. So what about the Parolee’s that are employed by you here? I know most of them are not allowed to travel out of state let alone move. So not only does the Pit Bulls in California lose out seems that the parolee’s also lose out. It sucks you are leaving California where I think is probably one of the most populated Pit Bull states and definitely populated with parolee’s who need that 2nd chance. You didn’t have to stay in the LA area you have land in central and northern California that would have been perfect.

  600. Lynne on December 20th, 2011 5:39 pm

    Oh NO! I’m so sorry to hear you are moving! I was so hoping to come visit and get my next pitty from you all. It sounds like your headed to a place where you will be very much needed and for that I am thankful. I can’t even imagine having to trek all those dogs, kennels and equipment across country! You are in my prayers. I hope we will get to see both of your new locations on Pit bulls and Parolees! I so love watching the show. Sounds like your being led in a direction where your needed the most and I know you will do so much good for the area your moving to. I hope the people in your new location embrace you and I hope you are able to provide the help and education they need.
    I will be checking back often to see how it is going.
    Good Luck, and God Bless!

  601. Holly on December 20th, 2011 6:27 pm


    Thank you so much for all you do. I just started watching your show, (I have to close my eyes on the bad parts or I cry). I knew very little about Pitbulls and have come to LOVE them. Thank you. If I’m every at a place where I can have a dog I will definately contact you and adopt one. They’re such a mis-understood breed. Much to the horrible people who think dog fights are a good or profitable makes me sick to my stomach. I’m sad you’re leaving CA but I hope you continue with your show and I wish you all the best on where ever you end up.

  602. pattisarmento on December 20th, 2011 9:07 pm

    Urgent!!! Not sure if my last comment went through, but I need your help! I need to find a home for my pit/lab mix Pearl! She is 2 and a half years old, we are losing our home. She is so awesome, and I don’t want to take her to the pound! PLEASE HELP!

  603. admin on December 21st, 2011 9:57 am

    Thank you again for you donation, we couldn’t do all of this without you. We now have a dog sponsorship program, if you interested take a look at this page

  604. Cameron on December 21st, 2011 10:21 am

    Tia your my hero

  605. Susan Ufferman on December 22nd, 2011 1:17 am

    I fell in love with your show and your rescues.. We did that sort of thing for horses. We just lost our little farm last summer. Before that happen, several years ago the town near us passed a pit bull ordenance, Our mountian community became a drop-off place for all the un-wanted dogs the towns people didn’t want to deal with. Some one dropped off a small Pitbull puppy on a junk pile near our place. We already had 7 other dogs but he was so cute protecting that garbage pile we had to take him home. Today we only have2 dogs. My baby is a mix 50%ambulldog-50% aussie. He was agift in a time of magor heart break. Wanting to raise him right I started watching your show. I want help some how. First by being a positive example to the community we are now residing in. Some day when we are back on our feet I would like to be far more involved. Thank you for the work your family and you have done thus far.

  606. Valerie Brenneman on December 22nd, 2011 7:21 pm

    Urgent!!!! Being forced to move out of the country and into town due to econemy. I have a 6yr old blue noise mix pitbull that i have to find a new home for I have try localy but no one would take her didnt want to take to the pound she is a pound rescue. Please reply to via email your my last hope to save her thank you

  607. LR on December 22nd, 2011 8:25 pm

    Wow, you guys are amazing. God bless you and all the work you do. I’m so shocked and sorry you’re leaving Cali. It’s disgusting the way you were treated. You are all in my prayers. Best of luck in your new place and keep your spirits up.

  608. Debra on December 23rd, 2011 11:58 pm

    I think you are an amazing person. This world needs more people with your dedication, commitment and drive. My thoughts and best wishes to you, your family (even your extended one) and your dogs. If you move to Washington, I would love to volunteer in any way I can.

  609. Isabelle on December 27th, 2011 1:40 pm

    I’m really sad that you are moving… But if go to Minnesota that would be really awesome because i would be so happy!

  610. jake stone on December 27th, 2011 11:04 pm

    hey tia,
    im located in north east arkansas and there is a major pit bull problem here im trying to get enough money to buy fencing and kenels for rescuing as many as i can but people here would just shoot the stray pits than donate to help save them
    we need help just contact me by email with ideas

  611. Michael on December 29th, 2011 10:10 am

    Hey all at VRC, I LOVE your show and the work you do. I have a rescued pit/ boxer mix and she is awesome. I am sad you were treated so poorly by Ca. when all you do was good for the men and dogs who need it. I was going to move to Denver to persue my Vet.Tech degree until I found out they have a stupid BSL on PBTs or anything they think is 50% pit. I believe that there is a higher power working for you and that all will work out. I am certain that it will be hard moving away from Aj and his situation but know that you are doing GREAT things for so many. Much L/R to you all. Hopefully I can volunteer to help after the move.

  612. James on December 30th, 2011 10:27 pm

    I just wanna say thank you for everything you do for pitbulls. I have only owned 2 pits my intire live but lost both of them one to parvo an the other was stolen…..One again thanks for everything your family does for pit bulls

  613. Debra L on December 31st, 2011 9:20 am

    Tia, Many Blessings to you and the whole Villalobos Family for 2012 and just know that whatever higher power you believe in has much better things in store for you and the dogs. Your new places will be better for you and your dogs. Even with all the heartbreak and expense associated with Tehatchapi just remember that the angels were watching out for you by making sure you and your dogs were not there in hams way. Goddess Bless and see you in NM as a volunteer in 2012.

  614. alex on January 1st, 2012 3:09 pm

    I just read this last night. I am a new fan of P&P’s. I dvr every episode. Even though I have an elderly Maltese and have rescued other breeds before, I appreciate all the hard work and love Tia and her family do. Her leaving is a MAJOR loss for California. This woman has done nothing but good while here. And this is how the state repays her. I am so sad.. This is why the film industry is also leaving California in droves. The red tape and ignorance of the people running California is baffling. I wish Tia and Villalobos Rescue all of God’s blessings, protection and favor.
    I will continue to support everything she does.

  615. nicole on January 1st, 2012 5:39 pm

    i must say ca is just not the place to live anymore at all and cant wait to get out of here myself and i must say tia you and your family are doing the best thing for the breed i love the breed i have a 9 year old pit mix and she is the best dog i have ever had and i wish you and your family the best and pray that it all works out for the best when i spoke to you on the phone i could hear the the love you have for all the dogs and i hope to see your show again when you get settled at your now home so good luck tia and the family from fresno ca

  616. Traci Gall on January 1st, 2012 8:30 pm

    I’ve become hooked on your show and the work you do to protect the most misunderstood breed of dog. Keep doing what you are doing and may GOD bless you and your family. Looking forward to hearing where Villalobos Rescue Center is moving to. And can’t wait for more new episodes of the show.

    Forever Grateful,


  617. Katlin on January 2nd, 2012 11:47 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that your show compeletly changed my mind about pitbulls. I am from Louisiana, which you know is not a good place for the breed. I was raised to always believe that they were a dangerous dog, but after following you and the show, I know different. I admire everything that you do, and I hope that someday I can help your rescue. I hope all works out with the location and I wish you the best. You truly are an angel for these dogs and men. I hope more people watch and see what a good breed the pitbull can be.

    God Bless

  618. Donna on January 3rd, 2012 2:36 am


    You are such an amazing woman! You have made me look differently at the pit bull breed. Thank God, the pitbulls have you, your daughters & your crew. You are doing such amazing work with the pit bulls and the parolees. I sure hope all of the parolees appreciate the second chance you are giving them. The people and government agencies who deny you permits should stop and think what their counties would be like if you were not there. Thank you for giving the dogs all of your love & attention and thank you for trying to rehabilitate the parolees who orignally took the wrong path in life. I enjoy your show so much. You contribute more to society in a day than most people contribute all of their lives. May God bless you in all of your efforts to help our society & the helpless & misunderstood pitbulls. Get some rest!!

  619. Ashlea and Chris on January 3rd, 2012 10:42 am

    Tia, you and your team are inspiration to myself and my family.. You have inspired us to start our own rescue center here in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. I truley believe that what you do touches the hearts of many and My family and I wish you and those beautifil/handsome pitts a safe and happy move. It’s people like you tia that give us the strength to make a difference. We have a wonderful pit named Desary age 6 she is what makes our world go round shes amazing with our kids and she even sits and watches your show with us. You fill our hearts with so much joy, just knowing there is someone out there to help those pups in need. Your an inspiration and my true idol. I wish you the best.

  620. Teresa on January 4th, 2012 11:09 am

    Tia and All Family,
    I am saddened that people like those that kept you from realizing your dream exist..but it is a reality people are generally only concerned about themselves.. sad sad state actually.. if they where more concerned with things outside themselves there may be no need for animal rescues :)
    I foster rescued dogs in the state I live in and have had people ask me id I was afraid to foster the pitties that I do…lol afraid.. no.. concerned that it may be along time before they find homes.. yes.. I spend all there time with me training them to be the most awesome pet one could ever own. I do this workpartly because I just love dogs, but also partly because of you and the example you set for other human beings. You never give up, you never quit, you love unconditionally, not only dogs but other people, you are a shining example of what people should strive to be like. I hope that your move goes smoothly. And that you love the new locations and that they love you back :) I wish all the VERY BEST for you, the dogs and the parollees. I hope the system allows these guys to move with you, the move will be tramatizing enough for the dogs without them having to get used to all new people too. Much love to you all. :) Wish Washington was where your moving, but I know it’s not at this point. I am going to try to visit the one state your moving to around Halloween, if I do I will definatly find a way to stop and visit your rescue and walk a dog or two :)

  621. Tami on January 4th, 2012 3:38 pm


    I am very thankful for people like you. I was a former city animal shelter employee and want to get back into it full time. You and your family and employees do make a difference. I am thankful you are the voice for so many unwanted animals. Keep it up. Prayers to you, your family, employees and for your move.

  622. Amanda Smith on January 4th, 2012 9:37 pm

    I think you guys are amazing I don’t know how you do it all. I go around my neighborhood and take in dogs and cats off the street. Everyone knows me as the animal lady. I have a lot of trouble because i’m on a fixed income. Right now I have no idea what to do because these people across the street from me that keep abandoning their pitbull puppy for several days at a time it keeps coming to my house. I can’t call the pound they will just put her down. At the same time I am at city limits of four dogs already and can’t take any more legally. So Tia if you read this please even if you could just give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated my number is 1-559-288-5536. Every time I have to send this dog home it breaks my heart she dosen’t want to be there plus she acts like they hit her she cowars so bad it looks like she is trying to hug the floor and her tail is tucked so please give me a call so I at least know my options. Thanks so much you are my hero and maybe one day I can be one- tenth as good as you are. Thank you.

  623. keith on January 5th, 2012 5:28 am

    Tia I watch your show on tv ,and admire you and family 4 the work you do. I live in the uk have 3 staffs and a english bull terrier 2 breeds also misunerstood . i hope all gos well 4 you in the future, and we will hopefully be able 2 sponsor 1 of your dogs . best wish,s keith

  624. Tina Richards on January 7th, 2012 9:59 am

    I really cannot believe the county led you on like that. RIDICULOUS! I have two pit bulls and one pit bull mix and two additional dogs, all rescue dogs. We love them all dearly. Looking forward to finding out where your new home will be.

  625. Kristina on January 7th, 2012 1:18 pm


    I have watched you guys from day one. You and your daughters, and the men you help, inspire me. I live in Las Vegas, we love you guys here. I have had Pitts my whole life, and they are misundetstood. I am happy to see someone showing a positive outlook on this breed. My little girl was the best dog! They are big spooners! In Nevada they are strict every where, we hid Brendyal for years, untill we would get kicked out. Thank you for your hard work andnd not just with the dogs.

  626. fran on January 7th, 2012 1:34 pm


  627. Mickey on January 7th, 2012 1:36 pm

    I support pitbulls and wish more apt buildings allowed pets so I could have a companion like a pitbull that is loyal and devoted to their friend… soon I will own or better yet be able too once again keep mans best friend (pibull) comfortably…

  628. Tina Richards on January 7th, 2012 1:38 pm

    BOYCOTT KERN COUNTY! The “environmental impact” was bull );$&/$;):);. Tia – you were right. They were looking for an excuse. Were you notified the “environmental impact” was required prior to the temp license? SPREAD THE WORD! WRITE LETTERS TO KERN COUNTY!

  629. Ashley Grubb on January 7th, 2012 1:44 pm

    I am sad that kern county treated you that way. I loved the work you are doing and I hope to be able to start donating. I LOVE pit Bulls and I hope all of you never stops what you are doing. This may not mean much but I pray for you all the time.

  630. Leah Pierpoint on January 7th, 2012 1:56 pm

    I am currently watching the episode about your final permit for the Tehachapi property being denied. I am so upset that someone such as yourself is trying to do nothing but help others and you are getting shot down at every turn! I am in the process of writing a letter to the Kern County Planning Department and letting them know what I think of what they did! You followed everything they told you to do and they kept telling you that everything was fine…..THEY LIED, DIDN’T THEY! If you could email me and let me know of a email address for you I will be more than happy to send you a copy of the letter that I send to them. Good luck in all your endeavors!

  631. Candace Collins on January 7th, 2012 2:05 pm

    I just finally got to sit through and watch the whole episode where they denied the final permit and I am steaming. One of my first thoughts was-how many of the people who were objecting to the new property had actually ever visited your current facility? How many had interracted with a pit bull? How many asked to see your plans for the property and what you might have in mind to keep the noise to a minimum? How many researched the number of times you had ever had a dog get loose and “run rampant” off your property? How many times were the police ever called to the property you had run for EIGHTEEN YEARS?!?!?! I simply don’t get it. I wish more of your customers would have shown up and helped back your efforts. Told stories about how their life had been changed by having a pit in it. I wish I had been there and could have offered my support. Though I have not adopted a dog from you, I know first hand the discrimination that pits get and I am floored with peoples belief that it is all genetics. I also think what you are doing for the parolees is incredible. That YOU trust them enough to welcome them onto your property, speaks volumns about the person that you are. That, for the most part, you are able to give them that second chance and the first step towards a new begining-is to be commended. Where ever you end up-I wish you many blessings, many successes, and a lifetime of happiness.

  632. Cynthia on January 7th, 2012 2:19 pm

    To Tia and family. I have been watching your show and think you not only do good things for the dogs but the guys too. I don’t have a pit but I love all dogs and have tried to teach my kids to do the same. Please let me know if your location is in Georgia I would love to help with anything I can.

  633. Lyn Hauber on January 7th, 2012 2:28 pm

    Hi Tia, I’ve watched your show since

  634. Dave and Jody on January 7th, 2012 2:42 pm

    My wife and I are so proud of your work. If you ever need help in Michigan, just drop us a line and we will do what we can. Best of luck in your new locations.

  635. Carrie on January 7th, 2012 3:37 pm

    This is how I see the whole plane crash incident. Its karma. They neighbors didnt seem to care at all about how amazing your work is and how vital your work is to everyone. This is Mother Nature’s way of bringing their karma back around to them. Glad no one was hurt!!

    With Love,


  636. Adair on January 7th, 2012 4:43 pm

    I live in Bakersfield and I hate how you were treated by our county. Kern County’s policies and rules do not match what the people say they want. I know how frustrating it is to deal with the closed minded legal bs. I hope you are able to get everything you need. I wish I could do more, but like most of Americans I do not have much. I do have plenty of time and fight in me though, I just don’t know where to go to help open minds in Bakersfield.

  637. Teresa McGill on January 7th, 2012 6:37 pm

    I hope you are moving to where i live. BOISE IDAHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We are a small state but there is not as much hatred here for the pit bull. I own 3 myself and am part of a rescue here for pitties (Boise Bully Breed rescue) You would love it here, trust me.
    Thanks for all you do for my breed of choice from Lola, Roxie and Dominic from Boise Idaho.
    P.S. All those people that did not want you around have skeletons in their closets and that is why they were so closed minded.

  638. Jody Reed on January 7th, 2012 7:40 pm

    You know Tia… I’ve always been a dog person, but not really into pit bulls, (or parolees)…until your show. I’m HOOKED! You and your causes ROCK!
    New Episodes=Bliss
    Keep on keepin’ on,


  639. shannon tharp on January 7th, 2012 8:32 pm

    Please, Please make it Idaho, so I can volunteer and help out!!!

  640. Deborah on January 8th, 2012 12:11 pm

    I noticed on your facebook page that you have the New Mexico Santuary. I would truly love more information on this facility and the location. Since I live in New Mexico, I would love to get involved. Raising awareness that it isn'[t the breed that’s bad but the owners who make the dog is important to me. I was told that “there was no such thing as a good pitbull.” as I was walking my 4 month old pit pup. People can be so ignorant.

  641. Julie Tache on January 8th, 2012 4:28 pm

    I actually recorded the episodes yesterday, and watched them today. I could not believe what they did, and what they prevented you from doing. It’s because of the media and naive people that these poor dogs can’t get a break. I have now set up my DVR so I don’t miss anymore shows. You are doing such amazing things for these beautiful animals. My pit Lucie watches with me. Her tail goes a million miles a minute. She’s such a ham. Keep up the great work!! And don’t ever forget, that for every one a-hole you come accross, you’ve got about 10 people who got your back.

  642. Maria on January 8th, 2012 7:27 pm

    To tell you the truth I am a dog lover, but was always very nervous about pit bulls…not my favorite dog…I have been watching your show and Tia you are a great person…what you are doing is amazing helping these dogs and giving the parolees a second chance is just something that not everyone would do… takes a very special person to do that…I am actually starting to change my mind about pit bulls and are finding them to be really beautiful dogs, maybe in the future i might even adopt one. Keep up the good work and good luck with your new location, and maybe you might come to the east coast someday. Thank You Again for all that you have done.

  643. Joanna Cuva-Vann on January 8th, 2012 9:53 pm

    I am a 12+ year Veterinarian Technician. Bully breeds are my favorite! Best wishes to you – my entire family loves your show! Let me know if I could ever help in any way. I live in Central Florida. I can’t wait to find out where you will relocate. Bet it won’t be in Florida though. This is a hard state for Pits too. Best wishes.

  644. Rick on January 15th, 2012 7:00 pm

    As an x parolee and a pit bull owner, i love what you and the villalobos family are doing for a very misunderstood dog. We watch your every show. I do not know what I would do without my Babyboy, we have had him sence he was 6 weeks old, and now he is 12 years old. Also want to commend you on what you are doing for as soceity calls it “us rejects” PAROLEES. I can only hope that you move close to us so we can help. Much love and respect the Elam family, in Utah.

  645. Matt on January 16th, 2012 10:59 pm

    Dear Tia,
    My girl and I are the proud parents of a two year old little pitty girl that we rescued from Kern County. We are so sorry to see you leave California but glad to see that you are not just moving your program but actually expanding it. Keep your head up and stay in the fight.

  646. Matt on January 16th, 2012 11:29 pm

    aaaaaaand I forgot that Tia hates the term “pittie/pitty”, Damn!

  647. Lizzibeth92 on January 19th, 2012 2:38 pm

    I watch your show whenever I get the chance. It warms me heart to know that there’s someone out there doing what I can’t and taking in the most misunderstood breed. Pitbulls are truly wonderful dogs and so are you, your family, and all the volunteers there at Villalobos. You really are a family. When people ask me what my ideal career would be, I proudly state that I want to be like you and work at Villalobos. I hope that everything works out and my best wishes go to you and your entire family. Canines and humans alike.
    Love Always,
    Elizabeth <3

  648. Baz from Scotland on January 23rd, 2012 3:03 pm

    We have just seen 3rd episode of the new series I felt gutted for you and your team when you got the knock back to your proposed new site.
    Good things happen to good people and you and your team are obviously some of the good guys. Like the couple who moved house so they could adopt Spot.Keep up the great work,I wait for Sundays which is when your show airs over here in the U.K.

  649. Debra Cady on January 23rd, 2012 8:50 pm

    Dear Tia I love you show.My husband and I are trying to open our aniamail rescue in the Hot Springs,Arkansas area. we have 11 dogs of our own 5 are rescue .If you have any advise for us. All info you can give us will be well reseved . Iwas you and yours all the luck in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  650. Alice Martin on January 26th, 2012 2:20 pm

    Tia and all at Villalobos:

    I love the work that you do and it breaks my heart that it has come to this for you. However I feel in my heart that it is for the best not only for you but for your family, your parolees, and most of all the dogs. In the future should you want to start a pit bull rescue in Kentucky please feel free to contact me. I will be more than glad to assist you in finding someone to donate land and help run the rescue. In the community where I live we have 25 pit bulls in the animal shelter and they are the first ones to be put on the euthanize list. They are such wonderful dogs and I would love to be able to help them but I cannot do it on my own. Best of luck to you and all your guys and family and most importantly the dogs.

  651. joe on January 29th, 2012 2:25 am

    i just started watching the show and im glad to see that someone cares for these beautiful animals, i wish that you was not leaving the state of california because i would love to volunteer myself. i live in the high desert in california (victorvillearea) and there is lots of space out here i wish you could stay in cali and maybe in my area. i wish you and your family much luck. God bless.

  652. shauna palomarez on January 30th, 2012 4:27 am

    that is sad your having to leave a home and town you have none for so long and a town can be so judgemental of dogs and a breed they don,t understand and how wolud they feel if they were being judged and told they had to leave a town they love or there job they love so much and they and other people should relise they have know room to talk or judge cause the only one that can is god the man in heaven or the man upstairs.

  653. clair moan on February 5th, 2012 9:40 pm

    Kern Cty, Has been doing this for years. The CUP system there is broken big time. You can see what it has happen to another rescue and no charges to this date. No evidence. Yet they have ruined a palce called home by many dogs cats, ducks, chickens pig and horses. They even said a horse was thin, gosh it was 31 years old. Duh, and Kern Cty Animal enforcement could not tell the age of the horse.Who are they?
    Tia you were lucky you got out when you did. I heard LA City came in and cited you, That was pushed by Kern they are horriable people. kern does not believe in the law. How about Hayden’s Law they violate daily.Now they have passed word to LA to take down certain rescues. They now have hench men for them. Tia look back you never had problems before the Kern problem. Class action lawsuit to come, in honor of all rescues that have tried to help animals in Kern. So glad you got away. Take hold and join in saving animals that Kern has denied homes in their county.
    Take care Tia.

  654. Tracey Smith on February 11th, 2012 10:36 pm

    Hey I love the place where you rescue / shelter the dogs..I wish I could live there and work with Deaf Pit Bulls…. I hope one day I would be able do that .. One day I hope I can come and visit your Place !!
    My Deaf Pit Bull Roscoe says Hi..

  655. Ivette on February 11th, 2012 11:26 pm

    Where do you get the physical strength to do what you do and deal with the world insanity as well! I pray that you continue healthy and strong.
    As for Tehachapi, I seed that they approved a Walmart and a Sports complex, so I guess there will be an increase in traffic and drain of resources with or without Villalobos.
    When I watched the episode with the plane crash story, I went to read more about it. Witnesses said the plane was flying low over a home. Here is my conspiracy theory: were they trying to damage your house somehow? It looks like it backfired. Just my theory.
    As for LA county, why couldn’t they grandfather Villalobos and allow it to continue with the original operation? Sounds like someone was pushing the County to force you out. Do they want to exercise the domain clause and seize the property for development? Where is a good lawyer to volunteer and fight this cause? People should not be allowed to bully you out of your home of 18 yrs. If Neighbors start moving into the area knowing the rescue is there, why would they start demanding things get changed to suit them?
    My latin blood is boiling! But, I am glad you have so many friends and can count on them to help. One of these days, when we are no longer renting, we want to adopt a pit and a rescue greyhound.

  656. Stacie Wagner on February 12th, 2012 2:30 am

    Tia and family,
    And by family I mean your guys, your kids and your dogs!
    While I am watching the season finale of Pit Bulls & Parolees I am saddened too see L.A. County treat you the way they are. I do not understand why Animal Control would disrespect such a fantastic kennel as yours. It is unbelievable to me that a rescue would be ticketed and rejected when the work you do is so important! I am glad to see you are going to New Orleans because you are needed there! I am praying for you and your family daily. I know that sometimes the life struggles we encounter can seem so overwhelming and sometimes they are overwhelming! I also know that prayer can get us through things we never thought we could survive. I myself am disabled and unable to do very much, I live in constant pain and turmoil, both physical and mental and wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for prayer. I have felt rejected by life itself and I also know it will get better for you and your loved ones because you have so many people praying for you. I want you to know that you inspire me and many others! You fight for what you believe in and so many forget that they must fight. I believe you inspire people to fight, to believe and to stand up for what they believe! That is an amazing gift you have! A gift given to you through God and all of the terrible life lessons you have had to live through. It can be difficult to understand why life keeps knocking us down but I believe there is a reason and eventually we see the reward for enduring. I know you are emotionally strong because you got back up every time life knocked you down and I admire that. You and your family have my respect, prayers, admiration and love! I am rooting for you, your new shelter and for your parolees. I don’t know who has been able to move with you but I pray that the guys you had to leave behind make it! I’m sure it had to be a difficult decision to leave them behind but i hope you are looking forward to the future. And I pray it is with the same strength of hope as you have of sadness at leaving. MAY GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR KIDS & YOUR PAROLEES! With my love and respect, S. Wagner

  657. deborah bridges on February 12th, 2012 12:14 pm

    i just want to that i love the things you do,not only for the dogs that you save but also for the people you help. i want to say thank you for everything you do. thank you for also helping the people in tuscaloosa al.

  658. Lana on February 12th, 2012 3:37 pm

    California has lost the best thing that happened to pitbulls in years!
    Bless you & your family for all you did & do for them.

  659. Judy on February 16th, 2012 10:12 pm

    So glad you have a place for your “seniors” and “unadoptables.” Will Mando run that for you? I know that you will make sure all the dogs are fine, but I’m worried about the parolees. Generally, parolees have to stay in the state of their incarceration. Only Mando and Jake are ex-parolees. What happens to all the other guys who are working for you? Can they be transferred to Louisiana? Of course, if they have families in CA, they probably don’t want that. Will you be able to get new parolees in the NOLA area? I don’t think either the Tehachapi folks or the L.A. county folks gave a single thought to how many parolees would lose this golden opportunity to “go straight.”

  660. Hazel from Scotland UK on February 21st, 2012 8:15 am

    Hi guys, I have been following you on Animal planet, here in the UK Pit bulls are not allowed as pets which is such a shame as other breeds have harmed more children here than PB ever did. I have just this morning watched the episode where the PB that was rescued with her pubs went back to her old owner who had been in prison, I cried when I saw how happy that little dog was to see her mama, I can only say that what you guys do there is amazing and the US government should be giving you a grant for all you hard work, dedication and care; I as infuriated with the small minded people you have to deal with most of them I felt from watching were not animal people. I known hurt and pain my entire life and can empathize with both you and these poor dogs, I will be sending my donation to help you with your work. Well done and keep up all your hard work, your commitment and the love you sometimes find hard to show, I love you show !

  661. lahoma on March 24th, 2012 5:22 am

    as kern county resident, I am sorry they that to you guys. i was rooting for you.. I hate kern county myself but my family is here so i am unable to leave,,

  662. Tami on May 7th, 2012 5:40 pm

    Hello Tia and Family. I am a faithful watcher and I live in Bakersfield. I actually cringed a little when you announced a move to Tehachapi. I would LOVE to have you nearby…but I know how they are up there and foresaw a rough road ahead for you. I wish it had worked out. They have had some problems in Tehachapi with hoarders who call themselves rescuers. On top of that they do not like outsiders up there. Bakersfield has a nickname…they call it a red city in a blue state and Tehachapi is the epitome of that. A lot of retirees and people who like to play God with other people’s lives. People that have never owned a pit bull or known anyone who has are so horribly uninformed and misinformed about the breed. We lost our girl, Princess, about 10 years ago and we all still miss her so much. She was hit multiple times on a very busy street and when picked up by the dog pound they saw just another pit bull…they put her down rather than giving her medical attention. It sounds terrible to say…but I cant imagine they expected a white middle class family (my dad is a retired cop) to show up to claim her. Now my brother has two and the oldest, Hercules, is our heart. Although he belongs to my brother, we all love him so much. Hes around 11 years old now and when he passes away we are all going to be deeply saddened. Keep up the good work you do Tia. I cant wait to see your progress.

  663. Jenna Elizabeth on May 31st, 2012 2:32 am

    It says 2 states above so which is the other state if villa lobos is in NOLA where is the second location? I’m a California Native born and raised moved to Ga and now I’m moving to Tx! I want to come to villa lobos to adopt my next addition to my small family within the next 6 months to a year. Leaving time for settling and finishing training Loki he’s 7mos old and a tad hyper. He’s a pit bull/hound mix adopted from a local rescue in Ga. I’d have to bring both Loki and Miya my 7 yr old daughter of course, to help making a decision. I posted this as a way of asking a few questions as well as telling you how much you inspire me with what you do. I am by no means rich but the love my daughter and I have to give is endless and Loki needs a brother or sister to play with of the four legged kind, He’s wonderful with kids but he needs more than us I think. I’m a single mom 20yrs old and soon to be a veterinary college student I plan to run a rescue such as Villa Lobos, but for now as soon as we get settled in to Tx we plan to donate asap and come to New Orleans to Bring home a new family member. Thank you and I apologize for this long drawn out comment when all I’m really trying to say is you people are amazing and what you are doing is beautiful I wished all people could understand and love pitbulls that way. Thank you, Elizabeth

  664. Annette Quacken on June 17th, 2012 2:33 pm

    Hallo, ich sehe Eure Sendung immer auf Animal Planet und bin ein begeisteter Fan von Villalobos. Ich selbst habe auch einen Hund, einen Terrier Mischling namens Jack.
    Ich finde Eure Arbeit wirklich absolut toll. Es ist immer wieder schön wenn man sieht, das es Menschen gibt, die für die Tiere einstehem und ihnen helfen.
    Gerne würde ich Euch helfen, doch leider gehöre ich mittlerweile zu den sogenannten Sozialfählen in Deutschland. Trotzdem möchte ich Euch meine Begeisterung mitteilen und wenn es mir irgendwann wieder möglich ist, dann werde ich auch eine Spende machen.
    Ich finde es einfach nur toll, das es Euch gibt. Danke im Namen aller Tiere der Welt.

    Liebe Grüße
    Annette und Jack

    Hello, I always see your programme on animal planet and am a fan of Villalobos. I myself also have a dog, a terrier half-breed named Jack.
    I find your work really absolutely terrific. It is this one answer for the animals and help them again and again beautifully if one sees, this gives it to people.
    I would like to help you, but unfortunately I belong to the so-called arms in Germany meanwhile. I would nevertheless like to inform you about my enthusiasm and, if, sometime, it is possible for me again, then I also will make a donation.
    I simply only find it terrific, this gives it to you. In the name of all animals of the world thank you.
    Kind greetings
    Annette and Jack
    PS: Sorry. My english is not so gut.

  665. Rick rusher on June 19th, 2012 3:39 pm

    Will you ever come back on TV from your new location

  666. Chase on June 27th, 2012 6:08 am

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  667. WarOnDrugsMemorial on November 25th, 2012 1:37 am

    Positive thoughts and prayers to Villalobos and their staff. May you continue to prosper and do exceedingly well wherever you all end up. With the work you’ve done so far, and the continued efforts to educate the public about Pit Bulls, maybe this special breed will finally be accepted and treated with the dignity and respect it deserves.

  668. michael on May 27th, 2013 1:25 pm

    I love watching ur show and hope to see it again do u know when u will be on I really love what u and ur family do for the dogs and parolees keep up the good work and GOD bless everone on ur team who help you and your dogs.Can’t wait to see u on tv again.

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