Posted: December 11, 2011


VILLALOBOS IS MOVING!  The biggest project we have EVER taken on is being done as we speak.  Because of financial reasons and almost impossible new rules and regulations to deal with in Los Angeles County, Villalobos Rescue Center, after 18 years, is leaving California!  We will split our organization up into two entities in two completely different states.

The Sanctuary aka the "Pit Bull Ponderosa" will be located in New Mexico where we were given (donated) a 50 acre ranch.  This location will be used for our "lifers" (our unadoptables) to live out their lives in the peace and serenity of the high desert.  We are in the preliminary stages of setting up this facility so we will soon be accepting volunteers as we make more progress.  For a list of items we need for this location, please email our volunteer coordinator at:

Our new rescue/adoption facility is being set up in the exciting city of New Orleans, LA. At this time we are only open to the public on a very limited basis and by appointment only (for adoptions and to drop of donated items)  Located in the 9th Ward, we hope to bring the much needed assistance to the overwhelming Pit Bull population as well as canine education and care to the residents of the area. As for volunteering, we could use assistance in transporting dogs (talk about an exciting road trip) and donations of crates and fold down cages. As you can imagine, the cost to move to both locations is way out of our budget so we are doing our best to get it done.

The Grand Opening of our new locations is set for March 2012.


For more information on how you can help with our move, contact:



  1. Fred Pit on December 11th, 2011 1:29 am

    damn I was voting for dallas but atleast your gonna be closer

  2. kendra gaither on December 11th, 2011 1:38 am


  3. Audrey on December 11th, 2011 1:41 am

    Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire! Sorry to hear you’re not moving to Virgina but can’t think of another state who could use your help more. Having been to LA and seen the pitt bull problems first hand, I wish you all the best. You’re going to need it since you’re basically starting from scratch. I gotta feeling your show is going to become even more interesting. You’re going to change a lot of lives for the better down there. If you can make it through the summer, you’ll be just fine. lol
    Take care,
    Audrey M.

  4. Johnathan on December 11th, 2011 1:54 am

    I think this is going to be an amazing opportunity to help a lot of great pits! God Bless you all and everything that you do! You are all amazing, wonderful, and selfless people!

  5. Katey Wilson on December 11th, 2011 2:05 am

    I just want to say that you are the most amazing women I have ever seen. I watch your show and I cry like a little baby every time i watch it. My mother was attacked by a Pit and it litteraly almost killed her. My family went to court over this dog and so did the other 9 people it had attacked, including a Meterman for the water company and 2 Police officers. The owners would not do anything about his aggression, so the courts ordered him to be put down. Even through that awful experiance, She is now a Fan of you as well. My Neighbor had a Pit and she was the sweetest thing in the world. She would hide from the cat and jump like a duck when the cat came around. She just had to be put down due to Bone Cancer. I just really love how you change the minds of people. You are 100% right on ” dont judge a book by its cover”

    I admire you deary.

    Katey Wilson.

  6. Ana Lancheros on December 11th, 2011 2:40 am

    I just wanted 2 say good luck with ur transport. I love what you do for this breed! I wish i could b a part of it! I would love 2 adopt 1 of ur dogs n the near future. :)

  7. William Burgess on December 11th, 2011 2:48 am

    Glad you guys finally have a definite home. Really shitty for them to make you relocate, that place was nice…. Also glad to see you guys are gonna be working in the south more . I live in the rural area of jackson,ms, and would love to get pictures of you guys with my boys. I love and respect you more than I can express. Every time I look at my dogs I think of you and the crew and all the hard work you do. Your drive to help these dogs and all the guys is so selfless. I wish there were more people like you in the world. If you ever need help with anything down south let me know. My # is 601-832-1874.

  8. Tamarah on December 11th, 2011 2:50 am

    That’s a big trip!! I sent you an email from the one listed here offering to help transport. The sooner you guys can get back to me the better so I can adjust my work schedule as needed. Good luck, and how exciting!!


  9. Tammy on December 11th, 2011 3:55 am

    I’m from Wellsburg, WV. I have a Lab/Pitt mix hes beautiful. I also have a Lab/chow, pug/minpin, an beagle/wirehair terrior. all of my dogs are beautiful, but hes awsome. only have few things i need help on with him he will attack my other 3 dogs for unknown reason. he has not drawled blood yet. one minute he is fine the next he is on top of one of the dogs. Im afraid he is going to drawl blood. I dont want to get rid of him at all but I need a good trainer for him in my area. he has torn up my loveseat and im unable to house break him. he is a little over a year but i want to do what is right for him. he can sit laydown shake so i know he has it in him. Please can you recommend somebody with the special training my pitt/lab mix needs

  10. Teri Gamson on December 11th, 2011 6:12 am

    I have watched every episode of your show and I get so emotionally involved that I talk to (or yell at) the tv! I fostered a pit bull in the past and I adopted a min pin at 10 months old from the pound. She is now almost 13 years old! I am disabled and I am struggling, but would still like to donate some blankets – after seeing your facebook plea. I have a dislocated/torn right ankle and cannot drive right now, but I live in the San Fernando Valley and would love to get a ride and drop off some things for you. We need to keep the kids warm! Thank you for all you do and I will do what I can to give you blankets (at least) before you leave. I would be honored to meet you (and the helpers) in person. Please write me a note if you can – I know how busy you are!! Take care and kiss the dogs for me! I hope you and your kids and Parolees (and dog children) will be safe and warm wherever you go. Bless you, Tia!! btw, I hope Armando is doing well since he got married!

  11. Terry on December 11th, 2011 6:20 am

    Tia I watched your show for the frist time yesterday. I think what you are doing is wonderful. I seen the show where they truned you down for your place in CA. That really bits. Pitbulls are just like any other dog if treated right they will give you all the love they can.

  12. Rachel Sunday on December 11th, 2011 9:16 am

    I’m so sad. I’m going to miss you guys so much. I cried all the way home yesterday. I wish you guys nothing but oodles of success in every sense of the word. Go where the dogs need you.
    Bye Mando and Ruby!

  13. Tim on December 11th, 2011 9:20 am

    This is the problem the laws are so tight when it comes to pit bulls its not even funny. I was goin to move back to dade county maimi Fl a few weeks back and got to looking into the laws of owning a pit bull and I never knew it but owner ship of a pit bull in maimi fl is outlawed if you own a pit bull in that county then they will take the dog an fine you or sent you to jail so for my pit bull im not moving to maimi she is family and family comes first. Its not the dog thats bad Its the people that make the dog bad

  14. Brenda on December 11th, 2011 9:43 am

    Congratulations on the new locations! That’s awesome news, as I see there are a lot of pit bull issues in LA. I’m sure you’ll do great! Good luck with the move and look forward to more rescue stories!


  15. Pam Jones on December 11th, 2011 10:19 am

    I was hoping you were coming to Texas, but am glad you are welcomed in New Orleans. I watch the show often. My daugther just adopted a pit mix in Tucson, AZ after fostering him for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. He’s really a kick. Good luck with the new places.

  16. Veronica Mallick on December 11th, 2011 10:27 am

    Wish it was SC, but will hold you in my prayers for a safe move and if I ever get in a way that I can help…. you will be my first call. Thanks for all you do…, your Daughters and the parolee’s are my heros

  17. Donia Kilbourn on December 11th, 2011 10:43 am

    I am so happy for you guys and the dogs! I wish we had a facility like yours here in Ohio. Especially where I live in Ohio. BSL really is “The Pit’s”.
    I wanted to tell you (Tia), and the rest of your crew how much I admire you, and what you do for the Pitties. I do a lot of shelter work, and it is a dream of mine to have my own rescue one day. Not just Pit’s, all “bully breeds” and dogs.
    Keep up the fantastic work, and good luck at your new facilities!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Donia K.

  18. greg on December 11th, 2011 12:00 pm

    hey greg in salt lake city utah i love your show i am currently watching your show on dvr of course any thank you for what you do just wanted to say thanks

  19. Shawn Pease on December 11th, 2011 12:11 pm


  20. Abe Krasko on December 11th, 2011 12:31 pm

    Email me about donations. I’ll give the sanctuary gift certificates to raffle find my email I sent or im at
    Do it no b.s.
    Thanx abe.

  21. Dian on December 11th, 2011 12:38 pm

    I watch your show regularly, cry on almost every show I love the work you do, the misconception on any breed is sad an animal only reacts to the way it has been treated if you as a person were treated badly everyday, not feed, picked on beat on abused everyday of your life how would you act the same way an animal does, I love the work you do and the compassion that your family and staff show for the animals, if you want anything to love you people or animals you have to show them love, I have had lots of animals in my life and everyone one of them has been like my child and god knows how I love my children 2 legged and 4 legged, God Bless you all for the work that you do, even though you have gone through some very ruff times in the end only the big guy upstairs knows how good you all are and you will be rewarded for everything that you do, love you guys.

  22. mike & barb holst on December 11th, 2011 12:40 pm


  23. Nicole Algarra on December 11th, 2011 12:54 pm

    New Mexico welcomes you, Tia!

  24. polly ann oneal on December 11th, 2011 12:59 pm

    so sad to hear that you are moving. hoping that the show will continue, my family and i are loyal viewers, as well as fellow loyal pit bull owners.i had hoped to volunteer at the resuce in Los Angeles, but it looks like a trip to New Orleans will now be necessary. I have the utmost respect for you and your family ( parolees included) and everything that you are doing for the breed. Hope your husband is home with you soon. I have owned pitbulls for over 12 years now, at this time we have 7 in our home. I understand firsthand the discrimination that these dogs face, due to ignorance and lack of people willing to learn about them and look past the bad reputation that uninformed people have painted for them. You and everything you do for the breed has helped open some blind eyes to these wonderful loving animals, and for that my family and I are so greatful. One day, maybe people will see the breed for exactly what they are – loving, loyal, forgiving, wonderful creatures. Hopefully all the dogs that you have rescued and some of mine will find loving forever homes, I know that will take time and education for the right people to come along. Responsible, educated people are more than hard to find, as not everyone can be trusted to take on an animal. Please stay in touch, as I will continue to follow your journey via web and watching the show. I would love to help out in any way possible. You’ve inspired me to do what I do and I am very grateful for you, your family and your dogs. Wishing you a safe move to New Mexico and New Orleans. When I am in the position to take on another dog I will most definitely be adopting from you.

    Love Pitties and me

  25. Tina on December 11th, 2011 1:25 pm

    Where is your location in New Mexico? I hope it is near me!
    I love what you do and what you stand for!
    I wish you all the best in your move!
    Has Tawanda been adopted yet? I hope so!
    She is such a sweety! I watched you resuce her last night and cried. Your show is awesome!

  26. Daryl on December 11th, 2011 1:51 pm

    what about your employees? some cant leave the state

  27. Barbara on December 11th, 2011 2:30 pm

    Hi Tia, I recently discovered your show and I am addicted. I love your perserverance in helping these wonderful misunderstood, beautiful dogs. One is sweeter than the other. I just gave my first donation. Good luck with your move. I will be watching and hope to be able to help in the future. Barbara

  28. Wayne O Alington Sr. on December 11th, 2011 2:52 pm

    My wife and I just started to watch the show also have watched the old ones to get up to date. I should start by saying I hate pitbulls, one attacked my wife and little dog a few years ago when we lived in Jacksonville, FL. This being said I stll admire what you are doing and hope these moves will help you to continue to keep saving the dogs you love, What you are doing is right!

  29. lori on December 11th, 2011 4:33 pm

    well this should be interesting! and stressful. and wild! and exciting! and exhausting! I wish you the best of luck and we’ll keep watching!!!!! after last nights episode, i was sure it would be mississippi! I have a couple questions: 1) what about the parolees? They can’t go with you, can they? and 2) what happens when the next hurricane hits?

  30. Dellene on December 11th, 2011 5:02 pm

    Doesn’t this take you away from seeing your husband? Doesn’t LA have more parolees that need work? What about future flooding….are you making plans ahead of time to avoid that same problem that left so many dogs without homes in the past? Wish you could find a more central location. Being on one coast and then another cuts off your area a lot. I live on Lake Michigan which means I have 180 degrees to choose from, not a full 360.

  31. Josh on December 11th, 2011 5:03 pm

    This is awesome. Will we get to see any of this on an upcoming season of “Pitbulls and Parolees”?

  32. Stephanie OBrien on December 11th, 2011 5:45 pm

    What an awesome place for you to be. My hats off to all of you for seeing the need, accepting the challenge, and making it happen. I am so inspired at your drive and perseverance. Keep up the good work! Hoping to one day volunteer at your facility.

  33. Mary-Anne Martin on December 11th, 2011 6:03 pm

    I’m just tickled silly that you are moving your lifers to NM! I hope it will be within 200 miles of Silver City. I am currently sponsoring two Pits and I’ve no idea who will be where. I am also happy to see you will be in New Orleans, as you seem to get a fair number of calls to go there and help pits. It will be a wonderful thing for you to be down there to aid in the rescues, care training of Pits from that area. I think both moves will be great for the lifers and the adoptables. Good luck and congratulations! May 2012 be an incredible year for you all. Aho.

  34. Daniel brown II on December 11th, 2011 6:43 pm

    Hi guy s hey I will b happy to help out with ur move ! I thank y’all do such a good thing all the way around . Just give me a call at 714-269-1902 r a email ! Just let me know a time and aday and adders and I’ll be thir rady to do what u need dun ! I’m not working Now any time and stuff I’ll be rady ! Ur friend Daniel Brown II

  35. CJ on December 11th, 2011 7:17 pm

    I have nothing but admiration for you, and “yours”. Every soul that comes into your home becomes “family”, whether they have 2 legs or 4. I admire your spirit, determination, trust, and most of all, HEART! Pits have such a bad rep, and so do parolees, yet you take them into your home, with your sons and daughters, and you trust, and you love, and you give- and give, and give and give…… there any end to the hate? My hope,like yours, is that one day there will be. Many times after watching your show, I have tears in my eyes, but mostly happy ones- Mondo and Rosa’s wedding, catching “Buffy”(WOW-what determination), and Creature getting a forever home- I could go on but I won’t. I look forward to watching your progress- I have an idea who will be watching out for the lifers, but I’ll wait to see if I’m right. Welcome to the South! We aren’t California, but then, we don’t want to be either!! I will keep you all in my prayers, and one day maybe I will be lucky enough to meet you. You do good work, and enrich this world in many ways. We need more people like you in it! Dogs rule! Peace…….

  36. Marygrace on December 11th, 2011 7:18 pm

    Be careful about hurricanes and tornadoes!!!

  37. Rich on December 11th, 2011 7:27 pm

    I hope this winds up being a great thing for you and your charges. Know that you do good beyond the gates of your facility.
    My Wife works for a local shelter ( and because of your show, we now have two Pit Bulls that sleep in our bed and get along well with our cats.
    Before your show, I was afraid of Pits.

    You’re doing good all over this country. For the animals and for the men you help.

    Keep up the good work!

  38. Sherri on December 11th, 2011 7:34 pm

    I could help with dog transport with some notice. I live in CA and am always up for a road trip! I have a Ford Ranger access cab that could hold one dog who doesn’t need to be crated, and a Volvo that could hold one dog that does need to be crated. Plus, I can drive stick shifts, cargo vans, and trucks if they’re available. I e-mailed your volunteer e-mail. Let me know.

  39. Kristin McConnell on December 11th, 2011 8:16 pm

    I am so glad that you will be able to continue your work. I’m sad that you will be leaving the west coast but understand the neccessity of it. I love your show and totally appreciate the hard work that goes into these dogs. I have two pit mixes and love them to death. I know that not every dog has the same enviroment my girls have. You help provide forever homes and love to these misunderstood babies. My thoughts and prayers go to your family and the dogs as this transition takes place!

  40. Jenny Benedict on December 11th, 2011 8:22 pm

    As someone who has taken a Pit Bull to Tia when a tenant in Las Vegas, Nv. left his dog behind, we know first hand that she sees to it that they are all taken care of. I love your show and admire all that you do for the dogs in your care. What a move you have taken on moving from California to La and New Mexico. What a great donation of the acreage in New Mexico and at a time in need. Our yearly donation will be sent to your California address shortly. Please give all your fans the new address as soon as you are settled. Thank you for the work that you do for the Pit Bulls. The south can certainly use all the help you can give them. The Benedicts

  41. Amanda on December 11th, 2011 9:29 pm

    As a pit bull owner and former resident of New Orleans, I am THRILLED to hear about your move! You have done so much for the city already with all the Katrina dogs that you rescued! Your new center brings so much hope to such a wonderful city and all of the misunderstood dogs and parolees in it. Thanks for seeing the best in pit bulls, parolees, and New Orleans. You are an inspiration and I hope to volunteer at the center on my next trip down. -Amanda

  42. MadisonMcMulty on December 11th, 2011 9:59 pm

    I’m so excited to hear about this I live an hour away from New Orleans! I will have to stop by some day when yall are set up! I would totally volunteer! I was raised rescuing dogs :)

  43. Joann McDermott on December 11th, 2011 10:08 pm

    I think what Tia and all her workers do is the most special thoing anyone can do for the pits of America. People always judge them to be so bad but we have 2 of them in our family and they are great dogs. People should get to know the breed and they will see that pits can give love just like other breeds do. God Bless Tia and her family of 4 legs and 2 legs. All dogs have feelings too you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love your show

    You go Tia.

  44. Ashley Manshack on December 11th, 2011 10:15 pm

    OMG…I live in Ringgold, La close to Shreveport…I love u guys…I had a feeling that u were coming to Louisiana or at least close to here…I know Tia has seen how bad it can be around here with pitties being mistreated…I see it all the time…wish u guys all of the luck in the world and god bless

  45. Aaron Ogden on December 11th, 2011 10:17 pm

    Hi Tia and team,

    I’m the founder of Guardian Pit Bull Rescue here in Houston and welcome you to the region. Please let us know if there is any way we can ever help you, your organization, or the Pit Bulls. There are so many in this area that truly need help. If you ever make the trip to Houston please let us know. We’re a smaller organization and are foster based but we’ve got an amazing team and have a big footprint in Houston.

    Please feel free to reach out to us if you need anything.

    Aaron Ogden
    Guardian Pit Bull Rescue, Founder

  46. Ashley Manshack on December 11th, 2011 10:55 pm

    and by the way…just wanted to say that I am so happy that the pitties have a voice through u…I mean I know they have a lot of voices through the people who absolutely cherish the breed (me being one of them)…but u guys have the show that proves first hand on national tv even pits that have been fought can be a loving, forgiving dog…I am glad there is some kind of retort to all of the bad stigma…u guys are angels sent by god himself to rescue not only the lives of these wonderful animals but a true inspiration for all of the people u give a second chance…again good luck to all of u on your journey…don’t worry…Louisiana will welcome u with open arms

  47. Mariah G on December 11th, 2011 11:31 pm

    So so happy that your setting up shop in NOLA!!!! I live in central La. and I’m a very proud owner of 3 pit bulls, I believe in the breed and I’m grateful to know there are others that share the passion. I’ve wanted to start my own rescue facility for yrs now but just cant seem to get it together… I cant wait to come see the new place and volunteer with these truly amazing dogs!!!

  48. Emily on December 12th, 2011 1:22 am

    I just made my first donation; wish I could do more. I hope your move will be good for everyone especially for the dogs. I was looking on the site to see if you had reported how much was earned the other night when your organization would receive funds for every person who watched the show; has that been reported yet? I wish you, your family, and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  49. Victoria on December 12th, 2011 8:39 am

    My son and I watch your show all the time and we are so excited that you are coming to New Orleans, our home town. We hope your show will continue after the move.

  50. Scott Lillie on December 12th, 2011 9:14 am

    I am very happy that you found new homes for both the ranch and the adoption center. I only wish you were a little closer so that I could help you with the moves and also once you are settled in. I work for a Humane Society here in my hometown of Wausau, WI. I have attained a new understanding of the pitbull breed with my work at the shelter and from your show. I want to wish you the best of luck in your new homes. Scott

  51. Rachel on December 12th, 2011 9:54 am

    I am sorry that things did not work out for you where you are now but I know you will still do amazing things!! My family and I rescued a pit and named her Peaches. She quickly became a third child to me. She fit right into my crazy family! Peaches was only with us for a year and she passed away. I cannot thank God enough for the time she was ours and we miss her so much! Keep doing what you are doing. =)

  52. Julie Williams on December 12th, 2011 10:00 am

    Excellent work not only getting moved to better places, but growing and having a place for the lifers! Congrats on your move to NO LO!!!
    Interesting the play on words, New Orleans Louisiana and Villa Lobos….. New place for Lobos!!

  53. Judith Coller on December 12th, 2011 11:33 am

    Good Luck on relocating to your two new states. Can you please address in your newsletter 1. Who’s going to run each location. 2. What happens to your parolees ? What a wonderful person you are. Hope all the Love you put out there is finding it’s way back to you.

  54. kelly anne on December 12th, 2011 12:14 pm

    tia you and your family and crew are all in my thoughts and prayers! i love your show and what you do is truely amazing! GOD BLESS YOU ALL on this new journey! And i hope the dogs love their new homes…they are so cute!

  55. Leo on December 12th, 2011 12:42 pm

    Hola tia!! hola gente de villalobos! bueno nada les deseo las mejores de la suerte a todos ustedes desde ARGENTINA

  56. Terri Fowler on December 12th, 2011 1:28 pm

    AWESOME! NOLA is the perfect choice!! I live in Florida don’t let any one worry you about hurricanes, Katrina wasn’t what flooded NOLA it was the bad leves. If they had held NOLA would have weathered Katrina just fine, it’s a tough city! I use to live there… so excited about you moving there! I wish you all the best and I’m hoping to come for a volunteer visit soon!!!

  57. Heather & AJ on December 12th, 2011 1:57 pm

    I told my 13y/o daughter, AJ (Alysha Jade) last night of your move to NOLA and she told me that she wants to come there for her bday in late July to volunteer for a day or 2. Amazing that she’d rather come help volunteer there then to go somewhere and just have fun! We love your show, and we have 2 amazing pits that we couldnt live with out.

  58. Mandy Wright on December 12th, 2011 2:48 pm

    That’s AWESOME!!!!! We go to LA every year for vacation,,,,will have to stop in and volunteer while we are there.

  59. Carly on December 12th, 2011 3:41 pm

    damn i was hoping for somewhere in new england! maybe i can convince my mom that we need to take a trip down when you guys officially open! i am a huge fan of the breed and ABSOLUTLY hate the sterio type between the pittys and the parolees!! hope i can finally meet you guys~!!!

    thanks for all you hard work with the breed tia!!!

    Love always,

  60. Deanna & Robert Lopez on December 12th, 2011 3:54 pm




  61. nikki triche on December 12th, 2011 4:17 pm

    OMG!!!! you are coming to louisiana! i am so excited. i live just about an hour south of new orleans. i am definetly going check you out when you’re open.

  62. Claire Nicole Perez on December 12th, 2011 4:25 pm

    I live 30 min. south of New Orleans.. I would love to volunteer anytime for anything. Road Trip….I’m Down!! After Hurricaine Katrina I stayed in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for 5 months until I could come back home. I would love to meet all of yall. What about Mando & Ruby?? Are they, and the rest coming? This is so Exciting!! Tia, I would love to show yall some SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY!! Please keep in touch with me…Thank you for your so very precious time…. Claire Perez

  63. Travis Dockery on December 12th, 2011 4:35 pm

    Welcome to the Good Ol South.. Were you will be treated with good southern hospitality.. I love what you are doing with Pitbulls they are so misunderstood. Hopefullly you can change some of that for the people of the south.. I live in South Carolina and will hopefully one day make it to your new location when comes up and running.. Goodluck with all your work you will be doing for the new Orleans community annd God Bless you all..

  64. Tyra Montoya on December 12th, 2011 4:55 pm

    Yes!!!!! Im so happy.I had a feeling it was gonna be LA. and I was Hopeing and praying for us New Mexicans that you would head our way. We have a big Pit bull problem here. So what ever we can get to teacher people about what a awsome dog that they are missing out on the better and we just got the best. We just had a problem this past Sun. Two Pit bulls killed two goats, But the woman that had the goats her dogs jumped the fence of the Pit bulls and attacked the Pit bulls then all the dog went after the goats. So now this woman is out to get all Pit bulls and is” going to get them band from the state and she fears for her kids”. Oh and the guy that had the Pit bulls had them put down asap. So on a day where I was mad about the hole mess I get great news like this. I have had Pit bulls my hole life right now I have 4 and 5 kids with one that should be coming any day Yes that will make total of 6 . All of our friends and family have Pit bulls so if you need volunteers I got them. They will be running out of your ears! We also run a bmx team and the kids do volunteer work and have freinds that run the 505 bully crew so what ever you need you can get a hold of me and we would be more than willing to help out. God bless you all and all your hard work.

  65. Peggy on December 12th, 2011 5:12 pm

    I’m so sorry you all had to pack up and leave California. I’m so happy for the $100,000 grant given to you and for the property that was donated in New Mexico! You are doing some good works with not only the dogs but the parolees as well. I am unemployed right now but once I’m back to work I’d like to send a small donation. Every little bit helps. God bless all of you. Peggy

  66. Deborah Kirkland on December 12th, 2011 5:33 pm

    WELCOME TO LOUISIANA! I’m in Baton Rouge, and we are so excited you guys are making our state your new home!!! Welcome, welcome, welcome!

  67. Sarah on December 12th, 2011 6:08 pm

    Aww I’m kind of bummed that it’s not closer to Las Vegas, I thought Mt Charleston would be a perfect location for the dogs! I wish it could’ve been closer so I could afford to go and help you guys out, but I know New Orleans needs you guys! Good luck with your move!

  68. Sha' on December 12th, 2011 6:16 pm

    Hi Tia,
    My name is Sha’. I am originally from New Orleans but I now live n Arkansas. I visit New Orleans at least twice a year n would love to b able to help out at your facility, when I do visit home. I love what u do for pitbulls bcuz a lot if people have given them a bad name, and they r truly loving family dogs. I want another pitbull but am not allowed to have one where I live, so, if course I would love to b a part of ur rescue. Thanks

  69. deria on December 12th, 2011 6:24 pm

    sorry to hear you had to move due to regulations. i hope things go very smoothly for you and you get everything you need. good luck and my best wishes to you and your dogs. they all deserve very good homes. if you ever decide tostart one in or closer to va tha i can volunteer for i would be more than glad to help.

  70. bud on December 12th, 2011 6:30 pm

    At least yall are closer to me I would love to stop by when yall are set up in New Orleans so I can look for a potential pal for my 5 y/o APBT Tank . Love the show and glad to know there are those that are giving the breed a 2nd chance along with educating the public about the breed. Best of luck with the move

  71. Brianna on December 12th, 2011 6:39 pm


  72. jera on December 12th, 2011 6:41 pm

    Well I know you hav alot of support. WoW, My Son went through Katrina I know this will work for both your family and the Dogs. Good Luck!!

    Jera, From Florida, Georgia border

  73. MegAnn on December 12th, 2011 7:58 pm

    ‘Glad you’ve found a place to land. As mentioned before…thinking about AJ and other parolees-what about them? Hurricanes? New Orleans…has been thru so much – glad that you’re there but worried about (when not if) the hurricanes and levys break once again. You’ve done so much! There has got to be a less climatically effected place for you and the pits.

    Totally in love w/ our pit, Rawley. He adopted us this summer. What a educational experience this has been. He has been so easy!! We are no longer ignorant.

    Thanks for all you do! MegAnn

  74. Lisa on December 12th, 2011 8:03 pm

    I am so excited Villalobos is moving closer to the East Coast!!! As owners of 3 beautiful PittBulls, My family and I wish you all the very best of luck in both of your new homes. Like everyone else, maybe one day we will have the pleasure of meeting Tia and her crew. Congratulations and God Bless you all!!!!

  75. Rick Fuentez on December 12th, 2011 8:05 pm

    I love what you do and stand for.Tia and entire crew, you are the best.Look forward to helping with a donation. Rickt

  76. claudia on December 12th, 2011 8:29 pm

    i love what u do you and your family i have five pitbulls at one time and it got to hard i could not by the food so i had to give them a way they were always fighting! it broke my heart i wish i had the resources that u have ive been trying since i was 12 years old an stoped at 20 the age i am now it hurts that i can not help any more in my small city there are pitbulls every were running around people still fighting them selling and breeding it is jus so sad that people still have no heart.. how could u hurt a living animal thats never hurt or did any thing wrong too you i dont understand…here in covington kentucky they mosty fight dogs and breed i hate it…THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY <3 love claudia

  77. tory gaines on December 12th, 2011 8:44 pm

    I highly doubt it but it would be awesome if you needed a live in volunteer with some vet training. I’m located in tn but love the show but love the breed most. I have 2 pitbulls of my own. One now at the age of 13 this year. The other is her son. I love training the dogs and working with them and quite literally would do anything in the world to be able to do what you do. Or even assist. Pitbulls are my passion in life. Animals my calling in general. I’ve been through a lot and have lost most everything in my life. The only things that stayed by my side were my dogs. My babies. And my fiance of course. I understand the dogs. And I’m often the one people go to when they need help from dogs getting into a fight to training and to even breeding service dogs once. I don’t have a lot of money but I have a lot of materials left over from losing my deaf pitbull sharpei mix Jethro Bodine. If you are ever going through or will be nearby let me know as I have a box full of collars leashes harnesses muzzles head collars blankets and a few toys. I may even let go a extra extra large kennel ( sized for mastiffs) if you really need it and can come by and get it. It’s big enough my two guys of 72 lbs and 118 lbs sleep in it and still have lots of room.

  78. Katie Frazier on December 12th, 2011 8:44 pm

    Hey Tia good luck with the move. I’m so glad your moving closer to ky I will be able to come visit. I will try to help in any way I can when I can. Hope everyone has a great holiday season.

  79. Mike Cruz on December 12th, 2011 10:19 pm

    My wife and I live in New Mexico and would love to help you set up kennels and move dogs. we love watching the show with our 85 lbs lap pitbull.

  80. Robert G on December 12th, 2011 10:24 pm

    You are a Beautiful person Tia..You are a rock for the pits and the parolee’s and you give a lot of us out here hope and motivation to keep trying when things get hard..I am a parolee myself and those guys are blessed to have you in their life..God bless you all and if you are ever in AZ give me a holler..

  81. Robin Wallace on December 12th, 2011 10:44 pm

    I absolutely love everything that you and your family stand for. My husband, US Air Force retiree, and I did some rescuing earlier this year. Altogether we placed about 10 dogs of which 4 were pit bulls. We have rehabilitated many more and have a close fondness for pit bulls. We decided to keep a female pittie of which we rescued and I tell you we could not be more blessed if we didnt have her. I am glad to hear that you have found new homes. I wish you guys all the best. We would be interested in volunteering our time to you. Please let us know when. Thank you for all that you and your family do.

  82. Jamie Wilson on December 12th, 2011 11:16 pm

    Well I just moved to L.A. and am very sad you all are moving. But I just wanted to say that I love all of you. I am so touched by all that you do. Tia your awesome! such a special person. You have made a permanent mark on the lives of many. Two legs or four, you are an inspiration.


  83. Terra Washburn on December 12th, 2011 11:17 pm

    Those of us in Cali will miss your work here but thank you for now taking steps to help the pitbulls in the South where they are so terribly misunderstood. I grew up in Alabama where pitbulls sadly are looked at as killers. I rescued one of these ‘killers’ as a puppy, just days from death, out of someone’s yard and 11 years later he is my 4 year old’s “handsome boy”. So thank you for bringing your rescue and education to those in need.

    Love and gratitude,
    Terra & Shadow (rescued pit mix in his forever home)

  84. Scott Martin on December 12th, 2011 11:24 pm

    Tia ive watched your show for years now, And you guys are a godsent to these dogs. California is so ridiculous that you have to move is a shame. Nobody can make a go here without the state or people complaining stops every thing good that people try to do here.Thats why all companies are moving out of California and the state doesnt get it yet or never will , They only listen if you have money. But good luck and god bless you all for all you and your staff do.

  85. Cathleen on December 12th, 2011 11:38 pm

    I am so happy that you are coming to New Orleans. I am looking forward to volunteering and getting some training for my pit Tank and myself (mostly).
    Tank is a rescue from the 9th ward-where a gang of teenage boys had his paws tied together and were attempting to drown him in a canal and my friend saved him. So much education is needed in that area.
    I hope y’all are ready for the humidity-the summers are long ,hot, and sticky! Also we think the humidity breeds stupidity down here.
    Can’t wait,

  86. Chelsey on December 12th, 2011 11:55 pm

    Hi Tia, I have been watching your show for about 3 months now and am completely addicted. I have am English Bulldog, 2 cats, a husband and a little boy. We all sit around together and watch your show when it comes on. My dog Kain loves your show so much he sits in front of the TV and gets all excited when he sees the dogs. When it goes to commercial he tends to start running in circles and winning till the show comes back on. I am currently a bather at a local dog grooming salon and once every month we donate our time to the local rescue center. Last time we went in we bathed 64 dogs in 10 hours, more than half were Pit Bulls and everyone was such a sweet heart. I know it’s not much but just the look on the animals faces after they have a bath, they’re so happy. If you ever come to Kansas it would be an honor to help you in any way I can. You have volunteers in Kansas just waiting to be able to help if you ever come this way. You stand for everything I believe in, your these dogs guardian angle and your my hero. I pray that one day I can help as many animals and families like you have.

    Love Chelsey

  87. Maegan on December 13th, 2011 8:51 am

    My name is Maegan Garcia I live in Brasleton, Ga. and I just wanted to say how much I love watching Pitbulls and Parolees, I have a really busy schedule and do not get to watch TV that often, but I always record the episodes that way I can keep up with what’s going on at the rescue. I absolutely love what Tia and her family/staff have done for these dogs. I cry every time I watch an episode! The world can be a cruel place for pit bulls and it breaks my heart knowing that humans have caused it! I love you guys and the dogs, I wish I was close enough to volunteer. Maybe I can make it out there one day I would love to meet everyone….especially the dogs that were lucky enough to be given a second chance.

  88. Naomi B. on December 13th, 2011 9:10 am


    You never cease to amaze me with your never-ending giving to those who society throws away! Here is just another example! It just proves that God sends specialness is many different packages.

    I can tell you that I have watched your show since the day it started and can tell you that I have never seen a not for profit that has touched me in the way that yours has. I love across the board “a hand up, not a hand out.” The second that I return to work, this is a fan who plans to become a donor.

    As Clarence states in It’s a Wonderful Life, “Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” Tia, you are probably the most successful person on the face of the Earth!

    Naomi B.

    btw…please tell us that Jake went to New Mexico or NO, LA?? I can’t imagine the show without him!! Also, it is a loss to Los Angeles, not to you guys!!!

  89. Andrea on December 13th, 2011 10:30 am

    Congratulations on the move, Pit Bulls everywhere are in need of advocates and rescue groups like you and yours. Best wishes from a fellow bully lover up here in New England, I can only imagine the number of lives you’ll touch and dogs you’ll be more able to save in LA!

  90. Carol, Brett, and Brinn on December 13th, 2011 11:02 am

    Was home sick yesterday watching the rerun shows on Animal Planet, the one when you went to LA, and the one where the girls went. I hadn’t seen your location on you web site, but I had a feeling that LA would be the place. I love what you do with the dogs and the parolee’s. Our support for you and all you do will continue no mater where you are. Much Luck and safe travels for all. Tell Mando to give my sponsor doggie Spyder a big kiss from me.

    Love to you all,

  91. Yvonne on December 13th, 2011 12:34 pm

    What can I say! You provide redemption here on earth for those that have been labeled as violent and unchangeable. Unfortunately, Caesar law makes it difficult for both pit bulls and parolees to have a second chance. But you do! And by this I feel they can be reborn. Thank you so much. I’m sorry that Kern County acted in such an ignorant manner. May God bless you, your family ( extended too =)

  92. Christina Mccormick on December 13th, 2011 12:55 pm

    Hi Tia and Villalobos,
    I commend you for what you are doing, that takes a lot of patients as well as love to support an animal so misunderstood. I am a pitbull lover and owner. I have owned other breeds and would never trade my baby girl Roxy for another. She is so tolerant of my children and other people. She makes me smile when Im down. She smiles and gets so excited when my boyfriend gets home from work, who could ask for a better greeting. Hope all goes well with the move and I hope to one day adopt from your fantastic organization.

    Good Luck, Christina McCormick
    Gresham Oregon

  93. Heather Reed on December 13th, 2011 1:07 pm

    I am so sad your leaving CA. I am addicted to your show. I have a boxer/pittbull mix that I adopted. He is the best dog that I have ever had. I have also fostered dogs. I believe in everything you do for the dogs and the parolees. You are such a god send. Good luck in New Orleans. Our prayers are with you. :)

  94. Heather on December 13th, 2011 1:19 pm

    What is going to happen to all the Parolees that work at the ranch? I know a few of them won’t be able to leave the state. Just wondering, hope all is well, And Good Luck!

  95. Debie on December 13th, 2011 2:02 pm

    My family and I are animal lovers and we watch your show every week. I’m so glad to hear someone has stepped up and donated some property for you but sad that you have to leave your home in California. I hope your show will continue as I think there are still alot of people that need to know that pits make great pets.

  96. emilystone on December 13th, 2011 3:20 pm

    hi my name is emily stone i love your show srry to here that kamren walked out i might move down to new mexico and i was wondering if i can have a job im 12 and i would like to help clean the dogses cage and go on run like you do to get them i think its pretty cool your daughters look aw2some and super nice so if you can please call me back at 814-516-6022 ask for emily i might be there in 2 or less year sorry that the place got burnt i know how that was gonna be your and it would be a good place for the piutbulls sorry for creature when that guy took him and gave him back sincerly emily

  97. C. Skinner on December 13th, 2011 3:31 pm

    Wish you all the best of luck with your move and set up @ both locations! You are true healers, and I praise you for who you are and what you do for not only the animals but the people you heal along the way! Happy Holidays

  98. Taylor on December 13th, 2011 4:17 pm

    You guys are simply amazing, I know everything will go how its supposed to. Best of luck(:

  99. Cortney on December 13th, 2011 4:46 pm


  100. Amy on December 13th, 2011 4:55 pm

    New Orleans needs your help. We lost everything in Katrina and ended up leaving Louisana. There is alot of hard work there, but you all can handle it. You can make a difference for so many pitbulls down there. Three months ago I found a pitbull. He was starving and was almost hit by a tanker truck. I stopped and put him in my car and brought him home. Everyone said “oh, he’s a killer”. People can be so stupid. He is awesome. He has fit right into our family and I don’t know how we ever lived without him. Thanks for all the hardwork all of you do helping the misunderstood pitbulls.

  101. Scott Haworth on December 13th, 2011 5:27 pm

    Sorry to hear you have to move from California but your a great organization. I just wish you were leaving and I wasn’t moving to WA State, I would volunteer my time. I love dogs, in the past I have owned a cocker spaniels, rottweilers, and currently own a white female boxer. She is a great dog and has brought so much joy to our family. My girlfriend and I have talked about getting a Pit for a playmate for our Boxer (Hanna). But our apartment doesn’t allow them do to legal issues, but I soon could be living in Arizona and just may look to adopt one of your Pits Tia.


  102. Brendan on December 13th, 2011 6:41 pm

    What you guys do is great.I am happy you guys found a new place.

  103. Patrick & Susan Buzick on December 13th, 2011 8:16 pm

    Very sad to see that you had to move out of LA cause of all the good youve been doing there but i think that New Orleans is going to have a great organization my wife and i have one pit bull and hope some day to adopt a dog from you but unfortunately live in oklahoma we love what your doing for the breed cause they are a breed with such a good heart and so egar to please i hope that all goes well with your move and hope to meet you one day!

  104. David Lee on December 13th, 2011 8:48 pm

    Hello i am sorry to hear that via lobos has to move i love your show and the work for the breed that you do i am a pit owner myself and hate the stereo type of pitbulls i wish the best of luck to you and can’t wait to see you get fully up and running and will try to get some things together to donate

  105. stephanie on December 13th, 2011 9:20 pm

    hi tia i love you and your show im 10 and i want volunteer and can you help me train my cousins pitbull milo please

  106. Ali Goldstein-Wolf on December 13th, 2011 9:49 pm

    Tia…sent your volunteer coordinator and email….I can be packed in an hour…I ride a motorcycle so I pack light….just let me know what I can to do help.

  107. terry haugen (maya's mom) on December 13th, 2011 9:56 pm

    I just knew it would be Nola! Great choice, now Maya and I can make a road trip out to see you! And New Mexico is another great location. Congrats!

  108. Sue on December 13th, 2011 10:14 pm

    Dear Tia + family,
    I am so happy for you! I’ve not owned a dog , let alone a pitbull, in years but I love them! The ones I have come in contact with have been so sweet and well-mannered.
    One question I have – on last Sat’s episode, you had travelled to LA to help with a mama dog whose human is a military vet. She was emaciated and had given birth to a litter. Am I the only one who noticed the heavy chain on her? I can’t get that picture out of my mind. Was the local rescuer able to convince her human to lighten the load so to speak? I sure hope so because that was one sad dog.
    I wish I could donate but all I can give you are my best wishes and prayers for a happy new beginning.
    Sue from MA

  109. Louise on December 13th, 2011 10:31 pm

    Hi guys, first thank you for all you do for the pitbulls, no animal should be treated that way. They are a creation of God so why can we the puplic see them that way. I watch your show faithfully every week. I am so happy to hear that you were given a place for the beautiful animals. God Bless each and every one of you.

  110. Celeste on December 13th, 2011 11:21 pm

    Wow Tia, God has truly blessed you with a heart and passion for what you have accomplished over the last 18 years. Please continue on with what God has in store for you, your family, and everyone at Villalobos. You guys are always in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I had a million dollars or even five dollars, cause I know it would go to great use..

    Take care and good luck,

  111. Andilea Warf on December 13th, 2011 11:41 pm

    I love watching your show, and was inspired by you to adopt my two dogs. Zara ( a pit) and Lily (a pit mix) came from our local pound. I know all to well how pits are treated all over. But with your show, people are realizing that they are a wonderful breed of dog, and a pure pleasure to own. (my couch may have a different opinion though.) Also I respect the fact that you give parolees another chance at life. My boyfriend is currently incarcerated, and is actually from LA, California. If you ever need any help in Georgia, let me know.

  112. MatthewG on December 14th, 2011 12:57 am

    I am so sorry to hear that you are having to move I feel for you! Being from a dog family I have been around dogs my WHOLE life always having at least 1 if not 3 dogs in the house. Being in the military for the last 3 and a half years I havent had the time to have a dog and want to get another dog as soon as I get my freedom again. May God Bless you and keep up the fight!

  113. Jane Dinh on December 14th, 2011 6:54 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this exciting and very busy time! Relocating animals is no easy task! Thanks for all you do!!!!

  114. emily stone on December 14th, 2011 8:04 am

    hi tia i love your show and your dogs they are soo cute srry that you have to movw to new mexico i hope you find a good place for you and your family your daughters look awsome and nice i might be moving to new mexico after my dad gets out of jail i would love to work with you i will ask some of my friends if they want to adopt some of the pitbulls i will check there homes see if its good so bye love emily

  115. Dianne on December 14th, 2011 8:54 am

    Hi Tia – I’m a pitty “Mom” and can’t imagine owning any other breed. Until my husband bought me a pit puppy for my 30th birthday I too believed all the bad things that were said about the breed. I had a 4 yr. old Autistic son and was terrified about something happening to him. But Taz completely changed my view on the breed. Tazzy passed away in February at the ripe old age of 12. I layed on the floor with her and she died in my arms, she new she was loved. She was the best dog ever. Now we have Isis – she’s a 2-year old pit with a personality like I have never seen. She thinks the cat is her best friend, loves the kids, everyone who meets her wants to take her home. I will never own any other breed – I’m hooked!! Thank you for all that you do, and everything you sacrifice to save all these animals. Now that you’re moving east I know where to go when we’re ready to adopt another “Pit Baby”. Be safe, travel well and have a great holiday!!!

  116. Clare Cross on December 14th, 2011 10:28 am

    Love your show! Good luck with this move. luv you guys, cbc and Tucker

  117. Hazel on December 14th, 2011 11:53 am

    Hi Tia I’m so glad that you have a place I knew someone would help you I wish it could have been in around Nashville Tennessee I just found out that when a pit bull goes to the pound only the owner can save them and they have only 3 days to do so all pit’s that are not claimed in 3 day’s get killed no one is able to save the pit’s but there owners

  118. Darin on December 14th, 2011 2:37 pm

    The people that THINK they are doing something right by changing the rules are only hurting us all. Tia, you will be very much missed. I donated money to your cause on multiple occasions because I liked what I saw on the show, plus, I live in the Santa Clarita Valley and just wanted to help! I went to the site today to volunteer. I’m a Paramedic, have some time working with dogs and was gonna volunteer some time with you’ll.
    I hope you will continue what you do in Louisiana and prosper! Good luck team…

  119. Wendy Miller on December 14th, 2011 3:18 pm

    I was voting for Dallas (or surrounding area) too but you are closer and I have ALWAYS wanted to visit NO…..I am looking for a job if you have any openings…..I did Pit rescue for 11 years but had to stop due to financial strain!

  120. Grace madonio on December 14th, 2011 3:23 pm

    Hope the movie process goes well! Can’t wait to make my way out to volunteer someday.

  121. Jodi Gomez on December 14th, 2011 4:02 pm

    Hi Tia and family,

    My hubby and I are proudly owned by two pitty’s and a lab/pit mix that we rescued. We are so glad you were able to find welcoming communities to move to. It brings me to tears when I see the situations some of these dogs are in. We adopted our very first pitty from the local humane league and it was the best decision we ever made. Keep doing what you do!

  122. Jill Glassey on December 14th, 2011 4:12 pm

    Where are you moving in New Mexico? Wanted to see if you were closer to Arizona then way in New Mexico…

    Thank You


  123. wendi detamore on December 14th, 2011 5:00 pm

    Hey guys. I want to let you all know you are doing such wonderful work that is so unappreciated i cant put it into words. We have a 3 yr old pit bull that we got when she was 5 weeks old and i will never have another kind of dog! Nika has been raise with my 3 1/2 yr old grandson and now 7 month old granddaughter. She even started lactating and nursed our kitten last yr we got from the pound. I couldn’t ask for a better animal. My family knows the discrimination that comes with owning a pit, or i guess you could say her owning us. My own brother calls her a man eater. Some peoples’ ignorance you cant change, But we do our best. the love and acceptance you get from these wonderful creatures is enough to make your heart explode. I wish everyone could experience that kind of love.I’ve had dogs all my life and while i loved them all, none could compare to the love Nika gives us. She understands every word; spoken and unspoken, that you say. We will be doing something to raise money and items on your behalf and plan on driving it to you this spring. Keep up all the wonderful, hard, and needed work.we will do all we can to help… we will be buying more sweatshirts this winter, they make great gifts….much love from the Detamore family, Wendi, Caitlin, Ryan, Isaiah, Bella, and of course, Nika

  124. Rande Hamilton on December 14th, 2011 5:20 pm

    Tia, and Vilalobos family- Your compassion is amazing! I am sorry you have to move but I know you will do so much no matter where you are. What about your husband? I love your show! If I could have an animal it would be one of yours. I hope to visit you in your new location in LA. I love New Orleans, so now I really have a good place to visit and volunteer. I live in Hilton Head Island, SC. Can’t wait to meet you and your family in person; and that lovely PITBULL family you SAVE! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

  125. Ashley Manshack on December 14th, 2011 5:23 pm

    Hi Tia, Ashley from Ringgold, La again, I was wanting to let you know that here in the last few days there has been on the news about a boy that was attacked by a pit. I personally am very angered at this because I know that the dog will have to pay the price. To me it is the owner’s fault. We need you here bad Tia so you can openly teach awareness and educate people aound here about how to properly own the breed. I believe that it is a persons irresponsibility that causes about 90% of these attacks. I have taught my dogs from an early age not to play rough with people and being mouthy is a no no. Even though they are the most loving dogs in the world, they ARE strong and if not trained properly they do have the capability of hurting someone even if they don’t mean to. I have three of the most loving pits in the world and they just love kids and other dogs. One of mine is a rescue. Her owner was not able to keep her because of where she lived but i found out after I got her that the woman’s son had abused her badly. She now 6 and doing great. Any ways, can’t wait for you to get here, me and a few of my friends want to come down and volunteer. Love you guys!!!

  126. Paula Perry on December 14th, 2011 5:59 pm

    Sorry to see you leave Cali. It is way expensive to live here and to run a ranch with 200 or more dogs. I am in San Diego and wish I would of had the opportunity to visit your ranch. I volunteer for a pit rescue here and you are such an inspiration to me! It is my dream to have a ranch and operate a rescue myself. I already have changed my whole life for rescues and bully breeds. I advocate for these dogs every chance I get and makes me real sad America sees them as the dog to be feared. I can’t help think of Petey on Lil Rascals. What happened? I too am for the underdog and it is great giving these dogs and parolees a second chance. I am all too familiar with being treated as an outcast. Good luck to you! I know it sounds like a cliche but things really do happen for a reason. It was time to move on. I am sad about your husband will still be in Cali though. That must be heartbreaking. I have made many sacrifices but I have to say your are the Queen of Sacrifice. Blessings to you and your mission and dogs!

  127. Da Dae on December 14th, 2011 8:48 pm

    I want to create a Villaobos East/Midwest so that my family can do the same thing you are but just for the pple out here. Give us an email back as soon as possible… I have rescued one Pit and have adopted out 5…we went through the same checks you have and we are now ready to help you take on your load.

  128. Dee on December 15th, 2011 2:09 am

    So while I was hoping y’all would be coming to Texas, but I had a feeling it’d be New Orleans. I’m still so excited though cos I’m only a half day’s drive away now! I am literally dancing in my chair because I’m a nerd and this is great news! Congratulations and best of luck with moving! I am looking forward to helping out in whatever way I can.

  129. Diana on December 15th, 2011 7:34 am

    I love that you are moving NO. I have wanted to volunteer for Villalobos since the show started. Now that you are this close, I can.
    I have a 5-year old Pit-a-dore who is just a big Pit bull. I also have friends with Pits. They are great dogs. This area needs your services more than you know.

  130. Connie on December 15th, 2011 10:55 am

    Good for all of you. I was so disappointed when the move to the ranch in Calif didn’t work out but now we know the reason. Bigger things were in the works. Good luck to all of you. Wish i could help transport some of the babies becasue really they’re all babies. I support a rescue in my town but will be sending some donations soon. i realize how hardm it is running just on donations.

  131. Tayla on December 15th, 2011 11:22 am

    Hey Tia, About a week ago I saw an episode of your show and i absolutely love it. I cant take my eyes off the tv when im watching it. All the things you do for these dogs, that are stereotyped. My family has recently adopted a 2ish year old. We found her wondering the streets in Allentown, Pa. We brought her home and she got along great with our 3 Goldens, and my 3 siblings. The next day we found her owner and i started crying, even though her house was just up the street. A few hours later the owners father came back with Deva, we have had her for about 1 1/2 months now and i absolutely love her, and she is so well trained. We were told that the previous owner that got her from, before the one that lost her, kept her in a crate all the time and the owners were caught with drugs. I always thought that the owner were bad and not the dog and that is totally true. We’ve named her Diesel. She loves anyone. I want to start a Dog Rescue when I get older. Thank you!! And good luck, best of wishes with your move!!

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  133. Marguerite on December 15th, 2011 5:31 pm

    Wow! So proud of you and your family. I just hope you get to take Jake, Cameron and of course Armondo with. Being Armondo just got married to the lovely and beautiful Ruby that might be hard but one can hope. I wish all of you the best. The big easy needs you. I just hope there is a season 4 so for us die hards we can see the results of you and your family’s hard work. Keep the faith!

    PS – I do anything to adopt one of your pits but given location it – Seattle, or as I call it the upper left – would be very hard – but I do rescue as much as I can. This year was my first Northern flying squirrel! Way cool!.

  134. donnalisa on December 16th, 2011 10:33 am

    Tia,you are one tough woman.I love your show,I give you alot of credit.I own two Pit bulls,raised two sons basically by myself.I live alone now and my dogs are my companions.They give me that unconditional love.My best to you and the guys, your daughters and the Pitties..I am originally from NJ moved to GA three years ago.I want out of GA now ,and back to NJ..

  135. Memory Tompkins on December 16th, 2011 11:53 am

    This make me very happy!!! I was just watching the show last night thinking i cant wait to come visit and volunteer…but its a long way from home and a major trip with a child. But every year for my sons birthday we go to New Orleans being that if falls on Super Bowl Weekend. So It makes me JOYFUL to know that you will be one of your routine stops come February!! This is has made my week!!!! Memory Tompkins Vicksburg, MS

  136. Chris on December 16th, 2011 3:05 pm


    I’m thrilled you’re moving your sanctuary here – I hope you and your dogs enjoy it as much as my dogs do. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place for our seniors and unadoptables to spend their years.

  137. Tabitha on December 16th, 2011 5:29 pm

    This move will be so good for you and your pitties. I am sad to hear your moive so far but there are obviously a ton of people who are dying to adopt from you! I was you guys all the best! I was just curious if you guys will still be at the American Family Pet Expo this year? We love you guys and will continue to support you and your pups. Can’t wait to see how beautiful the new places will be!


  138. francine on December 16th, 2011 9:07 pm

    i love everything about your mission!god bless

  139. Yasmin on December 16th, 2011 9:32 pm

    I just read this and am extremely happy that you are in New Orleans. I am in the military here in New Orleans and have ALWAYS loved Pit Bulls. They are a beautiful, smart and loving breed. I am willing to assist and volunteer. Because i am in the military i don’t have the time that it takes to have a Pit Bull BUT like i stated i am willing to volunteer in any way you need.

  140. kim foster on December 17th, 2011 1:45 am

    I am sorry to hear that you have to move…again!! I have been watching since last season & I love it. Its just rediculous that ppl cant see that these pits are good dog just had bad owners. They want to off these dogs for what us humans have done to them, so we off all the murderers…Nooo we dont they get to survive…so y cant pits? I hope all goes well with the new adventure. The positive of this is that u expanding can help out others in other states….

  141. Sue Fisher on December 17th, 2011 9:09 am

    Tia, I am addicted to your show, I record every episode, so am watching re-runs as well as the new ones, just watched the show where A.J. has to take the 15 year deal. I think its disgusting that he got the rap for something not his fault, the legal system is really screwed up. I wish I lived closer (am in MI) I would love to volunteer, I have 3 dogs myself, a lab from a resuce, golden retreiver and golden mixed with something big. At some point (when they are gone :-( , I would love to get a pitbull. I have met a few at the local shelter that if I didnt have 3 dogs already I would have adopted, but seeing your show really makes people aware of what loving dogs they are. Thank you so much for doing what you do for them, also for the Parolees, its great seeing them turn their lives around, dogs have a wonderful effect on people. Good luck in the movex

  142. Kathleen Horne on December 17th, 2011 2:50 pm

    Tia and family,
    My family and I are moving back to Louisiana to open a farm. My cousin and I were just speaking about contacting you once we got the farm going to help you with Pitty rescue in Louisiana! I am so elated that you are coming to our state! I’m 41 and I’ve raised pitbulls since I was 16. I have a mix right now! It touches me so much that I’m filling up with tears in excitement! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  143. Kayla on December 17th, 2011 3:05 pm

    I hope you’ld be willing to drive to mass some day 😉

  144. Kayla on December 17th, 2011 3:09 pm

    I meant Massachusetts

  145. Jessica Offutt on December 17th, 2011 6:26 pm

    I just wanted to say welcome to New Mexico…my son is going to be so excited to hear that you guys are coming here. We live in Albuquerque…can’t wait to see where you guys are setting up. New Mexico is a great place with so many really nice people that go out of their way to help others. We love what you guys do!!!

  146. MARCY on December 17th, 2011 10:03 pm

    Tia and family- i am so happy that you have found a new location or two- it is a shame that they cant all be together i know it would have made it easier for you. I would not be able to stand now being with my pitts. they are my children and friends – they are my life after work everyday. My female blue had 11 puppies 7 weeks ago and i too am searching for a new place to live with more room for us all. Currently we live on a city block in a 3 bedroom house and we need land. We will get it- it is in the lords hands. good luck to you all – you DO make a huge difference. Marcy

  147. Jade on December 17th, 2011 10:42 pm

    I am glad to hear you are moving to a new place! Me an my husband both want our first dog to be a pit bull as we are both lovers of the breed. We know were not in the right spot at the moment to adopt one into are home but we are coming to you when we are. We would have made the trip to California but this makes it that much easier when the time comes. Hope everything goes well!!

  148. Sarah on December 17th, 2011 11:09 pm

    I knew you were planning on moving, but I had no idea it was to New Orleans! I live here and can’t wait for the new facility to open up. New Orleans needs you so bad!!! I’d love to volunteer!

  149. Ashley on December 17th, 2011 11:16 pm

    Like people have mentioned in the above post, i really hope your preparing for bad weather. I pray that you guys don’t ever have to deal with another devostation like New Orleans experienced or go through any fires or floods again and good luck with the HOT summers. I love love love your show and wished you guys were closer to NC so i could help out. I have no extra $ to give as i am a stay at home mom of a 3yr old girl and my husband is currently laid off, but i just want you guys to know my family loves and 100% support what your doing and TIA you are awesome for what you do and one of the strongest people i know. You have so much riding on your shoulders and you handle it all so well, your such an inspiration. Sometimes i think i have it bad or get stressed out and i have a break down LOL and you handle tough situations and stress so well. You really love these dogs and what you do and you can see that its not just for TV or media, you are such a kind hearted person and stand up for what you believe in and your truely an inspiration. I hope your show continues on animal planet 4-ever because i want to follow your journey and see you accomplish your dream and goals :-) GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR MOVE AND ONE DAY HOPEFULLY I WILL GET TO COME SEE YOU GUYS AND HELP OUT!!!
    ~~ Tia, you, your family and staff ROCk!!!

  150. Don Gaglione on December 17th, 2011 11:38 pm

    Tia your the best !!! I just found a pit in a vacant house backyard, she was skin and bone, took awhile to get her to come to me but I didnt give up. Got her to be my friend, brought her home to meet my 2 other pits and she wasnt having it, she went after my other pit mix, she was pregnant and had 9 puppies on Oct 25, they are ready to go, once they are gone she will be fixed but how do I get her to accept the other 2 dogs, I hate to give her away, we have been through a bit with her and I know she adores me, any advise?

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  152. Bianca on December 18th, 2011 12:58 am

    This is fate!! We are from S.Cali who recently moved to Houston, TX. We watch your show regularly. For sometime we have been thinking of adopting a Pitt Bull, and would love to adopt one from Villalobos. I know feel it’s meant to be, I’m so happy your moving to LA!

    P.S: I cried Sloth’s passing! I was right there with you Mariah and felt your pain. I couldnt even watch without crying, you’re a brave a girl!!

  153. Mike Pravec on December 18th, 2011 1:09 am

    Best of luck to all of you in your new locations. I not only love your show and what you do, but also have the highest respect for your family…how close you are and your good hearts. You are an inspiration to any family! Running a rescue for special needs dogs…mostly Pit Bulls, I know how tough it all can really be. You are all very hard workers and I wish you all the best in anything you do!
    Mike Pravec, Special Needs K9, Inc.

  154. Drea on December 18th, 2011 2:48 am

    Good to know you will be closer to South Florida! there is an urgent need for Pit Bull education and rescue. I am doing the best I can myself but with you guys being now closer hopefully we will help spread the love and care for Pit Bulls at a better rate. Good luck with everything! I am looking forward to being able to make a road trip and bring in some donations in the near future. :)

  155. Faith Sevilla-Bingemer on December 18th, 2011 11:35 am

    Hey there Tia, my husband, Stephen and I are so excited for you and your new endeavors and know that you will do well on this new chapter in your life and for your cause. We are avid bully bread lovers and are looking at getting another one once we have purchased our home and our second daughter is here in March no less. I feel for you with all your challenges but know that God never gives you anything that you cannot handle and when one door closes, others open. My husband and I live in NC and moved here from AZ three years ago so I am greatly excited for your move to New Orleans for the adoption agency. I saw Lil Rocky and his story and I am hoping that you still have him when the time is right for our adoption as he reminds both my husband and I of our Deuce. If there is anything that we can do to help we will. We look forward to continuing to watch your show and see more great, exciting and heartwarming positive stories for this breed.
    Faith, Stephen, Sophia, and Cameron Bingemer :-)

  156. Eric Anderson on December 18th, 2011 12:01 pm

    Sure sad to see that you are having to leave the golden state, but being a lifetime resident here, I totally understand. It’s funny, when we saw the episode of you having the two guys run back to Louisana and texas I think it was, and knowing you were moving, I said to my wife, I bet they move operations to Louisiana. I know you will do great work. My wife and I live in Sacramento and have volunteered at a county animal shelter. We adopted a pit earlier this year. She was in the shelter I was working at for over 4 months. I knew she had to be saved, so we brought her home. We’re sorry your new home is so far away from you, but if we can ever help, doing fund raising or something in the Sacramento area, please let us know. Best wishes, we know you will do great work! Eric and Carol

  157. Kevin Schaefer on December 18th, 2011 1:15 pm

    Wow. I am glad that you were able to find a new permanant place to move to. My home state of Maryland really needs people like Tia and Villa Lobos, since we dont have any good rescues or sanctuary’s except Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. I am working on fixing that problem! Cause I’m producing a documentary about Pitbulls, and working to setup a sanctuary of my own. I love the show Tia, keep up the great work, and enjoy the move.

  158. bruce dubinski on December 18th, 2011 3:21 pm

    keep up the fantastic job and your daughters are wonderful i would love to know where so send money too monthly my email is

  159. Kristi on December 18th, 2011 5:51 pm

    Tia & girls~
    I am addicted to your show on Animal Planet! I think it’s AWESOME what you are doing for a breed which is often misunderstood. I have cried while watching your show and have laughed at the same time. The guys you have working for you have hearts of gold and it’s heart warming to see ‘tough’ guys melt with the dogs. You are inspiration to all who watch your show!

  160. Arianna on December 18th, 2011 6:41 pm

    Tia, I absolutely LOVE your show…ever since the first episode I have followed it and have wanted to work for u…I love pitbulls…I have owned several since I was over the past years…my boyfriend and I have 1 right now and we’re trying for more…I’m excited u guys are moving to New Mexico, I just hope its close enough to me so I can volunteer…I would love to help any way I could and now maybe it will be easier for us to get more dogs :)

  161. ANNA DUNHAM on December 18th, 2011 8:07 pm

    now that the “cat is out of the bag”, I can say that my son Ben has adopted Boss, whom I thought was the UGLIEST dog next to Creature. Anyone would see him coming n cross the street n not allow children near him. The truth is is Boss has the most mellow and calm personality I’ve seen in a dog. So safe with kids—loving n not excitable, even when my other Pit barked her head off from the other side of a screen door. I’ve come to love this breed as they are a noble one. My own rescued Pit from a shelter is a sweet and loyal dog who has changed the attitude of fam members w kids. Sorry to see you go but California doesn’t realize what it’s losing….POLITICIANS are jackasses! N.O, welcomes you! Anna

  162. Courtney on December 19th, 2011 3:11 am

    Hey Tia and crew, I absolutely LOVE you and what you guys at Villalobos stand for! I live near Tehachapi and I’m so sorry it didn’t work out for you guys there :( but I know that wherever you guys are, the dogs and people will be so grateful! Good luck with all you do! Much Love! P.S. I too look forward to the day that your dream comes true and ALL your dogs find Forever Homes!

  163. Susan on December 19th, 2011 9:04 am

    I knew it! You talked about that area with such passion, I told my husband your move would probably be in that area! That whole region desperately needs your help!

  164. Laura on December 19th, 2011 9:25 am

    I admire your drive to help these dogs, and the guys u hire for a second chance. I faithfully watch your show, my heart goes out to all the dogs in need of a home. I had a pit growing up and she was definitely like a sibling! I would love to come see some dogs when u get settled in LA. I live in OK so u branching out is great! I’ve wanted to come out sooooo bad and hopefully adopt one of ur dogs.

  165. Gene on December 19th, 2011 11:14 am

    i live in Philadelphia, Pa. and i love pit bulls and from watching your show i got the idea to start a rescue center just like yours. i am now looking to buy land in Delaware. now i own 8 pit bulls in 5 different places and 1 of the pit bulls i have in my house now is about to have puppies. any advice you can give me would be great. also i would like to visit your rescue center and maybe help out for a week. and once i get my rescue center up and running maybe we can work together on some projects. yes i know we are different people in different places but we both want the same thing TO HELP PIT BULLS

  166. Barbara Barrows on December 19th, 2011 11:42 am

    Dear Tia, I think what you do is Awesome. I had a pitbull growing up and She was an awesome dog. Her name was odessa. I loved her so much. Pitbulls are such a misunderstood breed. Please keep up the Good work you and your Family does. God Bless.

  167. Jane on December 19th, 2011 2:03 pm

    I have been watching your show from the beginning.. I think what you are doing is commenable.. This is a breed w/such a bad rap due to the owners and what they do to and with these dogs,,, I wish I were closer to you to be able to Volunteer for you.. I love the breed and know how special they are.. I am so sorry to hear and watch what they were saying for their reasons not to have you in your dream home.. I wish you the best of Luck in your new Journey to your new home.. I love what your doing for all of these precious dogs.. Keep up the AWESOME work your doing.. ily and your show.. Everyone and everything deserves a second chance..

  168. Connie on December 19th, 2011 2:23 pm

    Tia and crew,
    Thank You for understanding the breed. I pray for your organization’s success in LA. However, I live in NM and would love to know where in NM you will be located. If you are close to where I liveI would love to help out. You keep on keepin on and good things will happen. I pray for you all. GOOD LUCK in both places!!!!

  169. Muñeca "Moon" Rivera on December 19th, 2011 2:55 pm

    OMG!!! YAY!!! I live in San Antonio, but I’ve lived and traveled to Louisiana A LOT!! I’m SUPER excited that y’all are now gonna be so much closer to me cuz I really want to adopt a pit bull from you guys in the very near future. Thank you for everything you’re doing with both the pit bulls & parolees. Lots of love & luck to you guys in your new homes.

  170. Jordan on December 19th, 2011 3:05 pm

    God Bless you, your family, and the parolees you give second chances too. I watch your show everytime its on and anytime I see a dog get adopted from your rescue it makes me cry happy tears because a lot of people think its all the pitbull’s fault for being aggressive, yes they are aggressive dogs, but the owner where they once lived also has a lot with how a dog acts. Thank you for saving these dogs and I wish you so much luck and congratulations on your move!

  171. Sheila Strickland on December 19th, 2011 3:14 pm

    I am glad the dogs who will be with you for the rest of their lives will have a peaceful place live out the rest of their lives.

    I am also glad ou found a wonderful place in New Orleans to relocate your rescue. That area has been a big part of your rescue efforts with the storms that devastated that area. Your work there brought the fact that it was not only the human population that was effected by the floods but also animals.

    I will continue to pray for you and your guys and the work you do, I pray for your success.

  172. Agge on December 19th, 2011 3:18 pm

    Hi Tia!
    I just wanted to say that you are such a fantastic person. I really admire all of your hard work for these wonderful dogs.
    A very near and dear friend of mine recently took her own life. She had the biggest heart you could imagine. And she fought for these dogs for many years. She took care of the dogs no one else wanted to know of. When I se you, I can’t help thinking of her.
    You have that same great big hearts and fire in your eyes.
    Thank you Tia, you and your whole family, for all that you are and what you do.
    If I could I would fly in to give you all I have to help you. But as a single mom of two, living in Sweden it’s pretty impossible.

    I wish you all the best, and I hope the move we’ll be great for you
    I’m having a little trouble expressing myself in English, but at least I’m trying right?

    Much Love from Sweden!

    This is me and Ceyla. She was a pit/presa-mix. Breed on dogds that was sick mentaly and physically. She sufferd from demodex and was allergic to pretty much everything. This beautiful little girl never got to see her first birthday

  173. JJ on December 19th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Wish you the best of luck to a speedy move and set up. As an owner of 2 pitbulls, one of which is a therapy dog, I am a huge fan of the show and feel that often times I have to defend & explain that my dogs are giant couch potatoes.


  174. TyEsha Holden on December 19th, 2011 4:10 pm

    I’m so glad you’re moving :3

    my friend and I want to bring you some bags of dog food to help you out since we know that your bills are pretty high. as much as I would LOVE to volunteer, I cannot because I live in Crestview, FL. but we would like your address to your new location in New Orleans so we could bring them to you, if it’s possible to do so. it may take us some time to get all the dog food we would like to get together, but we will definitively bring some :3

    please and thank you for all your hard work towards my favorite breed of dog X3

  175. Misty on December 19th, 2011 4:12 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that you guys will be going to New Orleans i live in Florida so i am very excited!!! I’m sad for the parolees in california that you will not be able to help but very excited for the ones you might be able to help in New Orleans…. Good Luck.. I’ll be watching the show all the way!!!

  176. Makayla on December 19th, 2011 4:18 pm

    Wow this is amazing! I absolutely love what you guys stand for and what you are doing to help this amazing breed. With this move though what does that mean for the out of state adoptions now that you’re going to be so far away from your old location?

  177. Carrie on December 19th, 2011 5:20 pm

    Your show is incredibly human, loving, and so real. You and your family have shown what it means to forgive and move forward in ways few could show in such a dignified way. Thank you for all you do! I am really glad to know you will be bringing your talents and love to the South. We need you badly! I hope that our family can get the opportunity to serve yours in the big easy some day…wishing the smoothest possible transition for you, your human family, and your puppy (they are always puppies to me) family.

  178. Christina odriguez on December 19th, 2011 6:41 pm

    We love what you stand for and we love pits!! We can’t wait for you to be here in NM….You have a family of volunteers here!

  179. Kimberly( Kimmorah's Angel's on FB) on December 19th, 2011 7:03 pm

    I love your show, I love what you are doing and what you stand for. I only wish you were closer to me. I want more information on how I can help with donations and volunteering. I love pits especially the bully breed. Me and my fiance’ have our own community of pit lovers and pit owners who are dedicated to making the pit bull name a household name for good reasons. Please contact me someway somehow so we can connect.

  180. Julie Swan on December 19th, 2011 7:04 pm

    Hi Tia, I’m in Mid City about 10 minutes from the ninth ward. I have a fold up cage that I’m not using. I’ll put it aside for you. Once you get set up, I’d love to do some volunteer work. I had a pit bull as a younger woman and loved him. Your work is badly needed here. Thanks for choosing NOLA. Julie Swan

  181. Dakota on December 19th, 2011 7:16 pm

    Awsome that you came to New Orleans, I live in Chalmette and know you will do great Work for the Pitbulls here. Wish you the best and would love to volunteer.

    P.S. my pitbull Hawk send his love

  182. Dollar The Priceless Pitbull on December 19th, 2011 7:31 pm

    Hey Tia!! On behalf of myself (a pitty) and all those you have saved and continue to save–THANK YOU!!! Please keep us posted when you have your grand opening I will send my mom down there to check it out!!! We are in NJ and hope you open a center up here in the TriState area too!!! Keep up the great work and GOD BLESS YOU for saving dogs like me! BTW my mom says i’m awesome!!! Pitty kisses Dollar

  183. HOLLY on December 19th, 2011 7:32 pm

    I LOVE THE SHOW!! and what you are doing i wish it was closer I LOVE PITBULLS and i hate the way they are treated and haw people seam to think every pit is mean its not like that eney dog thats eney breed can be mean its haw they are treated if ur mean 2 your dog that dog will ether be mean or rilly scared and skiddish or they will fight back win you only know some one being mean 2 you and abusing you haw can you expect it 2 be nice if all it knows is crule treatment it makes me so ANGRY!!!!! haw people are my hope is that one day people wont discriminate a genst them and i just want 2 say haw PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR KIDS AND THE PAROLEES THAT HELP YOU i think what ur doing for t
    hem is awsome to giveing them a second chance in life to make a difrence thanks tia for all you have done for the pitbulls and for them men you in ploy you make such a difrence

  184. Liz Gonzalez on December 19th, 2011 7:59 pm

    Tia, I admire the work you do, I have seven adopted dogs myself, have not owned a pittbull as of yet, but after been watching your show for a while now, I have learned so much about the breed and have gained so much respect for them, thanks so much for that! I am certain that one day I will be a pittbull owner. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK YOU DO, MUCH LUCK WITH THE MOVE, AND GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY, PAROLEES AND DOGS.

  185. Erica on December 19th, 2011 8:18 pm

    I just want to say that I absolutely love your show and I’m proud to live in a state that you chose for your dogs. I always think about how ignorant people are about pits. I was only 12 when we got our first pit and he was the most loving dog we’ve had. On a side note, I thought Creature was the most adorable dog that I had ever seen.

  186. ALONDRA MEDINA on December 19th, 2011 10:18 pm

    I love your show, We have a Pit Bull and we love him but he is a hand full, My boys they are 5and 6 year old and they started to watch the show with me and they love it I had promised them to go by your ranch wen we go out in new years to L.A. but You are moving hope you have better luck out there and that you find peace in your heart.

  187. Luzader on December 19th, 2011 10:31 pm

    You are absolutely amazing, Tia. You are truly a hero. I love the show and I almost cry every episode I know you love the dogs enough to make sure you’re giving them the best possible life. I have an 11 month old female pitt named Nala and she is the love of my life. Soon we hope to have a friend for her!!

  188. Amy on December 20th, 2011 12:15 am

    Where in NM are you moving? I hope it is close to me so I can work there. Sorry about the recent snow. This is really unusual weather for us.

  189. Kelli on December 20th, 2011 9:49 am

    I’ve been to the New Orleans area a few times, and every time I leave thinking about animals I had to leave behide. Just in October, there was 3 rat terrier pups and 2 8 month old kittens. Finding rescues where I live in Illinois is easy, finding one with room at that time was impossible. Needless to say, I left in tears, again. I’ve fostered numerous dogs and cats over the past years, but realizing my own limits really sucks sometimes! I couldn’t think of a place in more need of your help than Louisiana! It is a different world down there, and many people could use education about pets, and many are so set in their ways they will think you’re nuts. It can be so hard dealing with people, yet the most gratifying feeling when you get through to just one. Good luck with your move, and one day I hope yo see the work you are doing there!

  190. Tim on December 20th, 2011 1:08 pm

    Your show is inspirational and the work you do with pit bulls and other dogs is amazing. Keep up the good work and don’t ever stop. I would be honored to volunteer for your center and hopefully will do so in the near future.

  191. Shane on December 20th, 2011 1:20 pm

    I am so sad to see you leaving CA but I can understand the challenges here. I do worry considerably about your decision to set up the rescue center in New Orleans as the weather there can be very tumultuous and if the occasional wildfire or snowfall in CA endangered the dogs, you will encounter many more challenges in NO. Hopefully you have prepared for this and are setting up the necessary safety and evacuation procedures you will need. While I believe the education you can share with the community in NO will greatly impact the treatment of pitbulls in the southern regions, I worry about there being enough adopters for pitbulls in an area overrun with them. Best of luck with the move and thank you for the work you do to save these beautiful dogs! We were hoping to adopt from you but definitely cannot make it NO but I’m sure we can find many local pitbulls in CA!

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  193. Tamera El'Dalati on December 20th, 2011 4:21 pm

    I live right out side of Jackson MS. Just got back from New Orleans a couple of weeks ago. I am so excited you guys are moving so close. I will be praying that things go well with your move and I hope to try to help you guys out at some point.
    That would be amazing. Thanks for everything you and your family do. Not only for the animals but for the people who get that chance at redemption as Mondo says.

  194. Carolyn Hall on December 20th, 2011 4:28 pm

    I had my money on New Orleans for your new home. You will love the southerners. I just hope the levies continue to hold. I am guessing Armando will be in New Mexico with his family and you will have some Louisiana parollees to train.

  195. Vicki Hathaway on December 20th, 2011 4:35 pm

    I love your show and try to watch it every time it is on.

    I’m so glad there is someone like you and your family to show other s how to oppose the injustice in this world, however I know it gets exhausting for you. But, you were born to do great things.

    You are a mentor to me and many more, thank you for your selfless dedication and devotion to educating the public and people of Pit Bull awareness. I pray that one day you won’t have to either, and people will learn to make their own assumptions on their own, instead of judging a book by its cover or what they’ve been told.

    I hope that I can make a trip to one of your sites, so I can say that I too was part of your wonderful cause and to meet you all.
    God bless you. You Rock!

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  197. Amy on December 20th, 2011 6:21 pm

    My son and I love watching your show. You are an inspiration to us for what you are doing for this misunderstood breed and giving men a second chance at a life they may have otherwise not had!! You are truly an angel, working on what God intends us all to be and do,and that is to love unconditionally! I would love to have an animal rescue….it’s what my son wants to do with his life, we just don’t have the finances to do it right now!! Maybe someday?!? Maybe we can come down and volunteer sometime….we are in Tennessee, so not too far!!
    Best wishes to you, your girls, and crew in this next phase of your lives!! :)

  198. Jiselle O on December 20th, 2011 6:44 pm

    We are super excited and anxious for the New Orleans location. We live in Houston, TX and are on the tip of our toes for the grand opening! I introduced him to the show and now he’s hooked! We want to support Villalobos as entirely as we can.

  199. Dreama on December 20th, 2011 7:07 pm

    Good Luck Tia and crew! I am so glad there are people like you who love animals as much as I do! I hope the best for you and all the rescues!

  200. pattisarmento on December 20th, 2011 8:56 pm

    URGENT!!! Hi Tia! I watch your show ALL THE TIME!! The reason I am writting is we are losing our home and I have a pit/lab mix named Pearl that I can’t keep anymore. She is only 2 and a half years old. She is so awesome, she is tan/white, and needs a Good Home DESPARATELY!

  201. Miri on December 20th, 2011 9:15 pm

    It’s sad that you have to move out of Cali, as I was thinking of becoming a volunteer once out of high school and such. But hey, financial expenses are up the roof in California, and I don’t blame you for moving so far away. I wish you all luck on the new property and hope that you can help all the pits stuck out there in the south.

  202. Tori Borchers on December 20th, 2011 10:04 pm

    Welcome to New Orleans! SO glad you decided to come here. The pitbull population in the area desperately needed an advocate. So many people here fight them, and so many are abused and left to fend for themselves.

  203. Brian on December 20th, 2011 10:08 pm

    I was happy to hear about your move to the Crescent City. I’m an A.C.O. in the metro area so I know first hand about these amazing dogs that are running astray that need help and homes. I wish all of you a safe and joyous move down here and I look forward to volunteering at the center.

  204. crystal on December 20th, 2011 11:21 pm

    I love what you stand for. helping people and our four legged friends and family

  205. Britt on December 20th, 2011 11:53 pm

    My Mother, Sister and I adopted 3 Pit mix sisters. We have heard ugly things about our beautiful girls and it is so ridiculous to think that this beautiful breed is so misunderstood. My baby girl Arwen (we were told that they are Pit/ Boston Terrier mixes) is affectionately nicknamed Eeyore because she has the sweetest and laziest disposition. But when a woman I had never met before asks me, “Is she one of those dogs that grows up and kills people?” I question humanity.
    Thank you for all that you do for this gorgeous breed and I hope that one day I will be able to bring Arwen to you so that we can both shake you hand! : )

  206. Thomas Jandreau (Boodog) on December 21st, 2011 1:19 am

    I expect you will find yourself pretty busy down south. I am in Massachusetts, on the Connecticut border. The shelter in my city is nearly empty, but I help in Hartford CT. The way we keep things in somewhat of a controlled state is education. We have a cut cost spay neuter program up here, and the word is out on animal abuse being a felony. We also do a monthly “free spay sunday” for Ferrell cats which works well. Currently as few as there are, some cities like Hartford CT, and New York are still high kill shelters. Any time you need to know what is going on in my area, just email me. I do rescue out of a groominfg shop here with the wife, and some friends. Keep up the inspiring things you do. Tom J.

  207. marcella on December 21st, 2011 2:14 am

    even though I am sure it is sad that you are leaving Cali. I’m glad that you’re new location is in New Orleans. Now you will be able to provide much needed help to the pit bulls in that territory. Also, no more (as long) road trips to the south! Good luck with everything! You are are Warriors!

    God Bless and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

  208. mindy on December 21st, 2011 4:15 am

    I am so excited you are moving to New Orleans. I live across the causeway in Covington. My husband and I are in the process of trying to buy our first house. I have been telling him since the first episode of pit bulls and parolees that when we got our own house i wanted a pit. he said he did not think it would work due to the fact we lived so far away. we have a son with autism and he loves all animals. he has always wanted a big dog he could lay around with and love on. he loves dogs that can play with him and also ones that can sit and just love on him. he likes to be roudy and sweet. i can not wait until we move into our new house knowing that you are so close to us now. the only thing standing in my way now is getting my own house. unfortunately we live in an apartment where we are not allowed to have animals. I am so happy that shortly i will be able to have one of your angels as my very own. good luck with your new homes and i wish you all the success you and your amazing dogs rightly deserve. California’s loss is Louisiana’s gain. All my love to your two-legged and four-legged family members.

  209. Tamara on December 21st, 2011 4:36 am

    OMG. I am so excited you are coming to New Orleans. I love your show and have always loved Pit Bulls…I live in Florida and have been trying to figure out a way to come to California to help out. Now you will be so much closer and I am so happy. Thanks to all of you for all you do for these wonderful animals. I know sometimes it can be overwhelming and heartbreaking that you cannot save them all, but what you do is extraordinary and greatly appreciated. Take care, keep your head up, and God Bless you all.

  210. Danby Paterson on December 21st, 2011 9:29 am

    California didn’t know a good thing when they had it. Good luck in New Orleans. Will any of the parolees be coming with you? What will happen to them if not?

  211. Owen on December 21st, 2011 10:50 am


  212. sarah on December 21st, 2011 3:34 pm

    Just wanted to say what an awesome job all of you are doing. My family and i just recently rescued a pitt. His name is Bruce and is our best friend. My husband and i now tell everyone that we have 3 kids instead of 2. He is great with my babies and with us. I will continue to love and support this breed till my last breathe. Thank youe for op

  213. Jaime Yunker on December 21st, 2011 5:34 pm

    I’m glad to see you guys going to an area that definitely needs your help! However, I was hoping that you would have moved a little closer to me in MN!

    Good luck with the move and thank you for all that you do!

  214. Stacy on December 22nd, 2011 12:36 am

    I am sorry your move in CA didnt work out but I an so thrilled to find out that you are coming down to LA because there are so many Pit Bulls in real need down here. In the last two weeks in the media in Southern Mississippi there have been dog rings busted up and pits that have attacked children. I hope that you can bring education to the Southern US and Make life better for all Pit Bulls.

    In August we wanted to help and we ended up adopting a PIt Bull after seeing your show. Thank you for showing that these dogs are just getting caught up in the middle of the media because of irresponsible ownership!!!!!!

    If you need help setting up in LA please feel free to contact me because I have lots of friends that are background check approved that would also love to help ya’ll. (We have to be background checked to work with Red Cross and such)…….

    Dont give up what your doing!!!!!!!!

  215. Lynne on December 22nd, 2011 12:38 am

    I think that what you do to help rescue these dogs is wonderful! I know that is costs a lot of money and time to help save these pitts and I applaud your efforts. I hope that one day pitts will not be so misunderstood and have so much stigma attached to the breed. I actually have a pitt mix and because of where we live I have told the neighbors that she is a boxer mix so we wouldn’t have the problems that people seem to project onto pitt bulls or mixes. I wish you all the luck in the world with your new location. I think it is terrible what that woman in California did, but perhaps it was time for you spread out across the US so that other people would have a chance to adopt a pitt bull from you.

  216. travis& jacki simmons on December 22nd, 2011 8:48 am

    So excited you are coming to New Mexico! We live in Ruidoso Downs, NM. If theres anything we could help with we would love to volunteer

  217. trish on December 22nd, 2011 9:40 am

    I have been watching your show from the beginning. Tia you are an amazing woman with a wonderful family. What you do for the dogs and parolees is well i can’t put into words. I have cried and smiled. Hopefully one day when my family and i are ready for a dog we can adopt from villalobos. I wish all the luck to you, your family, the parolees and dogs.

  218. Jennifer Weathers on December 22nd, 2011 10:10 am

    So excited that you guys will be closer to Georgia! Now I know that I will be able to volunteer and take some weekend trips over to New Orleans. Can’t wait until you are all set up and taking volunteers! Good luck!

  219. Wanda E on December 22nd, 2011 11:11 am

    Tia, I never miss an episode of Pit Bulls and Parolees if I can help it. I have 3 dogs and 3 cats. All rescues. My heart is actually with my big dog, Tilly. She is part Catahoula and Black Mouth Cur. Has one blue eye and one brown one. Both really pretty colors. She is so smart.
    My oldest son, had a pit bull named Bonnie at one time. She was the sweetest dog ever. That was a long time ago.
    I am 74, have no money to send you, but I still work and love hard work. Keep up the good work. If I ever win the lottery, you are on my list.
    May God bless and keep you and yours this CHRISTmas and New Year.
    PS – I also hope that your husband gets his day in court soon. Good luck in New Orleans.
    I live in Texas.

  220. jennee dikhounphipheth on December 22nd, 2011 3:35 pm

    Tia, god bless u, your family and all the crew for doing what you do for the pits. You are truely a blessing to those dogs.. keep up the good work and know that those dogs you’ve rescued finally have a voice now.. We have a one yr old pit, and he is a blessing to me. He filled the hole in my heart and he gives me unconditional love. I could not imagine our lives without him. His name is King Kong, but to me he is my son, my lil BooBoo…

    Gain thank you for saving each and every single one of them, your devotion is truely a blessing, and god will bless you and your family and crew… much luv to you and everyone, merry christmas.

  221. Gaye Kendrick on December 22nd, 2011 4:50 pm

    Tia, family and guys, I was super bummed to hear your leaving LA we are moving down there in June next year and would have loved to meet you and volunteer. All of you remind me that there are really awesome people in the world. I wish you all the luck.
    Thanks for being you.

  222. Lauren on December 23rd, 2011 2:27 am

    I absolutely love your show. I have been hooked. I had a pit/boston terrier mix and she was the best dog I have ever had. They are the sweetest dogs and I hate hearing all the horrible things people say and do with them. They deserve so much better and what you are doing is amazing. You are my idol. I want to go to school for dog training and work with pits one day. My dream is to help you or someone like you that is only here to help the dogs. What would these dogs do without you? When I get my own place, I plan on adopting a pit whether its from you or a local rescue. I love the breed and everything about them. Thank you so much for what you do and I wish you the best of luck. I hope one day to meet you and thank you in person. Maybe one day. God bless and I hope everything works out for you and your family (dogs included). Oh and I too was curious about the parolees. Do they get to go with you or are you going to help parolees in the new states? Either way it is still amazing.

  223. Anne Marie Duhon on December 23rd, 2011 11:48 am

    You will be a breath of fresh air in an area that desperately needs help! I am tickled pink that you are moving to La. I am from Lafayette and you could not have picked a better more deserving area! You will love the Cajuns and they will love you! Good luck with your move and God bless you for all the hard work you do from one rescuer to another!

  224. Yvette Flores on December 23rd, 2011 1:40 pm

    I was hoping you would be moving to Texas! My family and I have a 1 yr old pit. I was never a fan of the breed but you and the show helped me understand the misunderstanding most people have. I also commend the program you have with the parolees.

    Maybe once setlled my family and I can come visit your new home esp. since you are closer to the great state of Texas!

  225. Lisabeth (Tibbi) Ramsdell - Amethyst Group on December 23rd, 2011 9:03 pm

    Tia and everyone at Villalobos,
    You are true angels for all you do for the pitties. I wish I could give a few of your babies their forever home..but not to be right now as we already have 5 hounds – 2 Galgos rescued from the atrocities that they faced in Spain as well as 2 Retired racers and a sloughi. But you know, since I can’t adopt, $ is the next best thing ;). My company Amethyst Group, donates to Villalobos via eBay giving Works (eBay sellers take note – this is a way to painlessly give to nonprofits like Villalbos). Another thing we can all do is sponsor a “Lifer” – for as little as $10 a month (Please – that is only 33 cents a DAY!!) you can help.

  226. Jack on December 23rd, 2011 11:15 pm

    Wish you all the best of luck in your new home. Wish it was in NC where I could volunteer a lot of my time with you all. I have been in Vet. Med. for 17 years and would have loved to help with any problems that might come up. Maybe Ill get to the grand opening and help out for a few days. Stay strong and keep up the wonderful work you do. Pitbulls are so misunderstood.

  227. Donelle on December 24th, 2011 2:01 am

    I’m so happy you have found two exciting options for new opportunities but heartsick that you are leaving California. It sickens me that Govt entities continue to blame the breed and not the fools who created the problem – the jerks who fight and abuse these dogs. I wish you all the best and hope the show continues to be on the air as i truly look forward to it every week.

  228. Heather on December 24th, 2011 10:02 am

    Merry Christmas to everyone and dog at Villalobos!!!!! My son is in the Navy and is so impressed with what every single one of you are doing for these amazing dogs that he called me yesterday and said that you have inspired him to help the Pits in this area of the country since we also have a need. He’s stationed in Bahrain right now but already doing research and looking for land to help the pits around here. We have 3 pits and they are not our animals, they are our family<3 I was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and still have family in the Mississippi and Lousiana area and they have expressed the dire need for help with the Pits in that area. May God bless you in your move and helping these amazing dogs find peace.

  229. T.J on December 24th, 2011 9:54 pm


  230. Jessica on December 24th, 2011 10:32 pm

    Yay! Welcome to the east coast i just want to say i watched your show since the first season along wit my kids growing up i was raised around pitbulls and my dad got me my first two of my own at 13. Growing up i was in and out of trouble and my dogs (King and Shady) kept me sane sadly they have passed due to age but i also made my dad and a few others fall in LOVE with the breed along the way. Now a mom of 3 with a husband in the military i Can’t wait for the day when i can raise my daughters with this amazing breed! Our sots in Washington state will not allow them anymore which i sad if you as me! We move 2012 when m husbands 1year tour in Afghanistan is over and WILL be checking out your Louisiana home and hopefully adopting one into our family! GOD bless you and what you’re doing for the breed! Keep fighting the FIGHT!!!

  231. vanessa on December 24th, 2011 11:15 pm

    Thank u so much for what you do for this misunderstood breed. People need more education on who pitties are. Maybe one day EVERYONE will see what a wonderful breed they truely are. I have 3 pitties of my own and wouldn’t trade them for the world and wouldn’t have anyother breed. I hope your new locations serves you and the dogs well.

  232. Gilbert on December 25th, 2011 12:56 pm

    Just wanted to wish you all the best wishes for the Holidays and hope that your move is a blessing.
    We are is New Mexico but don’t know how close we are to you, so don’t know if we can help. Let us know if we can.

  233. Sheila on December 25th, 2011 4:58 pm

    Happy Holidays to the entire staff of Villalobos, and all the dogs too. Tia I am very impressed with your show, I have watched it from day one. Words can’t express the gratitutde I have for you and for the hard work you do with two of the most understood things in the world…pitbulls and parolees. I broke down in tears to know that you have to leave Cali, and you couldn’t get the place in Kern County.I have 2 ptis and a parolee that I love to death. I wish you all the luck with the new location and can’t wait to see what new adventures everyone will face. God Bless you in everything that you do.

  234. Mary Jo on December 26th, 2011 1:56 pm

    I was thinking your new home would be in Lousiana, with all the shows that show the abuse and neglect. Im glad that you wil be there to help these poor dogs.. Thanks for all you do!

  235. Carol on December 26th, 2011 10:14 pm

    I really appreciate the awareness you’re bringing to the public about what amazing, great dogs pit bulls are. We had a pit bull mix for 11 years, and he was basically our child. I’ve never had such a loving, sensitive and loyal friend as Benny was. I’ll never forget him. He really made me appreciate pit bulls. Keep up the great work with these wonderful dogs.

  236. FELIPE ALBORNOZ on December 27th, 2011 11:29 am



  237. Marla Hagen on December 27th, 2011 12:11 pm

    When I saw you were moving I had a feeling New Orleans would be a good guess. Glad you’re going to a spot that truly needs your help.

  238. Angela Blum on December 28th, 2011 11:05 am

    What you all do is amazing! My husband and I have a blue pit, a german shepard mix and three cats! We just love all of our animals but we definitely understand how pit bulls are a misjudged breed. Ours is the sweetest dog and he, like all of the dogs we see on your show is an asset to his breed. All he wants in life is to play, sleep, eat, and snuggle and his best friend is our youngest cat! We also think its so amazing what you do with parolees and you are truely an amazing person. We just love watching what you do and wish there were more people in the world who could or would do the same! We wish all the best of luck with the move!

  239. Chance Haynes on December 28th, 2011 5:00 pm

    this is Great news i can not wait till March 2012 for the grand opening I am Def going to be there, I am a HUGE fan of the show and of what you and your family does for the pitbulls , I live in Athens Alabama and here in the south most people think the Pitbull is some kind of monster but I know that this is not true the Pits are a wonderful breed, so i am real glad that you are gong to come down here and shine some light on this and hopefuly chanegeeoples minds about this breed, cant wait for for the grand opening , this is Epic.

  240. dylan on December 28th, 2011 10:57 pm

    you should set up adoption center all over america

  241. Cindy co president of Hellbent for Pitbulls Rescue on December 28th, 2011 11:08 pm

    Tia..You are a wonderful person and what you do is inspiring. I own 3 pits and also foster them. Hellbent for Pits is a foster based rescue but we absolutely love what you do. If you need assistance in the future let us know. We have 2 branches right now, 1 here in NC the second is in Georgia and soon a 3rd will be in Texas. We wish you the best of luck in Lousiana and New Mexico.

  242. Jeff on December 29th, 2011 9:44 am

    It is so sad that you are having to move because of the rules of California. I have been a big fan of your show for some time. I would love to have a pit but our apartment does not allow them. So sad. Its not the dogs, its irresponsible owners that cause them to be mean.

    Anyway i am glad you have found new locations and will continue to rescue these wonderful dogs.

  243. Kelly on December 29th, 2011 11:36 am

    Good luck to all of you guys. I love the show and I am a huge supporter. You guys picked a good place to go. Glad you can make a difference in the community. I promised myself and my fiance that when we get a home we are going to adopt from you, so you will hear from me in the next year or two. I love the breed and I have 2 small kids and trust ther lives with a pitbull they are the most loving dogs ever. Happy travels!!!

  244. Cheyenne on December 29th, 2011 1:20 pm

    My 13th birthday is coming up and my best friend, My dog Tough Girl, just died from leukemia. It would be the best birthday present ever if you could have the grand opening of you new location on my 13th birthday. My birthday is on March 16th. PS, I love your show and everything you guys do. I hope this move is the start of something great.

  245. Raegan on December 30th, 2011 2:36 pm

    Tia i love what your doing. I’d love to help but unfortunately it’s not the help with the move. Sorry email me.

  246. Judi on December 30th, 2011 3:54 pm

    Hi Tia! Sorry you are leaving my daughter’s area of Lancaster, but welcoming you to where I am now – just out of Baton Rouge. Been doing rescue and transports for the 11 years I have been here. Luv the Pitties. Also your show. Will it continue after your move? I will definitely visit when you get relocated to NOLA. Will help when I can. Have a safe and easy move.

  247. Katie on December 30th, 2011 8:04 pm

    Nooooo!!!! I dont want yhuu to leave!!! But if it makes yhuu and yhuur dogs and family happy then im happy for yhuu.

  248. Teresa Hernandez on December 31st, 2011 12:37 am


  249. Dogpatch Ranch Animal Sanctuary on December 31st, 2011 1:59 pm

    What exciting news that you are coming to the south. I moved from Long Beach to San Diego to Salem,Alabama to relocate our dog rescue which is Dog Patch Ranch Animal Sanctuary. The rules and regulations in California were to strict and expensive. We have been here 3 years now and have been able to re home 55 dogs all breeds and currently have 30 on our 20 acre ranch. Pit Bulls are quite an issue down here and it is VERY exciting that you will be opening in March. We will be there. Please contact us if there is anything we could do to help. 334-275-6927. SUSIE and Stacey plus 30 and counting.

  250. Kathy on December 31st, 2011 3:19 pm

    Happy New Year and all the best on the new place!
    Wish you a lot of success in your present and future actions!

  251. Darrin on January 1st, 2012 3:51 am

    Happy New Year!!!! I’m sure I am not alone in saying I love what you do for both the dogs and the parolee’s. Can’t wait to see the progress in your new digs. We are all cheering for you and your family.

  252. Karen Calkins on January 1st, 2012 5:37 pm

    Help! Have you already left? It is NY day afternoon. I live across the street from the Sundale Golf Course. There is an injured grey/blue small pitbull hanging around there since they feed him. He limps a littlke and his back is twisted a little. Other than that, he runs and plays with other dogs on the course. I can’t believe he has been there for two weeks and no one has shot and killed her yet. I live in Bakersfield in Kern Cty. You know the attitude police here have towards pit bulls. Could you swing down this way asap and pick up this beautiful doomed pit bull? Please, please,,please. The part of the golf course she is on is the one on Sundale and Pebble Beach. I just saw her. Call me at 661-706-0345.

    Don’t want you to move. You do such great great things for PBs. Karen S. Calkins

  253. Sue Graham on January 2nd, 2012 1:25 pm

    Tia, My heart goes out to you. This has to be so hard for you and I hope it all works out. You are a brave, dedicated wonderful person and I hope it all works out for you and the dogs. I wish I lived closer so I could come and help.

  254. cesar on January 2nd, 2012 7:33 pm

    I’m a big fan I was sad when I herd you guys were leaving but I know you guys are what is best and I will always admire the work you guys do

  255. Ashlea and Chris on January 2nd, 2012 9:41 pm

    As a family us and our children enjoy watching your show on a daily basis, we look upto you and your volunteers for what you’s do. It is amazing.

  256. Kris on January 2nd, 2012 11:50 pm

    Tia, I am so greatful to you and the awareness you bring to people who think pits are so dangerous. Ive raised them for 15 years now and I have raised all my kids and now granddaughter with them. My pits (9 months and 2 years) love your show. They talk to your dogs on tv. I have your show on dvr also. I ask them if they want to watch Tia and they start dancing in circles. You are truley a saint. Thank you and your guys and family for all you do!

  257. Ann on January 3rd, 2012 11:48 am

    Totally missed the news about your planned move. So, hello from Central TX. Welcome to the parched Southwest and the humid South. We can certainly use your help.

  258. Dianne on January 4th, 2012 9:51 am

    You are voting with your feet. If California wants to make it impossible to have the pit bull Ponderosa, NOLA certainly needs you. I hope you can work with Ken Foster and the SULA foundation. I have their calendar hanging in my cube. Good luck and thank you for working with pit bulls and parolees.

  259. Charles Padilla on January 4th, 2012 9:58 am

    Tia and Everyone at Villalobos … New Mexico (I) welcome every single one of you with open arms. Yay .. and what a loss for California and a gain for New Mexico.

    I look forward to finding out where Pit Bull Ponderosa will be located and hoping it is close to Santa Fe. Yay …

  260. Meghan Lodge on January 4th, 2012 9:59 am

    I hate you had to move, but I am so very thankful to have you here in the south. I live in Georgia with my pibble. Every day, more Pits and Pit mixes are being posted online for sale and free, and dumped at our local shelters. People around here have a huge phobia, and the majority of pit owners around these parts aren’t helping. I fear taking my dog in public because people freak out…others have commented that he has “game.”and :( The south needs you!

  261. Georgeta on January 4th, 2012 10:06 am

    Tia, Happy New Year and I hope a more understanding on the work you do. I have adopted Angel from you in December. She is 10 and she is so, so sweet, I am so happy to have her in my house. It shows the work you do with the dogs. She was in your “home” for 5 years and she is so delicate, and smart, and listens to me so well. Keep doing what you do and I hope people would understand why you do it. Will understand the love you have for people and dogs. There are many out there who would like to do what you do but have no courage to do it. May you and your loved ones have a healthy Happy New Year. Georgeta

  262. Kaitlin (Boston, MA) on January 4th, 2012 10:09 am

    I absolutely love your show!!! Your such an inspiration, I wish I could do what you do. Best of luck in your new homes, I think New Orleans will open many doors for you!

  263. Mary E Lorio on January 4th, 2012 11:19 am

    Whoo hoo!! After working to reunite pets after Hurricane Katrina , this is the greatest news ever. There were thousands of pitties or pittie types that were put down after the Hurricane. I dont if it was due to lack of understanding the breed, etc. It will be nice to have a center that “specializies” with this breed type. It took my mother and I numerous phone calls, letters, etc to get a pitt that had been labeled as aggressive (due to the fact that when the rescuers broke into the home, Sable growled) reunited!! I have a “labbitt” (a name I made up 1/2 lab 1/2 pit) that someone threw away in the road to be run over. I was the one that almost hit him. This is the BEST DOG EVER!! Baby Buddy is a snuggle bunny and a cuddle bug. Although its been a while since I have been down to the 9th Ward or New Orleans, I hear that there are many homeless dogs that need help. I cant wait to make a trip to see the facility. THANKS FOR COMING TO LOUISIANA!! You will love us!!

  264. Kat N Pat Brogan on January 4th, 2012 2:44 pm

    My husband n I just got a pitty/lab mix and he is adorable. His name is Spot coz he is white with about 4-5 brown spots on him. He is extremely friendly to out 9# chihuahua ,our 10# Mini Schnauzer both Girls and our 2 Boy Mini Schnauzers our Female Cat and our Cockateil Tommy.
    GREAT SHOW N NICE MOVE. CAL does not know what they are going miss. WELCOME TO THE SOUTH!!!!!!

  265. Leanna on January 4th, 2012 4:11 pm

    You are amazing I find it awesome how you would move to help even for Pits.When I’m able to I’m going to adopt a Pit from you guys!!

  266. Tammy on January 4th, 2012 5:58 pm

    Well I am sorry that things did not work out in CA. I know about the strict “rules and reglations” I volunteer for a local sanctuary and 90% of our clients are P.B.’s. I personally have two and am fostering a pit-mix. My town I live in just did a “dog ordinance” and we can’t “house” more than four dogs (or I would have a slew). I just want to wish you guys the best of luck in New Orleans and New Mexico, wish I could of visited the center before you left. My all time favorite is Creature. I know he become some kind of star now, hope he is doing well. To Tia and the whole gang (including the two legged ones), Happy New Year and hope for good wholesome adoptions down in LA.

  267. Miranda on January 4th, 2012 11:29 pm

    That’s amazing! You have deserved this since day one! Tia, you inspire me and I wish you luck.

  268. Echoa on January 5th, 2012 3:06 am

    I am so glad you can go to New Orleans and make a difference. I live in Sacramento and watch ur show all the time. You are truly a blessing. I have two wonderful pitbulls and couldn’t ask for anything better. I would love to send you a picture. I am also a ex parolee and just love what you do. Keep doing what you do. I am sending my love your way.

  269. krystal on January 5th, 2012 8:58 pm

    i know new orleans needs ur help, but think about all the pits still in Cali that will end up dead because ur leaving. also, what happens if there is another are u going to protect all 200 of your dogs.. i think this is just putting them in harms way!!!

  270. Corrie on January 5th, 2012 11:59 pm

    God bless you and your entire family, Tia. What you all do is nothing short of inspirational. I truly hope that people listen to the message that you are sending in the work that you do and the lives that you live. You give love and hope. We all could use a bit more of that. I send you all strength and positive thoughts as you begin another exciting chapter. I hope one day to be able to actively help you in your efforts.

  271. Carolyn on January 6th, 2012 9:14 am

    Tia I love your show and have watced it from day one. I really wish and hope that one day any animal rescue is not needed. I am involved with several rescues in the state of Iowa, and I have to tell you that the most fun I have is transporting. I have had the opportunity to help so many different breeds and people. Just knowing that there are so many people in the world that have the same passion about dog makes me feel very lucky. Good luck in LA and I wish you and your family the best in this new year.

  272. Brittney on January 6th, 2012 5:28 pm

    I just want to wish you the best of luck with your move. What all of you do, is my dream. It’s sad that this poor breed still goes through all the hardships that they do, even after opening so many eyes with your show. I’m 19, and i’ve pretty much had nothing but pits my entire life. Less than a week ago, I lost my best friend, a 16 year old pit named Tank, who was my entire world, and who quietly saved my life. One of my dreams is to adopt one of your dogs, and save theirs like he did mine. With love. Again, I wish you the best of luck with your move and with anything you all come across. God Bless

  273. Klaus Grosskreutz on January 7th, 2012 9:49 am

    as a New Mexican I am very happy you chose our state, and I am so proud of you and what you’re doing for this most misunderstood breed. I have 4 pit bulls myself & support you in everything your’e doing for these dogs.
    I welcome you to the greatest state in the Union.

  274. Lindsey W on January 7th, 2012 11:19 am

    New Orleans is not the most stable place to be i mean like i just worry about hurricanes and flooding. i would hate to see you move again but im very glad that your closer to us. I look up to all of you and its amazing what you guys do. keep up the amazing work!!! <3

  275. c&j on January 7th, 2012 1:07 pm

    I hope my family can attn

  276. c&j on January 7th, 2012 1:13 pm

    I hope my family can attend your grand opening in neworleans… I would be mor than happy to drive six hours to support your cause! My husband and I are proud owners of two full-blood pits and we go through local struggles every day in fighting the misperseptions of the breed. We laugh knowing that this us the sweetest most social and loving breed we have ever raised. God bless you and your endeavors!!!! Prejudice isn’t just against people! <3

  277. Estefanita on January 7th, 2012 1:40 pm

    My family and I always watch this show and I always tell my kids that if you were closer to us (Albuquerque New Mexico) then would adopt one of your dogs. So I was happy to hear that Villalobos was moving closer to our home; which is pretty exciting. We have a 5 year old male pitbull named Spot and we absolutely adore him. We wanted to adopt a female but I’m not sure how he would adapt. Anyway welcome to New Mexico and maybe one of these days we will be able to adopt one of your dogs.

  278. Tonya on January 7th, 2012 2:01 pm

    CALIFORNIA’S LOSS IS EVERYONE ELSE’S GAIN!! CALIFORNIA SUCKS!! Soo glad you are tough, strong, and never let these people break your strength & spirit!! :) Seeing Roxy with her old owner so made me cry! I am soo happy she got her owner & forever home!! KEEP THE FAITH BECAUSE YOU GUYS MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IN DOGS & PAROLEE’S LIVES!! :) I LOVE YOUR SHOW!! :)

  279. Molly Emerson (mother of 6) on January 7th, 2012 2:47 pm

    I love your show! I am glad things are working out! It really made me angry to see the way you were treated by Kern county! I am a nurse ad in several county jails and my exp has been the officers smile in your face while stabbing you in the back!!! Great good luck in the future and we look forward for more! Thank you for what you do!

  280. Molly Emerson (mother of 6) on January 7th, 2012 2:49 pm

    oops meant to say and I have worked in several jails~~

  281. Kecha w on January 7th, 2012 2:59 pm

    Tia- I have to say from the bottom of my heart how much I appreciate u and everything your team does for the Pitts. I wish nothing but the best for you on your journey to LA. You deserve to have it all work out. Watching your show encourages me to become a vet one day and hopefully saving pitts. I often find myself defending the breed to those that don’t understand how awesome those dogs are! It makes me so angry and sad when people think such bad things about them. Thank you Tia and fam! I will continue to be a avid watcher of Pitbulls and Parolees! Love y’all! Best of luck!

  282. Elaine B. on January 7th, 2012 3:53 pm

    Talk about awesome. :) I have only just discovered your show today. I have watched it (like a marathon!) for literally almost 4 hours. I have always had a heart for dogs and have several friends here and in other states, who run pit rescues. I live in a state that all but puts pits down, as they are picked up, due to breed discrimination/legislation. Was so moved today, because I felt like God was calling me to give to bless others……and watching your show, I just KNEW how. I’ve been moved to tears several times. (LOVED the “Roxy Reunion”!!)So, I set out to “find” you on the internet and I discovered you’re moving out of CA. Well, I guess that’s my final confirmation, as I live in LA. :) Welcome to the STATE OF LOUISIANA!!!! Will be in touch!! God Bless You for ALL you do!!!

  283. nicolette on January 7th, 2012 6:37 pm

    Tia and company hip, hip hooorrraaaayyy. For you I am so proud of all the hard work you do for the community. Keep up the great job and don’t stop. Your so close to the brass ring Tia and company. God is right by your side. God bless.

  284. Tracy on January 7th, 2012 6:39 pm

    Tia and crew I wish you all the best of luck in your new homes. As a proud owner of a pit bull myself, I can’t tell you how proud I am that you do what you do and that I can be there to try and educate people about pit bulls. Hopefully the new places will be up and running soon and that you all have great and easy move.

  285. Lisa Lawhorn on January 7th, 2012 9:07 pm

    I am so upset that you had to move!! and to move out of state!!! even tho i live in reno nv i was still close enough to you that i would be able to come out and volunteer now that i have tons of free time!! all these bans on these poor dogs is just ridiculous!!! i understand that your main focus is taking care of the dogs but why so far away?? there are no bans on the breed in NV and there is tons of land to have a rescue. did any of the parolees go with you? my husband has been in prison for the last 10 years and is expected to get out next year sometime (hopefully) and we were talking about even making the move to CA for him to join the program. i understand that there are parolees and pitties out in LA that need your help as well. it just makes me sad that you are in LA now. i watch every single show and even the re runs!!! i have watched the show since the beginning. one day with all the bans i am sure that all pit bull owners will occupy 1 entire state!!! either way i know that you are doing what you love tia!!!! thank you so much for everything that you have done for the breed!!!! we need more people like you. i have thought and though about it and if i wasn’t in the profession that i am i would definitly start a program just like yours to help pitties and parolees out. you have an un-meseaurable amount of strength and currage to do what you do every day. with out you these animals have no voice!!!!!

  286. susan nelson on January 7th, 2012 9:47 pm

    Just happy you found new places to do your very important work…as the adopter of 3 rescue dogs currently and many previously…I appreciate all that you do for the breed and for dogs in general….my hat is off to you and your crew for perservering through it all…..bless you all.

  287. ian hatchew on January 7th, 2012 11:59 pm

    Hi, my name is Ian. I’m 15, a really big fan and i love the fact that you help pit bulls. I have a pit, her name is Uno and she is almost eight months old. I have learned a lot about how to train her from watching your show. I am sorry to hear about your place in CA, but glad that you were able to find two more places to work from.

  288. ashley on January 8th, 2012 9:54 am

    I am so excited to see you are opening up here in my home state to rescue bullies! I love the show and I work at Animal Control on “The Northshore” and see the problems of abuse and neglect first hand. We have had bullies come through with burns, anchor chains, and puppies! Unfortunately they are all put down based on the breed. We have had special circumstances arise but 99.99% of pits are euthanized. It’s sad but I am so excited for You, your family, and the rescue! If there is anything I can do to help the transition from L.A. to La please email me!

  289. Wendy Sanchez on January 8th, 2012 11:48 am

    I am so sorry to hear that you have to leave the LA area. I just started watching your show and as a former owner of nothing but pit mix rescues I was so touched to see what you do for both the breed and the guys that are on parole. I just lost my last pit mix, Jawz, the day after new years she was 15 and was such a good girl but I understand the BS that LA can bring. I wish you the best with your move.

  290. Colleen on January 8th, 2012 6:34 pm

    I think this has a lot of potential to help those needing it in the south. However, I was also wondering about the parolees. I think many viewers have gotten attached to them. Just another thought for those who are thinking about how far it is from them: just remember that there are MANY many pit rescues across the country. Using the internet (petfinder and other sites) you should be able to locate ways to help animals in your local area.

  291. Katelyn on January 8th, 2012 9:09 pm

    I have always whted a pitbull I have told my dad tht I have whted to go up there when I get older to get a pitbull so thts Wht im doing Tia I hope u get a lot of people to help u and hope u help more dogs every day bc I know there’s pits out there bc people don’t thank there tht there not like a normal dog and there just the some as any other

  292. Martha on January 8th, 2012 9:25 pm

    So happy you are coming to New Orleans. I volunteer with a local govt. shelter and have come to love the pitties and mixes that we get all too often in our area. My daughter has a pit mix that thinks she is a 60lb. puppy. We really need your help here and I am looking forward to visiting your center and would like to offer my help with just about anything involving dogs. Good luck and welcome to my hometown!

  293. Miranda Inks on January 9th, 2012 10:37 am

    First I want to say I love your show and love what you are doing. I have rescued many dogs and a few where pit bulls. I wish I could rescue all of them. I do have a concern…I’m sure you have thought about it but just wondered. What happens when a hurrican comes which will happen. Thats a lot of dogs to relocate. Good luck with everything I hope the moves goes smoothly without any mishaps.

  294. JKline on January 9th, 2012 12:11 pm

    So crazy and I bet overwhelming! With 4 kids and 3 dogs (2 pits)of my own it’s been hard to keep up with y’all. When I first saw your show I thought, ” man, I wish they were closer!” and now here you are! I’m so happy y’all are here, and I hope to find the time to volunteer along with friends and family who I’m slowly changing minds about this misunderstood breed. Ya’ll are amazing! <3

  295. James on January 13th, 2012 7:49 am

    I am glad to hear you are coming to New Mexico. The Pit lovers in the world must help the cause here in New Mexico as we have a state senator who has ignorantly been pushing for a ban of Pits for years now. She has drafted a dangerous and poorly written piece of legislation that will, if enacted, lead to the termination of the breed in the state. All Pit lovers need to stand up to the ignorance and defeat the senator and her dangerous bill. Please contact the governor of New Mexico and ask her not to put the bill before the special session and to not sign it should it ever make it to her desk.


  296. James on January 13th, 2012 8:00 am

    For thos interested in reading this poorly worded bill, there is a link to the bill on this website:

    For those who are not necessarily Pit lovers but love dogs, you will be extremely interested in this bill. From a legal standpoint, this bill is a direct attack on Pit Bulls. However, it is also an indirect attack on ALL dogs. The provision of the bill that defines a “potentially dangerous dog” states that a dog that is “acting in a highly aggressive manner within a fenced yard or enclosure.” There will be a lot of dogs label “potentially dangerous” and dangerous as a result of this language. There are some many other problems with this proposed legislation that I could not possibly lay them all out here. I encourage you all to read it and encourage your state reps and senators to reject it in its entirity.


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  299. Jode on January 19th, 2012 11:29 am

    Hi Tia and family,
    God bless everything you do, and work for. I am wanting to know if you hire people other than parolees to come and work for you. I t would be a great honor in helping with your fight against killing these wonderful animals. Congrats on the new places and hope everything comes together. May these dogs peace and harmony always be with us.

  300. Michelle on January 20th, 2012 3:50 pm

    I am just so happy that you get to continue doing the phenomenal work that you do – both for the beautiful animals that so many people neglect and the wonderful people who get a second chance to make a better life. You are truly inspirational. I would give anything to help and wish I was closer. I have a gorgeous AmStaff that my son “stole” from horrible breeders who had a littler of pups they were going to train to fight. After they cut their ears with scissors he took one and brought her to me. I wish I could have them all. I am a huge advocate of education on Pits – people just need to LISTEN. Keep spreading the love. You are amazing.

  301. Amber Carreon on January 21st, 2012 3:57 am

    I’m so glad you guys decided to come to the South! Finally Pit Bulls have some hope!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! God Bless.

  302. chris bosarge on January 23rd, 2012 1:08 pm

    awesome u guys came to the south. mississippi has alot of pitbull’s that are mistreated as well. i live in mississippi and i go to new orleans alot. 9th ward used to be a very dangerous place i was thinking it was completely vacant now since katrina? anyways u should check out biloxi after katrina .alot moore land damage and building damages than nola .but not as many people lost theyre lives as nola. it looked like some one dropped a atomic bomb on a mini vegas strip. everything has almost been rebuilt untill u reach towards waveland n all. good luck with youre new rescue i know alot of pit’s are gonna love to be in youre guy’s care the great state of mississippi and the great state of l a welcomes you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  303. chris bosarge on January 23rd, 2012 1:09 pm

    oh yeah and be sure to try some of that famous new orleans la cookin that is some good food!!!!!!!!!

  304. Lucy Kovach on January 27th, 2012 7:45 pm

    Tia, you are an amazing person.. let me just say your show is such an inspirtation. I love pit bulls and i have for the longest time that i can remember. for years i have begged my mom to let me get a pit bull, i am 17 years old. she told me noooo way, wait til you are out of college. im still in high school so collge is forever away. she would always say pitbulls are nasty i will never get one in my house. last year we adopted an old english sheep dog from the humane society of tampa bay. it was a big change becuase we have had cats my whole life and still have 2. but 3 months ago my boyfriend told me he had to bring me somewhere. He took me to one of his friends dorm rooms and their was the cutest pit bull puppy i had ever seen. my boyfriend said you want him? hes yours. i knew no way my mom would ever let me bring home a pit bull into our house. but i obvioulsy feel in love with the little boy i had to take him with me, they were going to bring him to a shelter if i couldnt take him. later that day i walked in my house with the little puppy and showed my mom, but she didnt know he was a pit bull right away. i told her every thing i could to try and let me keep the little puppy. she told me that we could keep him until we found him a nice home becuase we didnt wanna bring him to the pound. i watched your show for quite awile and the day after i brought home the puppy i made my mom watch the show. my mom watched 2 episodes of your show and it turned around her whole view point of pit bulls. he had the puppy for around 2 weeks, but we didnt name him because we knew when we found him a home that it would be harder to let go. so 2 weeks later we were at an event for the humane society and we brought him along hoping someone would fall in love like i did and wanna adopt him. a women their did want to adopt him becuase of course who could say no to a pit bull puppy face! we told her that the next day we would bring him to her house with all his stuff. i was so happy my little puppy found a home, she seemed super nice and a great home for him. but it didnt hit me until the next day in the car on the way to drop him off that i would be so upset, i was crying like crazy. when i met up with the lady i couldnt even talk to her i was crying so much, i just handed her my puppy and left. i called my mom becuase i was so upset and i needed that dog in my life. surpirsed as i was when my mom picked up the phone she was crying and i asked what was wrong and she told me to bring the puppy back. as crazy as it sounds the lady, my mom, who didnt want that “nasty breed” in her house was crying for him to come back. i got home and talked to her and about an hour later she called the lady who addopted the pup from us saying we cant let go of him. i made a promise to my mom that night that if i kept him i would train him and take care of him every second. my puppy is named Jack and he is almost 5 months now. we watch re runs of your show all the time me jack and my mom and she is a pit bull lover. jack is now my best friend and i would do anything for him, hes a brindle pit and as cute as can be. only 4 and a half months but hes 36 pounds! he is a handfull.. as hyper as can be. im a runner and very active so me and jack go on a run every other day, but we walk around the block 100,000.. times a day! im still potty training him and its probably one of the hardest things i have ever done! hes as sweet as can be, loves people and kids and loves to chase my kittys around the house, and also loves his big brother Eli who is a 3 year old, old english sheep dog. i have read so many books, watched so many tv shows and did sooo much research on potty training, but its the one thing i cant get with him. i heard so many differnt things to do when they go to the bathroom in the house, do you disipline them or not? and how? and how do you train them to do the little things like sit and stay and lay down, most reasearch sayd to practice over and over but i been trying so hard with him and we been practing for 4 months now, he only listens to ‘sit down’. he doesnt know his name, and only comes half of the time i call him. i want to get a trainer for him, but im only 17 and i dont have a job, i cant get one because all my time is focused on him and if its not on him its school. i dont want to have to give him to the shelter and my mom says if hes not trained soon she really will have to give him up this time. these past months have been the best of my life and i dont want to lose my best friend. tia if you could respond to me that would be AMAZING! im not asking for a whole lot just a few tips or pointers to help raise him to bes a perfect dog. i know you are the best person to ask for pit bull advice and that would be the best in the world for just a few tips from you! please please please! thanks so much, love Lucy <3
    P.S. when a go to college i am for sure coming by the new place in new olreans. I hope to get into LSU. i just went to new orleans for my first time this winter break and love it! perfect place for the new location. good luck!!

  305. Brendalee Whitehead on January 27th, 2012 7:57 pm

    So sorry to hear you are leaving Cali. I am finally having a much needed surgery and my daughter and I wanted to volunteer after I heal. I hope all goes well with the move and the new places. Thank you for what you do. We will be praying for all of you (people and dogs).

  306. Ron on January 30th, 2012 6:59 am

    Gosh Tia and Family,
    I hope New Orleans works out for you all. I am quite sure the permit regulations are much more relaxed in LA. I am also sure the state has welcomed you with open arms.
    Every time I think of you all being in New Orleans, I think of the hurricane season that happens every year. I just hope you all don’t suffer the same fate as the Tuscaloosa pit bull sanctuary did.
    The weather is much more severe out that way and I am sure you weighed the options before making your decision to move to LA. As many other businesses here in Ca. you too suffered the same regulatory B.S. that causes many others to take shop elsewhere.
    Good Luck to you Tia.

  307. Pippit Carlington on February 6th, 2012 2:58 pm

    Hi Tia,

    I have been watching your show every week and almost feel like I know you personally now! I can hardly believe the season finale is already coming up this Saturday night. From the previews it sounds like the “animal cops” are really making it a point to run you out of town with their nitpicky regulations. I don’t know how they think you are running an “illegal kennel”. It’s not like they knew nothong about it all the time it’s been on national TV. That’s ludicrous! Your dogs are well cared for. There is no abuse or neglect going on, and they are caged, so they’re clearly no threat to anybody.

    I’m sorry to hear all that has happened, and really hope that New Orleans will be better. If not, I hope you’ll think about the Atlanta area (Georgia).

    You may have heard about the recent “Python ban” coming from a situation in the Everglades, targeting the entire country. It’s really bad; now after the Lacey Act alot of similar legislation is coming out on the state level and it is moving toward including more and more animals. HSUS seems to be instigating alot of it. I see alot of parallels between this legislation and the discrimination against Pit Bulls. I don’t know what’s gotten into people lately. It seems to be the era of mass hysteria against animals. It shouldn’t take an act of congress to keep a pet.

    I just had an idea; maybe the dog and the snake communities could somehow collaborate to stop this trend that is sweeping the country. I’m not sure how just yet but it might be worth looking into ways of joining forces. There is strength in numbers!

  308. Skye on February 6th, 2012 4:07 pm

    So sad to be run out of town like that. It’s getting harder and harder to be a pet owner of any sort, and the legislation just keeps on coming….

    Ah well, as they say every new beginning comes from another new beginning’s end. This new start may be a blessing in disguise that allows you to spread your message and reach more people and more pits. The Angels are watching over you, and it sounds like things are happening as they are meant to be, especially the NM giftie. May the blessings keep on coming. May this new start be the beginnings of something fabulous rather than fighting to maintain the status quo of something designed nearly 2 decades ago. Expand. Relax. Leave the negatives behind and may this new era of Villa Lobos West and East be the best ever.

    Once the great road trip is over, that is. Been there, done that, was no fun. Had only 35 creatures, though, not 50.

  309. Maddie on February 6th, 2012 5:51 pm

    that is amazing…… i hope yall enjoy new orleans its beautiful, but not like LA ,, since yall will be closer you should come to memphis some time

  310. Zennie on February 7th, 2012 3:25 pm

    Good luck, prayers for safe settling in….your amazing.

  311. jodi on February 8th, 2012 2:55 pm

    i love tour show. i would like to to get one of our dogs and i would like to meet y’all.

  312. Danielle on February 9th, 2012 7:00 am

    Good luck with your move, I think what you are doing is amazing, the world needs more people like you. me and my partner watch your program everyday, we truly hope that things get easier for you once you finish your move. sending our best wishes from the u.k

  313. Melissa on February 9th, 2012 9:28 am

    WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS !!!! Can’t wait to meet ya”ll !!! Love what you all do its great there is no other breed out there than the PITBULL that needs you. they are the most misunderstood breed . So many people who all are so narrow minded I love the pitbull there is no other dog for me !!

  314. teree colaianni on February 11th, 2012 1:16 pm

    i will be sending you a check out, i am also in process of moving, i would love to adopt a special needs or older dog…i think i have cried every epeisode,,tia you truly are inspiring, the guys rock…
    teree ciolaianni

  315. Elsa Torres on February 11th, 2012 2:44 pm

    I just wanted to tell you guys that what you guys are doing is AWSOME!!!!! Our family are BIG pitbull lovers!!!! We currently have a 12 yr. old female pit and she is the best!!!!! We watch your show all the time!!!!! We really want to adopt a pitbull from you in the near future. When we heard that you were going to move some of your dogs to New Mexico we got very excited!!!!! We travel to New Mexico on a frequent basis. Can you send us more information on how we can help you guys on your relocation? We would love to help!!!!

  316. Michelle on February 11th, 2012 5:57 pm

    I’m an animal lover and truly respect what you do. Good luck with your move and best of luck to you with your new location!!!

  317. Anna on February 11th, 2012 11:30 pm

    Tia! I’m very excited to hear you are coming to Louisiana! I work at a veterinary clinic in Baton Rouge and I can tell you we need the help! Pitbulls are treated so poorly here and seen as extremely aggressive dogs that should be banned because of poor, irresponsible breeding and poor handlers. Half of the employees at my clinic have pitbulls and I know you will do great things to educate the people here and as always show people what the breed is really about! I wish you all the success in the world! Thanks for doing what you do!

  318. Anne on February 11th, 2012 11:44 pm

    Thank you for everything you did for Los Angeles. I hated to find out that you were run out of town considering the HUGE population of pits that we have here that are put down every year due to not having a place to put them. Myself and some others just caught a pit mix that was left at a park for over 2 months. She never left. She waited for her owner to come back and get her. She evaded the dog catchers and people until finally she was rescued and now she waits to be adopted. She is sweet and loves other animals and someone just left her there. We could of really used you here in Los Angeles and it is so sad that they made you leave!!! I hate the LA department of Animal control for it!!! I do wish you the best of luck though there in the South. I hope they treat you better!!!! Best of luck and you will be missed here in LA, the dogs will miss you the most!!!

  319. Debra Creekmore on February 12th, 2012 12:06 am

    Hi Tia….My 13 yo daughter and I had decided to apply for an adoption from your rescue in CA and actually filled out the adoption questionnaire this morning. We would be ready to pay the expense to get the dog here in AL. Then, I find out that you’ve moved to New Orleans. You’re so much closer to us now and the southern part of the US needs someone like you and your rescue. I hope that you are able to go ahead and consider our adoption request. I know you’re super busy right now with the move. We are very anxious to have a pit bull and hope that we are approved very soon.
    I also want you to know that we love your show and many of the weeks I’m in tears but I must keep watching. The treatment and condition of some of the dogs you rescue breaks my heart. As long as I live I’ll never understand how people can treat an animal badly.
    I thank you so much for what you do and know that you will be blessed for your actions and love for these creatures. We would consider coming to New Orleans the week of 3/19 and volunteer if you think it’s a good idea. I’m taking my vacation that week and have no plans. I would be very proud to offer any help that I can.
    I wish the best for you and your family and hope to receive a response to our request as soon as you can get to it.

    Thanks…..Debra and Savanna (Calera,Alabama)

  320. Amelia on February 12th, 2012 1:53 am

    Hi Tia & team! Congrats on your new place and hope the south works out much better for you! I live in Tuscaloosa, AL and wanted to thank you for all that you did to not only help out the facility, but you also shed a lot of light on how bad our damage was…half the city hasn’t even begun to rebuild! I have to say I truly believe in fate & I believe you are meant to be in the south! So, thank you again and I can’t wait to see the new place! :)

  321. Jenny on February 12th, 2012 2:39 am

    Tia I am so glad that you are here in Louisiana now. I’m so touched and thankful that you saw the need for a rescue here in the south. I really look up to you for what you do. I hope that the people of New Orleans uses and appreciates the resources and education that you will be offering . Thank you to you and your family.

  322. David McFarlane on February 12th, 2012 2:51 am

    Tia I have to say that due to the authorities that harassed you in California my familys annual trip to Disney land will be detoured to Disney world instead. LA County makes me want to puke. Their political BS is much less important than the government of where people live to be connected to the people and for the people. LA County is not for its people. They let 30,000 dogs roam in south central LA and you try to help so they thank you by giving you the finger and then trying to get that finger in your anus so they can steal your wallet while you are distracted. Tia you are an inspiration to so many people. I thank god for giving you the courage to start over again so far away. I wish you would have moved to Idaho though.

    P.S. SET UP A TEXT MESSAGE DONATION SERVICE! I am certain that almost every single person who watches your show would donate at least a couple dollars to help the breed. IF it was as simple as text $2 to 55555 for example.

  323. Angie Heath on February 12th, 2012 6:20 am

    I hope your new homes are more welcoming than what you just left. Keep up the great work you and your crew do.

    What about the parolees, did any get to go to New Mexico or New Orleans? I hope so, everybody who works for you, does a wonderful job. I hate to see any of them lose their jobs,because of the heatlh dept.

    Will both locations be shown on your next season?

    I want to much luck and love in your new homes.

    May God bless you and both of your families and of course the stars…the dogs. Keep up the wonderful work you all do.

  324. KLM on February 12th, 2012 7:20 am

    I am worried about you moving to the 9th Ward. I helped a little after Hurricane Katrina, and saw what the hurricane did there. I also saw videos of the flooding. I really hope you have a good evacuation plan, because I really don’t think any levee or building can withstand a hit like that. I hoped the plan to turn the 9th Ward into a park would go through, but it didn’t. Be aware of traffic congestion in the event of an evacuation and the problems that can create moving the dogs to a safe place. You have a good heart and I wish you and those with you the best. Good luck .

  325. Gina Bean on February 12th, 2012 9:40 am

    Hello Tia & Team,

    Hope the move went good to both new locations. We watch your show every week. We just love what you do with the dogs and the parolees. My son and daughter both have pitbulls and they are the biggest babies and just love atention. Are the parolees still going to be able to work for you? I really hope so because I think you make a diffance in thier lives. Also what about Mando And Jake where did they go? Our prayers are with all of you and God Bless.

    Gina & Bill

  326. Faye on February 12th, 2012 2:25 pm

    Watched your season finale yesterday and want to wish you luck with your move and wish you the very best. I love watching your show and really like Mando and Jake. I hope they will continue to be a part of your success and new facilities in NM and LA and hope your filming of the show will continue with a new season. Louisiana’s gain is California’s loss. Love your show. Keep up the good work.

  327. Sharon Simpson on February 12th, 2012 3:38 pm

    Tia and everyone at Villalobos-
    I just saw the season finale last night and wish you and dogs,present and future, the best of times to come. My niece is a Sgt. in the Gwinnett County Police Dept. and I totally enjoyed the Jail Dogs segment. My heart went out to you for the Tehachapi fire and the destruction of that beautiful place. I think things happen for a reason sometimes and now am soooo grateful you were not able to bring Villalobos there. How much more would have been lost. I rescued my sweet pittie girl 3 years ago, and she is the light of my life. I wish I could rescue more, but she is too reactive to other dogs. Bless you all.

  328. Jesse on February 13th, 2012 1:45 am


    Love your show and your mission. I think i speak for lots of animal and pit lovers in saying that we welcome you to Louisiana with oopen arms!!!

    Jesse from Baton Rouge

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  330. Karen on February 15th, 2012 5:26 pm

    Hi Tia and gang:

    I watch your show every Saturday nite and after I watched the season finale, I was thinking to myself, why couldn’t they have “grandfathered” your place in to their new rules.

    But… I am glad that you are able to have the two places and I wish you the best of luck.

    I have two cats and live in Iowa, if I could I would come to New Orleans and volunteer for a day..

  331. Sue Lakin on February 16th, 2012 1:48 pm

    Hi Tia. I love your show. I have three rescued pitbulls of my own. They are the best dogs. I’m excited your in New Orleans this also is my favorite city. Hope to visit your rescue someday
    Keep up the good work. Sue

  332. emalia on February 18th, 2012 9:40 pm

    tia,maria,twins,jake,etc. i love you guys so much
    and cant wait till i can go to down to see your faciliy and get a pit
    i love you guys soooo much
    keep the shows going i love seeing the
    every saturday
    love it ( and the twins)
    love you tia

  333. Kathy Vitale on February 21st, 2012 11:41 pm

    Could you pls update dogs to sponsor I am sure there are more that need supporting. I would love to foster from Pa maybe one of the mommies or a pup but it seems the sponsor page hasn’t been updated. Can I sponsor one of the mommies?

  334. Kathy Vitale on February 21st, 2012 11:46 pm

    Also I love you Tia you and I are similar in mothering and loving animals saint Bernard’s and pits are my favorite. I hate when your show goes on hiatus. I won’t ever get to your ranch but I can give my heart to pit. Thank you very much. Kathy Vitale

  335. admin on February 22nd, 2012 8:07 am

    On this page you can pick from any our or dogs listed to sponsor.

  336. Sarah on February 23rd, 2012 8:35 am

    First of all I would like to say Bienvenue en Louisiane- Welcome to NOLA! I had no idea you were coming here until I started searching for my next rescue dog and saw animals being offered by “Villalobos”. After surviving hurricane Katrina in Florida (hit south Florida before swinging up to hit LA) and Louisiana, seeing the hardship animals had to endure following both I am so glad your organization has come into our area to help the animals and a few parolees? from the 9th ward and surrounding areas get back on their feet.
    Thanks again and Laissez les bons temps roule!

  337. Alexis Smith on February 23rd, 2012 10:26 am

    I am so glade you guys finaly found a place that you are needed the most i watch you show all the time i am tring to talk my parents into leting me get a pitbull i vest new orleans every year. next time I am down there I welll deffently come and look at finding a new best freind.

  338. Donna Lee Goerlitz on February 24th, 2012 5:25 am

    tia was quite surprised that you have so many people that are with you every step of the way through your trials and tribulations .theses pits that have such a bad rap due to mainly human ignorance, are blessed with a person with your ability to continue no matter what is ahead of you, as a pit bull rescuer myself .God bless you with your new locations, he’s with you TIA,

  339. Gunny on February 29th, 2012 10:22 am

    Glad to have yall’ in NOLA.If yall can deal with the mosquitos and our summers you’ll be fine.Im looking forward to attending the grand opening.

  340. Martha Williams Pet Guardian Angel inc El Paso Tx on March 6th, 2012 5:50 pm

    Our agency has benefited by your show people are warming up to pit bulls and we have been adopting more thanks to you. We also use people on parole and give second chances. It is not always something the public admires but God smiles on. I believe in NM people will not shun you and the dogs which many here admire.

  341. Crystal Suchocki on March 21st, 2012 8:08 pm

    Hi Tia,
    I would like to welcome you and your family to Louisiana. And I would also like to say the Pit Bulls her need you desperately. I think everything happens for a reason and although Im not sure if this move was entirely what you wanted, I can assure you the Pit Bulls in this area NEED YOU. The so called “breeders” breed them as fast as they can ….the shelters are FULL of them. Education is needed and it cant come quickly enough. You will have your hands full for many years to come and I pray for you and your family for strength and sanity as you well will need both.
    On a lighter note at least you will be in the Great City of New Orleans and you can relax and unwind with the locals…you will find most of them friendly and hospitable:)))
    Again …WELCOME to our state:)

  342. Larae on April 27th, 2012 1:09 am

    Holy Crap I’m just seeing all this!! Tia my family loves you!!!!!

  343. Julia on May 1st, 2012 11:09 am

    Hi tia thx for helping pitbulls and parolees. love your show watch it every monday. When i have house i wanna adopt a pitbull from you tia & great dog trainning. Breaks my heart <3 see some of those dog are never gonna get adopted out about they have u make ever dog life better even if they not get adopt. Keep up the good and be strong tia :) <3<3 <3

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  347. El from Edmonton, Ab, Cda on July 11th, 2012 8:09 pm

    Unbelievable! First of all they ask for your help and then make it impossible for you to stay. I just shake my head in wonderment at the world we have to cope with.
    Watch you every Monday, without fail. Admire your whole family (that includes everyone that keeps Villalobos going). You have done what many of us only wish to do, giving 2nd chances.
    Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. I don’t know how you manage to keep going when it seems like the devil himself is on your heels. Thanks for assisting the guys pursue their dreams.
    Stay strong and keep the faith.

  348. Brian on July 23rd, 2012 1:52 am

    Hello Tia I heard that you already moved to two different states, Any chance that you make a special appearance in Lawton, Ok cause over here we have a lot of kidnapped dogs. My wife and just had our red nose pit retunred to us. She had been missing for weeks we checked everywhere. When we got her back apparently she was being for breeding or fighting and we know that is cause she had some scars from being bit on her neck but those are almost heeled but the scars will remain for sometime. We have a second dog aswell but we do not know what had been done. Anyways if you do come I would to get the information to my wife, also it would help out the community about pit bulls..

  349. Jean on October 29th, 2012 9:51 am

    Hi Tia! I am so happy that California and the West Coast didn’t want you guys! You are too good for them, and I am so glad you came to New Orleans where people and the dogs really need you! I do not live so close I live in North Carolina which is about 15-16 hours drive if I wanted to come to visit you and your wonderful place and see your beautiful dogs. I would love to get another one. I would also bring my Maximus with me. He is a 3 year old American Pit bull Terrier with UKC papers he is a ‘PR’ and what a pedigree, but, I had him neutered. He is a good boy and he is my second one, the first one I had was terrific and had him for 14 years and cried when I had to put him down. People around me do not like my dog and if he should get out by accident they have the right to shoot him. He has never attacked anyone. I am addicted to your show and I love the guys that you hire giving them a chance to change their lives. I wish I could help with the dogs too! (Physically). Max had a buddy an English Bulldog named Axl but Axll got sick at a 1 1/2 yrs. and the vet didn’t take care of him properly. I love your last show where you rescued those beautiful puppies (the one with Drama). Right there I was hooked and wanted to get another one like Drama (a female) for Max. We have a 10 year old Bichon Frise he gets along great with. How would you adopt out a puppy to someone like me who lives so far away? I would love you to respond, I know you are soooooo busy and I love the on-line store too! It really makes me feel so much better to know that there is/are other people out there that love and really care and know that Pit bulls are really good loving dogs. I am so happy for you and your family! Keep up the wonderful work and I will always be a devoted fan! Love you guys! Jean

  350. Nick on December 2nd, 2012 2:18 pm

    Hi Tia,
    I am 11 years old, and live in Lansing,MI. I love watcing your show, I look up to you and would love to become a worker a Villalobos, but don’t know how old you have to be. Of course I am not a prolee, but I would still love to work with you. My dad and me love dogs. Recently we went to the Capital Area Humane society, we saw a really nice looking female Pitbull MIX. Her name was Babe. She was so beautiful, we wanted to get her really bad, but 1. Our house is too small. 2. My mom doesn’t want a Pitbull. 3. I went there with my dad a couple weeks ago, but she was adopted. Anyways I love Pitbulls, I saw your latest episode, and saw that Chong is not doing well, he will be in my prayers, also will Cheech.

    Please write back to the email adress. GOOD LUCK!!!

  351. Devin on December 3rd, 2012 12:23 am

    I’m glad you found a new home but this is outrageous California pushes out the people who do the right things because they listen to old people in that area. I am outraged by this considering I watch the show all the time and have 2 adorable pits bulls 1of them that I rescued when he was a puppy. They are the sweetest dogs if you just spend some time and overly watch everything they do and it teaches you a lot about your dog. I have always wanted a pit bull rescue of my own and mabe some day Northern California will get some senses and allow it again. I really believe if you we’re able to give it 5 years a lot of the older people in office and who are on the verge of death will be gone and more responsible pit bull owners will emerge. My neighbor is a police officer he rescued a pit and it is now his family dog along with his k9 Shepard and 2little tiny dogs and they all mob around together. The officer who was gunned down in Galt,ca this past week also owned a pit bull that he rescued and it went to work with him every day. I was out at a motorcycle event and finally I saw a few new pit bulls out there around thousands and thousands of people and they love it. My grandparents hated pits they were deathly afraid of them I got mine and they fell in love besides there a little old and my big boy is 85-90lbs and he thinks he’s a lap dog. IT’S NOT THE DOG IT’S THE OWNER CALIFORNIA GET THAT THROUGH YOUR SYSTEM YOU ARE THROWING OUT MORE JOBS LIKE USUAL AND PUSHING OUT SOMEONE OR A COMMUNITY AKA VILLALOBOS, THAT HAS TAKEN IN ABONDENED CHILDREN AKA PIT BULLS AND GIVING THEM THE LOVE ATTENTION FOOD EVERYTHING THEY HAVE NOT HAD THERE ENTIRE LIFE….. LOVE THE SHOW KEEP IT UP AND HOPEFULLY SOMEDAY WE PARTNER UP AND HELP EACH OTHER HELP OUT ALL OF OUR PITBULL CHILDREN WHO JUST NEED A GOOD PATH TO TRAVEL DOWN. ALSO I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU HELP OTHER WHO NEED THE HELP LIKE YOUR WORKERS THOES GUYS DESERVE EVERY BIT OF THE ATTENTION YOU YOUR DAUGHTERS AND THE DOGS GIVE AND IT SEEMS LIKE YOU NOT ONLY HELP PIT BULLS/DOGS BUT ALSO PEOPLE WHO NEED ANOTHER CHANCE AND SOME GUIDENCE..

  352. Steve R.Moser on May 19th, 2013 9:41 pm

    Hi Villalobos my name is Steve R.Moser I am very sad because California lost awesome pitbull rescue center this now means if I would like to adopt pitbulls from Villalobos I have to come to New Orleans . Villalobos is a awesome pitbull rescue center I enjoy watching pitbull and parolees on t.v.what can I do if I would like to take tour around rescue center and maybe a ride a long on a rescue. I live in Ventura California I do love pitbull breed i am a friendly guy witch I do not understand why people have to be mean to animals and to people .Tia Torres i would like to meat you your family and your parolees.I do not have no friends to do nothing with like fun stuffs.My phone numbers is 805-901-9062 I hope we can talk soon.I would like to ask for a autograph pitcher of Villalobos crew my address is 374 Day Rd.Ventura,Ca.93003.Thank you for being a awesome pitbull rescue. I do love the pitbull breed.your pitbulls is awesome

  353. chase yon on June 6th, 2013 12:07 pm

    I just wanted to say wht ur doin for this breed of dog is great i own a red nose pit fatboy he is the most intelligent dog i have ever owned this dog is one of my children matter fact i sleep on the couch so tht he can have my bed lol im from fla where they r just hated on from jumpstreet here n miami it is illegal to own a pitbull i wish things would change n my state keep up the good work

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