Villalobos Rescue Center Rushes to Save Dogs as Hurricane Ida Hits Louisiana

By: Discovery

In the final season of Pit Bulls & Parolees, Tia and her team go above and beyond to give every dog a second chance at life.

October 12, 2022

In the season premiere, we see Hurricane Ida bears down on Louisiana and test the Villalobos Rescue Center. Tia and the rest of the crew race to move the rescue dogs to safety amid the intense storm. Don’t miss the premiere on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 9P ET/PT on Animal Planet.

No matter what obstacles get thrown their way, Tia and her team refuses to give up on these dogs. There's also many incredible stories of needy dogs finding their forever homes. For instance, Lizzy and Earl help a music-loving couple from Kentucky find their dream dog and Mariah completes her first solo wolf-dog rescue.

Among these incredible rescue stories, Tia also hires her first female parolee in Villalobos History. Watch along as we find out if she’ll be the right fit as a dog trainer and dog handler.

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