Pitbull and parolees ends its stay on Animal Planet, and the 19th and final season will air next Saturday night. The series debuted 13 years ago this month, and 194 episodes and 51 specials have aired so far. The final season will see Tia Maria Torres and her team at Villalobos Rescue Center dealing with Hurricane Ida and trying to keep the dogs and crew safe.
Animal Planet has revealed more about the final season of Pitbulls and parolees in a press release.
For over 30 years, Tia and her family have gone above and beyond to give pit bulls a second chance at life at Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest Pit Bull rescue center in the United States, while providing parolees with a fresh start as staff and volunteers. Now, in the final season of “Pit Bulls & Parolees,” a devoted audience will witness higher stakes as Tia and the Villalobos team strive to give every dog the opportunity to find their forever home and a second chance in life. And although it’s the end of a chapter, the story of redemption and rescue continues for Tia and her Villalobos family in their endless battle to save man and man’s best friend. The final season of ‘Pit Bulls & Parolees’ airs on Animal Planet Saturday, October 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
In the season premiere, the Villalobos Rescue Center is tested as Hurricane Ida slams into Louisiana, leaving Tia and the rest of the crew racing to move rescue dogs to safety amid intense storm. We’ll also see Mariah take the reins of her first solo wolfdog rescue named Dorothy on the streets of Louisiana, while Lizzy and Earl help a music-loving Kentucky couple find their dream dog. Additionally, the first episode of “Pit Bulls & Parolees” is part of Animal Planet’s annual “You Watch, We Give” tradition where for every viewer who tunes in to watch the season premiere on October 22, 2022 at 9 p.m. a.m. ET/PT, Animal Plant will donate $1.00 to Villalobos Rescue Center up to a maximum of $20,000, which will go toward the food and shelter needs of rescued pit bulls.
Later this season, audiences will witness incredible rescue stories from all over. We’ll see Tia and her stepdaughter Lizzy answer a distress call from a Mississippi shelter and confront eight hounds in desperate condition; the Villalobos team prepares to welcome the public for a day of volunteering as the new Villalobos rescue center site nears completion; his daughter Mariah and older brother Moe put their passion for motorcycling to work building a motorcycle sidecar in honor of his recently deceased dog, Tater, to ride older dogs to the rescue; and Apple, an elderly dog who has finally found his forever home. Audiences will also see Tia hire her first female parolee in Villalobos history on the team to see if she’ll be the right fit as a dog trainer and handler.
In addition to watching the show on Animal Planet, viewers can follow the latest news on social media using the hashtag #PitBullsandParolees and follow Animal Planet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
“Pit Bulls & Parolees” is produced for Animal Planet by 44 Blue Productions, a North Road company.
What do you think? are you sad to see Pitbulls and parolees end?