Tia Torres is the founder and proprietor of Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest Pit Bull facility in the United States, and the star of the hugely popular Animal Planet show Pit Bulls & Parolees, which has been on the air since 2009. After serving six years in the army, Torres worked for a Los Angeles city program to curb gang violence, serving as a liaison between the city and gang members. She also became an advocate for Pit Bulls, forming the Pit Bull Support Group, which offered free classes and assistance for Pit Bull owners. In 2006, she launched Underdawgz, a program that pairs parolees with rescue dogs. Tia lives somewhere in the swamps of south Louisiana with eight dogs.
"Readers get to know Torres through the stories of dogs who played
special roles in her life.... Each pit bull profiled shows the
potential in rescue dogs, regardless of their backgrounds.
Animal-loving readers will be drawn to Torres's commitment to the
`underdogs' she has spent her life caring for." -- Library
"Torres does vital, admirable work, and fans of her show as well as animal lovers in general will enjoy these warm-hearted recollections." -- Booklist