Animal Planet’s hit show ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees’ has seen enormous success since it first aired. I personally absolutely love the show, and don’t mind staying in on wintery Saturday nights to catch the new episodes.
Villalobos Rescue Center is the pit bull rescue behind the show. They mainly hire parolees as their employees to care for the 200 or so Pit Bulls they have at any time. What a great way to make a difference, not only to the animals, but to the people as well. Their tagline couldn’t be more fitting ‘Saving Man and Man’s Best Friend.’
There has been success all over the country with prison programs for shelter animals – this seems like a natural extension. Prison programs typically bring dogs or cats to prisons for socialization and training of the adoptable animals. It is yet another way to help the prisoners and the animals.
Did you know that Villalobos is a Petfinder member? In addition to having their own site where they list their dogs for adoption, they also use Petfinder as a tool to help increase their adoptions. We are proud of and appreciate all of our members, and this is just one more to add to our list of over 13,500 shelters that list their adoptable animals on Petfinder.
Villalobos is located in New Orleans, LA, but you can find adoptable animals through Petfinder all over the US, Canada and Mexico!