Parents' Guide to

Pit Bulls and Parolees

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dog rescue series is more troubling than inspirational.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 2+

Something 360!

Umm. I love your show. I will watch all the reruns. I think your voice is followable. Even pretty tones. I used to be a very busy person but I ended up leaving my stuff and entire family at home one day. I have a pit bull since 12 weeks? My children put puppy in my arms and we slept. I was working 2 jobs. We slept on a twin bed with our pack. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I was 6. My dad called me and I have never been alright again. My puppy is a red nose actually its pink. Blue baby blue eyes and she can smile and sing but now when I go there she can even fly she's that excited to she me. I vowed to God that these would be my last animals I ever have. The story is idk kinda boring and tragic. Its not touching or even moving. Its lame more like it but I got the audition and I nailed it. Theres no way out for me. No one is going to split us apart or abuse us ever ever again because I know what love is and I tried to destroy it just to hide from me becoming vernuble but I hurt even worse. Hatred is a dark place to forgive. She did. She found it and she got in. I let her be the victim but I know that the two of us can be together in this pack. I already let her be Alpha half the time. I chase her and she tucks her butt and legs under her chest and runs smiling with her pink cheers 1/2 inch away from her teeth. Her tail tucked and laughing her heart straight into mine. This is for you Monkey
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age 18+

Love the dogs!

I have always loved the show and how Tia gives so much for the dogs. I have really been repulsed by the satanic symbols tattooed on Tania. I am going to quit watching it.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Pit Bulls and Parolees is a sounding board for the outspoken Torres, who takes every
opportunity to demonstrate how pit bulls can be good pets despite their
natural strength and violent reputation. Arguing that they're the most
abused and misjudged breed in the country, she readily shows graphic
pictures while describing the extent of the injuries and illnesses that her
rescued pooches have suffered from. Meanwhile, she and her staff
continually parallel the dogs' difficult plight with the
real-life experiences of ex-cons, who are also looking for social

While Torres is clearly passionate about helping animals and people,
her positive messages are uncomfortably mixed in with declarations
about her husband's innocence and the injustice of his situation.
Adding to the discomfort are scenes of A.J. addressing the court in
prison garb and shackles during his hearings. Plus, it's hard to
completely trust the dogs and the people Torres helps when the animals
exhibit hostile behavior and the parolees vaguely describe some of
their past criminal acts. Overall, this show offers a mixed bag of
messages that leaves you feeling more troubled than inspired. 

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