Pitbulls have a reputation for violence, but that is simply not in their nature. When it comes down to it, pit bulls are as sweet as any other dog… it’s only a matter of how they were raised. Thankfully, advocates abound to help turn the pit bull stereotype upside down.
Tia Torres runs a pit bull shelter called the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans. The shelter takes in stray pit bulls and even those used in illegal fighting rings in order to treat, rehabilitate and rehome them. The shelter employees newly released ex-convicts and teaches them how to care for and train the pit bulls they rescue.
The training process is hugely therapeutic for both pit bull and man. It helps the dogs learn to trust people after a lifetime of abuse and the newly released inmate the perfect outlet to adjust to life outside.
Tai was recently invited to appear on the Ellen Show and brought along 9-year-old Snorky and his newly released trainer Robert to show Ellen what the shelter is all about. It’s safe to say, Snorky totally stole the show.
Check it out in the adorable video below!