What Is Tia Torres’ Net Worth From Pit Bulls & Parolees And Villalobos Rescue Center?

Tia Torres would be a perfect example of people who turned their hobbies into a career and are earning pretty well from it. Her love for animals is something she got from living with her stepmother; it began with her love for horses while she was still an infant. Before anyone realized it, she had begun picking stray pets and bringing them back home. Back then, no one would have thought she could build such a successful career from her love for animals. It has also paved a way for her TV career as the presenter of her own show Pit Bulls & Parolees, one of the most famous animal reality shows which airs on Animal Planet. Find out Tia Torres’ net worth from the much-talked-about reality show.

Tia Torres’ Career Achievements

It is difficult to pinpoint how long Tia has been in the business of caring for pets as it is something she has been doing since she was a little girl. Torres worked as a truck driver for a while before she then served in the United States Army as a truck driver for the infantry. After she left the Army, she started working as a youth gang counselor.

While Jon Stewart was still the presenter of The Daily Show, Torres made an appearance on the show which was aired on September 24, 2014. On The Daily Show, Torres revealed that she had over 400 dogs taking shelter in her Villalobos Rescue Center.

Villalobos Rescue Center

At the time Tia Torres opened up the Villalobos Rescue Center, it functioned as a rescue home for wolves. She would later start taking in Pit Bulls and named her first pitbull Tatanka. Tia and Tatanka had their first encounter when she was at the Los Angeles Animal Shelter for a meeting. She came to the shelter with her daughters and witnessed Tatanka being bundled into a kennel. The Pitbull caught Tia’s emotions when it broke loose and ran to play with her daughters. That gesture was what made Tia adopt Tatanka and considered adopting more pit bulls despite the restrictions against the adoption of pit bulls in California where she resided. From that moment onwards, she has continued to rescue two of society’s most cast out canines, Wolves and Pit Bulls.

Aside from securing the state of California’s rights to adopt Wolves and Pit Bulls, she owns the biggest Pit Bulls animal shelter in America, the Villalobos Rescue Center where she keeps her rescued canines. The Rescue Center became operational in the 1990s before which Tia worked as a contracted dog trainer for the Los Angeles Animal Services for about a decade.

Her caring nature for pit bulls has since created a new career path for her, as a reality TV star. She is the presenter of the reality TV show Pit Bulls & Parolees which has aired for 14 seasons on Animal Planet.

How Much Has She Made From The Center and Her TV Show?

Pit Bulls & Parolees

Tia Torres may not have received an award for her contributions to the animal circle yet, but there is no doubt that she has achieved a lot for herself. A bunch of her income comes from her work as the presenter of the reality TV show Pit Bulls & Parolee even though details of her earnings from the show have not been revealed. The animal caregiver and TV personality also earns partly from her Villalobos Rescue Center, which is a home cum rehabilitation center for lost or abused animals.

While it is not known how much it costs to adopt a canine animal at the Villalobos center, information from their official website puts adoption fee for a pitbull at $300. As of 2014, the rehabilitation center had about 400 rescued dogs and it is believed that part of the reasons why Torres and her husband relocated the rescue center to New Orleans, Louisiana was for expansion purposes.

Apart from the sources mentioned above, Tia has equally earned from several other means over the years. She earned from working as a dog trainer for the state of Los Angeles Animal Shelter and as a truck driver for the United States Army. Tia’s net worth from all of the above has been revealed to be about $300,000.

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