Dogs are the Man’s Best Friend, you might not find it different, but this person right here is Dog’s Best Friend. Tia Maria Torres, a former army officer, and dog rescuer hasn’t lived a normal life, but it didn’t discourage her as she believes that the thing that doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger. Tia who overpowered difficult childhood devotes more than 18 hours of a day to rescue and take care of abandoned and neglected dogs. She is the founder of Villalobos Rescue Center.
Career and Progression:
The California-native, known for loving her pets more than herself, left home to pursue her dream with her multiple pets from a horse, goats to dogs. Tia knew there is a tough road ahead, but she didn’t stumble in her dream. She started her career as a truck driver before serving the US Army.
After her job in Army, she began to rescue the abandoned and neglected dogs which gave birth to Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC). Her work and VRC got exposure when Tia starred and hosted the Animal Planet’s TV show Pit Bulls and Parolees. The series made the debut on 30th October 2009 and was an instant hit and completed its 7th season.
How Much is Tia’s Net Worth?
For a person who devoted her life in rescuing dogs and nothing else has a net worth that reflects her devotion. Tia who stars in Pit Bulls and Parolees became the part of the show after the productions team agreed to VRC’s Bill. Her net worth is around $300,000 mark which is justifiable as she spends 18 hours of a day taking care of dogs.
Tia is Married to a Convict!!!
Tia who was a cowgirl and along with her step mother, got attached to animals, started to rescue the wolf dogs. Her passion led to Aren Jackson who she met for the first time in 1980’s in California penitentiary while tracking down the dog owner. After their introduction, they became pen friends.
Caption: Tia and her husband, Aren.
In 2006, Aren got out from the jail, and the couple got married. The couple is blessed with two daughters Tania and Mariah. They are also parents to two adopted Hawaiian boys Kanani and Keli’i.
Since their first meeting, they shared a strong bond, and the couple helped each other in the common passion that they possess. Aren also became the co-owner of the VRC and helped Tia in rescuing dogs and maintaining a shelter for parolees.
Fighting to Prove Husband’s Innocence!!!
The fairy tale love story they were having, came to an unexpected halt when Aren was arrested in September 2007 for theft. Police captured him accusing him to be involved in a robbery of vehicle and property. As of now, he is serving a jail term of 15 years that began in 2007.
Tia on the other hands is trying to resolve the case soon and even claims that her husband is not guilty. The animal rescuer who is still fighting for husband’s release hasn’t let her marriage deteriorate even an inch.
Her Injury, a Headache for Season 8!!!
Tia suffered a horrible injury in her left leg back in November 2016 before the premiere of 8th season in Animal Planet. She suffered a twisted knee while trying to take a picture of her children. After the incident, she was rushed to the hospital where she had an emergency surgery as her bone hit an artery.
Although the television star wasn’t anxious about the injury, she was worried that she couldn’t rescue dogs for months. However, she believed that her kids and VRC family would step up to the occasion and manage the VRC in her absence.
Tia’s Short Bio:
The California-born dog rescuer and activist endured a difficult childhood and was raised by her stepmother, and she considers her to be her only mother. According to wiki sources, she currently ages 57 and celebrates her birthday on 11th of June every year.
Tia Torres currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. She stands a tall height of 6 feet and 1 inch and has a strong personality with a well-built body.She belongs to white ethnicity.