Tia Torres is the founder and proprietor of Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest Pit Bull facility in the United States, and the star of the hugely popular Animal Planet show Pit Bulls & Parolees, which has been on the air since 2009. After serving six years in the army, Torres worked for a Los Angeles city program to curb gang violence, serving as a liaison between the city and gang members. She also became an advocate for Pit Bulls, forming the Pit Bull Support Group, which offered free classes and assistance for Pit Bull owners. In 2006, she launched Underdawgz, a program that pairs parolees with rescue dogs. Tia lives somewhere in the swamps of south Louisiana with eight dogs.
Most people know Tia for her brilliance in the television show and not for her personal life. Like the saying, there is more than meets the eye; there is so much about the TV personality that people need to know.
Tia Torres profile summary
Tia Maria Torres
Date Of Birth
June 11, 1960
Southern California USA
Reality tv personality and Rescue activist
Tia Torres Biography
Tia Torres was born on 11th June 1960 as Tia Maria Torres, making her 61years old. She was born in Southern California, in California, U.S.A. She is, therefore, a US citizen. Tia was born to a middle-class family, but her childhood was anything but smooth. Her parents who are unnamed, divorced and her father married another woman. On top of their broken home, her mother later died when she was still very young, living her to be raised by her stepmother. According to Tia, she was her role model and the person she considered to be her parental figure. There is not much that is known about Tia’s educational background including which schools she attended. However, they are probably in Southern California, where she spent her childhood. What is known about Tia Torres while younger is that she was very fond of animals from a very young age –a passion she attributes to her bond with her stepmother.
Her love for animals started with her affection for horses as a little girl. Over time, she developed a huge interest in the welfare of animals, going from more than just caring for horses to taking in strays. It is thus not surprising that she would be an enthusiastic animal rescuer later in life.
Tia Torres career
Torres left her home quite early at the age of 17 and decided to help people and animals in her life.
Tia initially joined the army to meet her motives, however, she left it after a while. After coming back from the army Tia adopted a Pitbull dog which became an integral part of her life. Then she founded Villalobos Rescue Center where she carried out the pit bull rescue services which also included medical services, training, and seminars for the pitbull dog owners. Later she also starred in the reality TV show Pit Bulls & Parolees that aired on Animal Planet in the year 2009. Her Pitbull rescue foundation relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana
Tia has had a successful career. After leaving the gang, she joined the army, and after posting high scores, the recruiters recommended her to follow a medical path. However, she decided to choose a different path and to undertake a truck driving course, so she became an army truck driver for infantry troops. She later left the military after serving for six years. Tia returned to Los Angeles and became a youth gang counselor. She started engaging with young people in gang neighborhoods and talking with gang members together with their parents. Tia then came across a pit bull in an animal shelter, whom she adopted and called Tanaka. The pit bull became part of her life. Her love blossomed, which then saw her founding Villalobos Rescue Centre.
Tia Torres husband?
When it comes to her personal life, Tia hasn’t been quite open about it, though we have managed to discover some interesting facts about her. Tia has been married to Aren Marcus Jackson since 2006, with whom she has two daughters, Maria and Tania, and the pair have also adopted Hawaiian twins, Kanani and Keli’l. Tia and Aren started their relationship in the ‘80s, but he spent years in prison after being convicted on several charges, including second-degree burglary of a vehicle, grand theft, and others. He was released in 2006 and the two married, but he was soon arrested again on similar offenses, and is apparently still behind bars, serving a 15-year sentence.
Tia Torres Net worth?
Though she has gone through some rough times in the past, Tia is now living a better life, dedicated to helping animals, which is her true passion. She struggled to make ends meet in the beginning, but in recent years her net worth has soared as she became a famous television personality. So, have you ever wondered how rich Tia Torres is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Torres’s net worth is as high as $300,000, although a large amount of the money that she earns, Tia donates to philanthropic organizations.