pitbulls and paroless

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  1. -bogart-

    -bogart- Member of WHODAT Nation.

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    what ya think about it? I never watched the show before and recently my stepmom has yammered me into watching because they recently moved the rescue to our area and she wants to volunteer. i am going to look them up on the web and just wanted oponions due to peeps i trust. so i came here.


    so what say ye , good place or bad?
     
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    I don't know about the place, but I really like the show. I think because of the show they might be kind of full with volunteers. On last night's show she said something about a "volunteer day", I think maybe people can only come in on a certain day of the week, after all, it's the parolees job to take care of the dogs. If volunteers do it all they are out of work.


    The thing I love about them is that they are realistic about pit bulls. They know their propensity for dog aggression, and do get very nervous whenever an adopter has a small dog. But they don't write off every adopter that has another dog, they just know they have to be careful in matching them with the right dog. They show people that a dog aggressive dog can be an absolute love with people.
     
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    You know I kind of like the woman, and I think she is trying and doing fairly well with what she has available, but she leans into sort of 'warehousing' dogs. I don't know the day-to-day of what she does with the dogs though so it's hard to say.
     
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    i am seeing that , i have started to watch past episodes. we would not really be doign things at the place , but would like to gather supplies and bring to them. my kids are not strong enough to do more right now , but want to help how i can. the pit problem is so bad here , and i have never even heard of this place until this last month .



    is she no kill? i am uneasy with no kill rescues and warehousing. will have to watch more. the parolee part i am fine with , to many criminals in my family to not be lol
     
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    ow , no , watching the first epi this season , that is the Industrial Canal NOT the Mississippi River. UGGGGGGG I work as a dispatcher and that just irked me.

    Going to watch more.
     
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    I just got into the show a couple weeks ago, and I really enjoy it. She is doing good work for both the people and the dogs in her care, and seems to have a really realistic mentality about it all.
     
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    I like the show :) I know some think she's in over her head, etc, but I really like them. I think they are realistic about the breed, very knowledgeable, yet open. They won't just turn a home down just because other rescues might.

    But yeah, I enjoy the program.
     
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    I've questioned the bit on warehousing dogs, too. But from what I can tell, the parolees get their own group of dogs to feed, water, care for and exercise. So they are all being looked after, unlike other warehousing situations where they just sit in their runs all day long.

    I do like that they are realistic. They don't write off every person they see, but they do try hard to find that perfect dog for the situation.

    I used to watch the show a lot, but I haven't since we canceled cable.
     
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    I have watched a few shows and find myself likeing them. so i think i will try and get something together to do for them with my kids. maybe a treat drive or something , i will have to think on it.

    :]
     
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    maybe make them some treats? I knwo Bev would love to do that maybe the twins would too? It could help the younger ones with fractions and what not too. Win Win LOL

    I havent seen the show since we dont have cable.
     
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    ow that is a great idea breeze , the website said wishlist said treat are needed . you can find it online if you want to watch it again. i just watched like 5 episodes from last year and the first two from this.
     
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    Oh cool! Ill watch some tonight when the kids go to bed!

    I used one that was canned chicken whole wheat flour eggs and some water IIRC. You could put pumpkin and parm cheese in them and stuff like that.
     
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    It's a very messy situation, bad choice after bad, and I don't find the show entertaining,
     
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    Tia is RUDE. She has been known to be downright awful to fans, saying things like "If you want to help, donate money or adopt a dog... I don't have time for autograph bullshit." Which is fine if she is busy, but she can be a little nicer about it. She is representing a very misunderstood breed and if she gives a bad impression, then she is putting the breed further in the hole. I'm also not a fan of no-kill shelters or the idea that pit bulls are somehow similar to parolees...
     
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    hmm , will take that into consideration , i dont want her autograph , i want to help the dogs, but do understand she is the face of the rescue and she needs a good attitude. is there other stuff i missed adrianne? i have only seen a couple epi, like 6.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of the show, but from what I hear/see, she's not running any kind of corrupt media-hounding business or doing anything to harm the dogs in her care. From what I've seen I certainly think she handles the dogs and behavior problems than tons of similar tv show, etc.

    But I really don't think it helps the pit bull's image to be associated with parolees, criminals, and that whole lifestyle. I think I'd like the show a lot more (media-wise) if it focused on all breeds. Especially since her husband was arrested again.

    ETA: Barbara, where did you hear that about Tia? Not saying it isn't true...but if it's something you've read or heard through word of mouth, I'd take it with a grain of salt...this is a woman doing controversial work rescuing a wildly hated breed of dog and working with criminals...a woman who's husband is in prison for theft. People are going to say TONS of crap about her, and even fans who get angry about not getting an autograph are going to throw a fit, no matter how polite she is about it.
     
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    On one show I watched, Tia's kids said she thinks fundraisers are a waste of time. She does seem like she is a little rude/no BS but I don't think that has much weight on someone rescuing dogs.

    I don't know...I get the feeling she isn't the most financially stable person, and perhaps keeping a constant 200 or so dogs isn't a great number for her. The kennels are large enough though, and even though the dogs aren't sleeping on someone's couch...if they are getting out, getting stimulation, I don't see too much of an issue. Based on the show itself she seems to match people OK.

    Don't even get me started on that Pit Boss show. /gag
     
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    I live somewhat near her. I have seen the facility myself, but never met her. My best in-real-life dog friend went down there and met her and she was quite nasty to them. Saying things similar to what I said and talking a lot of trash about Louisiana and the people in it. My friend was a HUGE fan of hers before she went down there to meet her... Now, not so much.
     
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    well i googled her name and found an article saying she has/had bears and wolves and recently a tiger? WTF? maybe i will just do something at home and bring the stuff out by myself and not have the kids come. at least until i feel out the place.

    dogs are one thing , but wild animals are a whole different game for me.


    ow and i can not stand pit boss.
     
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    which one , the one on claiborne or their houses outside laplace?
    i live in river ridge , less than 20 miles from her. each way. the houses in laplace where the one flooded in Isaac
    my dad has been to the one on claiborne and met the twins and the guy with one working arm and a security guard (this is how come i started looking into them) He told me the kids and everyone where real cool but the security guard told him to not approach Tia unless he was introduced. she is "skittish" . i dunno.

    i just want to find a good rescue to show my kids
     

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