I apologize in advance if there is an existing thread for this show, but I looked and couldn't find it. The show is still on and there are new episodes. I used to love AP but stopped watching to some extent when they seemed to have nothing new but redneck-related shows about people who trap animals for a living, like the blonde guy who does the yell and likes to catch turtles. They really went overboard on the topic and not in a good way.
I really like Tia. At first, I thought the woman looked like she had a rough life and was rough around the edges, and she is. She has/does have a hard life, but she doesn't complain about it and she really and truly is passionate about what she does. I like her younger daughter who seems to be following in her mom's footsteps. This show can really make me teary-eyed, and that's not that easy to do.
She's moved her base of operations from Cali to New Orleans. She still hires parolees, bless her heart. I haven't seen too many shows which focus a lot on the individual guys, but that's not a bad thing. She rescues a lot of dogs, and they never seem to give up on any animal, taking them to the vet if necessary and making sure they go to good, appropriate homes.
It's really all about the dogs, and has made me much more aware of what the pit bull breed is really like. I think they get a bad rap. Tia and her crew (which includes her kids) will travel by van to states far away to save these animals or to take them to their hopeful "forever homes".
I just can't help but admire this woman and what she does. She's pretty amazing, and this show is a refreshing change from the usual spoiled, petty housewives fare which I sadly am addicted to. It reminds me that there are still really good people left in this crazy world.