Pit Boss on Animal Planet
Former actor, entertainment guru and pit bull rescuer Shorty Rossi has lofty ideals, a tough attitude and an entertainment industry Rolodex to help his cause. And he's gathered together three friends/employees; Ronald, Ashley and Sebastian, to take on the gargantuan task of rescuing, rehabbing and training the most misunderstood of dogs — pit bulls.
Shorty’s love for pit bulls dates back to age 14 when he got his first pit – a year after he began living on his own. His pit bull was his constant companion and helped ease Shorty through a tough adolescence. After being convicted for gang-related activities and serving 10 years in prison, Shorty committed to turning around his life; he avows that pit bulls helped make him a better person, and in return, he pledges to help make their lives better in any way he can.
"Pit bulls have a bad rap," says Shorty, "though they don’t deserve it at all. It’s what people have done to these
pits or how they have trained them that caused this horrible misperception. Pit bulls are
beautiful and energetic
dogs that make wonderful companions and have the ability to bring out the best in just about any one – the
elderly, children, the handicapped, and yes... even the little people of this world!"
Shorty began his rescue in 2001, and since then, he, along with his team, works tirelessly to help pit bulls and repair their reputation. In PIT BOSS, follow Shorty, Sebastian, Ronald and Ashley as they hit the streets of LA in their fight to overcome stereotypes – for themselves and the pit bulls they save.
NEW EPISODES COMING THIS FALL! (schedule below)
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Season 2 Trailer
“When the Pit Boss is Away…”
World Premiere Saturday, January 5, at 9 PM (ET/PT) The new season begins as Shorty and Hercules head out on the road to promote Shorty’s bestselling memoir, Four Feet Tall and Rising and pit bull tolerance. He leaves Shortywood Productions and Shorty’s Rescue in Ashley’s capable hands, but is the power going to her head? When she books Ronald and Sebastian on a gig the day of their “Mirror, Mirror” premiere, she may be in hot water if they don’t come through for the client – body paint included! On his book tour, Shorty is faced with difficult questions about his relationship with his family – is he ready to literally be an open book now that he’s written his life story for the world to read?
“Racetrack Rescue” World Premiere Saturday, January 19, at 9 PM (ET/PT) After partnering with a local business, Shorty has his brand-new pit bull kennel up and running. But there’s a ton of work to be done, and it’s all hands-on deck – or is it? Taking care of the rescued dogs around the clock is a full-time job that Shorty may have underestimated, and he soon discovers he’s not in the greatest shape to get it done! Ashley feels the kennel work isn’t in her job description and is taking her away from talent-agency business. Will Shorty find a way to keep both parts of his business growing?
“Dog Days at Shortywood”
World Premiere Saturday, January 26, at 9 PM (ET/PT) Shorty introduces the crew to Cristian, an 18-year-old little person who Shorty takes under his wing and offers him odd jobs around the kennel, but Cristian lacks responsibility and often drops the ball. Ashley works on convincing Shorty that it’s time to beef up advertising for Shortywood Productions. Day by day, Shorty’s patience for Ashley and her opinions wear thinner, and the feeling may just be mutual!
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