There aren’t many animal lovers around who haven’t heard of Tania Torres. The 38-year-old is a familiar face on Animal Planet’s hit series “Pit Bulls and Parolees.” The series follows the exploits of Tania and her mother Tia, as they journey around the world to rescue animals. She also aids her mother in running the Villalobos Rescue Center where they take in needy dogs. Tania tied the knot in 2013, with her boyfriend Perry Sanchez. The pair are proud parents to a baby girl, Salem Wolf.
Early Life and Family
Tania Torres was born on May 6, 1985, in the USA. She grew up surrounded by exotic pets and traveled around the world to help animal trainers in the film industry. She has always loved animals, especially dogs, and inherited this passion from her mother.
She suffered a lot of tragic losses in her family. Her godmother was murdered, her half-brother was killed in a drive-by shooting, and her father was shot and paralyzed and later died from his injuries. Her father was a gang member who turned his life around and became a loving father and husband. He taught her how to be strong, brave, loyal, and compassionate.
She has a younger sister named Mariah and two adopted twin brothers named Keli’i and Kanani. She is very close to her siblings and considers them her best friends.
Villalobos Rescue Centre:
Tania’s main job is to help her mother run the Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC), a pit bull facility that she has been doing for many years now. The VRC is featured on the show Pit Bulls and Parolees, which follows their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate abused and abandoned pit bulls with the help of parolees.
The VRC was founded by Tia Torres in the 1990s in California as a wolf/wolf hybrid rescue center. It later expanded to include pit bulls and other dogs. In 2011, the VRC relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, due to financial and legal issues in California.
Tania Torres has been helping her mother at the VRC since she was a child. She has a passion for animals and a special bond with pit bulls. She also helps train and mentor the parolees who work at the VRC. She is one of the main cast members of Pit Bulls and Parolees, along with her mother, her sister Mariah, her brothers Kanani and Keli’i, and her husband Perry.
Tania Torres has a television career as an additional crew member, a camera operator, an actress, and a producer. She is best known for appearing on the reality TV series Pit Bulls and Parolees with her mother since 2009. The series follows their efforts to rehabilitate and rehome pit bulls along with the help of parolees.
She has also worked on other TV shows such as The Unspeakable (2021), Face 2 Face (2011), Dirty Jokes the Movie (2008), Candid Conversations (2014), and Let’s Talk (2014). She has also done some modeling and dancing in the past.
She is also a writer who has published one children’s book named Lulu and Clementine: Slobbers and Drools. It is the first book in a series that follows the adventures of her daughter Salem-Wolf and her dog Lulu. The book was illustrated by Annie Blaine and published by Villalobos Rescue Center in 2020.
As of 2023, Tani Torres has a net worth of $350, 000 which she has mainly earned from her television career and some from her writing profession.
Marriage and Kids:
Tania Torres is married to Perry Sanchez, who is an aspiring musician and vocalist. The couple tied the knot on October 5, 2013, with a peculiar wedding. Normally, in Western Christian culture, a bride usually wears a white dress but the couple donned all-black including the bridesmaid and the first man attending the wedding. Third-year in the marriage Tania and Sanchez announced that they were expecting a baby. They had the birth of their first child a baby girl named Salem Wolf Clementine in 2017.
Just like Tania, Perry is an animal lover and assists in running Villalobos Rescue Center. Also the two share love for tattoos and have made several on their bodies. Currently, the family resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. At home, Tania raises several pets including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, and chickens. She also enjoys traveling, reading, writing, and photography.
Who indeed is Perry Sanchez?
Perry is currently in his 30’s and is a Louisiana native. He studied at the Hahnville High School in Boutte, Louisiana, and pursued a college education at the Delgado Community College. Sanchez is an aspiring musician and vocalist. He currently plays lead guitar and vocal for a local band Totally Possessed based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Physical Traits & Style:
Tania Torres has a height of about 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m) and a weight of around 128 lbs (58 Kg). She has white skin, hazel eyes, and blonde hair. She has a unique dressing style that reflects her personality and passion. She often wears black clothes, such as dresses, jeans, jackets, and boots. She also likes to accessorize with jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, and rings. She has a lot of tattoos on her arms, legs, chest, and back that show her love for animals and her family. She sometimes wears hats or bandanas to cover her hair.
Born on May 6, 1985, the birthdate makes Tania Torres 38 years old. She is American and comes from a mixed ethnic background. She inherits Irish ancestry from her mother’s side while nothing is known about her father’s roots. Her zodiac is Taurus which means she shares the characteristics of being hard-headed, down-to-earth, tenacious, reliable, loyal, and sensual with people with the same sign.
Date of birth
6 May 1985
38 years old
Reality TV star, animal lover, dog trainer
Appearing on Pit Bulls and Parolees
Mariah Torres (sister), Kelii ‘Moe’ and Kanani Chock (adopted brothers)