'Pit Bulls and Parolees' Holiday Special Hopes to Cheer Up a Sad Dog (VIDEO)
What's Christmas without some adorable dogs? To bring some glad tidings your way, Animal Planet is launching 19 days of "Wild Winter Nights" holiday-themed episodes.
The full line-up will include The Last Alaskans, Tanked, Treehouse Masters, Monsters Inside Me, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet and Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet, along with the popular Pit Bulls and Parolees holiday special will focus on a sad and shy pit bull with a broken spirit. After being rescued, the pit bull showed some signs of improving at Villalobos Rescue Center, but he's now become an Ebenezer during the holidays.
Thankfully, parolee Matt is in a merry mood and eager to help the pit bull rediscover his spark. "Christmas is like a time where you actually celebrate being alive," Matt says. "I wake up every morning, feeling pretty good. I'm excited. I feel like I've got the Christmas spirit. I can feel it in my toes." Hopefully, Matt's excitement will help the pit bull be happy and healthy, so his chances for adoption can improve.
Also happening on the episode: Tia, the rescue center's leader, plans to surprise her family, the parolees and the dogs with something special, and a parolee makes up for lost time by pulling together a Christmas dinner.
Watch the exclusive clip above to hear more about the pit bull and parolee's stories.
Pit Bulls and Parolees, Holiday special, Saturday, Dec. 19, 9/8c, Animal Planet