BDS supports the VRC:

I think it’s safe to say, most of us have a soft spot for dogs. I’m not talking about Dog the Bounty Hunter or close friends we holler at “What up Dog!?”, I’m talking about the 4-legged companions that wag their tail when you come around and get excited at a game called fetch. Recently BDS Suspension had the opportunity to get involved with Tia Torres and the Villalobos Rescue Center in California. Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC), the focus of Animal Planet’s  TV show “Pit Bulls and Parolees”, offers a 2nd chance to both at life for the rescued dogs and the parolees it employs. After making the move to a larger facility up in the Tehachapi Mountains they quickly found new challenges with the mountainous terrain, which was difficult to traverse in their stock vehicles. Day-to-day activities were much more challenging as getting stuck became a regular occurrence. Now fast forward a few months and a connection with BDS Distributor Ben Lifted 4WD. After adopting a pit bull from VRC, Ben and Kendra of Ben Lifted 4WD saw an opportunity to help out and gave BDS, Mickey Thompson, Warn, and Iron Cross Automotive a call to see if everyone would get involved by donating products while they provided the services.

The project focused around 3 vehicles, Tia’s ’93 Jeep Wrangler YJ, a ’98 Dodge Ram 2500, and a ’94 Chevy  Tahoe. The Jeep got some love in the form of a 3.5” BDS Lift kit, 15×8 Mickey Thompson Sidebiters, 33” Dick Cepek FC-IIs, and Warn 9.5ti Winch. The Dodge received a BDS 4.5” Long Arm Full Spring Kit, 35” Dick Depek Mud Country Tires, and Iron Cross Bumpers. For the Tahoe, a BDS 6” IFS Lift Kit, 15” Mickey Thompson Sidebiters and 33” Dick Cepek FC-IIs. All in all over $20,000 worth of products and services were donated to the VRC from the contributing companies.

With the vehicles completed and returned to the VRC, Tia and the crew can make it around the new facilities with ease. Check out Pit Bulls & Parolees this coming season to see the vehicles in action out on the new property!

BDS Suspension has teamed up with Ben Lifted 4WD, Mickey Thompson, Warn, and Iron Cross Automotive to help out the Villalobos Rescue Center with the move to their new location in the Tehachapi Mountains of California. The Villalobos Rescue Center, which is largely known for the show “Pit Bulls and Parolees” on the Animal Planet, has made improvements and has expanded into its new space. While the increased space was much needed, they’ve found it does come with some drawbacks. The terrain makes it difficult for the day to day operations as the vehicles kept getting stuck in the mud and snow. Their work vehicles consist of a ’93 Jeep Wrangler 4×4, a ’94 Chevy Tahoe 4×4, and a ’98 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4. With the help of BDS Distributor Ben Lifted 4WD providing all the installs, Tia and the crew at the Villalobos Rescue Center will be much more capable around their new facility. BDS Suspension is providing the lift kits, Mickey Thompson- the wheels and tires, Warn- the winches, and Iron Cross- the Bumpers. A much needed upgrade to a very deserving organization rescuing dogs and helping provide them with a better life, love and attention. Stay tuned for photos of the finished  trucks and the dogs!

From Villalobos Rescue Center-Pit Bulls & Parolees