'Pit Boss' Shorty Rossi is Animal Planet's Newest Star
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Recently, Rossi spoke with Paw Nation about his new show, why he loves pit bulls, and what you should know about little people.
How did the show "Pit Boss" come about?
The producers always saw that I had a compassion for dogs. This is something that hasn't been done before and Animal Planet took the chance. It's been one of the most amazing things because it's about my two passions: rescuing dogs, and my entertainment company.
What is your real name?
My real name is Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi. That's what's on my passport. I changed it years ago while in the entertainment business. When I check into hotels or go on the airplane, my ticket is under Shorty Rossi.