Barbara and Chris Telesmanic live in San Diego California with their two rescues pit bulls Buddy and Vinny. Both Originally from New Jersey Barb and Chris reconnected on the West Coast and were married in 2007. Barbara is a registered nurse at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego. Chris is a foreman for the San Diego electrical union. Buddy is a complex rated certified therapy dog through pet partners, and has his canine good citizen certification through the AKC. Buddy has twice received the highest ranking a therapy dog can achieve and loves working in the community. As SoCal pitbull team co members Buddy and Barb provide out reach programs and dog safety demonstrations (along with Jason and Corinne's dog Kunta). Vinny is in training for his canine good citizen ship certification. Barb and Chris became fast friends and kindred spirits with cofounders Jason and Corinne while the two gals met as volunteers for pinups for Pitbulls in 2009.