Adell Dawson faces a slew of charges, including animal cruelty.
"Yes I do. I love my dogs very much," said Addel Dawson, Wednesday evening.
The Orange County Animal Services said they will continue to care for the dogs, keeping them in isolation and will evaluate them to see if they could be adoptable.
"There's going to be a fight if these dogs are around other dogs at this time, when you walk one past another dogs kennel they are aggressive at the front of the kennel," said Diane Summers of OCAS.
The 26 arrested are facing third-degree felonies, meaning many could walk away with just probation and fines.
The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando accepted the transfer of adoptable dogs from OCAS to help make room for the animals seized in the cruelty investigation.
For now, the dogs are being kept in isolation because they're too dangerous together.
Both agencies announced an adoption event for this weekend where people can adopt already-available dogs for a $15 fee. They're hoping the reduced fee will help make more space available for the seized animals.