Jon Gosselin Blames Kate for Dumping Family Dogs

Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is blaming estranged wife Kate Gosselin for abandoning the family’s two German Shepherd puppies. Jon Gosselin said the two dogs, Shoka and Nala, are being returned to their breeders because Kate Gosselin doesn’t like them and won’t take care of them.

Jon Gosselin with dogs Shoka and Nala
Jon Gosselin with dogs Shoka and Nala

Now that the couple has separated, Jon says Kate doesn’t treat the puppies well and doesn’t want them inside the family home. “It’s not fair to the dogs to not be wanted in their own home,” he told E! News. Apparently Jon doesn’t want them in his home in New York either, since he’s obviously too busy shacking up with various women and partying all night to do something like feed or walk the dogs he insisted they buy for their eight children.

The Humane Society of Berks County, PA has received nearly a dozen calls about the Gosselin family dogs. Neighbors have complained the children “beat” on the dogs and treat them too roughly. Jon Gosselin has denied any abuse of the two puppies, saying in a press statement: “We understand the responsibilities of being good dog owners… Shoka and Nala are loyal companions who we consider members of our family. We would never do anything to hurt them, and treat them with the respect and love that they deserve.”

Apparently Jon and Kate have decided the best way to demonstrate their love and respect for the canine “members of our family” is to rip them out of their home, take them from the arms of their family and abandon them to their fates. If this is the way Jon and Kate “love” their pets, we feel pretty damn bad for their children. Life with your spouse getting difficult? Dump them. Tired of taking care of your dogs? Ditch them. Wonder if they kids are contemplating what life would be like in a foster home yet.

Luckily, the dogs’ breeder at least has a heart. According to, he says that if the Gosselins never come back for the dogs, they “would stay in my family and I wouldn’t give them to anyone else.”

At least someone out there knows the real meaning of “family.”