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Jon Gosselin Sends His Dogs Back to Breeder, Blames Wife

ancientgirl
September 17th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Yeah, these poor dogs were being used for publicity when they were purchased and here is the result. Hopefully, they will find good homes. I have a feeling they will.

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Jon Gosselin Sends His Dogs Back to Breeder, Blames Wife


Shoka and Nala, the family dogs are being discarded and Jon has been telling pals it's Kate's fault because she won't take care of them

Okay animal lovers, divorcing a spouse is one thing, but getting rid of your dogs is quite another. Jon Gosselin is sending his two German Shepherds back to the breeder as part of the fallout from his divorce from Kate.

While the eight Gosselin children are staying in the family's Wernersville, PA home, their parents are splitting time there, trying to avoid disrupting the kids' lives but also not wanting to be around each other.

Now, Shoka and Nala, the family dogs, are being discarded and Jon has been telling pals it's Kate's fault because she won't take care of them when he's not at the house.


"Jon blames Kate for having to give up the dogs," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively. "Of course, these days Jon blames Kate for just about everything."

Earlier in the summer Jon caused an uproar when he made comments to People.com about the dogs. "Those kids beat them up, climb on them, pull their tails, bite at them, drag them around and everything you can imagine not to do to an animal, they've done."

The Humane Society of Berks County, Pa., where the Gosselins live, received numerous complaints about the family and animal cruelty, prompting Jon to release a statement to the HSBC.

"I would like to clarify a recent statement I made regarding my family's two German Shepherd puppies, Shoka and Nala. The statement - if taken literally and out of context - could be misinterpreted and I'd like to set the record straight. We understand the responsibilities of being good dog owners. Whenever my kids are with Shoka and Nala, everyone is carefully supervised to ensure that no one - dog or child - is injured. 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."

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Of course, Jon takes some time to get one last photo op with the dogs.:rolleyes: Gotta squeeze every little last bit of publicity.

doggy lover
September 17th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Seems like thats all those two do is blame each other for everything, I feel sorry for the children must be nice having to publicly deal with your parents divorce. I'm sure the dogs will find good homes as they are celebrities.

Dog Dancer
September 17th, 2009, 11:04 AM
I'm surprised they lasted this long, and think it's probably best for the dogs anyhow. What jerks. One more lesson for the kids about being disposable.

Love4himies
September 17th, 2009, 11:04 AM
I have never watched the show, but I have a feeling that the dogs may be better off not in that family.

BenMax
September 17th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Whether these two stayed together or not, these dogs were doomed. Any good breeder would have considered the fact that there are many young children and never had 'sold' 2 dogs (let alone 1) to a young family.

Personally, I blame the breeder. Had they watched the show they would have gotten that 'gut' feeling that these dogs did not belong in that family. One pup and many kids is hard enough - but two??? Come on!

ancientgirl
September 17th, 2009, 11:16 AM
I never liked the idea of getting two large breed dogs for them. Those kids are too young and are having a hard enough time just competing with their parents attention. Those dogs to them was just a novelty which has worn off.

I've no doubt they will find a better home. I've no doubt they were sitting around wondering what they could do for a show and someone chimed in saying, "Oh I know, we could do an episode about the family getting a dog!"

14+kitties
September 17th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Too bad they couldn't have gone to a rescue instead of going back to the "breeder". :sad: But, as has been said, they will probably be snapped up because they are "famous". :frustrated:

bendyfoot
September 17th, 2009, 11:56 AM
I was pretty mad at the breeder that sold the dogs to them. I mean, seriously??? SERIOUSLY??? Kate was grumpy about the dogs right from the start, before they even picked them up. The breeder sent them home with the dogs and they didn't even have food, leashes, ANYTHING bought and ready at home yet :wall: NOT a smart breeder IMO.

shibamom
September 17th, 2009, 12:11 PM
No reputable breeder would sell two GSD puppy littermates to a family with eight children, all under the age of 6 or 8. Littermates are difficult enough to raise together, let alone such a strong breed. It could be done, but not with having to raise 8 children in addition! TMZ posted a video a few weeks ago showing the children smacking the dogs around.

BenMax
September 17th, 2009, 12:12 PM
I was pretty mad at the breeder that sold the dogs to them. I mean, seriously??? SERIOUSLY??? Kate was grumpy about the dogs right from the start, before they even picked them up. The breeder sent them home with the dogs and they didn't even have food, leashes, ANYTHING bought and ready at home yet :wall: NOT a smart breeder IMO.

I could not agree with you more Bendyfoot. I am just in rescue and have more concern about where the dogs and cats are going. One hiccup or raised eyebrow and that dog is not going anywhere....until I am confident and satisfied with another potential family. Quite frankly - I don't care how long that may be.

You would think that the breeder would have gotten those signals. All I can say is I am darn glad they did not go to a rescue group for their fur companions. If they did and the dogs were sent off with them, there would be some major criticism in regards to rescues in general.

Bailey_
September 17th, 2009, 12:42 PM
So true.

Poor dogs....Poor kids. What bad examples those parents have been setting...:sad:

NoahGrey
September 17th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Looks like it is good that they are not with the family. There is footage of some of the kids, hitting the dogs with plastic bats. Grrr.

And 14Kitties, Most breeders have it in their contract, that if the owner does not want to keep the dog(s), they are sent back to thet breeder. If they were sent to a rescue. More likely then not, the rescue would send the dogs back to the breeder. If animals come from a breeder, and are given up and not returned to the owner..legal action can be taken.

ACO22

BenMax
September 17th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Looks like it is good that they are not with the family. There is footage of some of the kids, hitting the dogs with plastic bats. Grrr.

And 14Kitties, Most breeders have it in their contract, that if the owner does not want to keep the dog(s), they are sent back to thet breeder. If they were sent to a rescue. More likely then not, the rescue would send the dogs back to the breeder. If animals come from a breeder, and are given up and not returned to the owner..legal action can be taken.

ACO22

Most rescues will do their research before notifying a breeder. If not a reputable breeder - the dog ain't going. If registered and the breeder is of top notch quality and have a fabulous reputation, then rescues will surrender. Interestingly enough, I have had breeders say to re-home and if there is a problem then they will take the dog back. Personally, I rather keep the dog and find a home myself just be to assured that I know where the dog is going. I have dealt with one breeder in particular that was spectacular and I have no problem giving them back one of their dogs.

14+kitties
September 17th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Looks like it is good that they are not with the family. There is footage of some of the kids, hitting the dogs with plastic bats. Grrr.

And 14Kitties, Most breeders have it in their contract, that if the owner does not want to keep the dog(s), they are sent back to thet breeder. If they were sent to a rescue. More likely then not, the rescue would send the dogs back to the breeder. If animals come from a breeder, and are given up and not returned to the owner..legal action can be taken.

ACO22

We have been all around this argument before. I know "good" breeders will take the dogs back. :rolleyes: Not gonna do the dance again.
What I meant when I said they should have gone to a rescue is that when they originally got the dogs from the breeder the dogs were not exactly kept in what I would consider quality conditions. I figure they would be much better off at a rescue. A good rescue would not try to benefit from having "famous" dogs whereas now the breeder may well charge an exhorbitant amount for those particular dogs. Thereby benefiting from the dogs even more. :shrug:

lUvMyLaB<3
September 17th, 2009, 01:54 PM
wow.. shocked... I HATED when they got those dogs, I knew those kids and the dogs were in for heartbreak... wow.. Kate is way to selfish to care for those beautiful dogs they way they deserve. I remember when they were outside for a picnic and of coarse the attention starved dogs came over to visit and Kate screamed at Jon to put them back in their cage where they belong.. gosh that was hard to see, the dogs deserve their own place at the picnic.

I too also blame the breeder, in the right hands those dogs would flourish, and I guess he thought with all the hired help and the love of all the kids the dogs would do great, and in many other large families maybe it would have worked.

I can only pray that this is a new beginning for those dogs, that they have not suffered too much trauma through this, that they can make a truly deserving family happy for the rest of their lives, someone that will wrap their arms and hearts around them, give them happiness and security and show them what human love and family really is, good luck Shoka and Nala, today will be the first day of the rest of your life.

CearaQC
September 17th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Sad story.

That show should never have been on TV in the first place. It's vapid, pointless and totally unnecessary. A total waste of time. Most "reality" shows are stupid anyway. Good thing I never watched it.

I hope the dogs find a loving home.

ancientgirl
September 17th, 2009, 02:35 PM
I remember when they got the dogs, Kate said she had always wanted a cat, "the kind with the smushed face." I knew right then, it was a mistake.

First, you could tell she just wasn't a dog person. Fine, not everyone is a dog or cat person. But if you are one or the other, I'd like to think you would at least know the name of the particular type of dog or cat you have always wanted. :rolleyes:

Love4himies
September 17th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Sad story.

That show should never have been on TV in the first place. It's vapid, pointless and totally unnecessary. A total waste of time. Most "reality" shows are stupid anyway. Good thing I never watched it.

I hope the dogs find a loving home.

My feelings too on most TV shows.

Sylvie
September 17th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Do we know that they paid for the dogs. I haven't seen Kate pay for much. :rolleyes: They seem to get an awful lot of things for free.:yell:

I am so glad to hear that the dogs have left their home. :thumbs up Now they may have a chance for a normal life.

Chaser
September 17th, 2009, 07:14 PM
I am SO pissed at this! Those amazing dogs lost out on a chance for a great puppyhood for no good reason at all. I really hope they find loving homes now.

cell
September 18th, 2009, 11:42 AM
This was expected, the dogs are better off now though, away from their acidic environment.

mastifflover
September 18th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Those dogs are very lucky to be sent back to the breeder. That family is like a bloody circus anyhow. Besides how stupid getting 2 puppies with all those kids. Now if they would cancel the show those kids may have a normal or relatively normal life with that whack job as a mother and the father is not much better. Those poor kids are just a meal ticket

babymomma
September 18th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Oh thank GOD.. I Cringed when the bouhgt those dogs.. Seriously, TWO german Shepherds? Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH..

they are SOO much better off now. I wish I could take them home and spoil them like they deserve. :(

Bailey_
September 18th, 2009, 03:56 PM
I just came across this picture of Jon and the dogs on the day he packed them up and sent them away.

http://www.dlisted.com/files/imagecache/photo-preview/files/galleries/INFphoto_1067635.jpg

Is it just me, or is this absolutley disgusting? Look at the condition of this kennel - completley rusted out and bent in an odd shape. You would think that someone who was portraying to have 'loved his dogs' would've put time and some of that "hard earned money" into getting safe and new equipment for his dogs.

And HAY? Please. WTF, for real.

BenMax
September 18th, 2009, 03:57 PM
That is my thought - what a filthy crate! Glad they are leaving that stupid family!

chico2
September 18th, 2009, 05:41 PM
I wish that whole screwed up family could be sent back to the breeders,the kids to be rehomed,just like the dogs,they would be better off:loser:

Love4himies
September 18th, 2009, 05:42 PM
And people support this show by watching it?

Dog Dancer
September 18th, 2009, 05:48 PM
I think it's kinda like a car accident - you just have to look! That said, I can't say that I watch the show, but I have seen bits and pieces when I was flicking through channels and stop for a few minutes. Mostly then I'd just get disgusted and keep on going. I think I only ever saw a brief clip of the dogs once (the picnic thing). It's such a waste of air time. Can't wait for the Octomom show... not! While that is an ugly cage, boy they are lovely looking dogs. I'm glad they're out of there.

ancientgirl
September 18th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Quite frankly, the dogs are even looking a little scraggly and thin. Their fur looks dull. I wonder how many good quality meals they actually had.

Shaykeija
September 18th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Anyone know if Kate or Jon have been neutered yet? :wall::wall:

SIL
September 18th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Shaykeija...I read that Jon has been :laughing:...at least that's what he supposedly told one of his 'many girlfriends' :laughing:

aslan
September 18th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Shaykeija...I read that Jon has been :laughing:...at least that's what he supposedly told one of his 'many girlfriends' :laughing:

from what i saw on the show i think kate did the job long before a surgeon did.:laughing:

TwinTails
September 18th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Speaking of cats, anyone recall both Jon and Kate saying they got rid of their two cats once she got pregnant with the twins? She said they "Traded cats for kids"...someone should trade her for something useful, like a rock :frustrated:

Bailey_
September 18th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Speaking of cats, anyone recall both Jon and Kate saying they got rid of their two cats once she got pregnant with the twins? She said they "Traded cats for kids"...someone should trade her for something useful, like a rock :frustrated:

:laughing: So funny.

Anyone seen her on The View recently? Gag me with a wooden spoon. That woman is so obviously obsessed with fame and making a name for herself that her poor kids (and pets & home & family) have gotten pushed to the side. Everyone sees it but her.

badabing
September 20th, 2009, 01:53 AM
I'd be really happy never to hear the names Jon & Kate again. :whistle: Unfortunately, Jon has moved to my city so I guess I'm going to have to look at his face in the gossip column of the New York Daily News. Now every time he farts he'll make the headlines. :yuck:

Twocents
October 19th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Anyone know what happened to the cat that was (living?) in their barn/shed when they moved to the new place?

I can't imagine it sticking around with all the noise.

I was worried about their dogs' welfare when I didn't see any evidence that they were going to spend time training them. I guess that would take time away from other activities...

Also, after one dog had abdominal surgery to remove a toy, Jon didn't try and keep it confined until it healed some. He just said "They're outside dogs..." and let them both out to tear around. The dogs didn't seem to be an important part of their family.

I hope the kids will eventually have a chance to learn that pets require consideration and commitment.

Can people with this many children be accused of "child hoarding"? :laughing:

Just wondering.

~ Twocents :2cents:

joeysmama
November 3rd, 2009, 08:45 PM
Shaykeija you're funny !! Anyone who sells a dog to these people should be flagged, or reported or SOMETHING !

When we got Joey it was a pet adoption day at a small dog rescue. Another family was looking at him and the son was just a bit younger than my kids (who were in high school) and the rescue workers had been watching them and said "We won't let you adopt this dog." They didn't like the way the boy interacted with him. Something about his manner I guess. I don't know what he did but I think he was too aggressive or teased him or something but they just said "No you can't have him." I'm so glad they did that because then we were able to take him home.

My neighbors were turned away from a local shelter when they wanted to get a cat. The worker seemed to think they were getting it on a whim for their daughter and said that they would not let them adopt any of their cats or kittens.

Those poor dogs were just someone's idea of the plot line for that week. Too bad there wasn't anyone on the production team who could have talked them out of that one.

SIL
March 12th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Apparently the dogs are coming back home...don't know if that's good or bad, guess we'll have to wait and see.

http://www.peoplepets.com/news/celebrities/gosselin-family-to-bring-dogs-shoka-and-nala-home/1

BenMax
March 12th, 2010, 04:15 PM
You know...even rescue dogs do not go 'back' where they were discarded...

Just the discrepancy in what the kids were or were not doing, is enough for anyone now holding the dogs to refuse to give them back.

I personally feel bad for those dogs. They deserve much better.

14+kitties
March 12th, 2010, 04:20 PM
:wall: Guess she got a lot of backlash and is now feeling bad. Poor lady. :rolleyes: Talk about having to be responsible!!!

BenMax
March 12th, 2010, 05:08 PM
:wall: Guess she got a lot of backlash and is now feeling bad. Poor lady. :rolleyes: Talk about having to be responsible!!!

Exactly - why all of the sudden now..after all this time is there a change of heart? Where was that mentality when the dogs were carted off in that crummy broken down crate in the back of a truck?

You have to question the 'intent'...

Kay9
March 12th, 2010, 05:26 PM
I blame that stupid family and that stupid TLC for the plight of those poor dogs. I always wondered what happened to them, after those idiots split up. I remember seeing previews of when Kate and her entourage got them--it made me sick. I also remember seeing segments of the show when the dogs where being shooed away because the queen was having a "picnic" outside with her offspring, and the dogs were "bothering" them. Jon put them in the kennel or something.

Someone should give them all a great big smack.:yell::mad:

MyBirdIsEvil
March 12th, 2010, 05:36 PM
What kind of breeder even gives 2 puppies to a family with that many little kids? Especially THAT family? Like it would have been hard to figure out what kind of family it is considering they have a TV show :rolleyes:
I've never watched the show, but I've seen clips and enough articles, and wow.

It's hard enough getting 1 puppy from a reputable breeder. One that would sell 2 to them is questionable.

Maybe they thought they had enough money they'd at least hire people to take care of them properly. Guess not.

Kay9
March 12th, 2010, 05:50 PM
What kind of breeder even gives 2 puppies to a family with that many little kids? Especially THAT family? Like it would have been hard to figure out what kind of family it is considering they have a TV show :rolleyes:
I've never watched the show, but I've seen clips and enough articles, and wow.

It's hard enough getting 1 puppy from a reputable breeder. One that would sell 2 to them is questionable.

Maybe they thought they had enough money they'd at least hire people to take care of them properly. Guess not.

Probably the kind of breeder who thinks, "Yippee, I'll sell these puppies on tv and then I'll be able to put out a sign on my kennel that says 'as seen on Jon and Kate plus 8' and make a ton of money!"

Dog Dancer
March 12th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Oh my goodness. Those poor dogs. It's too sad for words and the breeder should be shot for being an idiot but I guess that's illegal.

the gang
March 12th, 2010, 06:40 PM
i agree dog dancer poor dogs:evil:

Kay9
March 12th, 2010, 06:48 PM
I just came across this picture of Jon and the dogs on the day he packed them up and sent them away.

http://www.dlisted.com/files/imagecache/photo-preview/files/galleries/INFphoto_1067635.jpg

Is it just me, or is this absolutley disgusting? Look at the condition of this kennel - completley rusted out and bent in an odd shape. You would think that someone who was portraying to have 'loved his dogs' would've put time and some of that "hard earned money" into getting safe and new equipment for his dogs.

And HAY? Please. WTF, for real.

I would question if this is the real pic of the dogs--not because I think those idiots wouldn't do this, but because the media is always ripe for more gossip.

mummummum
March 12th, 2010, 06:52 PM
I've never seen the show. It seems inane. Trolls come to mind.

Are any of the better known rescue & animal welfare organizations voicing their opinions against this farce? Anyone speaking against the breeder for returning the dogs to what seems to be a uncontrolled and possibly dangerous environment?

If there was a reality show where we could vote people off the planet and then watch them being jettisoned screaming into space, I'd get cable.

Oops...did I say that out loud?

Kay9
March 12th, 2010, 07:00 PM
I've never seen the show. It seems inane. Trolls come to mind.

If there was a reality show where we could vote people off the planet and then watch them being jettisoned screaming into space, I'd get cable.

Oops...did I say that out loud?

:laugh:
:clap:

14+kitties
March 12th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Exactly - why all of the sudden now..after all this time is there a change of heart? Where was that mentality when the dogs were carted off in that crummy broken down crate in the back of a truck?

You have to question the 'intent'...

She wants to look good so she can get votes when she starts on "Dancing With The Stars" on the 22nd. Heaven knows she won't win any friends with all the pictures that come out with her smacking her kids.
I feel so sorry for those dogs going back into that environment. I sincerely hope they have a trainer for them. :fingerscr

Shaykeija
March 13th, 2010, 01:34 AM
I think I would like to be Kates trainor....I would be using a big stick...

Tundra_Queen
March 13th, 2010, 01:35 PM
LOL @ shay

I'm was sorry to see them break up, cause when then were together at least they didn't wreck two families!
I think they both deserved each other and they are both :censored: @sses! I saw her on the View and I just wanted to smack her! And Jon needs to grow up and stop blaming others for him being a :loser: I never watched the show but saw them on ET and other shows.

I'm glad those poor dogs are no longer living with them. I did notice too that it doesn't look like there is any water in their dish.