Lifestyle Pets Shoka & Nala Say So Long to the Gosselins After lots of love, anguish and controversy, the family's German shepherds are sent away for an "indefinite" stay with a trainer By Kate Hogan Published on September 23, 2009 02:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 10 CLOWNING AROUND Brandon Todd/Splash News Online Reality dad Jon Gosselin and his furry friends, German shepherd puppies Shoka and Nala, play a game of fetch outside his family’s Wernersville, Pa., home, in happier times on May 5. 02 of 10 MOM'S ORDERS INF Stay…stay…good dog! Mom Kate Gosselin manages a pup on June 12 while cleaning up in the family’s front yard. Though she helped raise the dogs, Jon blames Kate for sending Shoka and Nala away. “It’s not fair to the dogs to not be wanted in their own home,” he told E! Online. 03 of 10 KISSY FACE INF My, what big teeth you have! Sextuplet Hannah, 5, gets up close and personal with a pup in Pennsylvania on June 23. Hope she tolerated the dog breath! 04 of 10 FOOT LOOSE Flynet Guess the dogs double as footrests? Joking around with a pooch, Gosselin takes a load off on June 27 as his children play in the driveway nearby. 05 of 10 HOT WHEELS Bauer Griffin And they’re off! Gosselin and his pup demonstrate their need for speed around the family’s property on Aug. 23. The dad of eight installed a three-mile fence around his sprawling property to keep his dogs from wandering. 06 of 10 POWERED UP INF They’re either going crazy, or having a blast! Shoka and Nala stick close to dad as he rides an ATV through the family’s yard on Aug. 23. 07 of 10 PUPPY LOVE Ben King/Startraks Smooch! Gosselin plants one on a pup – as the other looks on – at home on Aug. 26. He’d once called his dogs two “loyal creatures,” adding that they protected the family’s home when photographers lurked nearby. 08 of 10 PERFECT PICNIC Prahl/Winslow/Splash News Online A pup keeps a watchful eye over Collin, Hannah and Joel as the kiddies clean corn with a nanny on August 27th. Think there were any leftovers for the dogs? 09 of 10 CHILD'S PLAY Brian Flannery/Flynet Daughter Hannah shares a tender moment with one of the family’s pooches while outside their home on Aug. 30. Though usually gentle with the dogs, Gosselin once said his kids sometimes “beat them up, climb on them, pull their tails, bite at them [and] drag them around.” He later retracted his statement. 10 of 10 SO LONG, FAREWELL INF Shoka and Nala say goodbye, as Gosselin takes them to a trainer for an “indefinite stay” on Sept. 15. It’s currently unclear whether or not they’ll be returning to the family.