TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” brood has grown: The Gosselins have added two German Shepherd Dog puppies to their family.
“Our kids wanted a pet. They’ve always wanted a pet. They begged for a puppy. We moved here, we have the land. I thought it made sense,” explains Kate, already the mom of twin 8-year-old daughters and 4-year-old sextuplets. “Somewhere along the line, one puppy became two puppies, which I’m not quite sure how that happened.”
Adds Jon, “That means double the poop. Oops, we forgot about that.”
Kate says she and Jon were scared to take the dogs home.
“We were so stinking scared,” says Kate, a first-time dog owner. “We were more scared to get dogs than we were to have kids.”
On the episode set to air March 2, the family visits the dogs’ breeder, a former police officer who Jon and Kate met at a public appearance. The family picks out a male they name Shooka, and a female puppy they name Nala.
To see pictures of the puppies, visit TLC’s website.