Many stars have been criticized for having pets, including Rachel Leviss It is Pete Davidson.
O Vanderpump Rules star and then groom James Kennedy adopted her dog, Graham Cracker, during their initial courtship. After they split in December 2021, Leviss retained custody of the dog, but many castmates complained about his bad behavior.
“Rachel would bring Graham [to my house]which is honestly a terror,” Ariana Madix stated during a May 2023 appearance on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast. “He bit me before. Just putting it out there. He is not a well-trained dog. [and] he’s kind of an idiot.
Graham’s behavior led Leviss to enroll him in behavioral classes without success. levis mother, Laura Lewisclaimed in July 2023 that working with trainers did not stop her habits and that Graham had bitten her “to the bone” as well as injuring the trainers and her new owner.
Davidson, meanwhile, purchased a cavapoo puppy from a New York City pet store in June 2023, which the non-profit PETA condemned and claimed he should have adopted a rescued pet. O saturday night live alum subsequently left PETA a scathing voicemail about its intentions.
“I haven’t seen my mom and sister cry like that in over 20 years,” Davidson told TMZ at the time, referring to seeing his family mourn their deceased dog. “I was trying to cheer up my family. I was already upset that the store had filmed me without my permission or acknowledgment. So this organization made a public example of us, making our grief worse. I am upset. It was a poor choice of words. I shouldn’t have said what I said, but I’m not sorry for defending myself and my family.”
Read on for a breakdown of the biggest pet scandals over the years:
After Raquel entered a mental health facility in March 2023 following her affair with Tom Sandoval, his mother took Graham in. However, the pup caused “severe damage” when it bit Laura and she sent it to California Doodle Rescue for training. “My daughter and I have never let go of Graham and we want nothing but the best for him,” Laura said. entertainment tonight in July 2023.
After several failed attempts to rehome Graham, Kennedy decided to take the dog in. “Look who’s come home, back into my life. I will take care of you forever and I love you,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.
Dafna Nachminovitchsenior vice president of cruelty investigations at PETA, said us weekly as of June 2023, it was “tragic” that Davidson did not choose to adopt a dog from an animal shelter over purchasing a puppy from a store. “As shelters in New York and across the country are filled with homeless animals, PETA urges Pete to show great energy from a heart of adopting, not buying, in the future,” said Nachminovitch.
Davidson later told TMZ that he was looking for a hypoallergenic breed because of his family’s allergies.
O Do not worry, dear director and ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis‘ the children’s former nanny – who sued the former couple for wrongful termination – claimed Wilde gave up her dog for dating harry styles. (Wilde, who split from the One Direction alum in November 2022, has denied leaving Sudeikis for Styles.)
“Gordy was adopted by @oliviawilde at 2 months old and after giving him lots of love, training and travel adventures, she realized Gordy didn’t love the travel life and wasn’t happy with young children,” wrote Mae Day Rescue, an animal rescue based in Los Angeles, via Instagram in October 2022, denying the allegations and revealing that the dog has now found his forever home.
Lisa Vanderpump and Dorit Kemsley
Puppygate rocked The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 9, when Kemsley was accused of dumping puppy Lucy – who she adopted from former colleague Vanderpump’s rescue organization – at a kill shelter. Kemsley, however, denied dropping the dog, noting that she gave Lucy to a friend after the dog bit her and PK Kemsleychildren of: Jagger and Phoenix. According to the swimsuit designer, the friend was the one who actually ditched the canine. The scandal fractured both women RHOBA friendship.
“Lisa and I have been friends for a while and we entered the season that way,” Dorit exclusively says. Us in February 2019, stating that she felt betrayed by SUR’s owner. “And there are some things I’m enlightened for and things have a way of going round and round.”
Kardashian has been accused of keeping her family’s two Pomeranians, Sushi and Sake, in the garage instead of inside her Calabasas mansion. Her eldest daughter, North, uploaded a TikTok video deleted since December 2022 of the pups in the outer space, where they were enclosed but surrounded by their Christmas toys and stockings. Kardashian, however, did not address the allegations.
Jenelle Evans and David Eason
Us confirmed in April 2019 that the Teen Mom 2 The former student’s husband, Eason, shot and killed their dog Nugget in a fit of rage in March 2019 after the pup “attacked” their daughter Ensley.
“I don’t give a shit what animal bites my baby in the face…whether it’s your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t condone any of that,” he wrote via Instagram at the time. “I care about protecting my family, it’s my life’s mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means a lot to me. You can hate me all you want, but this isn’t the first time the dog has aggressively bitten Ensley. The only person who can judge the weather [sic] or not, an animal is a danger to MY SON it is I.”
Evans initially considered ending their marriage, but they were able to work things out after Eason completed an anger management course.
Wallen’s son was bitten on the face by his mother KT SmithLegend’s dog in June 2023, leading the 2-year-old to need stitches. Smith, who dated the country singer between 2017 and 2019, decided to rehome the dog.
“I can’t be a mom who keeps a dog at home when my son is traumatized as well, probably because of this,” Smith said via her Instagram story. “I can’t be a good dog mom to him by keeping a muzzle on him or a good general mom by having a kid that’s too scared of him at home.”
Wallen, for his part, has not addressed the scandal or his son’s injury.
Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence
After dancing with the stars alumnus and Lawrence settled their divorce in 2022, he planned to sue her for custody of his French bulldog, Ysabella. (Lawrence had already given the dog to Burke at his wedding.)
“I’m still really hurt by the whole situation because that’s my dog. Ysabella is my daughter; I’m a dog mom,” Burke said on her podcast “Burke in the Game” in October 2022. “I couldn’t even imagine my life without her. I could cry right now.
Us confirmed in January 2023 that Burke was given full ownership rights to Ysabella with Lawrence agreeing to give up any documentation or data pertaining to the pet.
Zolciak-Biermann and her husband, Kroy Biermannrevealed during a November 2017 episode of his Do not be late reality show that her son Kroy was bitten by her dog, Sinn, near her eye.
“I had the leaf blower on my back. Sinn doesn’t like the blower, so he was already on high alert,” Kroy recalled the incident, which took place the previous April. “[Kash] pulls the hands down and there are several lacerations. I can’t see his eye. All I see is dark. … I know it is a very dire emergency.”
Kash was hospitalized for four days, where he underwent surgery and received eight stitches.
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If you know an animal is in imminent danger, call your local police department or the ASPCA at 844-692-7722.