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Thu, Nov 6 | By Pet Pulse Staff Reports | 527

CHICAGO -- OK, dad won the presidency, but the election victory yielded a special bonus for Barack Obama's two daughters. "I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House," Obama told … more ›

First Puppy Decision for First Family
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Jello1
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Jello1
5 years ago

Just let the kids pick it out without publicity

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

I hope they find a pup that works for them, regardless of the breed.

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Joelle  T.
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Joelle T.
5 years ago

I think it's great that they are adopting a dog

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Blackie1
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Blackie1
5 years ago

Two months this 'story' has been dragging on

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Yawn!

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Amanda D.
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Amanda D.
6 years ago

Hopefully he sees the need for shelter dogs to find homes, and ends up getting a shelter dog.

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Caitlin
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Caitlin
6 years ago

I hope they get a shelter dog.

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Barbara D.
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Barbara D.
6 years ago

I hope they stick to their decision to adopt a rescue dog; in fact I think they should get at least two, one for each of the girls, and buddies for each other.

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Thargen
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Thargen
6 years ago

I say they should go for a mutt that is in a shelter because it was abandoned on the side of the road.

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Judy B.
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Judy B.
6 years ago

If they get a shelter pup they will be rescuing an animal and adding a great family member

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Melanie
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Melanie
6 years ago

If they want a really want the best pet they should get a cat. :-)

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naneki26 k.
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naneki26 k.
6 years ago

I guess they will wait until they move into the White House.

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Linda C.
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Linda C.
6 years ago

Yes, I hope they adopt from a shelter or rescue, but this is getting a bit tiring. There really are bigger issues for the Obamas to focus on. It would be a great statement to the country, and world, to get a mix, but they will get what they get. I think they've been sufficiently saturated with opinions at this point.

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DawnG01
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DawnG01
6 years ago

Still waiting. Maybe after Obama picks his cabinet the pup will be chosen by the First Family. First Puppy.

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fabienne l.
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fabienne l.
6 years ago

I hope he gets a shelter dog

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Elizabeth L.
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Elizabeth L.
6 years ago

Shelter Dog is a good idea. It means some poor dog will have a great life

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Chris
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Chris
6 years ago

Shelter dog is the best & let's finally MOVE ON.

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Jacy K.
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Jacy K.
6 years ago

I just hope they meet the qulifications and pass the home visit from the shelter;-)

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Jason & Kandis D.
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Jason & Kandis D.
6 years ago

This topic is heard more than the fact that he won. Get a shelter dog. That is a good PR plan. Sound like the kids have their work cut out for them. Mom is going to make the kids do chores at the White House. Good for her. Better get a furminator for the Vice President.

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sandy h.
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sandy h.
6 years ago

Obama said it would be a mutt like him! I hope they find a nice little shelter dog.

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Jayme  R.
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Jayme R.
6 years ago

awesome

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BuilderBob
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BuilderBob
6 years ago

Syndicated story in today's paper says poodle is the lead pick because of the allergy issue.

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
6 years ago

Not holding my breath on this one.

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SweetieKisses
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SweetieKisses
6 years ago

Yelp, me too.

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Chellie G.
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Chellie G.
6 years ago

Wow, people are making too big a deal out of this. So, when they decide to go clothing shopping is everyone going to freak out about that too? Sheesh...

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veronica p.
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veronica p.
6 years ago

I really do hope that they adopt a dog from a pound. If they do that they will make a great statement to the world.

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BuilderBob
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BuilderBob
6 years ago

Giossip magazine says the kids want a westie to name it Snowball.

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Amanda1949
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Amanda1949
6 years ago

Shouldn't the dog that is rescued be elected into the White House like the family was? hehehe. Just a thought.

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Rinthea S.
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Rinthea S.
6 years ago

Let's hope that this brings a positive light to the animal rescuers in this country. I hope they fing the right dog for their family from an animal sanctuary! As we all know there are so many (even hypoallergenic) dogs and puppies in need of a good home! Go Obama Go! Make us proud!!!

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Cowgirlcorina
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Cowgirlcorina
6 years ago

adopting a fog from a shelter is well worth it. Not only so the animal can have a loving home, but at the same time the person is saving a life for an animal. instead of spending its life in a cage, it can be loved and have a happy home. You are able to find purebreed dogs at shelters. sometimes people give up animals for the weirdest reasons.

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Jackie F.
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Jackie F.
6 years ago

If anyone want to tell Obama that he is great for adopting from a shelter there is a web site, http:www.change.gov/page/s/yourvision

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Jackie F.
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Jackie F.
6 years ago

see my post, rick

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Sarann T.
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Sarann T.
6 years ago

yea that good

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Janel w.
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Janel w.
6 years ago

Does anyone know why they were thinking of a hypoallergenic dog? Does someone in the family have allergies?

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Ronatha
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Ronatha
6 years ago

Yes--his daughter.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
6 years ago

Hopefully the Obamas will choose a shelter dog. Can you imagine a shelter dog going all the way to the white house? Just like Weezie and George Jefferson used to say 'We're moving on up!"

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Ellen F.
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Ellen F.
6 years ago

I will be anxious to see what the First Dog will be.

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Sydney B.
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Sydney B.
6 years ago

It's sooo Cool that Obama & his family are going 2 have a dog!!! I remember when my parents gave in & let me have two strays that came to us. I was so exited! Obama's daughters must be very exited 2 be getting a dog! It's so funny 2 think of a "First Dog!!!" I totally think it would be Gr8 if they get a dog from a shelter!!! It will help 2 show America that shelter dogs can be just as good as purebreds, maybe even better!!!

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dana l.
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dana l.
6 years ago

Good for them. I hope they get a shelter dog. Also, Hope they will spend the time with it and love him.

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Ourstaff
6 years ago

If they are like a lot of families the parents will decide on the perfect type sex and age dog that will fit their home before they go into the shelter. When they come out they will have the last one they could have imagined, the "But, Daddy he's so cute and he NEEDS us" dog

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jean-marc m.
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jean-marc m.
6 years ago

I hope they get a shelter dog

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Dylyn H.
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Dylyn H.
6 years ago

they should check out a shelter first

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Becky B.
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Becky B.
6 years ago

This helps gets the message out to adopt a dog................

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Brian and Brooke H.
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Brian and Brooke H.
6 years ago

I have one they can adopt! :) Seriously, it's great to hear they decided to adopt and not buy a dog. I can honeslty say I've NEVER had a bad mutt! I hope them all the best in whatever dog they choose.

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Elizabeth R.
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Elizabeth R.
6 years ago

About time we get a mutt in the white house! Too many people are breeding, while their are animals in shelters that need homes. By not adopting but buying, people are promoting puppy mills. If one adopts, the demand for puppy mills will fall thus making it not worth running one. It is a pure sense of supply and demand for economics.

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Athena S.
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Athena S.
6 years ago

Good to hear that our next president wants to adopt a pet from the shelter. Dogs really are mans best friend

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Jaime S.
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Jaime S.
6 years ago

I wondered this from the start! Although I did NOT vote, I am very pleased to hear this from our new President. It makes me feel happy that his desicion on this will encourage others to adopte a shelter dog. I now hope he will change other wrongs that go on in this world with the abuse and neglect that so many animals go through. I am proud of his first desicion made! I am hoping the family will stick with there choice!

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

It makes me so happy that they are setting a good example and getting a rescue dog. I know they can find the perfect pet to fit into their family and the White House and maybe it will encourage more Americans to also adopt rather than buy.

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Kendra W.
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Kendra W.
6 years ago

I'm so glad they chose to get a shelter dog. These dogs need homes so much. I think he is setting a good example for others to see. Hopefully, this will increase awareness for shelters.

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di
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di
6 years ago

Pet lovers always have pets, they just do not get one to please the media or America. What about the dogs coming home from Iraq?? What about other needs, I donate so much a month to support a shelter? Did not hear any of this.

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Ahb
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Ahb
6 years ago

I wonder, will the family actually be visiting and choosing a dog or will they have "the staff" do it?

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DDRau
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DDRau
6 years ago

Wonder if a decision has been made now that the transition team is in place.

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