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Yesterday the White House blog announced that Bo now has “the important role of big brother!” Sunny, a female Portuguese Water Dog, has joined the Obama family. According to the White House blog, Sunny is named for “her cheerful personality.” There are adorable photos of Sunny and Bo playing together on the White …

Okay, so President Obama didn’t adopt a dog from a shelter — but that doesn’t mean we don’t think Bo the Portuguese water dog isn’t a cutie! Check out Bo Obama: The First 100 Days on our sister site, AnimalPlanet.com, where you can read Bo’s daily address, take a quiz …

The Obama family has a new pooch! According to the Washington Post, Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts gave a six-month-old Portuguese water dog to the Obama family as a gift. Malia and Sasha named the pup Bo because their cousins have a cat named Bo and Mrs. Obama’s father was …

Bear is a Portuguese water dog mix available for adoption at Homeless Pets Foundation in Atlanta, GA. Michelle Obama tells PEOPLE magazine the First Family has settled on a breed and date for their long-promised dog adoption. The Associated Press reports: The family wants a rescue Portuguese Water Dog who …

The Winnipeg Humane Society, a Petfinder member in Canada (yes, we do have rescue groups in Canada, as well as Mexico, posting their pets on Petfinder!) has some labradoodle puppies for the Obamas. According to AFP: The Winnipeg Humane Society helped police break up an illegal puppy mill in the …

President-elect Obama, with a rescued puppy mill dog, in a photo from the book A Rare Breed of Love The Obama family is making the transition to First Family, and we all know what’s next: getting that new First Dog. We’re so happy for daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, …

Wema, adoptable at the Martin County Humane Society in Minnesota, may be a Portuguese water dog, but she’s all-American! We’ve been reporting for months on the Obamas’ efforts to find a dog. Apparently, the family has gotten closer to selecting a breed. Here’s an excerpt from the President-elect’s interview on …

Vice president-elect Joe Biden made news (and caused a lot of controversy) when he bought a German shepherd puppy from a breeder recently. But this weekend he said on This Week With George Stephanopoulous that he plans to get another dog — and this one will come from a shelter. …

Vice president-elect Joe Biden bought a puppy from a Pennsylvania breeder of German shepherds yesterday. According to Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander: [H]e’s familiar with the breed and its personality. He’s excited to bring it home when it gets a little older and has promised that his grandchildren can name it …

Goldendoodle Capers is up for adoption at Grateful Goldens Rescue in Mt Pleasant, SC Since I last reported on Obama wanting to adopt a shelter dog, but having concerns about daughter Malia’s allergies, two things have happened: (1) The story has only gained ground, and (2) I realized that the …

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