by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals
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obama dog

Jumping on an opportunity to draw attention to its organization, the American Kennel Club is holding a survey to see what pedigree of dog should be Obama’s #2 in the White House. The democratic nominee has vowed to his daughters that win or lose, they shall receive a pup after election day is decided.

“So, with 158 breeds registered by the American Kennel Club—each with its own unique temperament, coat type, size, and energy level—the search for a canine cabinet member is on,” writes the AKC. The group is asking people to go to www.presidentialpup.com and in the ” true spirit of doggy democracy” vote the best choice in a pool of pre-designated breeds. (The list was narrowed down due to the daughters allergies/.)

We say, screw the voting and let’s petition Obama to rescue an animal instead! There are many dogs out there that would fit the family’s needs and are just waiting to be loved. Not to mention the “rags to riches” story that would come from serving time at the pound to curling up in the Oval Office.

Presidential dogs receive so much attention that it would be an incredible act for Barack to eschew an AKC registered-pup in favor of rescuing a mutt instead. We’re sure dogs in shelters everywhere would find that to be change they could believe in.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Emily

    If not a pound, then surely a rescue organization would be acceptable.

  • shannon

    no joke! with all the pups that get euth’d on a daily basis in this country, i would much rather see a rescue than anything else.

  • janine

    I hope that Oprah can influence him on this one, to go through a rescue organization. There are many rescue groups or shelters that would have a hypoallergenic dog. I am a mutt, so I have a mutt. Honestly, being a mutt is what makes us Americans. I think all the blood line and purebred stuff is rather British. And being near Independence Day I say liberate yourself from the imposed ideal of a purebred dog.

  • Amanda

    Definately a shelter dog, show that you care for america and save an innocent life, there are even organizations that save purebreds. So many options other than paying a breeder for what could or couldn’t be a good, well bred dog!

  • Diane

    Do the right thing and go to a shelter- they can help you find the right dog.

  • http://jeez-o-petes.com Kristen

    I couldn’t agree more. He has the opportunity to make such a statement — I hope he takes the opportunity to do so!

  • http://www.greenyourdecor.com Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    This would be a great opportunity to make a point. A shelter dog would definitely be the way to go.

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  • Susan Savarise

    Take it from somebody who has severe allergic reactions to dogs and cats, except to Chinese Crested dogs and Poodles, a mutt will not do. Whatever it is that makes “non-allergenic” dogs non-allergenic is lost when those breeds are mixed with other breeds. I have tried to rescue “mutts” who were mixed with Cresteds or Poodles, and unfortunately it does not work. I agree, it would be ideal to rescue a dog instead of buying a purebred, but for allergic people that might be impossible.

  • janine

    To Susan Savarise, you can adopt a purebred dog from a rescue or shelter. I recommend going through a breed specific rescue who has familiarity with that particular breed. I’ve seem plenty of poodles and even Chinese Cresteds in kill shelters, rescue groups and on craigslist. (I have also seen hairless cats in kill shelters, rescues, and craigslist) People abandon every kind of pet, purebred, mutt, big, small, mammal and otherwise.

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  • Linda Perfetti

    Obama family should get a Spanish water dog.My daughter and husband are extremely asthmatic and allergic to all animals.We have three. My suggestion is they visit the prospective dog to see if Malia is allergic-especially the dogs salivia.They are welcome to visit my dogs at any time.These dog have wonderful personalities.My dog Nunya, is involved in a school reading program.Linda Perfetti

  • Linda Perfetti

    Obama family should get a Spanish water dog.My daughter and husband are extremely asthmatic and allergic to all animals.We have three. My suggestion is they visit the prospective dog to see if Malia is allergic-especially the dogs salava.They are welcome to visit my dogs at any time.These dog have wonderful personalities.My dog Nunya, is involved in a school reading program.Linda Perfetti