Will Obama Rescue a Dog?

Critter News

Hey, if it's important enough to mention in his speech that he was getting a puppy, it's important enough for us to talk about it. Tags: Obama dogs He did say in the past that he would adopt a dog. Let's hope he sends a progressive message by giving a shelter dog a new home. Maybe he could get two. LA Unleashed has a good roundup of reaction from the Humane Society and PETA.

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Bo Obama in "Much Ado About Nothing"

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Water Dog puppy Bo. Some are saying that President Obama broke his promise to get a rescue dog. Ted Kennedy gave him to the Obamas as an act of friendship. We would have loved it if the Obamas had adopted a dog from a shelter. And we also have to realize that there would not be a sudden rush to the shelter if the Obamas had adopted their dog from one. I think we animal people should just chill and enjoy the new puppy. Tags: breeders Obama dogs

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Humane Society Endorses Obama

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I’m proud to announce today that the HSLF board of directors—which is comprised of both Democrats and Republicans—has voted unanimously to endorse Barack Obama for President. The Obama-Biden ticket is the better choice on animal protection, and we urge all voters who care about the humane treatment of animals, no matter what their party affiliation, to vote for them. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Not a big surprise considering McCain's VP choice.

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First Puppy To Be Unveiled Soon

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The little guy is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog given to the Obama girls as a gift by that Portuguese water dog-lovin' senator himself, Edward M. Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama's father was nicknamed Diddley, a source said. The word is, that it's a Portuguese water dog.

On Bad Presidential Puppy Decisions

Animal Person

They can say that the puppy was needing to be re-homed, therefore it's like adopting from a rescue group. But I didn't campaign for a presidential greyhound for exactly the same reason Obama's decision was disappointing: it glorifies pure breed dogs. I wasn't an Obama supporter (or a McCain supporter) but I did appreciate a lot of what he appeared to believe in and wish for this country.

12 Tips for new dog owners.

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12 Tips for the Obama Family and Their New Adopted Dog, Bo. April 15, 2009) – As the Obamas prepare to welcome home their first pet dog, Dr. Randy Kidd, holistic veterinarian and herbalist and veterinary adviser of Rainbow Light, a leader in natural nutrition since 1981, provides a few “first” tips to ease the transition and ensure a long and healthy life ahead. Anyone can follow these quick and easy tips, which are also easily adapted for puppies.

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On Bob Herbert and Direct Action

Animal Person

Most whites do not want to hear about racial problems, and President Obama would rather walk through fire than spend his time dealing with them. I don't disagree with Herbert, but what if I wrote: Most people don't want to hear about the capacity of nonhumans to experience pain, pleasure, boredom or frustration, and President Obama would rather walk through fire than do anything other than acquire a pure breed puppy or pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving (though that one remains to be seen).

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A Valentine For Bo

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Canine Campers Express Puppy Love for Bo with Paw-Print Valentine. The doggy day campers at Best Friends Pet Care in Chicago were paw deep in paint this week, creating a special Valentine card for First Dog Bo Obama. The dogs paw-signed a heart-shaped card as a mark of their deep puppy love for the First Pup.

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