Not since Richard Nixon announced he had received his dog Checkers as an illegal contribution gift from a traveling salesman named Lou Carrol, has a dog in politics been as prominent as the next Obama dog is becoming today!
Two highly influential organizations are voicing their opinions and soliciting the dog world for theirs!
In one corner we have the American Kennel Club (AKC) who if Senator Barack Obama becomes President wants the family to get a purebred dog, and in the other corner is Best Friends Network petitioning the Obamas to get a rescue dog, purebred or mixed breed!
We agree with Best Friends that the decision Senator Obama and his family will soon be making is a decision that will affect millions of American dogs. It has been widely reported that interest in breeds selected or who are currently 'best friends' of Presidents grow in pupularity during a President's term.
If the Obama's do decide to adopt a homeless pup, it could mean a great deal to all homeless pets in America, and potentially the World!
So, what's your opinion?
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