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Did President Obama break a campaign promise by choosing a purebred dog as the family's new pet?

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Poll Results: 4,284 votes
45%
I don't care either way.
 
25%
He broke his promise by not rescuing a mutt.
 
24%
He kept his word. Bo is technically considered a "rescue" dog.
 
6%
Other.
 



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Janis K.
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 5:36 AM


no

Dimitris Dallis
Sunday January 10, 2016, 9:04 AM


I don't exist :)

M.N. J.
Friday October 23, 2015, 3:29 AM


They rescued both of their dogs.

Bo and Sunny were both returned to the breeders by their original families and only then adopted by the Obamas. That is why Bo was over six months old and Sunny was over one year old when adopted by the First Family.

Believe it or not, purebred dogs need homes, too. The Obamas have a family problem with pet allergies, which is why they are committed to Portuguese water dogs, which have low dander and don't shed much.

Speaking of breeders and purebreds, Bo is neutered and I presume Sunny is spayed. The Obamas also made donations to their local Humane Society shelter in each dog's name at the time they were adopted.

http://www.treehugger.com/culture/green-puppy-in-the-obama-white-house.html

http://www.thewire.com/politics/2013/08/best-conspiracy-theories-about-obamas-new-dog-sunny/68543/



Sue H.
Monday July 13, 2015, 11:21 PM


No.

Ed V.
Monday April 27, 2015, 7:42 AM


Please we need new poll questions

Barbara V.
Monday April 27, 2015, 5:40 AM


Please we need new poll questions

M.N. J.
Tuesday March 17, 2015, 10:28 PM


Since the choice was NO dog because of allergies, or a rescue from a breed that allergic people can tolerate, I think they made the right choice.

John B.
Monday February 23, 2015, 7:10 PM


He kept his word. Bo is technically considered a "rescue" dog.

Magdalena J.
Thursday December 4, 2014, 7:18 AM


Thank you!

Sue H.
Wednesday November 26, 2014, 10:44 PM


He kept his promise.



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