“So You Have a New Dog and Your Mother-In-Law Is Moving In With You To the Whitehouse”
Steve Kroft interviews the Obama’s on 60 Minutes
President Elect Barack Obama’s First Press Conference Highlights Shelter Dogs
The Humane Society of the United States created the groupcard — “Obama Family: Thank you for deciding to adopt” (above picture) which they posted on Facebook. They received 6,640 signatures. The card was delivered on November 28/2008.
Over the summer, Best Friends Animal Society launched the website OBAMA FAMILY DOG, along with a petition that urged the Obamas to choose adoption. In just two weeks they received more than 50,000 signatures. Best Friends Animal Society in a News Release On November 7/08 congratulated the Obama’s for choosing to adopt a shelter dog. They said that although the majority of shelter dogs are mixed breeds, a surprising 1 out of every 4 shelter dogs are purebreds. On the website petfinder.com thousands of purebred dogs are available right now!
According to a search of Petfinder carried out by Best Friends Animal Society on November 7/08, there are more than 300 poodle and poodle-mix puppies available for adoption across the country
Best Friends Network created a site Obama Family Dog Rescue Dogs Up For Adoption. As of December 7/2008 there are 130 photos of adoptable dogs that have been uploaded by rescue organizations and individuals to Flicker along with contact information. Rescue groups and shelters, are asked to post pictures and videos of their favorite adoptable family dogs and puppies along with contact information, in case the Obama’s (or anyone else!) is interested in adopting.
For more information about adopting a dog, Best Friends suggests a visit to a local shelter or looking online at any of the following web sites:
Potential adopters can also find a purebred dog from a breed rescue organization by searching www.google.com. Enter a city or state, the breed you are looking for, and the word “rescue.”
Also The Humane Society of the United States has a number you can call 202-452-1100 (ask for the Companion Animals section), and they will be happy to help you find out if there is a breed-rescue group near you. When you contact a breed rescue group, be sure to find out as much as you can about the group, how it cares for its animals, how it decides which animals are adoptable, and what other adoption and post-adoption services are available. To locate a rescue group that specializes in the breed of dog or cat that interests you, contact your local animal shelter, check the classifieds section of the newspaper, or search the Internet.
The Humane Society of the United States Pet Adoption Information Page This site is very informative and detailed.
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