Saturday, July 19, 2008

Many, many WonderDogs!

The Obamas have announced that they will be looking for a family dog after the election, and a Utah animal rescue organization has started a petition to ask them to adopt a shelter dog rather than buying one from a breeder. If you are so inclined, you can sign it here. This effort is really taking off, with more than 40,000 people signing so far.

Especially this summer, with the housing crisis forcing many families to move and downsize, shelters are overflowing with great pets whose people couldn't take care of them anymore. There are dogs (and cats too!) of every shape and size and breed...from purebreds to the most delightful mutts. For the Obamas to adopt a shelter dog would not only give one of those pups a wonderful home (in the White House, I hope), but would be great publicity and encouragement for other families to do the same.

And if they are super lucky, they'll end up with a dog as wonderful as Jasper!

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