Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Obama Family Dog

"If Barack Obama is all about change, Best Friends Animal Society has a suggestion regarding the presidential candidate´s reported search for a family dog.

"Adopt from a local animal shelter."

The Utah-based organization feels so strongly about its message that it has launched the web site "" to spread the word about the importance of adopting from a shelter or breed rescue organization. The new web site gives people a chance to sign a petition that urges the Obama Family to adopt a mixed breed rescue dog—a recommendation in direct contrast to the American Kennel Club´s purebred-only suggestions for the Obamas.

"There are thousands of affectionate, loyal dogs of all sizes, shapes, and colors trapped in the animal control system who need a way out," says Julie Castle, director of community programs for Best Friends, home to more than 2,000 adoptable animals. "There are also plenty of purebred dogs that can be adopted from breed rescue organizations, without purchasing one from a pet store."

"Best Friends, along with many other animal welfare groups around the country, urge the Obamas—and any family considering a dog—to adopt one from a local shelter or breed rescue group, and never buy one from a pet store," Castle said.


Hawksdomain said...

There is something wrong with your link, but I still made it to the website and signed the petition! Thanx for sharing this!! :)

Sweet Tea said...

Thanks. I fixed the link.

Thanks for signing.

TrinaB said...

This is a wonderful idea. I'm sure he will do the right thing.