Dear Sasha and Malia:
It’s soooo cool that you will soon be welcoming a new member to your family! I totally agree with you: dogs are great addition! It’s going to be a tough decision, I’m sure, because there are so many of us and so many that would love a home…white, pink, blue or whatever! But I know your white house will be a little more special and your new pooch will probably enjoy some extra benefits–like chef-cooked meals… Soooo lucky!!!
I don’t know what your options are, but I just did a search under Google and found lots of animal shelters in the Washington D.C. area, like the Washington Humane Society or the Washington Animal Rescue that may have that special “someone” you’ve been wishing for. I thought I’d tell you–just in case.
In the meantime, I’ve put together for you a Presidential Dog Gallery so that your new friend can check out his or her former predecessors.
Duke - Jack - Laddie Boy
King Tut - Rob Roy - Fala
Feller - Heidi - Shannon, Charlie, Clipper and Pushinka
Yuki - Blanco - Kim and Freckles
Vicky, Pasha and King Timahoe - Checkers - Liberty
Grits - Rex - Lucky
Ranger - Millie - Buddy
Miss Beazley - Spotty - Barney
Who will it be?
Good luck girls, and have fun selecting the perfect candidate!
P.S. Just in chase, here are all the references for your consideration:
Duke – English Mastiff belonging to President Rutherford Hayes. I found the information here.
Jack – Terrier (with Kermit Roosevelt) belonging to President Theodore Roosevelt. I found the information here.
Laddie Boy – Airdale (with Florence Harding) belonging to President Warren Harding. I found the information here.
King Tut – German Shepherd belonging to President Herbert Hoover. I found the information here.
Rob Roy – White Collie belonging to President Calvin Coolidge. I found this information here.
Fala – Scottish Terrier belonging to President Franklin Roosevelt. I found this information here.
Feller – Cocker Spaniel belonging to President Harry Truman. I found this information here.
Heidi – Weimaraner belonging to President Dwight Eisenhower. I found this information here.
Shannon, Charlie and Clipper – Irish Spaniel, Welsh Terrier and German Shepherd belonging to President John Kennedy. I found this information here.
Yuki, Blanco, Kim and Freckles – Mixed breed, White Collie and Beagles belonging to President Lyndon Johnson. I found this information here.
Vicky, Pasha, King Timahoe and Checkers – Poodle, Terrier, Irish Setter and Cocker Spaniel belonging to President Richard Nixon. I found this information here and here.
Liberty – Golden Retriever belonging to President Gerald Ford. I found this information here.
Grits – Mixed Breed (with Amy Carter) belonging to President Jimmy Carter. I found this information here.
Rex and Lucky – King Charles Spaniel and Bouvier des Flandres belonging to President Ronald Raegan. I found this information here.
Ranger and Millie – English Springer Spaniels belonging to President George H. Bush. I found this information here and here.
Buddy – Labrador Retriever belonging to President Bill Clinton. I found this information here.
Miss Beazley, Barney and Spotty – Scottish Terriers and English Springer Spaniel belonging to President George W. Bush. I found this information here.