Mr. Obama, your dog’s right here!

President-elect Barack Obama commented recently that most shelter dogs are mutts , like him. Not so fast, Prez. While it’s true you won’t be hard-pressed to find mixed breed dogs among the nation’s shelter populations, there are a surprising number of purebreds available as well. But more importantly, don’t rule out the mutts!

Plenty of mixed breed dogs retain the hypoallergenic qualities of their parent breeds. (Poodle mixes, for instance, are often excellent companions to allergy sufferers.) So, Mr. President, we made it easy for you: We’ve rounded up a list of shelters in the Washington D. C. area. We’ve even identified which ones might be sheltering the perfect pup for your family , right at this very moment…

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