The Obama Dog Page

Major issues await President-elect Barack Obama when he moves into the White House on January 20, 2009. But right now, to his daughters Sasha and Malia at least, nothing is as important as adopting the puppy he famously promised them if he won the election.

It turns out the White House is not the only dwelling that will soon be home to a new canine resident. Vice President-elect Joe Biden has told reporters his wife Jill promised him a “big dog” if he was elected, and even taped pictures of various large-breed dogs to the seatback in front of him on the campaign plane for inspiration.

The Obamas have said they will adopt the next White House dog, but from where? Will the Bidens rescue a dog as well? What breed — or breeds — will the Obama dog and Biden dog be? Will the presidential dogs get along? And what dog names will they choose for their furry new friends?

Visit our new blog, Obama’s Dog Blog: Tails from the White House, for all the latest news on the presidential and vice-presidential dog search.


Bloggers across the country are talking about the Obama dog. See what they’re saying and join in on the conversation.


Learn all about specific dog breeds, like the Westie, Goldendoodle, Bichon Frise, Poodle, and Portuguese Water Dog the Obamas may be considering. And don’t miss our reccomendations of the best dog breeds for the Obamas. See tips for living with dogs when you have allergies.


The Obamas are ready for a dog. Are you?

Find out what kind of dog best suits the Obamas’, Bidens’, or your personality .


DogTime’s definitive list of the best dog breeds for the Obamas

Suggested dog names for the Obamas

Can the Obamas find their perfect dog… in a shelter?

Dog names used by former presidents

The best dogs for allergy sufferers (like Malia Obama)

Living well with dogs, even when you have allergies

Dogs best suited for cold weather

What makes a dog presidential?

Obama follows their lead: celebrities and shelter dogs

What dog breed do you think the Obamas and Bidens should adopt? And what should they name them? Post a comment and share your thoughts.