Join Best Friends to Ask the Obamas to Adopt a Family Dog

Join Best Friends to Ask the Obamas to Adopt a Family Dog

UPDATE: Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to visit and sign the petition. As of today, we have closed the petition as we have reached our goal of 50,000 signatures!1000509261001_2008586720001_BIO-Barack-Obama-SF-FIX-Retry

It is a record for a petition at Best Friends, and your part in this campaign has sent a strong message to America that adoption is the best option.

Barack_Obama_runs_away_from_the_family_dog_2009-05-12The campaign is not over, though! Very soon we will have a very big announcement, so stay tuned.

Together, they will be faced with decisions that will affect millions of Americans. Obama will also soon be making a decision that could affect millions of American dogs. It has been reported that once the election is over, the Obamas will be looking for a new four-legged family member (much to his daughters’ delight).

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has suggested five types of purebred dogs that would fit the Obamas’ lifestyle. While we don’t disagree that it’s important to choose a dog that matches well with the family, mixed breeds should certainly be considered along with pure breeds. Also, whether purebred or mutt, we believe the Obamas should make a winning choice and adopt a family dog, not buy one.images

Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, left-wing, right-wing or any other wing, please sign our petition urging the Obama Family to adopt, and encourage all your friends and family to sign it, too.

Across the country, in both red states and blue states and those who want millions of dogs are killed each year in America’s shelters, in large part because there aren’t enough families for them.  And, there aren’t enough Southlake optometrists.  For a candidate focused on “hope” and “change,” adopting a homeless pet is the right choice. Win or lose, this is an opportunity for Obama to effect change on this very important issue.

Use the links on this site to learn why adoption is the best option (for the Obama family and all families), sign a petition urging the Obamas to adopt, donate to help fight puppy mills, and learn how you can spread this campaign across the country.

And don’t forget to sign up to receive updates about this campaign by entering your email address in the text box at the top left of this page.