I couldn’t agree more. Our first dog was the cutest thing ever. I’ll scan and post a picture of him over the weekend. He was abandoned in rural Missouri and showed up one day on someone’s porch. We had just moved to our 40-acres in the middle of nowhere and were without any pets. The folks we bought our house from knew this and they were friends with the homeowner where our “Judge” showed up. They brought him to us one evening, complete with a collar, leash, and some dog food. He was adorable and turned out to be the most loveable dog.
He developed diabetes a few years later and we kept him alive for 7 years by giving him twice daily insulin injections, thrice daily feedings, and morning AND evening walks. He was a high maintenance dog but we knew he was ever grateful for our having taken him in.
I hope the Obamas can find a rescue dog that meets their needs. They’ll be richly rewarded if they do.