Obama's New Dog Cost $2,300
Barack Obama's new dog Sunny, a Portuguese water dog, set the First Family back $2,300. The dog was conceived from the frozen sperm of his father, Henry, who died in 2010 but was alive long enough to donate some sperm. The dog was purchased from a Portuguese puppy breeding center in Attica, Michigan run by Amy Lane. Lane said of father Henry that he was a "showman, mellow, laid back and if all the other dogs in our neighborhood barked, he could care less."
Wayne Pacell, president of the Humane Society of the United States, blogged, "As we always say in such circumstances, we hope the Obamas considered adoption or rescue as the first choice in obtaining a pet."
Adoption or rescue? The Obamas don't even consider that for unborn children, let alone a dog.