First Dog Prepares for Big Move: Reports

Obama's have already met their new pup, some say
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2009 3:24 PM CDT
A source says the Obamas are getting a Portuguese water dog puppy.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, FILE)
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(Newser) – The Obamas have picked a dog, and he'll be joining them in the White House soon, WBBM 780 in Chicago reports. Michelle Obama's office helped establish a timeline—"definitely not this week"—but a source tells the radio station the male Portuguese water dog has already visited the White House. Sen. Dick Durbin confirmed that a dog had been chosen and said it was undergoing training while the senior Obamas were traveling in Europe.