Bo, the “First Dog,” Gets a New Playmate


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bo (left) has been the sole White House dog since 2009, but now Sunny has joined the family.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog who moved in with the Obama family in 2009, has enjoyed the prestige of being a lone “First Dog,” and we’ve featured him on the Dogs blog twice (here and here). But now, Bo has a new playmate (and, perhaps, rival for the world’s attention). According to the White House blog, a new puppy named Sunny moved in yesterday:

Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012, and arrived at the White House today. Just like Bo, she’s a Portuguese Water Dog, which works great for the Obamas because of allergies in their family.

Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo – full of energy and very affectionate – and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality.

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