President elect Barack Obama promised his young daughters they would receive a new "White House" puppy.
The Obamas, it was further learned on Wednesday, would adopt - rather than buy - the new pooch.
The First Family-elect has millions of shelter dogs to choose from. The breed and name were not yet determined at press time.
"We are very pleased to hear that President-elect Obama has decided to adopt a puppy from an animal shelter," said Jon Cicirelli, deputy director of the San Jose Animal Care Center. "Our residents can follow his lead and ask themselves if they, too, can make a difference in the life of a homeless animal. We say, YES YOU CAN!"
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Flo Rida 20/1
Tina Fey 20/1
Kim Jong 60/1
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Full Troop withdrawal from Iraq 2 - 5
Legalisation of Marijuana* 12 - 1
Moonwalk confirmed as a fake by Obama 50 - 1
Capture/death of Osama Bin Laden 6 - 1
Online Gambling legalised* 16 - 1
Complete ban on privately owned guns* 100 - 1
Full National recognition of Same Sex Marriage* 7 - 1
Constitution changed to allow the President to serve 3 or more full terms* 16 - 1
Discovery of Aliens on Mars 500 - 1
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Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher