Letâ€™s send a shelter dog to the White House! When Barack Obamaâ€™s family talked of getting a new dog, nearly 40,000 of you said they should adopt â€“ NOT buy â€“ their future pooch. Best Friends Animal Society is continuing the petition through the weekend, so you can still add your name, and pass this e-mail along to a friend or family member, too. Remind them that every year, dogs are still being killed by the millions in shelters while people buy from pet stores and commercial breeders. See what itâ€™s all about at obamafamilydog.com, and sign the petition urging the Obama family to adopt (not buy) a four legged friend this November. If Sen. Barack Obama becomes president, he'll instantly be faced with decisions that will affect millions of Americans. Obama will also soon be making a decision that could affect millions of American dogs. It has been reported that once the election is over, the Obamas will be looking for a new four-legged family member (much to his daughters' delight). The American Kennel Club (AKC) has suggested five types of purebred dogs that would fit the Obamas' lifestyle. While the Best Friends Society doesn't disagree that it's important to choose a dog that matches well with the family, mixed breeds should certainly be considered along with pure breeds. Also, whether purebred or mutt, Best Friends Society believes that the Obamas should make a winning choice and adopt a family dog, not buy one. Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, left-wing, right-wing or any other wing, please sign the petition urging the Obama Family to adopt, and encourage all your friends and family to sign it, too. Across the country, in both red states and blue states, millions of dogs are killed each year in America's shelters, in large part because there aren't enough families for them. For a candidate focused on "hope" and "change," adopting a homeless pet is the right choice. Win or lose, this is an opportunity for Obama to effect change on this very important issue.