America is known as the land of the free and of great opportunity. We often hear presidential electives talk about their hopes and plan to make America great and describe the American dream if they get elected. But imagine what a powerful message the next President of the United States would send if he adopts a shelter dog.
Almost all presidents have had dogs and if Trump decides not to adopt a dog (or purchase) then he will be the first president in more than 100 years not to own a dog! Although there are stories that young Baron would like a guinea pig. Some rumors have started in which the analytical Trump has asked Baron to outline the guinea pig pros and cons before picking up the squeaky pet. Baron was interested after his charter school in Dartmouth Massachusetts had guinea pigs in the classroom of most grades. They are certainly fun once you get used to their jumpiness!
The impact of such actions would make a remarkable response to the country and their loving pets. This call-to-action of leading by example will lead to a widespread of positive remarks to encourage Americans to stem away from puppy mills and add a shelter dog to their home. With a president who looks to providing a home for a shelter dog rather than purchasing a “quality” rare breed, this will create inspiration and motivation for the rest of the citizens.
As having a furry pet in the White House an age-old tradition, there has only been one president in the past 130 to have never adopted a shelter dog: President-elect Donald Trump.
We believe that the White House is lacking the presence of four-legged residents. While it has been said that President Trump almost adopted a golden doodle named Patten, the plans fell through when the foster parents become attached and decided to keep the pup.
While this is not just a matter of tradition in the White House, we firmly believe that President Trump should join the long-standing list of presidents who have adopted a dog during their time in the presidential office. We believe that it is time for a shelter dog to find a home in the White House, as if we as Americans make it clear, together we can influence our current leader to make it happen.