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Photo of the Day: Pet Adoption is Hot!

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One thing that stuck out from Obama's Election-night speech Tuesday was his promise to his two young daughters that they could get the puppy they've wanted for so long when they moved to the White House. Yesterday, Obama gave his first post-Election press conference, and was asked what kind of dog the Obama family had in mind. He explained that they were hoping to get a dog from a shelter, but that one of his daughter's allergy to dander meant they'd need to get a dog who was hypo-allergenic.

The news that Obama hopes to adopt from a shelter has made some Angelenos happy, including local animal activists. A billboard at Sunset and La Cienega show us that adopting a pet can be a very attractive thing to do, as Holly Madison of The Girls Next Door and Chris DeRose of Last Chance for Animals would like to express, reminding the President-elect that "Thirty percent of the dogs in shelters are pure bred" and that the website Petfinder can help the Obamas find the right dog for them.