The Obamas Welcome New Puppy Sunny

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Congratulations are in order! Bo is a big (doggie) brother.

The White House announced Monday that the Obamas brought home a new addition: a Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny, “because it fit her cheerful personality.”

The First Family even released a video introducing their newest member!

 

Welcome, Sunny!

Fun Fact: Oprah Winfrey is also is mama to a dog named Sunny. For her 56th birthday, she “gifted” herself the Springer Spaniel, along with her sister, Lauren. Here’s an update on how the adopted shelter pups are doing:

 

 

Nate Berkus to Unveil Dream Dog Park

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Yeah, we’ve had plenty of “dreams” involving a Nate “fantasy”… but none of them involved a dog park. Oh, well.

We kid, we kid. It’s about time this design dude turned his attention to our four-legged friends! Thanks to Parade.com for getting the scoop:

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(Nate Berkus/ Instagram)

There’s one thing designer Nate Berkus loves just as much as a geometric print or a vintage lamp: dogs. And, more specifically, his own dog Tucker, an adorable black mix whose main passions in life are squirrels and tennis balls.

That’s why Berkus was thrilled when Beneful brand dog food invited him to Lancaster, Pa., to help unveil their third $500,000 Dream Dog Park renovation—a paradise for dogs and their owners featuring a 40-foot-long roller coaster bridge, a mulch exercise path, a tennis ball tree, and tons of other fun canine-friendly attractions. Next year, he’ll help one lucky winner design a new dream dog park in their own community.

The interior designer and TV personality is also busy gearing up for his new NBC show, American Dream Builders, in which top designers and architects from around the country will put their talents to the test tackling extreme home renovations.

On designing a dog-friendly living space. 
“Tucker likes to sit on the sofa, and he sleeps in the bed every night, so my priorities have always been people first, then pets, then design. But there are ways of living with beautiful design and having people and pets in the same space. I tend not to use light fabrics on major pieces of furniture. I also think it’s important to have storage; if you walk into my home, there are [toys] all over the floor, Tucker’s little stuffed animals that he picks out of his basket and puts wherever he likes.”

On his dog Tucker’s ideal dog park. 
“He’s pretty simple. If the park had tennis balls and lots of squirrels, he would be happy! But we have a half a million dollars to spend, so I think it’s going to be more expensive than that. And based on what I saw today in Lancaster, Pa., it’s going to be a complete fantasy, both for dogs and their owners.”

Lucky dogs!

Snoop Lion & Chelsea Handler Releasing Dog Food

 

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He might go by “Lion” now, but Snoop’s heart is still with the dogs.

On a recent episode of Chelsea Lately, the rapper and talk show host announced plans to team up together in order to feed hungry pups:

“We’re doing a project together, because we worked hard to come up with this really great dog food called Dog for Dog, and then he changed his name to Lion and that doesn’t help the dog food,” said Chelsea.

She continued: “But it’s called Dog for Dog and we spent a lot of money, a lot of people got involved to research this human food that we can give to dogs. So humans can eat it and dogs can eat it and every time you buy a bag of this dog food, they send another bag to an animal shelter and they save dogs’ lives. It’s a really good cause.”

“It’s a great cause,” said Snoop. “Because, what a lot of people don’t understand is a lot of these shelters execute these dogs, not because they don’t have a place or someone that wants to adopt them, it’s more that they don’t have food to feed them.”

“This is what’s great about you,” Chelsea noted. “You do so many things that no one would expect you to do. You coach that little football team right? How do you do that when you’re high all the time?”

“I mean, I give the kids something to look up to,” replied Snoop with a smile.