When President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Trump's strengths complicate election picture Obama shares phone number to find out how Americans are planning to vote Democrats' troubling adventure in a 'Wonderland' without 'rule of law' MORE gave reporters the rundown on his family's pending dog purchase last week, the freshly elected Democrat stressed that two priorities may conflict: his daugher Malia's allergies, and the family's desire to adopt from a shelter. The Humane Society--the largest and most influential group advocating pet adoption in U.S.--says that won't be a problem.

Obama told reporters Friday, at his first press conference since the election, that "there are a number of breeds that are hypoallergenic. On the other hand, our preference would be to get a shelter dog. But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me. Whether we