Alisa Manzelli, Global Animal

It looks like America’s First Dog, Bo Obama, has a sister! The Obama family welcomed the newest member of the family on Monday, a one-year-old puppy named Sunny.
Sunny, the new Obama family dog, on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013. Photo Credit: Official White House Photo, Pete Souza     Sunny, the new Obama family dog, relaxes on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 19, 2013. Photo Credit: Official White House Photo, Pete Souza
Sunny, the new Obama family dog, on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013. Photo Credit: Official White House Photo, Pete Souza

Born in Michigan in June 2012, she’s a Portuguese Water Dog, just like Bo—which makes her perfect for the Obamas due to allergies in the family.

On Monday, Michelle tweeted a photo of her two dogs with the caption,

“So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family — our puppy, Sunny!”

The family chose the name “Sunny” for her energetic, affectionate, and cheerful attitude. The White House website says she is the perfect little sister for four-year-old Bo, and the two are already getting along famously, as you probably can tell from the photos below.

In October, the First Lady told reporters she hosted a “doggie play date” because “Bo doesn’t have enough dog interaction.” That problem has now been solved! So now, in addition to helping with official Oval Office duties, Bo takes on the important role of big brother!

In honor of Sunny’s arrival, the Obamas are making a donation to the Washington Humane Society.

Welcome home, Sonny!

Sunny, left, and Bo, the Obama family dogs, play on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013. Photo Credit: Official White House Photo, Pete Souza
Sunny, left, and Bo, the Obama family dogs, have a doggie play date on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo Credit: Official White House Photo, Pete Souza

 

Sunny, left, and Bo, the Obama family dogs, have a doggie play date on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo Credit: Official White House Photo, Pete Souza
Sunny and Bo play together on the White House’s South Lawn. Photo Credit: Official White House Photo, Pete Souza

Watch Sunny and Bo get acquainted with one another in the adorable video below.

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