Obama's New Puppy Sunny

In this handout provided by the White House, Bo (L) and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House on August 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Sunny arrived today at the White House from Michigan. She was born June 2012. (Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images / August 19, 2013)

The Obamas have a new member of the first family.

Sunny, a Portugueses water dog, arrived Monday at the White House from Michigan. She was born in June 2012 and is the sister of the original Obama family pet Bo. According to The Washington Post, the Obama also made a donation to the Washington Humane Society.

The White House wrote on its website that the family chose another Portugueses water dog because the dogs work well with the family's allergies. Also, Michelle Obama had hinted before that Bo needed company.

From WhiteHouse.gov:

In October, the First Lady told reporters that she hosted a “doggie play date” because “Bo doesn't have enough dog interaction.” So now, in addition to helping with those official duties, Bo takes on the important role of big brother!