We just heard about Socks dying, so I figured this was a way to even that out! The Obamas are getting a dog in April, which the girls had been promised after the election. They are getting a rescue Porguese Water Dog.
The name hasn't been finalized yet:
"Oh, the names are really bad. I don't even want to mention it, because there are names floating around and they're bad," she [Mrs. Obama] said. "You listen and you go — like, I think, Frank was one of them. Frank! Moose was another one of them. Moose. I said, well, what if the dog isn't a moose? Moose. I'm like, no, come on, let's work with the names a little bit."
So we'll have to wait to see the dog when s/he arrives!