Add to that that V.P. Biden got a German Shepherd puppy from a puppy mill last December, you have a major let down for the rescue community. After taking heat for getting his puppy from a breeder, Biden promised to get a second dog from a shelter. That was on December 19. Looking on the Internet, it appears he never got that second dog.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the breeder he got the puppy from had been cited for several violations.