Peru helps Obama find perfect pooch

November 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
You've probably heard by now: President-Elect Obama and his family are looking for a dog to bring to the White House. Preferably a hypo-allergenic dog, since 10-year-old Malia has allergies.

Peru wants to help to help the newly elected first family.

A group called Friends of the Peruvian Hairless Dog Association is offering the Obamas a four-month-old puppy named Machu Picchu.

Fans of the breed say it's virtually allergy-free, since it has no fur. But caution: no dog is completely hypo-allergenic, though some are more tolerable than others.