I could be wrong . My understanding the WH personal president staff walks the dog as part of their normal duties - if not walking the dog they are cleaning or buttering that kind of stuff . So the dog is a non issue.

In fact the only time tax payers pay anything is only when there is a WH official (function) - every thing else Obama has to buy their own food , hire a chef on their own if needed otherwise Michelle does most the cooking.
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