Barack Obama announces death of ‘true friend and companion’, family dog Bo Bo was puppy Obama promised daughters Malia and Sasha on election night 2008 Barack and Michelle Obama Note The Passing of Their Family Dog BoThe Portuguese Water Dog who romped through the White House for two terms has died. 28 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White HouseThe Obamas' dog Bo died from cancer, the family announced on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama called Bo "a true friend and loyal companion." Obama family dog Bo dies following battle with cancer, Barack and Michelle Obama post tributes ‘Big bark but no bite’: Obamas mourn former first dog BoBarack and Michelle Obama express sorrow at passing of ‘true friend and companion’ Barack Obama heartbroken as beloved dog and 'true friend' Bo dies from cancerThe former US President and his wife Michelle shared the news of the pet’s death on Instagram. 'He had a big bark but no bite': Obama family mourns loss of pet dog BoBo was given to the Obamas after the 2008 election campaign and was "exactly" what they needed and "more than" they ever expected. Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer - The Boston GlobeFormer president Barack Obama’s dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media.