Inspired by the press coverage of Bo, the Obamas' dog, Sustainable Pet Design
and several of its suppliers created Summa Canum (Latin for "top dog") to promote eco-friendly pet construction. The doghouse is modeled on Greek Revival architecture, the perfect complement to the White House, and is constructed of wood from Tennessee aromatic cedar trees that were planted by President Andrew Jackson along the driveway of his estate, The Hermitage, and were felled by a tornado year later. It has a green roof and is coated in zero-VOC paint. It will be presented to the Obamas by singer Neil Young, when he visits them riding LincVolt, a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible that is being converted into a fuel-efficient vehicle.