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Meet Major: Biden's adopted German Shepherd to be first rescue dog to live in the White House

Posted November 8, 2020 12:13 p.m. EST
Updated November 8, 2020 12:32 p.m. EST

Jill Biden poses with Major and Champ.

After four years, dog-lovers can finally rejoice that the nation once again has a 'First Dog.'

Joe and Jill Biden have been using their social media channels to remind people that dogs have returned to the White House. But, even more special, the United States is welcoming our first rescue dog to the White House.

The Bidens adopted their German shepherd, named Major, in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association after first providing him with a foster home. Now, this 'foster fail' is heading for the lap of luxury, along with his sibling Champ, who the Bidens raised from puppyhood in 2008, while Biden was still serving as Vice President.

Joe Biden shared this image on his Twitter, saying it was time to bring dogs back to the White House.

Presidential pets have been a White House tradition for decades. It was a tradition broken by the President Trump, who said, “I wouldn’t mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have any time. How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn?”

But with the homecoming of Champ and Major, dogs will once again carry on the tradition of living in the White House.

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