The win of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the US election in 2020 means something particularly special for animal lovers-a rescue dog will call the White House home for the first time.
Mr. Biden has two German Shepherds, Champ and Major, who will relocate with him to his home in Washington DC.
Major is a rescue dog, and he and his friend Champ “DOTUS,” or Dogs of the United States, have officially called Twitter a play on the official acronym POTUS of the President.
In 2008, the Bidens got Champ as a puppy, when Biden worked as vice-president to Barack Obama, then POTUS.
After the Delaware Humane Association rescued a sick litter of German Shepherd puppies, they adopted Major much later, after they rescued him in 2018. Major was one of them.
— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) November 6, 2020
“We are so happy to welcome Major to the Biden family, and we are grateful to the Delaware Humane Association for their work in finding forever homes for Major and countless other animals,” the Bidens said in a statement at the time.
“Once we posted about them for your help, Joe Biden caught wind of them and reached out immediately. The rest is history,“ the group wrote on Facebook.
Let’s put dogs back in the White House. pic.twitter.com/7pBihksfXT
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020