US President Joe Biden’s dog, Major, will soon be the first rescue dog in the White House. The White House was a pet-free zone under Donald Trump, but all that is set to change come January, as Joe Biden, 77, and his wife take up residence there. While many presidents have brought their pets to the White House, Major will be the first animal from an animal rescue shelter to live there.
Major, a German shepherd, was adopted by Mr Biden in 2018. He will be joined at the US president’s official residence by Champ, Joe Biden’s other dog. During the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden urged American voters to “Put dogs back in the White House” through a series of social media posts.
The Bidens adopted Major in 2018 after fostering the German shepherd. They came across the pup after Mr Biden’s daughter Ashley saw a Facebook post about a litter of puppies needing homes at the Delaware Humane Association animal shelter. The Bidens have had Champ since 2008, when Joe Biden was serving as Vice President.