The German Shepherds of the 46th President of the United States have finally moved into their homes. First Dogs, Major and Champ entered the White House on 24th January 2021.
Dogs have finally moved back into the White House after 4 long years!
President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden moved into their new home last week. However, they took some time before moving in their dogs into their residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“The First Family wanted to get settled before bringing the dogs down to Washington from Delaware. Champ is enjoying his new dog bed by the fireplace, and Major loved running around on the South Lawn,” First Lady Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa told CNN in a statement on Monday.
During President Donald Trump’s tenure, there was no Presidential pet in the White House, but things have changed now.
The Biden’s got Champ from a breeder after Joe Biden was elected as Vice President in 2008. Furthermore, they adopted Major from Delaware Humane Association, making him the first rescue dog to live in the White house.
The First Dogs are making their presence known in their new house. The Delaware Humane Association also hosted an ‘Indoguration’ for Major. They were able to raise a lot money in terms of donations and gained a lot of awareness for their shelter as well.
The POTUS and FLOTUS’s love for both German Shepherds is evident on social media. Even on Christmas Joe Biden posted a video of Major and Champ on Instagram. He wrote, “No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas”.
In late October, Joe Biden also took to Twitter while campaigning for Presidency. He posted, “Some Americans celebrate #NationalCatDay, some celebrate #NationalDogDay- President Trump celebrates neither. It says a lot. It’s time we put a pet back in the White House.”
Its woof time at the White House!