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Joe Biden's German Shepherd Officially Becomes First Rescue Dog Living In White House

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Joe Biden's German Shepherd Officially Becomes First Rescue Dog Living In White House

Joe Biden, the new President of the United States, will move into the The White House to begin his duties but he won't be alone.

The 78-year-old will bring along with him his wife (we assume) and two dogs: Champ and Major. The latter is a rescue dog and is now thought to be the first to live in the presidential home.

Not only has Major made history, but this means the presidential abode will be home to pooches once again. Former POTUS Donald Trump was the first president since James K. Polk (1845 to 1849) not to bring a pet to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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According to TMZ, when it comes to the Biden boys, Champ has been a member of the pack since 2008 and Major joined in 2018.

Joe and Jill fostered Major at first when their daughter showed them a litter of puppies needing to be temporarily homed. Naturally, the pair became somewhat set on Major and adopted him from the Delaware Humane Association (DHA).

To mark the occasion, the DHA held a special 'indoguration' to mark the German Shepherd's historic move to the presidential home.

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Over 7,400 animal lovers attended the event - which was held on Zoom - and there was an incredible $200,000 raised for the DHA.

According to PEOPLE, the rescue plans to use the donations to provide relief to pet owners struggling to care for their animals during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to help adoptable pets find homes.

DHA's executive director, Patrick J. Carroll, said in a statement: "Our DHA Team is truly astounded by the love and support we have received, in honor of Major.

"We celebrate each and every time one of the animals in our care finds its forever home, and this one calls for a special celebration! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Indoguration and for the generous outpouring of donations.

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"They will enable DHA to start this new year in a strong position, and will help so many animals and people. We are incredibly grateful."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@dog_rates

Topics: Dog, News, US News, Animals

Rebecca Shepherd
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