President Biden's Dogs Champ And Major Arrive At White House
Donald Trump was the first president in more than 100 years not to have a pet in office, meaning the White House has been without animals since Obama left the gaff four years ago.
However, a new era in American politics has also seen the return of four-legged friends, with Biden's two German Shepherds, Champ and Major, now the latest residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
President Biden and his wife Jill reportedly wanted to get settled in themselves before welcoming their two pets, having flown Champ and Major over from Delaware to join them a few days after they moved in.
Champ has been a member of the pack since 2008, while 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).
And now Major has also become the first rescue dog to live in the White House, with a special 'indoguration' held by the DHA to mark his historic move into the famous presidential home.
More than 7,400 animal lovers attended the event - which was held on Zoom - and there was an incredible $200,000 (£146,000) 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.
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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.
"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."
Responding to the heartwarming photos of Biden's dogs moving into the White House on Twitter, someone wrote: "Major is a wonderful representative of the American dream."
Another joked: "Nature is healing."
A third asked hopefully: "Will they have their own Twitter and Insta accounts??"
C'mon White House staff, make it happen...
Featured Image Credit: The White House/Adam Schultz
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