Joe Biden, the US President-elect, will make history when he walks into the White House on 20 January, 2021. At 77, he is the oldest US President in history and has secured the highest number of votes in US history.
Biden and First Lady-elect Dr Jill Biden will also bring their two German shepherds, Champ and Major. Champ previously roamed the White House lawn when Biden served as Vice President for eight years under President Barack Obama. Major, however, will be a newcomer and will be the first rescue dog to enter the Oval Office.
“We can’t wait until Inpawguration Day! Especially Major, because he hasn’t been to the White House yet. So It’s going to be my respawnsibility to show him around, as I know all the best spots and where to get treats from,” Champ said on an Instagram page for the two German shepherds, which has already amassed more than 52,000 followers (and counting).
“We are the First Dogs of the USA, Champ and Major Biden. You can call us #DOTUS,” reads the bio.
The last time dogs were seen living in the White House was when two Portuguese water dogs, Sunny and Bo, lived with Barack and Michelle Obama and their kids.
“Hello America! Hello world! It’s us, Champ and Major. We are the Bidens’ family puppers and First Dogs Elect(s) of USA,” reads the Instagram account’s first post, a sweet snap of the First Lady-elect with the pooches. “We want to thank you all for your suppawrt by sharing our pawsidential adventures here! Woof! Woof!”
How It Started How It’s Going: pic.twitter.com/oOY5rUA3iq
— FIRST DOGS CHAMP & MAJOR BIDEN (@firstdogsusa) November 9, 2020
During his four years in office, President Trump was the first Commander-in-Chief since the 1800s to not keep pets.