Build Bark Better.Happy #NationalDogDay. pic.twitter.com/64HXEBscwO— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden)The Bidens adopted Major after fostering him from the Delaware Humane Association. In 2018, the organization announced the news in a celebratory Facebook post."Today is Major’s lucky day!" the group wrote alongside photos of the growing Biden family. "Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice President Joe Biden & Dr. Jill Biden! The Bidens have gotten to know Major while fostering him and are now ready to make the adoption official. Best of luck and thank you for being one of our Friends for life!"
Major joined Champ, the Bidens' other German shepherd that they got as a puppy from a breeder . In 2008, the Biden granddaughters told the rest of the family on Christmas that the dog would be named "Champ," because the former vice president's father used to call him that.
What to know before adopting a dogLast week, Biden made the case for bringing dogs back to the White House with a campaign video on . At the end of the post was a message reading "Major and Champ for DOTUS."Champ and Major will be the first dogs to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since Bo and Sunny , Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs. During Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he promised his daughters, Sasha and Malia, now 19 and 22 respectively, a dog at the end of it, regardless of whether he won. Bo, a male, joined the Obama family at the White House in April 2009, and Sunny, a female, came along in August 2013.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: According to the ASPCA, around 2.7 million shelter animals are adopted each year. Interesting in adopting a pet? Make sure to do your research ahead of time to find the animal that's right for you!