Now the summer breeding season is here, animal welfare groups report a huge influx of lost, stray or abandoned ferrets, often pregnant jills (females) whose owners can’t cope with extra kits, or hobs (males) who have marshalled their notorious escapology skills to go in search of a mate.
The German shepherd will appear with Biden's wife, Jill, in a video message about pet love during Sunday's broadcast of “Puppy Bowl XVIII” on Animal Planet.I'm Jill Biden, here at the White House with our new puppy Commander,” the first lady says.
Michael LaRose, the press secretary for first lady Jill Biden, told NBC News that Major received training during his time in Delaware before returning to Washington, D.C.Major, who was adopted in 2018, became the first rescue dog to live in the White House when the Bidens moved in.
Adam Schultz / White HouseMichael LaRosa, the press secretary for first lady Jill Biden, confirmed to NBC News that the family's two German shepherds have been back in the White House for a few days.
The photo shows a smiling Biden in the Oval Office with the latest presidential pets, German shepherds named Major and Champ, whom the president and first lady Jill Biden brought to the White House after the dogs had been part of their family for years.
Get the best news, information and inspiration from TODAY, all day long.“For a lot of us during this pandemic, our pets have been such a source of joy and comfort and maybe a bark or two on a video conference,” she says.“The unconditional love from a dog is one of the most beautiful things on Earth and we owe it to them to keep ourselves healthy, so please keep wearing your masks, even when you’re out walking your dog.
That means inauguration day is as big a deal for Major as it is for his owners, Joe and Jill: Along with older brother Champ, Major will be ascending to the highest canine office in the land, First Dog. To celebrate, the shelter from which the Bidens adopted Major, the Delaware Humane Association, will be holding their own livestreamed inauguration event on January 17: Major Biden's Indoguration Party.
His owners claim to have ‘Britain’s naughtiest dog’ after he chewed his way through eight sofas, two dining room tables and 10 remote controls – costing Jill Kirkham and her partner Steve nearly £9k in total.
"President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House,” a Friday evening tweet from CBS Sunday Morning read.President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House.
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Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.