All the Presidents’ Pets

All the Presidents’ Pets

Major, a German shepherd whom the Bidens adopted from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018,was the first shelter dog to reside at the White House .His name recalled Biden's father, who used to tell him, "Any time you get knocked down, champ — get up!"

President Biden’s dogs Major and Champ have moved into the White House

President Biden’s dogs Major and Champ have moved into the White House

The move also marks the first time that a shelter dog has lived in the White House, as the president and his family adopted Major in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Society.

'Indoguration Day' nears for Major Biden

'Indoguration Day' nears for Major Biden

The soon-to-be first pet is being honored with a virtual "indoguration" celebration on Jan. 17, courtesy of the Delaware Humane Association — the shelter President-elect Joe Biden got him from.

Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

Major Biden's virtual 'Indoguration Party' will support his former shelter

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.