It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House with, of all things, a cat.

Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets

Dogs and cats living together: Joe Biden says feline will join White House pets

Uniting Democrats and Republicans is one thing, but Joe Biden will reportedly embrace a far more formidable challenge when he inherits the White House early next year: bridging the chasm between the nation’s cat people and dog lovers.

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

"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.

All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House

All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House

President Herbert Hoover had several dogs during his tenure at the White House, from 1929 to 1933, but few appeared to attract as much attention as Billy, a wild opossum the family adopted after he strayed onto the property, according to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

Ruff life: with Biden's win the White House will get two dogs-in-chief

Ruff life: with Biden's win the White House will get two dogs-in-chief

The Biden family includes two German shepherds: Major, a young rescue dog, and Champ, who lived at One Observatory Circle in Washington with them during Barack Obama’s administration, when Biden served as vice-president.

Biden’s German Shepherd will be first rescue dog to live in White House

Biden’s German Shepherd will be first rescue dog to live in White House

Biden will be entering the White House as the first ever presidential candidate to receive more than 75 million votes – but Major will be making his own history as the first rescue dog to live in the famous residence.

Joe Biden's German shepherd Major will be the 1st rescue dog in the White House

Joe Biden's German shepherd Major will be the 1st rescue dog in the White House

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, are preparing to move into the White House in January, and their dogs, Major and Champ, will join them, marking a significant first for animal lovers.

I had two minutes to save four animals from slaughter

I had two minutes to save four animals from slaughter

The black and white cat we later named Huru, and the ginger one Yulu; the black and white dog we called Ricky, after our supporter Ricky Gervais, and his little brown friend we called Tom. Yulu and Huru, the two cats who were rescued from a slaughterhouse in Yulin, China, rest in their kennel at the Washington Animal Rescue League (Picture: HSI)They looked so tiny and vulnerable, and had come so close to death.

Hero dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid headed to White House

Hero dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid headed to White House

President Donald Trump tweets that the military working dog injured in the raid last weekend that killed the Islamic State leader will leave the Middle East for the White House sometime next week.

Weekend TODAY anchors get scared on air by fake mouse — watch the funny video

Weekend TODAY anchors get scared on air by fake mouse — watch the funny video

In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander).

Dog days for Scotties as registrations of terrier fall to all-time low

Dog days for Scotties as registrations of terrier fall to all-time low

The Kennel Club has placed the Scottish terrier on its at-risk register as people favour trendier designer cross-breeds such as the cockapoo and labradoodle, and migrants such as the French bulldog and miniature dachshund. Pinterest President George W Bush had Scotties Barney and Miss Beazley during his tenure at the White House.