As of Saturday, Joe Biden was named president-elect, which means one of his dogs is going to become the first rescue dog to live in the White House.
The Biden Family’s rescue dog, Major, has been with them since 2018. Soon, he and his canine brother, Champ, will join the president-elect at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Angels of Assisi executive director Lisa O’Neill hopes the Bidens' decision to adopt a rescue pet will inspire others to do the same.
“It shows how dogs in shelters can become part of the family, whether it’s here in Roanoke or at the White House,” O’Neill said. “It’s all the same to dogs, they’re just happy to have a home.”
TMZ reported that this will be the first time a dog will be back in the White House since President Obama’s two Portuguese water dogs: Bo and Sunny.
In 2019, President Trump announced at a rally that he doesn’t have a dog, as reported by the Washington Post.
“You do love your dogs, don’t you?” the Post quoted Trump said. “I wouldn’t mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have any time. How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn?”