Some eyebrows were raised after Donald Trump was elected when it became apparent that the president would not have a dog – a rare exception among America’s leaders.
President-elect Joe Biden is restoring that canine tradition, however, bringing his rescue dog Major along to the White House.
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The First Dog will now be honored by the Delaware Humane Association, where he was a foster dog until his 2018 adoption by the Bidens, joining their other dog, Champ.
The DHA will be hosting a tongue-in-cheek “Indoguration” for the now-famous German shepherd on January 17th, a few days before the actual inauguration.
Today is Major’s lucky day! Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice President Joe Biden &...Posted by Delaware Humane Association on Saturday, November 17, 2018
The event will be virtual, and open to all, and the DHA hopes to raise money via donations to help get more foster dogs adopted.
The organization said they also hope to set a canine-specific record, with DHA executive director, Patrick J. Carroll saying in a statement:
“We are thrilled to participate in what will hopefully be the world’s largest Zoom call for dogs. 2020 was a tough year for all of us financially – both for animal shelters and pet owners alike. Here at DHA our mission is to make ‘friends for life’ by connecting people with animals, and by building strong relationships to better serve our community. ”
Here’s to you Major and congratulations on your new home! (Please don’t destroy the Lincoln Bedroom.)
No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/SrZBT4vmpP— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 24, 2020