It’s the question that millions of Americans have spent five long, anxious days waiting and wondering about: Will there be any dogs in the White House come January?
OK, in what was likely the most consequential election of a lifetime, this is probably the least consequential implication. But it’s true. After four years of a president who couldn’t abide pets, dogs will once again cavort on the White House lawn.
And yes, President-elect Joe Biden did campaign on that platform. At least on social media.
Let’s put dogs back in the White House. pic.twitter.com/7pBihksfXT
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020
Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, have two German shepherds, Major and Champ.
While there is a very long tradition of presidential pets, one of the Biden dogs will be making a bit of history. NBC News has reported that Major will be the first rescue dog in the White House. The Bidens fostered and then adopted Major two years ago, through the Delaware Humane Association.
The Bidens got Champ as a puppy in 2008, while Biden was serving as vice president.
On Twitter, Democratic dogs are unleashing a lot of joy over the news.
Dogs for Biden!!! We’re so so happy! We did it!!! 🥳🎊🎉🎆🎇 pic.twitter.com/fuiSnsMDgy
— Vanessa Vazquez (@vanevazquez130) November 7, 2020
This is Major and Champ. They are the dogs of @JoeBiden and @DrBiden. Champ has already been to the White House, but Major hasn’t yet. Champ can’t wait to show him around. Both 14/10 would be an honor to pet pic.twitter.com/Zwqmx7X6FB
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) November 7, 2020
— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) November 6, 2020