- US President Joe Biden and his wife have two dogs who will be living at the White House
- The immediate former president Donald Trump broke the presidential pet tradition by not having any pets living in his presidential home
- First Lady DR Jill Biden also hinted that they may be adopting two other pets as done by the tradition.
The US President Joe Biden and his wife DR Jill Biden have moved into their new residence, the White House with their two dogs, Major and Champ, bringing back the tradition that required a president to have pets in their new home.
The immediate former US leader Donald Trump had no pets and so for the four years he was in office, no animal was allowed into the White House.
The Biden’s adopted Major, a rescue dog of a German shepherd breed in November 2008, and it will be the first of its kind to live in the White House.
Prior to his adoption, Major was living in a shelter at Delaware Humane Association. The group released a statement explaining how happy they were that their adopted rescue dog made it to the president’s new home. They statement read:
‘’From shelter pup at the Delaware Humane Association to First Dog at the White House, Major Biden is barking proof that every dog can live the American dream.’’
The pro-dog’s group also held an online ‘indoguration’ fundraiser on January 17 to celebrate Major’s new move into the presidential palace.
The other dog Champ, also a German shepherd, found a place in the Biden’s home in 2008. The First Lady DR Jill Biden has also given hints that they may be open to adopting two more pets in the near future.
The only two presidents who had no pets are Donald Trump and Andrew Johnson who was a president in the 1860s.
Barrack Obama had no dog during his election campaign but while taking his oath and giving his acceptance speech, he promised his two daughters a puppy.
He was then gifted a Portuguese water dog by the late Senator Ted Kennedy whom they named Bo. They also adopted another dog of a similar breed in 2013 and they called him Sunny.
The Clinton’s had Buddy, a Labrador retriever, chocolate in color and a cat called Socks. While George H.W. Bush had several dogs one of them being Miller who was a star of a children’s book authored by his wife Barbara.
The outgoing Vice President Mike Pence had a cat called Hazel, one dog named Harley, a snake named Sapphira and a bunny they called Marlon Bundo. Kamala Harris and her husband have no pets.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported when President Joe Biden fractured his foot while playing with his dog.
There is no doubt that President Biden loves dogs, and as he was playing with Major he hurt his foot that forced him to go see an orthopedic doctor.
A video was also posted online showing the 78 year old president limping slightly from the hospital.
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