US President “Joe Biden” celebrated the entry of his dogs, “Champ” and “Major,” to his office, by allowing dogs to be inside the Presidential Office and this is a “privilege” that not many people enjoy.
President Biden said on Twitter, “Many people do not have privileges to enter the White Office … I am pleased to announce that these two are on the list of permitted entry.”
“Major” is a dog from “German Shepherd,” aged three years and is the first dog adopted from an animal shelter and the first rescue dog residing in the White House, and the other dog Champ is a “German Shepherd.”
President Biden’s two dogs arrived on January 24 at the White House, and they are among the first pets to enter the place since the administration of former President Barack Obama.
Major’s new role in the White House has been praised by the executive director of the Delaware Humane Association, Patrick Carroll, who said, per The New York Times, “[Major] shows the real possibilities for what could happen for all the great dogs who need homes out there.”
Just before the presidential inauguration, Major’s arrival to the White House was celebrated by the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) with an “indoguration,” a virtual fundraiser that gathered over $200,000 for the DHA. Over 7,400 animal lovers tuned in for the event, People reports.
Though there’s much buzz about Major being the first rescue to land in the White House, that’s not entirely correct. Per CNN, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter, Luci, adopted an abandoned pup called Yuki, making that lucky dog the very first rescue pup in the White House.
Noteworthy, former US president, “Donald Trump,” became the first American president who did not own a pet during his stay in the White House since more than 100 years ago.